Two candidates in the Republican primary race for governor face off tonight at Carroll College in Helena. It’s the first GOP debate in the party’s three-way gubernatorial primary.

Current Attorney General Tim Fox and State Sen. Albert Olszewski are scheduled to answer questions from a panel made up of a student, staff member and faculty from the college.

This week's Musician’s Spotlight features two Austin, TX, Grammy-winning singer-songwriters who choose not to stay at arena's length from their fans: from 2016, Patty Griffin, and from 2013, Shawn Colvin.

Evening Newscast 11-25-19

Nov 25, 2019

Three deer from southeast Montana have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, in the first of two tests used to confirm positive results.

The Montana Board of Regents has approved a $150,000 pay raise to retain the president of Montana State University, who received an offer of a higher-paying job at another university.

Someone killed and wasted a bull elk in rural Fergus County, between Lewistown and Grass Range.

Two top officials in the Trump Administration offered support for one of the state’s final remaining tribal water agreements last week.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact narrowly passed the state Legislature in 2015 after more than a decade of negotiation. It settles water rights in and around the Flathead Reservation. Now, it needs to pass in the U.S. Congress.

University of Montana ecologists are researching human-made beaver dams as a potential habitat restoration tool. Early case studies show the dams could dull the impacts of climate change seen in rivers and streams. The U.S. Forest Service is looking to use the simple structures on new sites in the state, but first, officials want to better understand the science behind simulated rodent engineering.

'Food Guy' Greg Patent shares his recipe for a holiday favorite, fruit and nut whiskey cake:

Now’s the time to bake this extraordinary fruit and nut bourbon cake for the holidays. I like to have this cake on hand during this time of year, ready to serve impromptu to friends who drop by for conversation and tea or coffee. This is not a fruit cake. I say this because I know people who either love or hate fruit cake. But this cake is in a class by itself. Weighing over 5 pounds (!), it’s packed with toasted pecan halves and whiskey-marinated dried fruits — golden raisins, dark raisins, dried blueberries and dried sour cherries. No sugary, dyed, glacéed fruits!

Eagle Watching At Rogers Pass, 2008

Nov 24, 2019

As raptors at the top of their food chain, goldens are good indicators of the ecological health of a region. In recent years, studies show a population in decline. What does one do with this information?  This is one of the questions of science, and of birders: what are we really looking at?

Evening Newscast 11-22-19

Nov 22, 2019

Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan to address the crisis of missing and slain Native American women Friday, as concerns mount over the level of violence they face.

A jury found Helena mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Wilmot Collins not guilty of leaving the scene of a car accident earlier this year.

A land conservation group says its helped ensure, 7,300 acres of land in western Montana’s Blackfoot River corridor remains in public hands.

“I want to talk about death. About two years ago my grandpa died, I miss him a lot," Tai says. "My grandmother tells me that In the Vietnamese tradition, after a person dies, their soul is kinda’ disoriented for exactly 49 days, but what happens after the 49 days, were does he go?"

In this week’s ‘Tai Asks Why’, Tai turns from science and turns to religion to explore this ultimate human question.

Montana wildlife officials recently captured a grizzly bear near Columbia Falls and moved it to a remote location in the North Fork of the Flathead River Drainage.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) says the 240-pound subadult male was eating from fruit trees and garbage on private property north of U.S Highway 2.