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Shane Doyle moves through his discussion

Shane Doyle moves through his discussion

Shane Doyle moves through his discussion entitled 'Double Helixes in Medicine Wheel Country: Sacred Circles and Life on the Northern Plains,' during a rehearsal Monday night at the Myrna Loy Center. The event was hosted by OPI and celebrated American Indian Heritage Week with a presentation,…

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Joe Dooling unwraps a bale of hay

Joe Dooling unwraps a bale of hay

Joe Dooling unwraps a bale of hay that he lays out for the cattle to lay on in the cold winter conditions, and in this case, the muddy snow melt situation, in rural Lewis and Clark County. Rep. Chuck Hunter of Helena said the area is less Democratic the farther you move away from the urban c…

September 15, 2014 6:59 am
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

Pallbearers escort the coffin into the exhibition hall Monday for the memorial service of Sgt. Tim Zarske.

September 08, 2014 4:13 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox was the first to speak at the memorial service for Sgt. Tim Zarske.

September 08, 2014 4:14 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

Sgt. Tim Zarske's car, #43, was detailed and present at his memorial service. Zarske was known for his love of fast cars and keeping them shiny clean.

September 08, 2014 4:13 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

Law enforcement officers wait in the hot sun for the procession to bring the casket holding Sgt. Tim Zarske's body.

September 08, 2014 4:13 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

Poster boards covered in photos of time spent with family and co-workers decorated the exhibition hall Monday.

September 08, 2014 4:13 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

The hearse and coffin are silhouetted as the pallbearers remove the coffin for the memorial service.

September 08, 2014 4:13 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

The Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds exhibition hall was packed with family, friends and colleagues of Sgt. Tim Zarske Monday at his memorial service.

September 08, 2014 4:14 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

Family members weep as speakers talk kindly about Sgt. Tim Zarske.

September 08, 2014 4:14 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

Hundreds of law enforcement officers and their spouses, along with other emergency workers from Helena and surrounding areas, salute the hearse carrying Sgt. Tim Zarske's body prior to the memorial service in his honor at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Monday.

September 08, 2014 4:12 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

Sgt. Tim Zarske's children Amber and Ryan take the stage Monday at the memorial service for their dad.

September 08, 2014 4:12 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

The first row of seats were saved for the grieving family members of Sgt. Tim Zarske.

September 08, 2014 4:12 pm
Zarske memorial

Zarske memorial

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton spoke from his heart as he choked up speaking of Sgt. Tim Zarske.

September 08, 2014 4:12 pm
The Montana Developmental Center

The Montana Developmental Center

The Montana Developmental Center, in Boulder for more than a century, is the most expensive state institution, with 250 employees taking care of some 50 developmentally disabled residents.

September 04, 2014 9:13 am
Cattle drive

Cattle drive

Cowboys wrangle cattle down Beaver Creek Road, from Hogback Mountain near Helena, to safe grazing range. Ranchers lease federal lands to run hundreds of thousands of cattle in Montana at lower grazing rates than state or private land. Selling or transferring lands to the state would result i…

September 01, 2014 4:51 pm
Recreating in the forest

Recreating in the forest

Brent Bernard peers over Goat Flats in the Pintler range last summer. Opponents of a federal land transfer say Montana could never afford to manage the lands, and would have to sell. “We cherish our public lands,” said Gov. Steve Bullock. “The last thing we ever want to do is have those lands lost.”

September 01, 2014 4:40 pm
Kerry White

Kerry White

Rep. Kerry White, R-Bozeman, debates in costume during a re-enactment of the Legislature's 1913 session. White has family ties to Montana dating back 150 years and is a proponent of greater resource extraction to provide local jobs.

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Recreating in the forest

Recreating in the forest

Brent Bernard peers over Goat Flats in the Pintler range last summer. Opponents of a federal land transfer say Montana could never afford to manage the lands, and would have to sell. "We cherish our public lands," said Gov. Steve Bullock. "The last thing we ever want to do is have those lands lost."

August 29, 2014 8:40 pm
Corral fire

Corral fire

More than 150 firefighters were battling the Corral Fire including three DNRC helicopters. Wildfires can cost millions of dollars to control and would be a very large expense if the federal government were to turn over lands to the state.

August 29, 2014 8:40 pm
Cattle drive

Cattle drive

Cowboys wrangle cattle down Beaver Creek Road, from Hogback Mountain near Helena to safe grazing range. Ranchers lease federal lands to run hundreds of thousands of cattle in Montana at lower grazing rates than state or private land. Selling or transferring lands to the state would result in…

August 29, 2014 8:40 pm
Black Sandy

Black Sandy

A visitor to Black Sandy State Park relaxes under some of the old growth trees at the popular Montana State Park.

August 27, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
Leonard Marcel and Dusty Wright

Leonard Marcel and Dusty Wright

From left, Leonard Marcel and Dusty Wright have begun production on a documentary film about Dr. Jesse A. Marcel titled ‘Growing Up With Roswell.’ about Jesse Marcel and his encounters in Roswell. Kramer Herzog is pictured filming an interview.

August 13, 2014 7:33 am
Devil’s Brigade

Devil’s Brigade

From left Charles Schurke, the son of Devil’s Brigade member Evertt Schurke, explains the journey he and other family members took in May to Monte La Difensa, the sight of the first combat in the Italian theatre for the First Special Service Force during WWII. The mountain took many lives bu…

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Black Sandy

Black Sandy

Bella, a chocolate Labrador from Glendive, waits patiently for his people while visiting Black Sandy State Park.

August 06, 2014 10:34 pm
Black Sandy

Black Sandy

A couple tries out the waters of Hauser Lake this week at Black Sandy State Park.

August 06, 2014 10:34 pm
Black Sandy

Black Sandy

An inflatable tube sits on a boat parked in one of Black Sandy State Park's boat slips that are reserved for campers of the popular lake destination.

August 06, 2014 10:35 pm
Lewis and Clark deputy Shane Hildenstab

Lewis and Clark deputy Shane Hildenstab

Lewis and Clark deputy Shane Hildenstab fills in an investigator as he arrives on scene to a landlord/tenant dispute Monday morning that involved gun shots.

August 05, 2014 7:14 am
Property dispute

Property dispute

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff department as well as Montana Highway Patrol respond to a call in the 6800 block of Birdseye Road Monday after a call was placed to 911 for a property owner and tenant dispute. The confrontation resulted in guns and bystanders possibly being hit by a vehicle.

August 05, 2014 7:15 am
Fish inspections

Fish inspections

All vehicles carrying watercraft must stop at the FWP watercraft inspection stations in Montana. The 18 stations in the state are manned from mid-May through Labor Day. This year alone, FWP watercraft inspection stations have reported nine boats illegally transporting live fish.

July 28, 2014 6:52 am
Richard Notkin and his wife Phoebe Toland

Richard Notkin and his wife Phoebe Toland

Richard Notkin and his wife, Phoebe Toland, love surrounding themselves with art and nature.

July 22, 2014 1:40 pm
Ceramic artist Richard Notkin

Ceramic artist Richard Notkin

Richard Notkin, a ceramic artist who called Helena home for 20 years, has been exhibited internationally and his teapots and ceramic sculptures are in more than 65 public collections, including at the Yellowstone Art Museum.

July 22, 2014 1:40 pm
Mike Kadas

Mike Kadas

Mike Kadas

July 17, 2014 7:03 am
Meriwether Canyon

Meriwether Canyon

The Missouri River runs through the limestone cliffs of Holter Lake and the Meriwether Canyon.

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John Lewis

John Lewis

Congressional candidate John Lewis held a press conference on Wednesday to release a plan to cut Congress members’ $174,000-a-year pay by 10 percent and eliminate their “gold-plated” pensions.

July 08, 2014 4:43 pm
Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson

Montana Consumer Counsel Robert Nelson speaks at Tuesday’s hearing on whether state regulators should approve NorthWestern Energy’s $900 million purchase of a dozen hydroelectric dams, questions whether the company is shifting too much of the cost and risk to consumers.

July 08, 2014 4:43 pm
John Hines, NorthWestern Energy's vice president for energy supply

John Hines, NorthWestern Energy's vice president for energy supply

John Hines, NorthWestern Energy’s vice president for energy supply, takes the witness stand in a July hearing before the Public Service Commission on whether to approve the company’s $900 million purchase of a dozen hydroelectric dams formerly owned by Montana Power Co.

July 08, 2014 4:43 pm
Highway memorials

Highway memorials

A wreath is staked into the ground for Three Forks Fire Chief Todd Rummel near a series of memorials at the crash site.

July 01, 2014 11:46 am
Pinwheels spin in the wind

Pinwheels spin in the wind

Pinwheels spin in the wind at the scene of a June 18 crash site on Highway 12 near Helena where three children and three adults lost their lives.

July 01, 2014 11:47 am
State Parks 75

State Parks 75

Montana artist Monte Dolack, left, and Gov. Steve Bullock unveil Dolack’s painting “Smith River in June,” which he was commissioned to paint in celebration of Montana State Parks 75th Anniversary.

June 27, 2014 7:49 pm
Augusta fatal shooting

Augusta fatal shooting

Joseph Glenn Campbell makes his initial appearance and is arraigned in Judge Kathy Seeley's court Thursday  in Helena, Montana for the charge of deliberate homicide. 

June 26, 2014 5:26 pm
Fiery crash

Fiery crash

The wreckage of a pickup truck involved in a fatal accident is taken away from the scene Friday near Helena.

June 20, 2014 4:53 pm
Fiery crash

Fiery crash

The wreckage of a Three Forks fire engine is loaded on a semi and hauled away from the scene of a fatal crash on Friday near Helena.

June 20, 2014 4:52 pm
Helena wreck

Helena wreck

A convoy of tractor trailers and full-size trucks prepare to pull away from the sight of a fatal crash involving the Three Forks fire engine and a pickup truck carrying a family of six. Crews worked through the night to clean up the sight where the fiery blaze claimed the lives of six people…

June 20, 2014 4:21 pm
Medicaid expansion initiative

Medicaid expansion initiative

Gov. Steve Bullock spoke in support of I-170, the Healthy Montana Initiative, in March, along with Lt. Gov. Angela McLean and other health care providers as vocal proponents for Montana's Medicaid Expansion. Organizers said Thursday that they were unlikely to get enough signatures to qualify…

June 19, 2014 8:27 am
Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Uriah Wood

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Uriah Wood

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Uriah Wood practices the maneuverability of one of two new watercrafts that will help the sheriff’s department’s Water Emergency Team respond more quickly to accidents that happen on local reservoirs. Members of the team will start patrolling this weekend.

June 17, 2014 10:48 am
Practicing water rescues

Practicing water rescues

Deputy Pat McDuffie, right, holds Capt. Jason Grimmis while Wood, left, maneuvers a backboard under Grimmis as they practice water rescues last week on Hauser Reservoir.

June 17, 2014 10:49 am
Training for water rescues

Training for water rescues

Members of the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Department train for water rescues on Hauser Reservoir recently. With the addition of two new Jet Skis to their arsenal of rescue tools, the department hopes to respond to accidents that happen on the water more quickly and efficiently.

June 17, 2014 10:49 am
Alex De La Hunt

Alex De La Hunt

Alex De La Hunt, 18, a recent Capital High graduate, works on silver markers to be placed next to about 75 local graves of fallen firefighters.

June 17, 2014 6:56 am
New grave markers

New grave markers

The new silver markers feature a detailed etching of the fire tower and replace the old bronze markers, many of which were stolen or removed over the years.

June 17, 2014 6:56 am

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