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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 Bar Holds History in Vault

https://youtu.be/mfTb2dTHF3U MTN News-  Gold has a big place in Helena's  history, and the discovery of gold comes with the need for people to store it safely. Opening this old Detroit Safe Company safe that's located in The...

Update on Helena Boy who Creates a Holiday Light Show

https://youtu.be/QR7TpuLciks (MTN News-HELENA)  Do you remember the Helena boy who creates a musical light show every holiday season asking only for donations for God's love? It looks like Thomas Reguin raised more money than he...

Montana Made: Live Life Clothing

HELENA - Montana's picturesque scenery and reputation as an endless outdoor wonderland is a draw for many. That includes native Montanans who moved away, but were drawn back by lifestyle and professional possibilities. That’s the...

Montana Historical Society launches a new app to bring history on the go

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) After two years of work, the Montana Historical Society has launched a new project that brings us closer than ever to the history that is all around...

Montana Made: Wooden carvings with a nod to MT’s political past

CLANCY – Most Montanans are proud where they come from, which makes using The Treasure State as a decoration pretty popular. A man in a small town outside Helena combines his passion for Montana’s political...

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...

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...

Montana Historical Society awarded to produce oral history of Montana’s craft beer industry

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) The Montana Historical Society has spent decades preserving Montana's heritage, and their newest project is one you can raise a frosty mug too. MTN has learned that the...

Inside and Underneath the Canyon Ferry Dam

(MTN News-HELENA) Many of us drive over the Canyon Ferry Dam to go to the lake, but have you ever wondered how it works and how much energy it produces? The Facility Operations Specialist, Ryan...

Fraud Watch: What Montanans can do about the Equifax data breach

HELENA - More than 140 million Americans have been affected by the Equifax data breach earlier this month. On Sept. 7, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced 143 million people had their driver’s license numbers,...

MT Made: Joe’s Pasty Shop

BUTTE - If you worked in the underground mines, the work was long, hard and dirty.  So imagine how important a good meal would be during a short break. Finding a way to get a...

Marias Massacre: Bloody Part of Montana’s Past

https://youtu.be/Rdvl-Ti180M (MTN News-HELENA) The history of Montana and the nation is riddled with bloody clashes between Native Americans and European American settlers.  Some get overshadowed by better known battles, such as Little Big Horn, while...

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...

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: Airplane Beacon

HELENA - Standing tall at the top of MacDonald Pass is a beacon that helped lay the groundwork for the beginnings of nighttime flight across Montana. "This one was built in 1935 and it was...

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: Montanans warned of IRS scams

HELENA - When the phone rings and the caller ID says the "Internal Revenue Service," some people may answer, but that caller ID could be spoofed, mimicking a legitimate agency - and the voice on the...

Big Sky Chronicles: Gary Cooper’s untold Hollywood history

HELENA - The Queen City has produced its share of famous people, most notably Hollywood western actor Gary Cooper. Frank James “Gary” Cooper was born in 1901 to English immigrants in Helena. He grew up on...

Montana Made: 504 Square Feet

BILLINGS - For the last five years, 504 Square Feet has been putting a different spin on pottery. In 2012, Cassy Crafton Kramer was working 50-60 hours a week as a business development manager for an Oregon...

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...

The restoration of the American bison

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) One of the 20th century's great conservation stories is the restoration of the American bison. The national icon was hunted to newer extinction by 1886. Montana Historical Society Communication's...

Class Act: The Fabulous Firsts

HELENA - Starting Thursday, more than 600 of Helena's first graders will start the new school year off with a brand new book as part of an annual reading program. The Fabulous Firsts event put...

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,”...

Class Act: East Helena celebrates Red Ribbon Week

EAST HELENA- Neighborhoods in East Helena were packed with students wearing red, and waving red ribbons, all part of red ribbon week. The message was all about being drug and alcohol abuse free. Red Ribbon Week...