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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Reports: From paw prints to paint

 GREAT FALLS - In room 207 of the Holiday Inn in Great Falls, artist Sherry Tuss has more than 100 pieces of artwork on display that reflect her love of nature and animals. She paints...

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...

Special Reports: Details released in Gardiner bison poaching case

 Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Andrea Jones joins MTN News to discuss a recent case where three men pleaded guilty to poaching three bison near Gardiner. Reporting by Chet Layman for MTN News

Special Report: Western MT parents seek answers to school violence issue

 MISSOULA - When it comes to school violence, there are more questions than answers. Should teachers carry guns in the classroom? Are America’s gun laws too lax? How are schools preparing for the possibility of...

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...

“Magnificent” Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness turns 40 this week

This is Part 1 of a two-day package of stories from Last Best News marking the 40th anniversary of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Tomorrow we look at the larger legacy of the late Sen. Lee...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Special Report: Beautiful music at CS Porter Middle School

MISSOULA - We headed over to CS Porter Middle School for this Arts and Education report to find out what it takes to become a part of the honor choir. Beautiful music can be heard...

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: Helena’s affordable housing shortage

 HELENA - Elizabeth Guevin is an active member of the Helena community. Someone you’ve surely seen around town volunteering at the Lewis and Clark Library or the Helena Food Share or at her local...

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...

Special Report: Mechanics in Yellowstone: Keeping park roads open in extreme conditions

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Robert Evanoff grunts as he heaves a four foot pry bar against the 3,000 pound track on one side of a snow cat abandoned in a parking area south...

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: Lincoln in the spotlight 22 years after Unabomber capture

LINCOLN - Jerry Burns, one of the law enforcement officers who arrested the Unabomber in 1996, moved to Lincoln when he was seven years old. “We had more service stations at that time. We had...