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Heads Up Camp addresses youth mental health

HELENA - Teens are learning about mental health this week at Shodair Children’s Hospital. “Heads Up Camp” offers the students tools learn about mental health affecting themselves and peers and how to respond to a...

Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to become the newest associate justice on the Supreme Court Friday, elevating Donald Trump's nominee following a corrosive partisan confrontation that could have lasting impacts for...

MT based sitcom could be coming to Netflix

LAUREL - A new sitcom highlighting family life in a small town in Montana could soon be seen on Netflix. Crews shot the first part of the series at the Caboose Saloon in Laurel on Sunday. The show called "Loco"...

Montana pipeline proposed to transport CO2 for oil recovery

BILLINGS (AP) — An energy company is seeking federal approval to build a pipeline in eastern Montana that would transport the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide for use in oil production along the North Dakota...

Volunteers work around the clock to prep for the Capitol Easter egg hunt

HELENA - Volunteers with the Fraternal Order of Eagles Helena Aerie #16 spent the day dying thousands of eggs for the Annual Capitol Easter Egg Hunt. For almost 90 years now, every Good Friday starting...

Overnight chase and crash leads to arrests

(MTN NEWS-GREAT FALLS) Three people are facing criminal charges after an overnight police chase in Great Falls. According to the Great Falls Police Department, at 12:19 a.m. a police officer near 100 40th Street NE...

Sanders’ campaign event for Quist moved to larger venue

MISSOULA - The site of the Saturday's rally for Montana Democratic congressional candidate Rob Quist has been moved to a large venue. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who drew thousands to Caras Park during his presidential...

Colstrip Power Plant waste ponds leaking 380 gallons every minute

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (MTN News-BILLINGS) A lawsuit pending over leaking waste water from the Colstrip Power plants has been given the green light to proceed to court. Missoula District Judge Robert Deschamps calls the leaking...

Montana Mucker; Getting Muddy for a Good Cause

(MTN News-MARYSVILLE) The Third Annual Montana Mucker is Saturday, June 25 at Great Divide. Experience two dozen obstacles including cargo net climbs, slippery slopes and of course, lots of mud. "The mud is thick and gloppy...

Fire officials continue to watch Alice Creek Fire; evacuations still in place

HELENA - Fire crews northeast of Lincoln say they are closely watching the Alice Creek Fire on Monday. The fire remains under red flag conditions. Fire managers said many critical fire elements are lining up,...

“A Waiting Child” – 15-year-old girl looking for a fun and loving family

BILLINGS -She likes to get her nails done, and she hopes to be part of a loving and fun family who embraces her for who she is. "I just want a family," said 15-year-old Kimberlee, who...

Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is taking steps to make it easier for farmers in his state to help out their drought-stricken colleagues in the Northern Plains. Walker on Wednesday declared a 30-day "state...

Skiers will notice some changes at Bridger Bowl

(MTN NEWS-BOZEMAN) The Gallatin Valley's nonprofit ski hill opened up for the season Friday. Skiers will notice some changes up at Bridger Bowl. For the 62nd opening day, snow machines were adding to the 25-inch...

10th Annual Stuff the Bus Program

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) The Angel Fund of Helena is asking for last-minute donations to stuff the bus, and make sure local students have the supplies they need to go back...

Foot prints in the snow help police get burglary suspect

Foot prints in the snow help Helena Police nab a suspected burglar who may be connected to six break-ins. Jaryd Keith Hafer, 25, appeared in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court Thursday afternoon. Hafer's charges include felony burglary...

Thousands of people turn out for “Big Sky Pride”

BILLINGS - Big Sky Pride held its annual Pride Parade in Billings on Saturday as part of its "We Believe in Magic" weekend. Approximately 50 organizations and groups were registered to be in the parade that started...

Helena Food Shares Kids-Pack Program kicks off Saturday morning

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) It's hard to imagine going an entire weekend without a meal, but that is a harsh reality that 1,100 Helena area school kids face every Friday. That's the...

No presumptive care law for fire fighters in MT new bill aims to change...

GREAT FALLS - When a Montana firefighter develops cancer caused by on-the-job exposure to toxic substances, there is currently no support from the state to help cover medical costs. Senate Bill 72 aims to fix that,...

Better weather expected for western Montana firefighters

HELENA (AP) — Better weather was expected to help firefighters in western Montana battle a blaze that forced the evacuation of 165 residences on Sunday. Fire information officer Sig Palm says the winds are supposed...

Senate has confirmed DeVos as education secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice...

Man has to pay restitution, even for insured loss

HELENA, Mont. (AP)  The Montana Supreme Court says a man who was convicted of stealing $26,500 in cash and merchandise from his employer must pay full restitution, even if the store's losses were mostly...

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opting to leave thousands of positions unfilled. It is citing the need for a leaner VA as...

Police shoot, kill mountain lion in Montana neighborhood

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) Police in Montana say they shot and killed a mountain lion after a family was too scared to get out of the car because the animal would not leave their yard. Whitefish...

Trial of man accused in death of girlfriend comes to surprise end

(MTN News-BOZEMAN) In a surprise turn of events, the man accused in the death of his girlfriend in Big Sky pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges, Friday morning after testimony that could have forced a mistrial. David...

Museum of the Rockies says farewell to Dr. Jack Horner, inspiration of Jurassic Park

(MTN News-BOZEMAN) After spending 33 years in the field with Museum of the Rockies and Montana State University, Dr. Jack Horner is retiring. As a final farewell, the Museum celebrated his work and time in Bozeman...