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Weather Wise: Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Department Oversees Fire Evacuations

(HELENA) In the event of a wildland fire threatening human life, the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office Department oversees evacuations, often with no time to spare.   Sheriff Leo Dutton provided the following information to...

Montana Historical Society sponors a project on the role of women in the history...

(HELENA) When we think about history, we are tempted to rattle off names and dates we memorized in school, but history is far more than that. One project sponsored by the Montana Historical Society places...

Eastgate Elementary students hosts 2nd Annual Eastgate Art Walk

(HELENA) From Matisse to Davinci kindergarten and first grade students at Eastgate Elementary school have spent weeks learning about great art and the artists who made it. The art these kids are making is...

Weather Wise: Wildfire catastrophe chances in the heart of Helena

(HELENA) Catastrophe is a strong, scary word. However, a wildfire catastrophe with not just the loss of homes, but the loss of human life is reality here in Montana. The beetle kill has left our...

Secrets of the State Capitol

(HELENA) Montana's State Capitol is 115 years old, and over the course of more than a century some things have changed.  As the Capitol stands now, it is the closest that it has ever...

Helena High students create art by welding

(HELENA) Art comes in all shapes and sizes, and in all materials. For 120 students at Helena High, those materials are welding rods and steel. The Helena High welding shop is a busy place, with students...

The first Native American woman in the U.S. Marine Corps, Minnie Spotted Wolf

HELENA - More than 70 years ago, Minnie Spotted Wolf of Montana broke through both social, gender, and ethnic barriers by becoming the first Native American woman to join the U.S. Marine Corps. The story of a...

Class Act: Helena students experience the story of Charlie Russell through the eyes of...

(HELENA) History came alive on Wednesday morning for students at the Mackay Gallery of C.M Russell Art. Mary Jane Bradbury is a reenactor who tells the story of Charlie Russell through the eyes of his wife Nancy. Bradbury says...

Weather Wise: The Dangers Of Lightning

(HELENA) Warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours of Spring bring a lot of people out of winter's hibernation. However, it is that same warm air and sunshine that destabilizes the atmosphere, producing severe weather and...

Big Sky Chronicles: Arbor Day 1899

(HELENA) The trails on Mount Helena are popular with hikers of all ages and abilities and it’s also the nation’s largest city park. More than a hundred years ago, a group of kids and a man with...

Weather Wise: Record Storm

(Helena)  Spring storms are some of the strongest and wettest systems to hit Montana, and this past storm did not disappoint as it set several rain and snow records. Heavy wet snow snarled traffic, and...

Big Sky Chronicles: Stan Lynde a Big Voice for Big Sky

(Helena) For 20 years, Stan Lynde told Montana stories through his Rick O'Shay and comic strips, pubished daily in newspapers across the country. His artistic and literary legacy is the subject of an exhibit at...

Montana man starts walk for veteran suicide awareness

MISSOULA -Sunday morning, Missoula veteran Josh Morrison started on his 22-mile walk to raise awareness for high levels of veteran suicide across the nation.Twenty two miles is a walk in the park for a soldier,...

Lewis & Clark Humane Society Takes in Arizona Rescue Pit Bulls

HELENA - A pack of pooches flew into Helena from Pinal County, Arizona, Saturday afternoon, where they were greeted with open arms by the Lewis and Clark Humane Society. Eight rescue dogs, all but one...

Class Act: Helena High students determined to defeat hunger

(HELENA) This week the Montana Television Network is teaming up with non-profits and local and state agencies to support the "Week of Young Child" an opportunity to promote healthy kids and communities. In this week's...

Weather Wise: Early start to fire season in Montana

(HELENA)  Wild fire season officially started for the weekend, as the Elk Hill fire ignited in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.  In this week's weather wise, an early fire season signals what could be a...

Big Sky Chronicles: Carroll College’s Observatory

(Helena)  Living in a town with a rich heritage like the Queen City of Helena means we can walk right past history and not even know it. MTN's Dennis Carlson found just such an example...

The History Behind Benton Avenue and The Road to Fort Benton

HELENA- In the late 1800's Benton Avenue and the road to Fort Benton were two separate roads used for different reasons. In this weeks Big Sky Chronicles, reporter Sara Stinson shows us the history behind...

Weather Wise: Drought Update

HELENA- As Montana heads into the wettest time of the year, drought conditions are looming. In this year of Godzilla El Nino, unsurprisingly Montana had a very mild and dry winter.  Helena had its least snowy...

Carroll College Receives Grant To Start Summer Camp

HELENA- Carroll College receives a 355,000 grant to create a new summer camp for 10th and 11th graders. In this week's Class Act, we hear from the Director of the Theology Department about how the...

Weather Wise: Alaska’s Volcano

(MTN News-Helena) Over the weekend, one of the most active volcanoes around the world came alive in Alaska. In this week's weather wise, the force and effect of a volcano can be felt far and wide,...

Montana Historical Society Offers Digitized Newspapers Online

(MTN News-Helena) The Montana Historical Society has made it easier for you to search newspaper articles dating back to 1885. "Some historians spent their whole careers sitting with these kinds of hard copy newspapers looking...

Helena Brothers Head To Ski Nationals

(MTN News-Helena) Two Helena brothers are headed to the USA Snowboard and Freeski Association Nationals in Colorado next month. The young skiers have been working towards this their entire life. "Well my mom skied pregnant so...

Weather Wise: Lunar Eclipse

(MTN News-Helena)  Eagle eyed sky watchers, set your alarms early on Wednesday morning, as a "penumbral" lunar eclipse will slip across the sky. In this week's weather wise, the changes to the moon will not...

Big Sky Chronicles: 6th Graders Tour Helena’s Capitol

(MTN News-Helena) 6th graders from CR Anderson got to travel back in time to learn how Montanan's chose it's capital city as Helena. "Feeling like we were back in time, back to the 1800's was...