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Nontraditional Carroll nursing student juggles school and homelife

HELENA - The Carroll College campus is quiet, now that the Thanksgiving Holiday is underway, as students get a well-earned break from class. That includes nursing student Kim Johnson. Johnson is in her junior year,...

At least 81 percent of Sen. Tester’s campaign money from outside MT

This story is the second of a two-part series on the 2018 elections in Montana. HELENA - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, bracing for another tough election battle in 2018, has received at least 81 percent...

VIDEO: Face the State – Rural Education in Montana

In this special edition Face the State we’ll go to three Class C schools; Augusta, tucked alongside the Rocky Mountain Front, Hot Springs, in a remote part of the Flathead Indian Reservation and Dutton/Brady,...

Full Story: Rural Education in Montana; charm, challenges and uncertainties

HELENA – Education in rural Montana has charm, but also challenges that educators and students face every day. We traveled around western Montana this fall to sit in classrooms, visit with students and listen...

Meyers fire may be out, but work continues near Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG - Hundreds of people who were living in the woods dealt with Montana's worst fire season in decades, but now that the fires are out what happens in those forests? MTN's Chet Layman went...

CSKT working to keep Salish language alive

SAINT IGNATIUS - The Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe is working hard to keep its traditional Salish language alive through college classes and immersion schools that teach the ancient words. Students at one Mission Valley High School are...

After Montana wildfires, elected leaders, environmental groups spar over forest management

HELENA - Off Cabin Gulch Road, in the Big Belt Mountains east of Townsend, you can see signs of change in parts of the forest: tree stumps, brush piles and orange blazes on the...

Proposed fee hikes could hit Glacier, Yellowstone national parks

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - It could soon cost a lot more to visit your favorite national park as the National Park Service considers raising entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks including Glacier and Yellowstone. MTN's...

Picking up the pieces: Wife of slain deputy heals through giving back

HELENA - How one deals with hardship says a great deal about who they are as a person. What does it say about someone who endures a catastrophic loss and then works to give back...

Restoring an icon: Yellowstone historic map shines again

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - When you enter Yellowstone, rangers give you a map of the park. However, there is another map in Yellowstone - a map of the United States that's been a feature of...

Restoring the Mammoth Hotel: Keeping history alive

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - The iconic Mammoth Hotel was built in the 1930s - a time before modern seismic requirements. This summer, Yellowstone National Park began a restoration project at the hotel. Phase One was...

An office with a view? This Yellowstone fire watcher lives the high life

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - For many people, walking to work is a great part of their days. However, MTN recently met a man who has to walk to his job, but only once each year....

School resource officers: Building a community among students, staff and law enforcement

HELENA - The Helena Police Department has had officers working in local schools for almost 20 years. The current school resource officers are now eight weeks into the new school year. One is returning for his...

Special Report: an in-depth look at solo patrolling in Gallatin Co.

THREE FORKS- Gallatin County; 2,600 square miles, an area twice the size of Rhode Island, and just 36 Sheriff’s deputies to patrol it-- each one riding alone. It was just last May when Broadwater County...

Special Report: Stories from the Old Montana State Prison

DEER LODGE - Deer Lodge, Mont. has been home to some of the state's most dangerous criminals for the last 100 years. Many were housed in the old Montana State Prison, built in the...

4-part series: Montana launching ambitious reforms to slow growth in prison, probation populations

This four-part series examines the extensive sentencing and correctional reforms passed by the 2017 Legislature, aimed at reducing Montana’s prison populations. PART 1: Montana launches ambitious sentencing reforms, to slow prison populations Montana has 15,000 criminal offenders...

Private contractors a key part of correctional reforms

This story is the final installment of a four-part series examining extensive sentencing and correctional reforms passed by the 2017 Legislature, aimed at reducing Montana’s prison populations. BILLINGS – As Montana launches an ambitious push...

Ex-cons: Sentencing reforms could offer better pathway to freedom

This story is the third of a four-part series examining extenstive sentencing and correctional reforms passed by the 2017 Legislature, aimed at reducing Montana’s prison populations. HELENA – Ex-con Anthony Valderrama has his own business,...

New professional parole board aims to ensure inmates succeed after prison

This story is the second part of a four-part series examining broad criminal justice and correctional reforms passed by the 2017 Legislature, aimed at reducing Montana’s prison population. HELENA - For the first time in...

Montana launches ambitious sentencing reforms, to slow prison populations

This story is the first of a four-part series examining extensive sentencing and correctional reforms passed by the 2017 Legislature, aimed at reducing Montana’s prison populations. HELENA – From prisons to pre-release centers to probationary...

People & Pets: Exotic animals in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Charlene Winkle adores her sugar gliders that live with her in Cascade County. These adorable creatures are native to Indonesia and Australia, but have been bred in the U.S. for about 15 years....

Glasgow man pardoned for rape conviction against woman who is now his wife

GLASGOW - Delano Foster of Glasgow spent years of his life behind bars for a crime that even his “victim” said he didn't commit. Foster met his now wife, Amber, back in 1995 when he...

Helena chef tells Montana Club’s history one ingredient at a time

HELENA - More than 130 years ago, Helena’s Montana Club was founded as a men’s only establishment. Much has changed since then. Today it’s a fine-dining member’s club that also hosts weddings and other events. The...

Digitizing the history of Helena

_informq.push(); Last year we brought you the story of how Helena's former fire chief is leading an effort to get the city's historic documents - dating back to Helena's very beginnings - digitized and preserved. That effort...

Meth in Montana – a statewide problem impacting many

HELENA - Methamphetamine use in Montana is on the rise. In a multi-part special report, KTVH looks at where the problem came from, where it has been, where it's going and who is impacted...