Montana Public Radio

Evening Newscast 12-10-19

Dec 10, 2019

NorthWestern Energy says it wants to acquire part of Puget Sound Energy's share of the coal-fired Colstrip Power Plant for $1.

Congress has approved legislation that would extend federal programs aimed at preserving American Indian languages and expand eligibility to more tribes. 

Western governors say states need to work together to stop the spread of invasive species.

Montana lawmakers say Congress is on the cusp of approving legislation to recognize the state’s Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

A regulatory horse racing board in Montana has paid off a loan to the state three years ahead of schedule after making a $62,000 payment.

Wildlife activists want Colorado voters to decide whether the endangered gray wolf should be reintroduced decades after it disappeared from the state.

Montana's governor has requested a disaster designation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 11 counties that reported significant weather-related crop losses.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes would manage the National Bison Range in exchange for concessions on water rights, according to draft legislation Montana Sen. Steve Daines is expected to introduce in Congress.