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Ann Lauer’s Poppy Panache makes a splash

Ann Lauer’s Poppy Panache makes a splash

HELENA — Flamboyant, bold and cheery: Poppy Panache, Ann Lauer’s new line of fabrics, has been a smash hit.

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Devil’s Brigade to celebrate its legacy with ceremony today in Helena

Devil’s Brigade to celebrate its legacy with ceremony today in Helena

Misfits, mountaineers, miners, loggers, trappers, ranch hands, boxers, a safe blower and a few criminals were among the mix of American and Canadian soldiers that showed up in Helena in August 1942 as “volunteers” for the First Special Service Force, a new military force.

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150 years ago, four weary miners discovered gold, which would lead to the founding of the Queen City

150 years ago, four weary miners discovered gold, which would lead to the founding of the Queen City

HELENA — The sound of gold nuggets ringing in a prospector’s pan on the night of July 14, 1864, rang in the birth of Helena, which grew from a mining claim into Montana’s state capital.

July 13, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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3 arrested on suspicion of attempted kidnapping

HELENA — Three Lincoln men were arrested Friday morning for allegedly attempting to kidnap a 43-year-old Lincoln woman while she was running the half-marathon in Lincoln’s Dynamite Dash.

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Project aims to brings stories of Chinese in Montana to light

Project aims to brings stories of Chinese in Montana to light

HELENA — What was it like for Chinese immigrants arriving in Montana?

June 01, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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Josh Ritter, Terrance Simien perform this summer in Helena

Josh Ritter, Terrance Simien perform this summer in Helena

HELENA — Innovative singer-songwriter phenom Josh Ritter, two-time Grammy winner Terrance Simien and a Big Sky Alive Festival celebrating Montana composers and performers will be just a few of the highlights from this summer’s Mondays at the Myrna.

May 28, 2014 1:47 pmLoading…
Monte Dolack unveils new painting for Montana State Parks 75th birthday

Monte Dolack unveils new painting for Montana State Parks 75th birthday

HELENA – Now 75 years old, 55 parks strong and drawing 2.1 million visits last year, Montana State Parks celebrated its birthday Tuesday morning in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Helenan and former smokejumper honored for his secret Tibet missions with the CIA

Helenan and former smokejumper honored for his secret Tibet missions with the CIA

HELENA — They were sworn to secrecy. In fact, they couldn’t use their real names. Their story went untold for more than 50 years.

May 27, 2014 1:40 pm Related
Historical Society showing off 'Montana Territorial Legacy'

Historical Society showing off 'Montana Territorial Legacy'

HELENA — What are the things we carry? And what are the things that Montana ancestors carried and so cherished that they gifted them to the Montana Historical Society?

May 23, 2014 2:33 pmLoading…
Abolitionist Edgerton, reputed 'Father of Montana', all but lost in state's history

Abolitionist Edgerton, reputed 'Father of Montana', all but lost in state's history

HELENA — Whatever happened to Sidney Edgerton?

May 12, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Dogs and mushers hit the trail at Race to the Sky

Dogs and mushers hit the trail at Race to the Sky

RIMINI — Tales of the Yukon and Jack London stories lured Great Falls dentist Brett Bruggeman, 42, and his 14-year-old son, Spencer, to take up sled dog racing.

February 17, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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Hometown Helena vampire film ‘Crimson Winter’ debuts

Hometown Helena vampire film ‘Crimson Winter’ debuts

HELENA — The vampire love story “Crimson Winter,” filmed in Helena’s surrounding hills, makes its United States premiere at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Myrna Loy Center.

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Montana photographer brings new marketing tool to Helena

Montana photographer brings new marketing tool to Helena

Entrepreneur Tim Lewis of InsideMT will take you on a virtual tour of Helena.

January 12, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…
Capitol women's mural artist chosen

Capitol women's mural artist chosen

Hadley Ferguson was named this week as the artist who will paint the new Montana Women’s Mural at the state Capitol.

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Mural artist will be selected Dec. 5

Mural artist will be selected Dec. 5

The artist who will paint the Montana Women’s Mural in the Montana State Capitol is expected to be picked on Dec. 5.

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A people with no place: Story of landless tribe told by historian

A people with no place: Story of landless tribe told by historian

HELENA — Ever since walking out on fraudulent treaty negotiations by the U.S. government in 1892, the Little Shell Tribe of Montana has been a landless tribe.

September 01, 2013 11:35 am Photos

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Husband, wife killed in Helena crash

HELENA — Donald L. Workman, 78, and his wife Sandra J. Workman, 57, have been identified by the Lewis and Clark County coroner as the two Helena-area residents killed in a crash on Lincoln Road on Friday afternoon.

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Red Ants Pants Music Festival a rockin’ success

Red Ants Pants Music Festival a rockin’ success

HELENA — They came from as far as Mozambique, Chile, Switzerland, Malaysia, Canada and all points of Montana to converge on White Sulphur Springs for the Red Ants Pants Music Festival July 25-28.

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Beach umbrellas blossom on the Red Ants Pants Music Festival

Beach umbrellas blossom on the Red Ants Pants Music Festival

Beach umbrellas blossom on the Red Ants Pants Music Festival grounds in White Sulphur Springs.

August 02, 2013 12:24 am
Montana's first edible forest garden plan is first big step

Montana's first edible forest garden plan is first big step

HELENA — Pears, plums, apples, cherries, hazelnuts, raspberries.

July 29, 2013 4:45 pmLoading…
Helena man called on to fill in for Angelina Jolie at State Department talk

Helena man called on to fill in for Angelina Jolie at State Department talk

It’s not every day you get a call to be the stand-in for Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie and speak at the State Department.

July 09, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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Montana’s first edible forest to grow in Helena’s 6th Ward Park

Montana’s first edible forest to grow in Helena’s 6th Ward Park

HELENA — From gravelly, gnarly patches of grass to a glorious “garden of eatin’” forest.

July 07, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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Folks flock to Townsend for Fourth of July fly-in

Folks flock to Townsend for Fourth of July fly-in

TOWNSEND — “Young Eagles” took to the skies Thursday at the Fourth of July Fiesta Fly-in & Breakfast at the Townsend Airport.

July 05, 2013 10:15 am Photos

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Gwen and Glenn Mathis

Gwen and Glenn Mathis

Gwen and Glenn Mathis of Orange, Texas, in their Rans S19 Venterra, which Glenn built from a kit. They flew to Montana and Idaho for vacation and attended the Townsend Fourth of July Fiesta Fly-in & Breakfast.

July 04, 2013 9:55 pm
Barrett Farrell

Barrett Farrell

Certified flight instructor Barrett Farrell from Bozeman checks over the Stol King he flew to Townsend for the Fiesta Fly-in.

July 04, 2013 9:44 pmLoading…
MSU Extension project plants apple, pear, plum orchard in Helena

MSU Extension project plants apple, pear, plum orchard in Helena

On a blue sky, meadowlark morning last week, a new orchard was born in the Helena Valley at Johnson Nursery and Gardens.

May 18, 2013 12:33 pmLoading…
Mural to honor Montana women to be painted for State Capitol

Mural to honor Montana women to be painted for State Capitol

HELENA — Joining the ranks of Sacagawea, Jeannette Rankin and Maureen Mansfield at the Montana State Capitol will be a new mural depicting women’s contributions as community builders in Montana history.

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Montana Historical Society ends partnership with Western Rendezvous of Art

Montana Historical Society ends partnership with Western Rendezvous of Art

HELENA — The Western Rendezvous of Art is searching for a new home and sponsor.

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At 81,  Montana's cowboy cartoonist and novelist heads to life in Ecuador

At 81, Montana's cowboy cartoonist and novelist heads to life in Ecuador

HELENA — In Hollywood movies, cowboys ride off into the sunset when they retire from gunslingin’ and chasin’ desperadoes.

December 09, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Dirt-bike crash kills 2 Elliston teenagers

Two Elliston teenagers died in a dirt bike accident on U.S. Highway 12 east of Elliston late Thursday night and a third was airlifted to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

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Baucus Family Gallery dedicated in Helena

Baucus Family Gallery dedicated in Helena

Jean Baucus was remembered Thursday for being a quiet yet powerful voice for the arts in Helena, particularly for the Holter Museum of Art.

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Folk artists honored in Capitol ceremony

HELENA — Eleven artists were inducted into the Montana Circle of American Masters in Visual Folk & Traditional Arts at a ceremony Friday at the State Capitol.

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Helenan named president of national arts board

Helenan named president of national arts board

HELENA -- Arlynn "Arni" Fishbaugh, Montana Arts Council executive director, was recently elected president of the board of directors of the national service organization for all U.S. state arts agencies.

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Historical Society displaying treasured maps of the Treasure State

Historical Society displaying treasured maps of the Treasure State

HELENA — Maps have pointed the way to hidden treasure, adventure and to broken dreams.

January 02, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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Curtain closes on Montana Artists Refuge's 18-year run

Curtain closes on Montana Artists Refuge's 18-year run

BASIN — There are places where creativity blossoms. You can breathe in their heady energy as soon as you step into the space.

October 10, 2011 11:45 pm Photos

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Holter Museum of Art looking for new director

Holter Museum of Art looking for new director

HELENA — The Holter Museum of Art has launched a nationwide search for a new executive director, following the resignation of Carl Deitchman.

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Family of young wreck victim gets wish

Family of young wreck victim gets wish

TOWNSEND - In an emotionally charged sentencing hearing Friday, a 17-year-old from Butte received a six-year deferred sentence after the parents of a Helena teenager who died in the car he was driving while drinking said they forgive him.

November 07, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

Woman, 2 daughters subject of alert

HELENA - An Amber Alert has been issued for a Townsend woman, Leslee R. Hebein-Etapa, 49, and her two young children.

April 11, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

Shelter's practitioner builds trust

It's early morning, and it's frigid outside. Four homeless men and women sit in the functional yet warm outer office of the Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic at God's Love Shelter.

February 18, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…
Boulder develops into problem-solving center

Boulder develops into problem-solving center

BOULDER - This small town nestled along the Boulder River with a sweeping vista of the Elkhorn Mountains was built on dreams.

November 28, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Town of Comet trails off into history

Town of Comet trails off into history

COMET - Once lauded as one of Montana's most intact ghost towns, Comet is slowly collapsing into the surrounding grass and sagebrush.

October 12, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Pilots describe narrow escape from burning plane

HELENA - Two pilots said a surprise downdraft led their single-engine plane to crash in the Elkhorn Mountains late Sunday morning.

June 05, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Teams of sled dogs exposed as hidden contributors to war effort

Drifts of snow more than waist high lay along the side of Rimini Road as Dave Armstrong's "Cream Team" sled dogs raced along during one of their training runs at Camp Rimini during World War II.

March 11, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Biomass boiler expected to save district $1M

Townsend schools, like many a school, have watched tax dollars go up in smoke - literally - every heating season.

October 30, 2005 11:00 pmLoading…

Boulder left broke, confused

HELENA - City of Boulder officials were "astounded" to learn recently that the city's general fund is in the red, according to Mayor D.D. Craft.

June 18, 2005 11:00 pmLoading…

County's health efforts in jeopardy

HELENA - Karan Kunz, chairwoman of the Jefferson County Health Board, said she doesn't know what will happen with the county's health department budget if an upcoming mill levy fails.

May 21, 2004 11:00 pmLoading…

Ghost town guide stays alive years after subjects have faded

HELENA - The Comet, Elkhorn, Golden Curry, Alta, Atlas, Eva May, Katy, Hope, Pinon, Bluebird, Golden Messenger and Ninah.

June 29, 2003 11:00 pmLoading…

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