FraudWatch: Social Media Scams

HELENA - Social media can be a great way for people to stay in touch with friends and family. But it can also be an easy way for scammers to target you and get away...

Montana Made: World’s best burger is made in Montana

BILLINGS - After playing football at Rocky Mountain College and spending 15 years working with children and families, Brad Halsten decided to follow his passion for food. The Burger Dive was Halsten’s dream for years and that...

Big Sky Chronicles: Montana’s craft brewing history

HELENA - Craft brewing in Montana has evolved considerably over the past few decades and its place in Montana history has not gone unnoticed. "It didn't just come about overnight.  It was a gradual progression...

Class Act: Wear Orange Wednesday works to end childhood hunger

HELENA - Faculty and students from numerous schools in the Helena Valley wore orange to spread awareness of child hunger on Wednesday. The Montana No Kid Hungry program cites that one in five kids in...

Big Sky Chronicles: iconic MT photographer LA Huffman

HELENA - At the turn of 20th century the world was fascinated with the western frontier. Photographers like LA Huffman made sure the west was portrayed honestly and without romanticism. Huffman is one of the influential...

Montana Made: Butte program helps new businesses with manufacturing assistance

BUTTE - In what looks like a college lab (it actually is) at the Montana Tech campus in Butte is the most unusual manufacturing business in Montana. This is the home of CAMP, the Center...

Big Sky Chronicles: Original Governor’s Mansion

HELENA – April marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, an event that changed world, the nation and Montana. The anniversary is marked by a series of displays throughout...

Class Act: Indian Education conference unites ‘next generation of leaders’

HELENA – On Wednesday, 250 students and chaperones attended the Indian Education Youth Leadership Conference in Helena. The conference was hosted by Capital High, Helena High and PAL Native Student Leadership Groups in collaboration with...

Montana Made: Create the Mustard Seed experience at home

RONAN - It’s where Montana meets Asia on a dinner plate. Missoula’s Mustard Seed restaurant is famous for its flavors and it's now sharing its Montana Made sauces with the rest of the world. The sauce that has made diners...

Big Sky Chronicles: 100th anniversary of WWI

HELENA - April 6, 1917 marked the day the United States entered World War I. Montana was still a young state, not even 30 years old at the time, with a population comprised of 66 percent immigrants,...

Fraud Watch: Avoid jury service scams in Montana

HELENA - Getting a jury summons in the mail is just part of being a registered voter, but now scammers are using that to try and take your money. Not everyone will get to...

Class Act: Spring Break Science Camp

HELENA - This week marks spring break for many Helena area public schools. For some students, school was still in session as they took part in Capital High's first Spring Break Science Camp. Capital High Senior Caleb Noble...

Montana Made: High Plains Sheepskin

EAST HELENA - The arrival of Spring has many people thinking of warmer temperatures, but Gary Thomas, the owner of High Plains Sheepskin in East Helena, is busy working on things we usually only think...

Big Sky Chronicles: Gary Cooper’s untold Hollywood history

HELENA - The Queen City has produced its share of famous people, most notably Hollywood western actor Gary Cooper. Frank James “Gary” Cooper was born in 1901 to English immigrants in Helena. He grew up on...

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...