Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Evening Newscast 08-14-18

Aug 14, 2018

Glacier National Park this morning confirmed nine cabins inside the park at Kelly’s Camp, including the Big House, burned Sunday night, along with a handful of outbuildings and two boat houses.

The Flathead County Commission voted unanimously this morningto enter Stage 2 fire restrictions, joining most other land management agencies in northwest Montana.

The National Park Service says more than 940,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, which is typically the park's busiest month for recreation visits.

Evening Newscast 08-13-18

Aug 13, 2018

Officials in Glacier National Park now say that, “a number of structures were lost last night” in the Howe Ridge wildfire that was sparked by lighting Saturday. They estimate the size of the fire on the north end of Lake McDonald at 1,500 to 2,500 acres and have offered no estimate of containment.

The lightning-caused Wigwam fire started Saturday near Ennis has led to the evacuation of 15 structures and 4 people in the Haypress Lakes subdivision.

There are also pre-evacuation notices in-place for residents in the McQuithy Gulch and Marsh Creek areas southeast of Lincoln due to the Trail 467 fire.

Evening Newscast 08-10-18

Aug 10, 2018

A new wildfire was reported at about 3 p.m. about 7 miles west of the town of Plains, just off of Highway 200. The fire is threatening structures in the area. 

Montana Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale says he's finalized next year's rates for companies that sell health insurance policies through the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange.

Governor Steve Bullock gave his support to a group of 35 unionized employees of the talc milling plant in Three Forks who have been locked out of their jobs for a week.

A brief pursuit of a reported reckless driver near Libby ended in a fiery crash that killed a 31-year-old Missoula man yesterday.

The departing Yellowstone National Park superintendent says park service officials told him he wasn't being forced out of his job over a disagreement with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over bison management.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes say a grizzly bear cub was euthanized Thursday after its mother and siblings were killed in a vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 93 south of Ronan in late July.

The people evacuated from one house due to the Garden Creek Fire north of Hot Springs Wednesday were allowed to return Thursday.

An Oregon man who was arrested after causing disturbances in three national parks, including harassing a bison in Yellowstone, must stay in jail until his bench trial later this month.

Campfires, smoking and off-road driving will be prohibited in west-central Montana, beginning at noon Friday, due to wildfire danger.

Montana's commissioner of political practices says state law allows voters to take 'ballot selfies' in polling places on Election Day.