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Big Sky Chronicles: Montana’s transmission towers

HELENA - Between Great Falls and Butte run more than 2,000 transmission towers that you may drive by all the time, and never know their lengthy history. The towers run through the Helena valley, starting...

Montana Made: Kovatch Sculptures

VALIER - Bob Kovatch was born and raised in Conrad. It's also the place where his three children have grown up, and near the home of The Lighthouse, a restaurant in Valier that Kovatch and his wife Susan...

The Myrna Loy Center’s Hidden History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m_k6KIQ6L0&feature=youtu.be (MTN News-HELENA) Once upon a time, one of Helena's most revered performance venues housed some of Montana's most incorrigible citizens. The Myrna Loy Center in Helena is where many of us go to catch a...

Salvation Army Bell Ringer

https://youtu.be/a89i_XkG_s0 MTN News- From Thanksgiving to Christmas you will see them at the supermarkets, retail stores, and major shopping centers.  The Salvation Army bell ringers are much as part of the season as wreaths and...

Montana Made: Montana Outlaw BBQ

COLUMBUS - When you think of Montana, barbeque probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But one family in Columbus is working to change that. The Hamiltons are an elite, father-son competition barbeque...

Big Sky Chronicles: Preserving Montana’s Korean War veterans’ stories

HELENA - This July marks 64 years since the end of the Korean War.  Of the Montanans who served, 138 did not come home. The stories of some of those who did, now reside in...

Montana Made: Diamond Products

HELENA - Cleaning can be a messy task and Diamond Products is making that task not only a little easier for you, but also a little less harsh on the environment. From mixing and testing...

Class Act: Meet the Turkeys

HELENA - Families visiting ExplorationWorks on Wednesday got a chance to "Meet The Turkeys". Helena resident, Jamie O'Malley, brought in a couple of her turkey's to the science museum's garden. The turkeys' names are Big...

Outdoor Report: Hunting Season

https://youtu.be/Z4VWBAzJf7Y MTN News- Every 2 years Wildlife managers set Montana's big game hunting seasons.  During this lengthy process Fish, Wildlife and Parks looks to balance all sides. Any kind of wildlife management is a balance, whether...

Big Sky Chronicles: The MacDonald Pass Section House

HELENA - There's a brown house that sits at the top of MacDonald Pass and serves an important purpose. It's been there since the 1930's when the federal government wanted to create jobs and stimulate the...

Big Sky Chronicles: A soldier’s love letters keep his spirit alive

HELENA - On Memorial Day, there are many ways to remember those who served our country. At the Montana Historical Society in Helena, there is a collection of letters that heartbreakingly illustrates the experience of...

Montana Made: Wild Horse Meadows Soap Company

BUTTE - Nothing is more difficult to deal with as a parent than not being able to help your child when he or she is in pain. In this week's Montana Made, we meet a...

Montana Made: Kracklin’ Kamut

BIG SANDY-Big Sandy Organics says business hasn’t slowed down since Kracklin’ Kamut was introduced to the snack market around two years ago. With an increase in demand, the company built a new facility in Big...

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...

Fraud Watch: Be aware of scam “IRS” calls

HELENA - Each year, hundreds of Montanans report receiving a phone message that sounds like an urgent tax issue. But state investigators say the calls are really scams, and the callers are posing as...

Middle Schoolers Wrapping Presents for Toys for Tots

https://youtu.be/6DHvOE6v2Gk MTN News-A few 5th grader and 6th graders from Helena Christian School took some time out of their studies this week to help wrap presents for needy families. "It just makes me feel really happy...

Montana Made: RoBarr

CONRAD - Many people drink coffee or tea every day, but a company in Conrad has created a replacement out of barley. Linda O’Brien’s husband is a wheat and barley farmer and she knew she...

Lights. Camera. Action. Stepping Into the Life of a Photographer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzjpPrQzEvo   MTN News- With a couple of clicks with Linda Fiardilisa's camera, snow falls on the lime Kilns just South of Helena, but it was not the historic Kilns that brought this New Yorker to...

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...

Weather Wise: Where has Curtis been for 7 years?

https://youtu.be/N2x3U0BlgYQ (MTN News-Helena)  Some of you may be wondering, where Curtis Grevenitz been for the last 7 years.  The answer to that question in this week's weather wise as we welcome Curtis back to the...

19TH Century Montana Cuisine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz7_ujbA_0A&feature=youtu.be MTN News- If you thought about Frontier Montana at the peak of the Gold Rush, you would consider the table fare as rather hearty.  Wild game, certainly, along with other substantial stables, but in...

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...

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...

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: Smith Mine Artifact

https://youtu.be/NVkNzVQbgHk MTN News- "They knew they were going to pass and their last thoughts were of their family." Said Montana Historical Society Reference Historian, Zoe Stoltz A rough wooden plank rests under a protective cover at the...