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Montana Made: Trailhead Spirits bringing Montana heritage to each pour

BILLINGS - Making handcrafted spirits is a labor of love for Casey McGowan, who opened Trailhead Spirits in January 2013. “We are a true production distillery where we make all the products that we sell,”...

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...

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...

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Outdoor Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3su1km_oT-8 MTN News- As we head into a New Year, we take a look back at some of our favorite Fish and Wildlife stories from 2015. This year was the year of the insect with stories...

Montana Made: Blue Truck Bread

In this week’s ‘Montana Made’, MTN takes you to a farm and bakery near Power, Mont. where a couple has been sharing their love for the land through a variety of sourdough breads. “In some...

Montana Ag: “Cowboys Without Borders” film features Montana ranch

GREAT FALLS - A documentary film crew from Texas chose Big Sandy as the first stop for their international documentary film project, "Cowboys Without Borders." The film follows the lives, cultures and heritages of ranchers from North, South...

Montana Ag: Beef industry’s voice on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON- Many issues such as tax reform, the Endangered Species Act reform, and U.S. water are being discussed this week in the nation's Capitol. Even though markets are important, most ranchers would agree it's federal...

Weather Wise: Formation of Valley Fog

MTN News- Most Montanans in the Mountain West Region are accustomed to seeing Valley Fog especially in the Fall and Winter months. Fog typically forms at night when the skies are clear and the winds...

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...

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...

Weather Wise: Dew Point vs. Relative Humidity

https://youtu.be/usZmaA1ao1o Most assume relative humidity to be a good indicator of mugginess or dryness, but in reality the dew point gives a lot more information regarding outdoor conditions. In its simplest form, dew point is the...

Montana Ag: Autumn Planting

BIG SANDY - Bob Quinn, most commonly known for creating the healthy food snack Kracklin' Kamut, purchased a plot-seeder from MSU-Northern's experiment station earlier this fall. The Big Sandy organic farmer recently finished seeding an experimental...

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...

Class Act: Hunter’s Education

HELENA - The next generation of hunters gathered at East Valley Middle School this week to begin their hunter's education course. Put on by Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the program is open to anyone 10...

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...

Montana Ag: Noxious plant species harming Yellowstone River

Noxious weeds have a destructive impact on Montana's landscape by displacing native plant species, increasing soil erosion, and decreasing wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities. In South Central Montana, the Yellowstone County Weed District is working...

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...

Big Sky Chronicles: History behind hunting in Montana

HELENA- When we think of hunting in Montana, we tend to think about bagging the Wylie Wapiti in the Timber or climbing the high country for a shot at a prized mountain goat. But Montana's hunting history goes...

Big Sky Chronicles: Securing old lime kiln as part of Helena’s history

HELENA - There's a trail on the edge of Helena, off a quiet southside cul de sac, that leads to a relic more than a century old, which helped build the Capital City during its earliest days. "You just park...

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...

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...

Lifestyles: 22,000 And Counting In Used Book Store

https://youtu.be/jjOkOjk2_Ug "Rough guesstimate right now is 22,000." And with those 22 thousand books stacked all around the store it's quite easy to lose the owner amongst all of his novels. "I said it would make a great...

BSC: Kessler Built Helena with Bricks & Beer

https://youtu.be/Qrwl6lJkYIQ Montana is home to many microbreweries across the state and three right here in the Capital City. But the Kessler family and their namesake company helped put the Treasure State on the map in...

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...

Secrets of the Capital City: Edible Gardening

(MTN News - Helena) A passion for gardening; something one Helena man learned at a young age and now, provides tours and tips for members of the community. "Welcome today to the Sweden House and the...