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Evening Newscast 09-17-19

Sep 17, 2019

Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks in the same area of southwestern Montana less than 12 hours apart, wildlife officials say.

The U.S. Forest Service has begun prescribed burn projects for thousands of acres within the Lolo National Forest.

Top indy films from around the country will play in Billings this week. 

Pile burning operations within the Marshall Woods project area, September 2019.
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The U.S. Forest Service has begun prescribed burn projects for thousands of acres within the Lolo National Forest. A press release from the Forest Service says the projects will run through November.

Evening Newscast 09-16-19

Sep 16, 2019

The Montana State Auditor's Office is trying to reach thousands of Montana residents who might be eligible for reimbursement from a $285,000 settlement in an insurance fraud case.

A Montana Native American storyteller is expected to be honored as a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Visitation is up in Glacier National Park after a busy August ended seven months of decreased visitation.

Evening Newscast 09-13-19

Sep 13, 2019

Missoula police released the names of two officers involved in a fatal shooting earlier this month.

The Montana University System Board of Regents approved a $1.6 billion budget Thursday, an 8% increase from last year’s budget, according to the Missoulian.

Montana Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Ballard announced Friday he is ending his campaign.

Evening Newscast 09-12-19

Sep 12, 2019

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox cheered the Trump administration's rollback Thursday of an Obama-era clean water regulation.

An Oregon-based company has received approval to build a 114-turbine wind farm in Montana that would generate enough electricity to power more than 76,000 homes a year.

Montana has the country’s sixth lowest obesity rate.

Evening Newscast 09-11-19

Sep 11, 2019

A daycare center has reopened at the University of Montana more than eight months after it shut down because of asbestos contamination.

A 66-year-old Kalispell woman initially charged with murder-for-hire has pleaded guilty to a federal drug distribution charge that carries a longer potential prison sentence.

Yellowstone National Park recorded just over 820,000 visits during the month of August and has exceeded 3.1 million visitors so far this year.

Evening Newscast 09-10-19

Sep 10, 2019

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Evening Newscast September 6, 2019.

U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions to protect Yellowstone National Park's storied bison herds but pledged to consider protections for two other species: a tiny, endangered squirrel in Arizona and bees that pollinate rare desert flowers in Nevada.

Federal officials say BNSF Railway's plan to build two bridges as part of a second railroad line in northern Idaho meets environmental requirements.

Glacier National Park officials have unveiled a new astronomical observatory at the St. Mary Visitor Center.