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Cats, Griz hold annual golf scrambles in Helena

Thursday was a Cat-Griz kind of day in the Capital City. Coaches and officials from the University of Montana and Montana State University were in Helena for the annual golf scrambles. UM fans flocked to...

Fire burns 200 acres west of Great Falls

(MTN NEWS-GREAT FALLS) The fire that burned near Fort Shaw west of Great Falls on Monday was started by a shaft on a piece of equipment that broke. The fire erupted shortly after 6 p.m....

Early results show voters against Initiative 177 for trapping restrictions

  For the Montana Initiative 177 Trapping Restrictions, the Montana Secretary of State Office reports 57 percent, 51,213 votes, are against the initiative and 43 percent are for the initiative.

Rice Ridge Fire grows to more than 119,800 acres

SEELEY LAKE - The growth on the Rice Ridge Fire slowed on Tuesday and now stands at over 119,800 acres burned. Fire managers report the inversion lifted enough that by early Tuesday afternoon helicopters were...

Broncos QB Osweiler helps Great Falls child battling disease

  (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler, a Montana native, has stepped up to help Trayson Harrell, a Great Falls child who is battling sickle cell disease . Last summer, Trayson traveled to Denver for...

Oil spill reported in Valley County

(UPDATE, 4:07 p.m.) A significant oil spill occurred at an oil well operated by Anadarko Minerals Inc. near Lustre, which is located in the central region of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. According to a...

Protests across the nation reflect frustrations of some Montana teachers

HELENA - The pressures motivating teachers and other public employees to hold protests and rallies in places like Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Kentucky reflect growing frustrations here in Montana. The issue is money -- how...

Missoula chef makes the cut among top 100 in national cookbook

MISSOULA - April 1 was a life-changing day for Missoula River Lodge Executive Chef Carrie Nowlen. Carrie received word from lodge owner, Tammi Cummings, that she had been selected to be featured the "America the Great Cookbook". “Tammi called and...

Helena man accused of assault with ax, strangling woman

HELENA - A 36-year-old Helena man is accused of strangling a woman and hitting her with an axe handle. Bryan Charles Blankenship appeared in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court Monday afternoon. According to court documents,...

Tips to protect your home during fire season

HELENA - It will likely be a long time before people forget the 2017 fire season in the Tri-County area and with the warm weather on the way, a new fire season is ahead. While...

HELP-vets launches in Montana

  (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Governor Steve Bullock unveiled a program in Great Falls on Thursday aimed at expanding access to healthcare for eligible Montana veterans. Bullock was joined by Great Falls leaders, advocates for Montana veterans, and...

Mandatory evacuations ordered in parts of Glacier National Park

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - The Sprague fire has forced officials to order everyone to leave parts of Glacier National Park. An evacuation order is now in place for all residents and visitors from the south...

Butte middle school raises money to purchase blankets

BUTTE - Some Butte Central middle schoolers are donating blankets to the mayo clinic and a Butte pregnancy organization. Members of Butte Centrals Builders Club purchased 29 blankets and will give half to the Mayo...

Grizzly bear delisting debate focus of Missoula meeting

MISSOULA - A growing number of grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies has sparked a debate over whether the time has come to remove them from federal protection, and that discussion is expected to get...

Conrad Anker to give climate change speech in Bozeman

BOZEMAN - Famous mountain climber Conrad Anker is speaking about climate change at the Rialto Theater at 7 p.m. Tuesday night. His presentation is all about the climate change he has seen over the years...

FBI chief’s unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known...

New Hilton hotel opens in Helena

HELENA - Home2 Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton's All Suites portfolio, announced its newest property on Monday, Home2 Suites by Hilton Helena. The hotel features 95 suites and a range of value, tech-focused and...

West Helena residents to pay high price for sewage systems

(HELENA) Some residents in parts of West Helena could be forced to pay a pretty penny to hook up to sewage systems as part of an annexation proposal. City leaders say they are considering a...

East Helena School District voters to decide whether to pursue high school

(HELENA) Kael Goldsberry is an eighth-grader at East Valley Middle School in East Helena. Next year, he and the rest of his classmates will travel to Helena for high school. “They’re in the same district...

Pathways Emerging for Montana to Meet Carbon Cuts

MTN News-HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Industry officials and state regulators are looking at how Montana can reach federal carbon-cutting goals by 2030. The state faces the nation's most stringent cuts under President Barack Obama's climate...

Sen. Tester rakes in cash as he awaits GOP challenger

HELENA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester added another $2 million to his campaign war chest as he prepares to face his eventual Republican opponent. The two-term senator from Big Sandy is expected to have...

FWP reports another grizzly sighting in the expanding bear range

HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ biologists have confirmed a second grizzly bear sighting in the Big Belts this summer. FWP reports that the bear was spotted on a ranch in the northern Big...

High school students build catapults and trebuchets for science

HELENA - Students hurled golf balls and gallons of water through the air at Capital High School on Tuesday. Physics students worked in groups to build catapults and trebuchets that they tested out as part of their...

Stepping up patrols to increase safety

(MTN NEWS-HELENA) The Montana Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state are collaborating to deploy more patrols to fight dangerous and impaired drivers. The extra patrols are part of the national "Drive...

Helena Valley landowners weigh in on proposal to charge them for flood prevention

(HELENA) Helena Valley residents have told county leaders they’re willing to pay more to support flood prevention projects, but they’re concerned about how the money will be spent. Lewis and Clark County commissioners held a...