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...

Students learn about Kestrel Falcons at Montana Wild

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) Wildlife experts say the population of Kestrel Falcons are in decline in Montana and the Rocky Mountain west. The nest boxes built by students are part of an...

Helena area Operation Tipsy Tow underway

(MTN NEWS-HELENA) Supporters of AAA's Operation Tipsy Tow gathered at the Capitol building Wednesday to kick off the 11th year of the program. Tipsy Tow offers free and confidential towing of up to 10 miles...

Blackfoot River Brewing recognized by Yelp and Buzzfeed

(Helena-MTN News) Blackfoot River Brewing Company in Helena has been named the number one brewery in Montana by Yelp and the website Buzzfeed. Yelp is a website and app where patrons can search for and...

“Wreaths Across America” ceremony held in Helena

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); Patriotism and the spirit of the holidays was on display on Monday at the Capitol rotunda. “Wreaths Across America,” a non-profit agency that honors service members past and present,...

Helena car dealer donates to Food Share

(MTN NEWS-HELENA) A car dealership presented Helena Food Share with at $5,200 donation on Thursday. Lithia Chevrolet raised the money during the month of November. Representatives from Helena Food Share says its contributions like these that...

Capital High students collect food in “Hunger Games” competition

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); Students at Capital High School in Helena are collecting food for students in and families in need. "It really warms your heart, especially during the holiday season, where all...

Ski season struggle

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) Resorts across most of the west are starving for that white gold as ski season in Montana has gotten off to a rough start with very little...

Original Governors Mansion gears up for Christmas

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) Many of our most beloved Christmas traditions come from the 1880's and 1890's, or the late Victorian era. Some of those traditions come back to life each...

Clancy Science Olympiad Team wins state finals; heads to Nationals

(CLANCY) A Montana Science Olympiad team is heading to the national championships. Clancy Middle School's team won the state tournament Tuesday, November 22, beating out 43 other teams. After months and months of practice, the 25 member...

Taking a step back in time at the Montana’s Original Governor’s Mansion

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) Montana’s Original Governor’s Mansion was built in 1888 by William Chessman.  It was not originally a home for the governor, rather for the Chessman family. “This space on...