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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,…
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…
Pallbearers escort the coffin into the exhibition hall Monday for the memorial service of Sgt. Tim Zarske.
Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox was the first to speak at the memorial service for Sgt. Tim Zarske.
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.
Law enforcement officers wait in the hot sun for the procession to bring the casket holding Sgt. Tim Zarske's body.
Poster boards covered in photos of time spent with family and co-workers decorated the exhibition hall Monday.
The hearse and coffin are silhouetted as the pallbearers remove the coffin for the memorial service.
The Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds exhibition hall was packed with family, friends and colleagues of Sgt. Tim Zarske Monday at his memorial service.
Family members weep as speakers talk kindly about Sgt. Tim Zarske.
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.
Sgt. Tim Zarske's children Amber and Ryan take the stage Monday at the memorial service for their dad.
The first row of seats were saved for the grieving family members of Sgt. Tim Zarske.
Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton spoke from his heart as he choked up speaking of Sgt. Tim Zarske.
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.
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…
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.”
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.
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."
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.
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…
A visitor to Black Sandy State Park relaxes under some of the old growth trees at the popular Montana State Park.
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.
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…
Bella, a chocolate Labrador from Glendive, waits patiently for his people while visiting Black Sandy State Park.
A couple tries out the waters of Hauser Lake this week at Black Sandy State Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Notkin and his wife, Phoebe Toland, love surrounding themselves with art and nature.
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.
The Missouri River runs through the limestone cliffs of Holter Lake and the Meriwether Canyon.
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.
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.
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.
A wreath is staked into the ground for Three Forks Fire Chief Todd Rummel near a series of memorials at the crash site.
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.
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.
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.
The wreckage of a pickup truck involved in a fatal accident is taken away from the scene Friday near Helena.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.