Montana Public Radio

Evening Newscast 03-30-20

Mar 30, 2020

The state of Montana confirmed two more deaths due to the coronavirus Monday, bringing the state's total to four.

A former Blackfeet Nation chairman who defrauded a tribal Head Start early education program through an overtime pay scheme was sentenced to 10 months in prison Monday.

The state of Montana was scheduled to take control of part of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site Wednesday from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, that transfer is being postponed indefinitely.

Montanans are being asked to report U.S. Census data online or by phone, even without receiving a specialized ID code to begin the process.

Gov. Steve Bullock is ordering anyone coming into the state to self-quarantine for 14 days in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Yellowstone National Park officials say they’ve finished capturing wild bison for the year after rounding up almost 550 of the wild animals and sending most to slaughter as part of a population control program.

All of Montana’s public schools are now moving forward with approved plans for online and remote learning as buildings remain closed due to the coronavirus outbreak until at least April 10th.

Spring is here, and that means bears in Montana are leaving their dens: Wildlife managers report bear sightings across northwest Montana.