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Special Report: Why Hollywood still wants to film in Montana after all these years

 BILLINGS - There is little secret what the most iconic film shot in Montana is. People still ask where to find that spot where a young Brad Pitt cast his line into the pristine...

Special Reports: Great Falls artist Steve Seltzer is an art auction original

 GREAT FALLS - Steve Seltzer is a Russell Art Auction original. He’s the only artist to have his work featured in all 50 shows. “I was extremely fortunate to be in the right place at...

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...

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...

Charitable Giving: Beware Of Scams

(HELENA) The holiday season is full of family, friends, cheer and charitable giving. From dropping change in Salvation Army Red Kettles while out shopping, to writing a check your favorite charity, the options are endless....

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....

The Legacy of Yellowstone National Park continues to inspire millions

(YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK) Spanning 2.1 million acres of natural beauty, Yellowstone National Park is one of America’s most beautiful landmarks. “It’s just absolutely gorgeous here, it’s a privilege to be here,” says Betsy Desroche as...

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

Special Report: Montana Hantavirus survivor shares her story

CLANCY - Debbie Zipperian went about her day like any other day on a sunny morning in the spring of 2011 on her ranch near Clancy. She grabbed her cat's food dishes out of the...

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...

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...

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...

Special Report: Couple opens natural cemetery in Swan Valley

 MISSOULA - Just because you die, doesn’t mean you can’t still be environmentally conscious. Jill Valley went to the Swan Valley and met a family that’s turned its acres into a place where you can...

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...

Special Reports: Scott Breen’s whirlwind Hollywood tour

MTN News' Scott Breen was in Los Angeles recently to put together a couple interesting stories with Montana and Wyoming ties. Check out this video to see how his trip went and get a preview...

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...

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...

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...

Special Report: Klepps and the Pursuit of Four

BILLINGS - In more than 60 years of Billings Senior High School wrestling, there has been only one four-time state champion. Charlie Klepps came into his senior year hoping to become the second. "He’s worked so...

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...

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...

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...

Special Report: Staying safe on social media

BILLINGS - A task force officer with the Billings Police Department is warning adults and parents of teenagers who use the popular app Snapchat to check their settings. One of the app’s features called Snap...

Special Report: Eddie the Eagle comes to Whitefish

WHITEFISH - The town of Whitefish has spent a lot of time this winter cheering on Maggie Voisin in her preparation leading up to the 2018 winter games. But the town also hosted a...

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...