Evening Newscast: Wednesday, August 23

Aug 23, 2017

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Montana environmental regulators have set a reclamation bond at just over $154,000 for gold exploration on private property north of Yellowstone National Park.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has received a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help clean up contamination from leaking underground petroleum storage tanks.

The University of Wyoming is estimating just over 17,000 freshmen could enroll this semester, which would break the university's record for the largest freshman class.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue plan to visit a Montana wildfire command post Thursday as dozens of blazes rage across the western U.S.

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a verdict and fine against a former state legislator who took illegal corporate contributions from an anti-union organization.

Farmers around the country are donating hay for ranchers whose livestock are suffering from the drought in the Northern Plains. But getting the feed to the region isn't proving easy.

 

A company behind a private Montana resort community has paid the state more than $90,000 in penalties and will need to complete environmental projects to make up for spilling nearly 30 million gallons of treated wastewater into the Gallatin River.

 

Wyoming’s DEQ has received $1.6 million in grant money from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help clean up contamination from leaking underground petroleum storage tanks.