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Tribal officials on Wyoming Wind River Reservation are preparing for thousands of visitors looking for a prime spot to view next month's solar eclipse.

Montana's House speaker is defending pending budget cuts that critics say will harm health services and education across the state.

The Yellowstone Grizzly bear was officially removed from the endangered species list today.

Montana state Auditor Matt Rosendale announced a bid for the U.S. Senate today, bringing a high profile challenge to Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.

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Yellowstone National Park is taking action against up to a dozen employees after an investigation found some female workers were subjected to sexual harassment and other problems.

Montana faces twin threats this summer: On land, crews are battling some of the biggest and most destructive fires in the country. In the water, officials are staving off the spread of invasive mussels that could cause millions of dollars of damage to hydropower dams and irrigation lines

A small airplane on a training flight this afternoon landed safely on Interstate 15 north of Helena after experiencing a mechanical problem.

Evening Newscast: Thursday, July 27

Jul 27, 2017
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A lawsuit contesting new rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land will get its day in court even though President Donald Trump's administration doesn't intend to implement them.

Montana environmental regulators say a Canadian company can move forward with plans to explore for gold in an area north of Yellowstone National Park despite local opposition.

Hundreds of people packed an auditorium in Helena today to protest planned cuts to Medicaid.

Evening Newscast: Wednesday, July 26

Jul 26, 2017

U.S. government officials have rejected Montana's request for aid in battling a group of wildfires that have been classified as the nation's top firefighting priority.

Montana revenues have fallen far enough below projections to trigger a worst-case scenario: $97 min spending cuts across state government beginning next month.

A judge has limited the number of voter signatures Montana officials can require for independent and third-party candidates to qualify as candidates in special elections.

Evening Newscast: Tuesday, July 25

Jul 25, 2017
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The Garfield County Sheriff is lifting the evacuations for property owners in the Lodgepole Complex Fire area.

Plans to build Montana's largest solar farm may be in jeopardy after state regulators set contract terms that the project's developer called unworkable.

Politics in Washington has reined in an annual recognition of American cowboys backed by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming.

Evening Newscast: Monday, July 24

Jul 24, 2017
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A rural school in central Wyoming is on track to reopen this fall after being closed due to leaking gas from a nearby oil field.

Federal officials say a punishing drought that stretches across much of the U.S. Northern Plains is expected to cause farmers to lose 64 million bushels of wheat production this year.

The largest in the nation is burning right now in Montana, and it's the size of New York City. The 353 sq. mile Lodgepole Complex fire burning in Garfield and Petroleum counties in eastern Montana.

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Congressman Greg Gianforte says the Senate needs to do its job and pass a bill on health care. This on the news that the Senate Majority Leader plans to hold a vote next week, even though it's unclear what lawmakers will be voting on.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide.

Evening Newscast: Thursday, July 20

Jul 20, 2017

A coal power plant owes 2-million-dollars in property taxes to Big Horn County in southern Montana.

A 19-year-old Missoula resident was killed while fighting a fire near Seeley Lake yesterday.

Police arrested a woman in connection with a house fire in western Montana and investigators say she also is a "person of interest" in another fire that gutted a historic mansion.

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Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.

The Montana fire marshal's office is helping Anaconda police investigate two fires that happened less than two days apart on the same street in downtown Anaconda, including one that destroyed a historic mansion.

An attorney for a group fighting the Keystone XL pipeline says the organization plans to appeal a South Dakota judge's decision upholding state regulators' approval for the pipeline to cross the state.

Evening Newscast: Tuesday, July 18

Jul 18, 2017
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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is downplaying his national political ambitions even as he sets up a committee that would pay for his travel to political events across the country.

The coal industry in Wyoming has started to rebound but companies are hesitant to hire many workers because of lingering uncertainty.

U.S. coal exports rose sharply in early 2017 amid increased demand in Asia and Europe.