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Big Sky Chronicles: Historic cemeteries in Montana

HELENA - The Montana History Foundation recently announced it is receiving a grant from the National Park Service: one of 12 grants given nationwide and the only one in Montana. The $25,000 grant will be used for...

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse is Nearing

MONTANA - On Monday August 21st, 2017, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse.  The path of totality will be from South Carolina to the Midwest, across Wyoming and out...

Montana Made: Appleton Furniture

HELENA - If you live in or around Helena, you've probably seen some of the work of Appleton Furniture. They've been a part of the community for decades. One of their showrooms lays street side...

Big Sky Chronicles: Historic Helena Tours

HELENA - The Lewis and Clark County Historical Society is continuing its summer-long series on historic neighborhoods with a new tour in the month of August. The next two Sundays they'll hold tours of the...

Montana Made: 504 Square Feet

BILLINGS - For the last five years, 504 Square Feet has been putting a different spin on pottery. In 2012, Cassy Crafton Kramer was working 50-60 hours a week as a business development manager for an Oregon...

Big Sky Chronicles: Preserving Montana’s history with the public’s help

HELENA - Whether you’re a long-time resident, a snowbird or just a visitor to the Treasure State, we all have one or two special places that we call our favorites. Now state officials are asking...

Fraud Watch: Avoid getting scammed by spoofed calls

HELENA - Getting a phone call from a number that you don’t recognize is not an unusual occurrence. But scammers are using technology to make it appear as if you do recognize that number...

Montana Made: Dreams come true as Montana designer aims for Paris Fashion Week

BROWNING - Belinda Bullshoe is believed to the first-ever Native American designer to have her dresses shown during New York's Fashion Week. Now, she's got her sights set on the City of Lights. The designer is...

Big Sky Chronicles: Preserving Montana’s film archives

HELENA - The archives of the Montana Historical Society are home to many important documents and photographs that tell the state’s story.  Among the shelves, however, is a lesser known collection that holds some...

Montana Made: Belgrade company turns trash to treasure

BELGRADE - Shane and Shawn Petersen know tile and stone - they've installed them for more than 20 years - that is until 2011 and a trip to Vegas. “Initially, a trade show in Las Vegas...

Big Sky Chronicles: Montana’s famous cowgirl

HELENA - Another Last Chance Stampede and Fair kicks off in Helena this week. One of Montana's best-known cowgirls was raised on a ranch near the Gates of the Mountains and was on a horse...

Capital High Summer camp teaches ‘Science is Fun’

HELENA - Helena area high school students are sharing their love of science at youth camps this summer. Put on by the Capital High Science Club; the summer camps offer an introductory look at subjects...

Big Sky Chronicles: Montana Genealogy

HELENA - When we think of history, we’re tempted to think of names, places and dates. However, for genealogists looking to find their family heritage, history is a very personal experience that can take...

Big Sky Chronicles: Annual Indian Taco and Fry Bread Sale

HELENA - The lawn at Montana's Historical Society is being transformed every Monday in July, as the Last Chance Community Powwow holds its annual Indian taco and fry bread sale. The event also included drumming...

Helena’s earthquake history

HELENA - Helena's last major earthquake happened in October of 1935. It started with a small quake Oct. 3, followed by a 5.9 on Oct.12 and a devastating 6.2 on Oct. 18. Historian Ellen Baumler said...

Montana Made: Red Oxx luggage as rugged as the Big Sky

BILLINGS - In the quality control room of a factory, workers yank, pull and check for any imperfections on the bags set to be sent out. What Red Oxx products look like now are a far cry from...

Yellowstone’s fire history helps crews prepare for this season

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - With temperatures predicted to hit the 90s and a long dry spell on the way, Yellowstone National Park is gearing up for fire season. Fire is an important part of reality...

Big Sky Chronicles: Montana’s Capitol cornerstone

HELENA - Tucked into the northwest corner of Montana's State Capitol you'll find its cornerstone, set July 4, 1899. "They had Bell and Kent, the architects, make this specific cornerstone so the north face would...

Montana Made: Select-A-Catch

VALIER - Trapping wild animals for research or to be relocated is common in Montana and across the United States. A foot snare developed in Valier is making it easier for trappers and painless for the...

Big Sky Chronicles: A look at Montana’s most colorful territorial governor

HELENA - Montana’s Big Sky Country is home to many larger than life personalities…men and women who, mostly for better, but sometimes for worse, have helped shape our history. One of the most colorful and...

Fraud Watch: Mortgage recovery scams

HELENA - Real estate professionals and lenders will tell you the purchase of a home is a person or a family’s biggest financial commitment. Scammers know this too, and they can use your fear of getting...

Big Sky Chronicles: History of fishing in Montana

HELENA - Montana has more than 170,000 miles of rivers and more than 3,000 lakes and reservoirs. All of that water comes with an abundance of fish. The Montana Historical Society has just opened...

Big Sky Treasures: Ray Holes Leather Care Products

BUTTE - When you think of Butte, saddles might not be your first thought. But for the past three years, Butte has been the home of a business very much involving saddles: Ray Holes Leather Care...

Montana Made: McFly, LLC of Whitefish

WHITEFISH - You can thank this week's Montana Made business for a product that puts pests in their place. Kory and Liz McGavin's non-toxic insect baits are entirely produced in the Flathead Valley -- from the design...

Weather Wise: The worst flood in Montana history

HELENA - Nearly 53 years ago, the worst flood in Montana’s history was literally drowning parts of the state. The flood of 1964 is considered to be Montana’s worst natural disaster. In the second week...