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Deputies to patrol Helena-area lakes this summer

Deputies to patrol Helena-area lakes this summer

HELENA — The Lewis and Clark County sheriff's office is more prepared to respond to emergencies on three major Helena-area lakes this summer

June 17, 2014 10:46 am Photos

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Sunken dredge

Sunken dredge

Earl Griffith, in orange, and employees from Montana Crane Service, communicate with two scuba divers Saturday to position straps underneath a sunken gold dredge for its removal using a 75-ton crane.

March 31, 2014 1:04 pmLoading…
A sunken gold dredge

A sunken gold dredge

A sunken gold dredge was removed from just below Canyon Ferry Dam on Saturday with the help of a 75-ton crane and two trained scuba divers. Owner Early Griffith said he was in the final stages of purchasing the vessel when he learned it sank.

March 31, 2014 1:05 pmLoading…
A pump works to remove water

A pump works to remove water

A pump works to remove water from a sunken gold dredge. The vessel was too heavy for the crane to lift prior to the emptying of its pontoons.

March 31, 2014 1:06 pmLoading…
Earl Griffith communicates with scuba divers

Earl Griffith communicates with scuba divers

Earl Griffith communicates with scuba divers working to position crane straps around a sunken gold dredge just below Canyon Ferry Dam.

March 31, 2014 1:07 pmLoading…
An old-fashioned barge raising on Hauser Lake

An old-fashioned barge raising on Hauser Lake

HELENA — It took eight hours, two trained scuba divers and one 75-ton crane, but the sunken gold dredge below Canyon Ferry Dam is back on dry land for the first time in months.

March 31, 2014 1:02 pm Photos

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Hauser Lake barge

Hauser Lake barge

The roof of a sunken barge carrying a gold dredge can be seen about three feet beneath the surface of Hauser Lake.

March 24, 2014 10:16 amLoading…
Hauser Lake

Hauser Lake

A dredge sits on Hauser Lake near Canyon Ferry Dam. It is floating but the stabilizer poles could be too close to powerlines. A second dredge has recently sunk to the bottom and with rising water has become completely submerged.

March 24, 2014 10:13 amLoading…
Barge sinks in Hauser Lake; removal date uncertain

Barge sinks in Hauser Lake; removal date uncertain

HELENA — Everyone seems to agree that a barge carrying a gold dredge below Canyon Ferry Dam that sank last week needs to be removed. It’s just not clear when the removal will take place.

March 24, 2014 10:11 am Photos

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Crews respond to fire off Favorite Gulch Road near Helena

Crews respond to fire off Favorite Gulch Road near Helena

A wildfire erupted off Favorite Gulch Road, between York and Nelson Gulch, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

April 23, 2013 4:02 pm Related Loading…
Mathis found guilty in drowing death

Mathis found guilty in drowing death

A 12-member jury found Leo Mathis guilty of negligent homicide in the June 20, 2011, drowning death of his 3-year-old son in Prickly Pear Creek in East Helena.

March 23, 2012 5:05 pmLoading…

Helena man dies in boat crash

HELENA -  Lewis and Clark County officials say a 35-year-old Helena man died when the boat he was driving crashed into a rock wall on the east shore of Hauser Lake.

September 06, 2011 7:42 amLoading…
Hauser fire

Hauser fire

A helicopter takes a load of water to a fire on the southeast shore of Hauser lake Friday about one mile below Canyon Ferry dam.

July 16, 2010 9:55 pmLoading…

Waterspout damages dock at Hauser Lake

HELENA - Residents of the northwest shore of Hauser Lake say a waterspout damaged a private dock and tossed several small boats around during a thunderstorm Monday.

July 13, 2009 4:20 pmLoading…

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