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Helena teen gets suspended sentence for bomb threats

Helena teen gets suspended sentence for bomb threats

HELENA — The Helena teen who coordinated with a California 14-year-old to call in a series of school bomb threats in March received a suspended sentence this week after pleading guilty to two counts of felony intimidation.

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Pigeon causes chaos at Helena elementary school

Pigeon causes chaos at Helena elementary school

HELENA — Everyone has heard of homing pigeons, but fifth-grader Tara Atkins apparently has a “schooling pigeon.”

May 22, 2014 7:39 am Photos

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Montana Highway Patrol trooper Brian Inman

Montana Highway Patrol trooper Brian Inman

Montana Highway Patrol trooper Brian Inman measures the distance an SUV traveled as the driver accelerated through a fence onto Interstate 15 near Helena on Sunday morning.

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Interstate 15 wreck

Interstate 15 wreck

Attorney General Tim Fox posted this image of the SUV after it came to a halt in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 Sunday morning. Fox was driving in the area and stopped to help law enforcement direct traffic. "The suspect was caught & is lucky 2b alive after blowing thru a fence &a…

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Helena man launches SUV 100 feet onto I-15 while fleeing police

Helena man launches SUV 100 feet onto I-15 while fleeing police

HELENA — A Helena man who was fleeing local law enforcement drove through a fence and went flying 100 feet before crashing his SUV across six lanes of traffic on Interstate 15 on Sunday, sending him to the hospital but not injuring anyone else.

April 28, 2014 9:42 am Photos

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Gianforte named Carroll College 'entrepreneur-in-residence'

Gianforte named Carroll College 'entrepreneur-in-residence'

HELENA — Greg Gianforte and Carroll College are teaming up to develop an entrepreneurship program to help students start new businesses.

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Montana National Guard unit honored for 9-month deployment in Kuwait

Montana National Guard unit honored for 9-month deployment in Kuwait

HELENA — Two months removed from deployment, members of the Montana Army National Guard 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion were honored Sunday for their service in Kuwait.

April 07, 2014 10:34 am Photos

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Kristopher Bledsoe

Kristopher Bledsoe

Kristopher Bledsoe holds daughter Willow during Sunday's ceremony.

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Members of the 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion

Members of the 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion

Members of the 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion who returned from Kuwait in February were honored in a Freedom Salute ceremony Sunday. Soldiers for whom the deployment was their first received framed American flags.

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First Sgt. Melissa Loy

First Sgt. Melissa Loy

First Sgt. Melissa Loy watches the ceremony. Loy has served 22 years in the Montana Army National Guard and recently returned from her second deployment.  

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Battalion commander Lt. Col. James Wilkins

Battalion commander Lt. Col. James Wilkins

Battalion commander Lt. Col. James Wilkins and his son sit in the audience alongside 147 other members of the 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion who recently returned from deployment in Kuwait.

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Service members

Service members

Service members from the Montana Army National Guard and their loved ones, young and old, were honored during the Freedom Salute held at Carroll College on Sunday.

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Helena first grade student swaps roles with principal for a day

Helena first grade student swaps roles with principal for a day

Meet Fox Cobarrubias, first grader at Kessler Elementary.

April 03, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Montana first to implement computerized pilot program for standardized tests

Montana first to implement computerized pilot program for standardized tests

HELENA — Students won’t be sharpening number two pencils to take the state standardized test this spring.

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Helena Catholic Diocese faces tough decisions as it negotiates bankruptcy

Helena Catholic Diocese faces tough decisions as it negotiates bankruptcy

HELENA — Bankruptcy will allow the Diocese of Helena to efficiently compensate sex abuse victims, Bishop George Thomas hopes, so it can begin rebuilding a church already in dire financial straits.

March 03, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Activists deliver petition asking diocese to rehire pregnant teacher

Activists deliver petition asking diocese to rehire pregnant teacher

HELENA — Representatives from a group calling for the Catholic bishop to rehire Butte schoolteacher Shaela Evenson delivered a petition to the Diocese of Helena on Thursday.

February 27, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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Layoffs, branch closures come with First Interstate's purchase of Helena based  Mountain West Bank

Layoffs, branch closures come with First Interstate's purchase of Helena based Mountain West Bank

The acquisition of Mountain West Bank by First Interstate will result in employee layoffs for the Helena-based company, but for customers the change should allow for increased banking options.

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Helena economy slower thanks to government cuts, but steady

HELENA — Economists projected Lewis and Clark County to see slow but consistent growth this year, with cuts to government spending felt more in Helena than other areas of the state.

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Helena hoping Boeing expansion attracts more investment

Helena hoping Boeing expansion attracts more investment

HELENA — Helena is known as a stable government town, but will a growing aeronautics industry make the capital city’s economy soar?

December 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Taking the oath

Taking the oath

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen, right, swears in Brian Morris as federal judge at the Montana Supreme Court Chambers in Helena on Wednesday.

December 18, 2013 6:19 pm
Morris sworn in

Morris sworn in

Brian Morris is sworn in as U.S. District Judge at the Montana Supreme Court Chambers in Helena on Wednesday.

December 18, 2013 6:19 pm
New federal judge

New federal judge

Montana Supreme Court Justice Brian Morris was sworn in as the state's newest federal judge on December 18.

December 18, 2013 6:19 pm
Capitol rotunda ceremony honors AIDS Day award recipients

Capitol rotunda ceremony honors AIDS Day award recipients

HELENA — When people think of AIDS, love probably doesn’t come to mind.

December 03, 2013 8:20 am Photos

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Groups that help military families get $10K each from BNSF

HELENA — Two Montana nonprofits that provide support to families of deployed military members received $10,000 each on Monday from BNSF Railway Company.

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Helena robbery attempt ends with one suspect in hospital, another at large

Helena robbery attempt ends with one suspect in hospital, another at large

HELENA — An attempted robbery gone awry ended with one suspect in the hospital early Sunday and has police looking for another.

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$12 million dividend coming to Montana State Fund policyholders

The Montana State Fund announced Friday that it plans to distribute a $12 million dividend among its policyholders.

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Census: Montana home values rebounding

Census: Montana home values rebounding

HELENA — When it comes to home values and ownership, Montana and Lewis and Clark County is bucking national trends, a newly available census survey indicates.

November 14, 2013 3:15 pm Photos

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18 Montana colleges offer free applications this week

18 Montana colleges offer free applications this week

HELENA — This week seniors at most high schools in Montana can apply to college for free.

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Denise Juneau

Denise Juneau

Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau encourages a class of seniors to apply for college. This week, 18 Montana colleges and universities are waiving their application fees for seniors at most Montana high schools.

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Victim of fatal Lewis and Clark County shooting identified

HELENA — The man who died after a property dispute led to gunfire in the Dearborn River canyon has been identified as Timothy B. Newman, 53, of Great Falls.

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Carroll students debate inmates at Oregon prison

Carroll students debate inmates at Oregon prison

HELENA — Two students from Carroll College went head-to-head with inmates at Oregon’s maximum security prison.

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Dakota Kimbrough memorial service

Dakota Kimbrough memorial service

The Rev. Mike Dexter describes Dakota Kimbrough, 18, as a charismatic young man who became a leader among his peers and teammates on the Broadwater football squad. His teammates were friends of honor and served as casket bearers during a memorial service held in the school gym in Townsend on…

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Townsend community mourns talented, beloved football player killed in rollover

Townsend community mourns talented, beloved football player killed in rollover

HELENA- Dakota Kimbrough entered high school a star athlete with an infectious smile. By age 18, he had become a leader and a mentor.

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March, sit-in against coal ends with 13 cited for criminal trespassing

March, sit-in against coal ends with 13 cited for criminal trespassing

HELENA — A group of protesters staged a sit-in along train tracks in Helena on Sunday to oppose a coal development proposal in the state. The act of civil disobedience led city police to issue 13 citations for criminal trespassing.

September 16, 2013 7:05 am Photos

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Steve Bullock talks with Brian Morgan

Steve Bullock talks with Brian Morgan

Gov. Steve Bullock talks with Brian Morgan, president and founder of Adventure Life, a travel service company in Missoula, as they hike up Mount Helena on Thursday afternoon. Representatives from the seven Montana companies named in Outside magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work were invited to …

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Governor meets with Montana companies on Outside magazine's 100 Best Places to Work list

Governor meets with Montana companies on Outside magazine's 100 Best Places to Work list

Leaders from a handful of Montana small businesses recognized as some of the country’s greatest places to work met with Gov. Steve Bullock last week to discuss their success in using Montana’s resources to create an attractive work environment.

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security stops sit in

security stops sit in

A security official with Montana Rail Link informs anti-coal protesters staging a sit-in near North Montana Avenue that they are trespassing on private land.

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marching

marching

About 60 protesters marched from Hill Park to the railroad intersection on Montana Avenue on Sunday in opposition to coal development in Montana. Protesters cited climate change and health risks they say are posed by rail transportation of coal as reasons for their opposition. They hope to s…

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Boulder Elementary wins national award

HELENA — Boulder Elementary was recognized last week as a distinguished school by the National Title I Association, one of only two schools in the state to be chosen this year. It’s a milestone for a district that has struggled in the past and worked hard over the last several years to impro…

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Demonstration, candlelight vigil outside Baucus’ office protests American involvement in Syria

Demonstration, candlelight vigil outside Baucus’ office protests American involvement in Syria

HELENA — Around 25 people gathered the office of Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., in Helena Monday evening, urging him to vote against military strikes in Syria.

September 10, 2013 7:45 am Photos

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Montana 1 of 6 states to meet USDA rules for school foods

Montana 1 of 6 states to meet USDA rules for school foods

HELENA — Montana is one of six states to achieve total or near-total compliance with new federal school lunch health requirements.

August 22, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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Helena man, retired lottery employee, wins $100,000 in lottery

Helena man, retired lottery employee, wins $100,000 in lottery

HELENA — A Helena man who is a retired Montana Lottery employee scratched off a $100,000 prize this week.

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Helena resident Henry Lang won $100,000 in a Montana Lottery game

Helena resident Henry Lang won $100,000 in a Montana Lottery game

Helena resident Henry Lang won $100,000 in a Montana Lottery game. Lang, a lifelong Helena resident, will use some of the money to help local charities.

August 16, 2013 12:21 am

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