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Helena Diocese welcomes new openness toward gays, others

Helena Diocese welcomes new openness toward gays, others

HELENA — Bishops in the Catholic Church are showing a new openness toward those who are gay, divorced, living together without being married or children in nontraditional families.

October 13, 2014 7:50 pm Photos

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Education center to give photos, memorials of those killed a home

The dreams and hopes of 267 Montanans, like those of more than 58,000 others nationwide, ended in service to their country during the Vietnam War.

May 26, 2014 12:43 pmLoading…

Struggling Townsend hospital talking with Billings Clinic

HELENA — Broadwater Health Center in Townsend is in talks with Billings Clinic that could create a relationship between the two health care providers.

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Montana snowpack on par halfway through season

Montana snowpack on par halfway through season

HELENA — Mountain snowpack across Montana is normal for a typical year and benefited from cold temperatures that helped preserve what snow fell in October.

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Montana snowpack on par halfway through season

Mountain snowpack across Montana is normal for a typical year and benefited from cold temperatures that helped preserve what snow fell in October.

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Horse rescued after falling into ice-covered spring

Horse rescued after falling into ice-covered spring

HELENA — A horse was pulled from water by rescuers on Tuesday after walking out onto the ice that had formed over a spring where it normally drinks.

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World War II vet reflects on Thanksgiving, life

World War II vet reflects on Thanksgiving, life

HELENA — Dave Armstrong’s first opportunity to dine on bear came 70 years ago on Thanksgiving day when he and nearly 140 soldiers lived and trained at an Army post up what is now Rimini Road just outside Helena.

November 28, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Rand McNally’s 2013 Best of the Road Award puts Helena on map for geocaching

Rand McNally’s 2013 Best of the Road Award puts Helena on map for geocaching

HELENA — Rand McNally has long pointed the way to destinations for travelers, but it’s now directing those who enjoy geocaching to Helena.

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Heidi O'Brien

Heidi O'Brien

Heidi O’Brien, the executive director of the Helena Tourism Alliance, displays a geocache on Wednesday near Helena’s historic landmark, the Fire Tower, where a geocache site is located.

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Statewide prevention conference speaker: Suicide a symptom of larger issue

The numbers alone don’t tell the whole story, just the worst of it.

September 28, 2013 3:40 pmLoading…
Sieben Ranch

Sieben Ranch

Smoke from a fire in the high country on the Sieben Ranch, north of Helena, burns behind Mardel Milliron, with the Wolf Creek/Craig Fire Service Area, as she checks on the chimichangas she is heating in a propane-fueled oven on Sunday evening for area firefighters who are battling the blaze,…

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Firefighters battle blaze north of Helena in Sieben Flats

Firefighters battle blaze north of Helena in Sieben Flats

HELENA — A wildfire, possibly the result of lighting on Saturday night, is burning about 35 miles north of Helena and west of Interstate 15 along Sieben Flats.

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Red Shale fire grows to 10,000 acres

Red Shale fire grows to 10,000 acres

HELENA — The Red Shale fire in the Bob Marshall Wilderness has grown slightly since it was last surveyed by a helicopter on July 28 and on Sunday afternoon was estimated at 10,300 acres.

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Gun rights resolution discussed at Broadwater meeting

TOWNSEND — Residents of Townsend say the Broadwater County commissioners should reject a call to oppose federal interference with firearm provisions in Montana’s and the nation’s constitutions.

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Budweiser Clydesdales know how to be stars in trip to Helena

Budweiser Clydesdales know how to be stars in trip to Helena

These stars have their own stalls.

July 25, 2013 1:45 pm Photos

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Name of pilot killed in plane crash north of Helena released

Name of pilot killed in plane crash north of Helena released

HELENA — A single-engine airplane crashed north of Helena on Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, Leonard Andrew Coyle, 51, of Helena.

June 24, 2013 2:19 pm Video Photos

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Homeless man saves lost cat, to return her home after road trip

Homeless man saves lost cat, to return her home after road trip

HELENA — Ten months had passed since Ron Buss had let his cat Mata Hairi out and noticed that she hadn’t returned that night to his Portland, Ore., home.

June 17, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Lewis and Clark County agrees to help Carroll College get $4.25M in bonds for construction

Lewis and Clark County agrees to help Carroll College get $4.25M in bonds for construction

HELENA - The Lewis and Clark County Commission signed off last week on helping Carroll College issue $4.25 million in bonds needed to help finance new student housing.

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Vietnam vet receives 17 medals from service as Seabee

Vietnam vet receives 17 medals from service as Seabee

HELENA — Bill Rich remembers climbing the observation tower on a pleasant evening 45 years ago to escape the heat in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam.

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3 Montana counties get failing grades for air quality

HELENA — The American Lung Association is ranking three Montana counties as having some of the worst air quality in the nation with regards to particulates on a 24-hour basis.

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Caird site, auto wrecking yard get environmental reviews in Helena

Caird site, auto wrecking yard get environmental reviews in Helena

HELENA — An environmental assessment is offering three options to address a cleanup of the Caird Engineering Works in Helena.

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Sign warning about traps on Helena trail has some hikers irked

Sign warning about traps on Helena trail has some hikers irked

HELENA — Last week Deidre Casey took her three boys and their black Labrador over to play at the old kilns before heading over to the Dump Gulch trailhead on Mount Helena — where a pair of signs warn of trapping in the area.

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Conference addresses violence against Native women

Conference addresses violence against Native women

HELENA — A woman’s shawl, laid across a chair, told a story almost too painful for words.

March 28, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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Lewis and Clark County to spend $1.6 million on energy efficiency

Drafty windows, leaky door seals, inefficient heating systems and old lights that aren’t all that bright are among what’s going to save Lewis and Clark County $77,000 a year.

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Overturned semitrailer spills 30 tons of fertilizer on I-15

HELENA — Interstate 15 between Wolf Creek and Craig was closed Wednesday evening because of a tractor-trailer that overturned and lost much of its load of what is believed to be fertilizer.

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Teddy bears, bracelets going to Newtown victims’ families, survivors

Teddy bears, bracelets going to Newtown victims’ families, survivors

HELENA — Brianna Trent remembers being at work at the Comfort Suites on Dec. 14 and watching as the tragedy at an elementary school in Connecticut unfolded on television.

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Helenan helps Kenyan woman get education, start computer business

Helenan helps Kenyan woman get education, start computer business

HELENA — Soon, a package of five laptop computers could be waiting in Africa for pickup and may likely change a woman’s life.

December 27, 2012 8:00 am Photos

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Proponents, opponents pack hearing on Helena's proposed anti-discrimination ordinance

Proponents, opponents pack hearing on Helena's proposed anti-discrimination ordinance

HELENA -- Helena city commissioners on Monday night agreed to advance a proposed ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation to a public hearing on Dec. 17.

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