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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...

Special Report: Meet the first female president of iconic Billings firm KOA

BILLINGS- Kampgrounds of America established itself in Billings back in 1962 and continues to carry the tradition of enjoying the great outdoors to this day. Toby O’Rourke has worked at the KOA since 2011 and...

Meth’s impact on Montana’s foster care system

HELENA - Brenda and Jason Crawford are one of Montana’s many adoptive and foster parents; in 2014 baby Kailer entered their life.   Kailer was born with significant amounts of heroin in his body. "When Kailer...

Special Report: New Yellowstone County smoking proximity rule

 BILLINGS - A new rule prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of public entryways, windows or ventilation systems will take effect in Yellowstone County on March 1. Rule 7, as it’s called, was voted in by...

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: Semester of threats looms over efforts to prepare Western MT schools for...

 MISSOULA - It's a tough, terrible fact, but mass shootings, particularly at U.S. schools are becoming a fact of life. But that doesn't mean school communities are not fighting back. School safety has been the...

Montana’s Missing – Nyleen Marshall

MONTANA - When you walk in to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, you walk past a three decade old mystery. “My gut tells me she is deceased,” said a somber Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle. Rewind to...

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...

Special Report: Remembering Deputy Mason Moore

On May 16, 2017, Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore was gunned down along Highway 287 west of Three Forks. Since then, Deputy Moore's wife Jodi and children have been on a journey of grief,...

Meth in Montana’s communities

HELENA - Montana is known for its natural beauty and close-knit communities, but in the Treasure State's sparse population and expansive landscapes hides a growing problems with drugs, including methamphetamine. When people think of drug...

Special Report: Sushi is on the menu in the Flathead

 KALISPELL - Sushi’s on the menu and MTN went to meet Chef Tony at the Blue Samurai. to find out why he chose the Flathead to open his restaurant and what it takes to...

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...

Special Reports: Montana tourism marketing stays flexible after big 2017 fire season

 MISSOULA - Given the unpredictability of Montana's wildfire seasons, the state's tourism industry can never be quite sure what to expect. And the question is whether that challenge will increase with experts predicting hotter...

Montana’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse

HELENA - Nyleen Marshall is just one of hundreds of missing people from Montana listed on the Missing Persons Clearing House. The Missing Children Act of 1985 established a Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse within the Department...

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,...

Special Report: Bozeman woman struggling with rare illness that leaves patients bedridden, doctors bewildered

BILLINGS - Before she was diagnosed with a rare, debilitating illness in 1995, a Bozeman woman painted large canvases and instructed art classes for children. Today, due to her constant fatigue, Susan Henderson's art is...

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...

Special Report: Winter harder than normal for wildlife

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Andrea Jones joins Chet to discuss winterkill in the deer and elk populations of southwest Montana. Jones discusses the confusion with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and winterkill and reminds...

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: Montana budget cuts hitting case workers, clients

MISSOULA - Mental health case managers play a critical role in communities across the state, but because of state budget reductions, many have lost their jobs. The consequences of these targeted case management budget...

Exclusive online interview with Ken Gardiner

MONTANA- This online exclusive interview with Ken Gardiner describes a piece of information he found during the search for Nyleen Marshall. Read more about KTVH’s Mikenzie Frost's special report that uncovers the latest information in the case of one of...

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...

Special Report: Dead trees pose real threat to people

HELENA - There are many dangers that Montanans may face in the wilderness. Bringing enough water, supplies and bear spray all steps people can take to make sure they’re safe though. But what...

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...

Special Reports: Checking in on mountain goat population

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Andrea Jones joins MTN to talk about the recent mountain goat study the agency conducted to check up on the animals. Reporting by Chet Layman for MTN News