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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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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,...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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....

Preview- White Crosses: Markers and Memorials

HELENA - White crosses scatter Montana roads signifying motor vehicle deaths at the locations where the fatalities occurred.  Many people view these markers as memorials for those who have passed; however, the American Legion...

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,...

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...

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...

White Crosses: Markers and Memorials

HELENA - White crosses scatter Montana roads signifying motor vehicle deaths at the locations where the fatalities occurred.  Many people view these markers as memorials for those who have passed; however, the American Legion...

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....