Evening Newscast: Friday, May 12

  • Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Montana, where he will visit a coal mine on the Crow Indian Reservation before headlining an evening rally in support of Republican Greg Gianforte, who is seeking the state's only congressional seat
  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to visit Montana next weekend to campaign for Democrat Rob Quist as he seeks a seat in the U.S. House
  • Montana beef producers say they can’t wait to regain access to the enormous Chinese market after a 13-year hiatus
  • A wolf advocacy group has doubled the reward for information leading to whoever shot a rare white wolf found inside Yellowstone National Park
  • Idaho is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a statewide ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses after a lower court judge sided with animal rights activists who said the ban violated free speech rights
  • The University of Wyoming will lay off 37 employees next week as the state's only public, four-year university cuts costs to account for reduced state aid
  • The northbound lane of Chief Joseph Scenic Highway has continued to slide downhill