Evening Newscast: Monday, September 11

Sep 11, 2017

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for two wildfires in northwestern Montana.

Firefighters in Montana are using sprinklers and hoses to try to protect strategic locations near some of the over two dozen wildfires burning in the state.

Missoula County officials downgraded some evacuation orders to evacuation warnings in the Seeley Lake area Sunday.

A grizzly bear attacked a woman in southwest Montana but was driven off by bear spray.

This is the second grizzly attack in the region in a week.

 

A film that describes what it was like to grow in Missoula as the son of a Presbyterian minister who held two things sacred, God and fly-fishing, had its world premier 25 years ago in Montana. The story still resonates, as was evidenced by attendance at a 3-day festival that wrapped up yesterday honoring Norman Maclean and "A River Runs Through It."

 

A contractor working on a roadway project south of Laurel has been issued at least seven citations over safety violations after an excavator and truck tipped into a mine pit.

 

Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian says he will not ask state colleges to review their policies about how to handle sexual assault allegations until he gets more detail on changes from the federal government.

 

The longtime president of the NAACP chapter in Casper has announced he is resigning after recent years of conflict.

 

Montana government agencies have until the end of Friday to submit plans to cut 10 percent from their budgets. Gov. Steve Bullock is seeking the proposals after his budget director found the state is facing a $227 million budget shortfall by mid-2019.