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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...

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...

Fraud Watch: Montana Lottery scams

HELENA - Thousands of people buy Mega Millions or Powerball tickets in hopes of winning big. Everyone knows those lotteries are the real deal, we’ve hear the success stories of people buying just one ticket...

Class Act: Helena teacher hopes to add one more record to her collection

HELENA – On Saturday, Downtown Helena will be flooded with runners and spectators for the 44th annual Governor’s Cup. From Marysville to the Walking Wall runners of all ages will participate in various races. There are six...

Montana Made: Nonprofit creates backpacks and provides jobs one stitch at a time

HELENA - The U.S. Forest Service employs hundreds of people nationwide. Some of those employees are given a backpack, briefcase or gear pack. A manufacturing plant not only makes those items in the Treasure State,...

Weather Wise: Dogs in hot cars

HELENA - The dog days of summer are back which means potentially dangerous car temperatures for your animal. Every summer the Helena Police Department’s Animal Control receives regular calls of animals being left in vehicles. A...

Big Sky Chronicles: Historical Society bookstore goes digital

HELENA - The Montana Historical Society has a new way to bring you closer to history and it's just a click or two away. The museum bookstore is now online.  That means you can search...

Class Act: Bracelets for a cause

TOWNSEND - When 12-year-old Laredo Paschal of Townsend learned of the death of Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore, he knew he needed to do something. Like many people who heard the news, the homeschooled...