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Brucellosis concerns worry some Montana ranchers (Part 1)

(HELENA) For years the battle to keep Montana’s brucellosis-free status has centered on bison migrating in and out of Yellowstone National Park, but new science shows elk can also carry the disease, which has forced state...

Special Report: How Beer is Made Part 2

https://youtu.be/Gf_z2OmjFkU (MTN News-HELENA) Crafts beers are becoming more and more popular across the country and Montana is no different with Helena alone boasting three breweries. To the beginner looking to enter the world of IPA's and...

Behind The Badge – Women Who Serve

(HELENA) The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office is looking for more full-time female deputies. "There are no pre-requisites to become a Peace Officer or Detention Officer. What we do require though is that you are...

Fire Ops 101: Day in a Life as a Firefighter

(MTN News-HELENA) MTN's Sara Stinson was invited to attend Fire Ops 101 in Washington State with a Helena Firefighter to see firsthand the physical demands these men and woman deal with. The chaos comes with much...

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...

Explore Glacier National Park & celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial Anniversary

(GLACIER NATIONAL PARK) Hearing the powerful sound of rushing water melting from glaciers on mountains could soon be a thing of the past. “It very well could be that you come to Glacier National Park...

How Beer is Made Part 1

https://youtu.be/6FF66BfExdo (MTN News-HELENA) Beer is as old as mankind itself and part of the reason the drink has stood the test of time is because of the simple ingredients. The process of making beer is really...

Inside the Montana State Capitol (Part 1)

HELENA -Montana's State Capitol in Helena is 115 years old. Over the course of more than a century some things have changed.  But as it stands now, it is...

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....

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...

Montana’s DUI Culture Preview

HELENA - Drinking and driving in Montana has been an issue for many years. "Unfortunately, I think many people either don't see anything wrong with drinking and driving, or they've just become so used to...

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...

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...

Number of DUIs and officers to make arrests both down last year

HELENA - The total number of Driving Under the Influence citations given out by Helena police in 2016 was down significantly from the year before.  That number could be related to an officer shortage...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Resurgence of meth in Montana

HELENA  - Two decades ago, Montanans were making methamphetamine in their homes, using items they could buy at any store. “It’s not a war; we will always be battling this. It’s just a matter of...

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...

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...

Living life after meth

HELENA – Methamphetamine has the ability to grab a hold of users both physically and emotionally. The cycle of addiction and use can tear families apart and possibly, lead to a life of crime. Shane...

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...

Preview of Montana’s Missing: Nyleen Marshall

We continue to preview a story on the 1983 disappearance of four-year-old Nyleen Marshall. Derek VanLuchene, a former Division of Criminal Investigations agent, worked with the case in the late 1990’s and talks about...