Fraud Watch: Montanans warned of IRS scams

HELENA - When the phone rings and the caller ID says the "Internal Revenue Service," some people may answer, but that caller ID could be spoofed, mimicking a legitimate agency - and the voice on the...

Big Sky Chronicles: JCPenney’s history in Montana

HELENA - Last week's announcement of the impending closure of JCPenney stores in Helena and Sidney brings about memories of the lengthy history the store has in Montana. The first Montana store opened in Great...
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Helena High School takes first place at regional Science Bowl Competition

HELENA (MTN)-Helena High School Team 1 took first place in the 2017 Montana Regional Science Bowl competition. The Science Bowl follows a format similar to the game show Jeopardy. Students answer questions about STEM subjects...

Class Act: high school students help elementary students write books

HELENA – High school students helped 2nd graders create their own books this week in Helena. Four Georgians students were given laminated copies of their books on Wednesday by the high school students who had...

Big Sky Chronicles: tourism conference celebrates Montana’s history and culture

HELENA - For the first time this year, the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation awards ceremony will include a new honor to recognize individuals or organizations for their contributions to promoting Montana’s history...

Class Act: Original Tour Train gets a face lift preserving part of Helena history

HELENA - A group of Helena High School welding students worked on a rusty and worn iconic Helena archive to make it new again helping preserve a portion of Helena’s history. After working for three...

BSC: Women’s History Month lecture series starts at Historical Society

HELENA - March is Women's History Month and throughout the coming weeks the Montana Historical Society has focused its lecture series on the important roles women have played throughout the state's history. Interpretive Historian Ellen...

Class Act: student council elementary students give back to the community

HELENA - Four Georgians Elementary School added a student council to its school this past fall, giving kids the chance to learn more about some aspects of the government process. Four officers and nine class...

BCS: Historical Society’s growing gun collection tell stories of the past

HELENA - Like many museums, the displays seen at the Montana Historical Society are just the tip of the iceberg. The museum collection has been growing for 100 years, including an impressive number of firearms. Behind...

Class Act: Carroll’s anthrozoology program studies stress levels in shelter dogs

HELENA - Research shows that shelter dogs fostered even just for an evening can reduce the level of stress in the animals.  The Carroll College anthrozoology program continued that research thanks to a recent...

Big Sky Chronicles: Crump Howard House’s unique history

- The Queen Anne home located at 1003 9th Avenue S. may look like many that grace Helena's historic neighborhoods. But its story is truly an original.  It was completed in 1889 by...

Class Act: Hunthausen Activity Center finally opens at Carroll

HELENA – After more than a year of construction, Carroll College Saints finally have their new Hunthausen Activity Center, a new athletic facility on campus. The activity center opened on Monday and already was flooded...

Snow storm of epic proportions is a skier’s dream

TETON PASS RESORT - A tremendous snowstorm continues to hit big sky country, and some snow reports show totals over five and a half feet deep. In this week's Weather-Wise, Storm Hunter and Chief Meteorologist Curtis...

Big Sky Chronicles: Black History Month

HELENA - February is Black History Month.  A website through the Montana Historical Society continues adding more and more information about the history of African Americans in the state, dating back to the mid-1800’s. The...

Big Sky Chronicles: Preserving the historical significance of the Women’s March

HELENA - It's well known that the Montana Historical Society is the place to go to learn about the state's past. But it's also home to the archivists who are preserving events happening now, that...

Class Act: The next generation of agriculturalists “Call on the Capitol”

HELENA - Wednesday young farmers and ranchers were guided around the Capitol complex and had a chance to meet with law makers and elected officials including the Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock. Students from UM Western...

Western artist and writer Paxson now part of Historical Society collection

Edgar Paxson is a true Montana legend. Frontier scout, soldier, well-known painter and writer, Paxon is best known for his art work, some of which hangs at the state capitol. Paxson kept a day to...

MLK Jr. Day’s history in Montana

HELENA - This year marks 25 years since Montana began celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a state holiday. It was the end of January in 1991 when lawmakers of Montana's 52nd legislative session...

Class Act: Elementary students build a better community

HELENA - Elementary school students in fourth and fifth grade participating in the PEAK Program in Helena came together the week of Jan. 9, to build a better community. These students have partnered with different organizations...

New fishing exhibit coming to the Montana Historical Society

Montana and fishing are practically synonymous with one another. The history of fishing is the focus of a new exhibit that will soon be unveiled at the Montana Historical Society. This week's Big Sky Chronicles takes...

Experts explain Western Montana avalanche danger

(MISSOULA) Recent snow storms are making for dangerous conditions in the Bitterroot Mountains south of Missoula. The West Central Montana Avalanche Center has pushed its avalanche advisory to high in the Bitterroot Range, but specialists say...

Class Act: Helena kids enjoying winter break on the slopes

(HELENA) Schools all across the Helena valley are participating in great divide ski resorts program for kids.  Children will be able to come up for a day to learn how to ski and snowboard. Jayden...

Big Sky Chronicles: Christmas Spirit on Display

Robert and Jan Silberlings’ home is across the street from the original Governor’s mansion in Helena. Every year, Bob and Jan wrap up their home like a big Christmas present. Jan explained, “The decorations outside are...

Montana native to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Montana native Jeff Ament, with his band Pearl Jam, have been named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017. Ament, who grew up in Big Sandy, is a founding member of...

Big Sky Chronicles: Broadway Sledding

(HELENA) During the winter months, many folks have their favorite sledding spot for when the snow starts to fall. But few may know the story of how one well-known Helena street was, for a...