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Guy Almquist

Guy Almquist

Helena Capital boys basketball coach Guy Almquist barks instructions to his team from the bench during a home game against Missoula Big Sky.

13 hours ago
Coal train

Coal train

A coal train comes toward East Helena. Train traffic through Helena has become a community concern because of the delays that can result for traffic and the delivery of emergency services when streets are blocked by passing trains.

18 hours ago
'Like spokes on a wheel': Researchers map elk migrations in Greater Yellowstone

'Like spokes on a wheel': Researchers map elk migrations in Greater Yellowstone

HELENA — Efforts since 2013 to map elk migrations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will provide researchers some of the most detailed information on how nine herds in three states use one of the West’s iconic landscapes.

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Montana city asks MRL to help ease traffic congestion

Montana city asks MRL to help ease traffic congestion

HELENA — The city of Helena is asking Montana Rail Link to help fund a means to route Montana Avenue traffic above or below the railroad tracks as a way to lessen the impacts of closing another city street.

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2 charged in theft from Cathedral of St. Helena

2 charged in theft from Cathedral of St. Helena

HELENA — Two Lewis and Clark County residents were charged over the weekend with stealing from the Cathedral of St. Helena on Jan. 21.

January 26, 2015 1:12 pm Photos

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Helena man sentenced to 50 years for 11th drunk-driving offense

Helena man sentenced to 50 years for 11th drunk-driving offense

HELENA — A district judge on Thursday ordered a 49-year-old Helena man accused of 11 drunken driving offenses to serve 50 years in the Montana State Prison.

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Carroll Saints help woman, child from burning car

Carroll Saints help woman, child from burning car

HELENA — Carroll assistant men’s basketball coach Dan Pearson, ESPN Montana sports director Jason Walker and the driver of the basketball teams’ bus helped a woman and her child to safety Friday afternoon after the car the two were traveling in caught fire on Interstate 90 just west of Drummond.

January 24, 2015 10:19 amLoading…
Early Edge Rally at Capitol

Early Edge Rally at Capitol

Dressed as Elsa from the movie �Frozen,� Elke Govertsen greets children on the steps of the Capitol Friday during a rally in support of Governor Bullock�s Early Edge Montana initiative.

January 23, 2015 6:20 pm
Early Edge Rally at Capitol

Early Edge Rally at Capitol

�Let them learn,� says Goversten and bullock during the Early Edge Montana rally.

January 23, 2015 6:20 pm
Microbrewers, Tavern Association compromise on brewery, license bill

Microbrewers, Tavern Association compromise on brewery, license bill

HELENA — After battling during the 2013 Legislature, the Montana Brewers Association and Montana Tavern Association have agreed on a compromise bill that would allow microbreweries to own an on-premise sales license like bar owners.

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Mining companies dueling over concealed pollution

Mining companies dueling over concealed pollution

HELENA — The American Smelting and Refining Co. alleged in a lawsuit filed earlier this month that the Atlantic Richfield Co. fraudulently concealed pollution-related documents during the sale of ARCO’s East Helena zinc fuming plant to Asarco.

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Scott Holle

Scott Holle

Scott Holle with Tetra Tech in 2013 goes through documents from the Asarco plant in East Helena as part of a legal dispute over who should pay for the cleanup of contaminated soils at the site.Earlier this month, Asarco filed a lawsuit alleging that ARCO concealed documents that reveal decad…

January 23, 2015 9:12 am
Helenan Jim Stein ties streamers for winter trout

Helenan Jim Stein ties streamers for winter trout

HELENA — Jim Stein isn’t going for subtlety when he ties a streamer.

January 22, 2015 1:38 pmLoading…
Jim Stein

Jim Stein

Jim Stein of Cross Currents Fly Shop whips together an ‘Ass on Fire’ in the shop. ‘It’s definitely that next natural progression, tying your own flies; I think it adds a little more thought to fishing,’ Stein said.

January 22, 2015 1:38 pm
Police release names of Missoula pilot, passenger in plane crash

Police release names of Missoula pilot, passenger in plane crash

HELENA — Helena police have identified the pilot and passenger who were injured when their single-engine airplane crashed through a power line and tree before striking a house around 12:30 p.m. in Walnut Street on Tuesday.

January 22, 2015 10:51 am Photos

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Ohio Gov. Kasich

Ohio Gov. Kasich

Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio talks with the Montana Legislature Wednesday to promote a federal balanced-budget amendment at the State Capitol in Helena. Kasich expanded Medicaid in his state last year, accepting federal funds to finance health coverage for 367,000 poor people in Ohio.

January 22, 2015 9:10 am
Smith River

Smith River

A group of floaters makes its way down the pristine Smith River in this file photo from 2011.

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Skier rescued on MacDonald Pass

Skier rescued on MacDonald Pass

HELENA — A 24-year-old man currently living in Helena is lucky to be alive after getting lost while skiing on MacDonald Pass.

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East Helena

East Helena

Authorities responded to a report of a Chevrolet pickup truck running into an East Helena mobile home Monday night, said East Helena Police Chief Dale Aschim.

January 21, 2015 9:48 am
Pregnant woman accused of DUI for crashing into mobile home with 3-year-old in car

Pregnant woman accused of DUI for crashing into mobile home with 3-year-old in car

A pregnant Montana woman has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and other offenses after allegedly crashing a Chevrolet pickup truck carrying a 3-year-old child into an East Helena mobile home Monday night.

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Plane Crash

Plane Crash

Two people survived a plane crash into a home in Helena on Tuesday. Both had head lacerations. One man was loaded into an ambulance on a gurney and another walked to an ambulance.

January 20, 2015 4:44 pm
Plane into a home

Plane into a home

An airplane crashed into a home at 1648 Walnut St. in Helena on Tuesday. Two people walked away from the crash with head lacerations.

January 20, 2015 4:44 pm
No serious injuries when plane crashes into Helena house

No serious injuries when plane crashes into Helena house

A small airplane crashed into a Helena home shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, injuring the two men on board.

January 20, 2015 12:49 pmLoading…
Plane crash

Plane crash

Authorities are responding to a report of an airplane that reportedly crashed into a house at 1648 Walnut St. in Helena around 12:25 p.m. Tuesday. 

January 20, 2015 12:42 pm

Truck carrying 3-year-old crashes into East Helena home; drugs or alcohol suspected

HELENA -— No injuries were reported after a pickup truck carrying an allegedly intoxicated driver and a 3-year-old child crashed into an East Helena mobile home Monday evening.

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School officials, parents, others pack hearing on new high school districts

School officials, parents, others pack hearing on new high school districts

HELENA — School officials from Billings, Helena and Missoula testified Monday both for and against a bill that would allow some elementary school districts in Montana to vote on building and operating a new high school.

January 19, 2015 7:34 pmLoading…
YMCA no longer offers basketball tournaments after adult fighting, but participation has increased

YMCA no longer offers basketball tournaments after adult fighting, but participation has increased

HELENA — The YMCA of Helena hasn’t hosted basketball tournaments since a fifth-grade tournament was canceled in December 2013 after police were called to break up a fight involving adults.

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Townsend outfitter and houndsmen facing multiple charges; four lions allegedly taken illegally

HELENA — A Townsend outfitter who pleaded guilty in 2005 to illegal outfitting on a national forest now faces an 18-count indictment related to four mountain lions taken in Broadwater County in 2012, and a charge from 2014 for allegedly outfitting outside of his operation plan in Wheatland County.

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SD2 data ends up in Cropper report for Helena schools

SD2 data ends up in Cropper report for Helena schools

HELENA — Several pieces of data that apply only to Billings School District 2 ended up in an April 2013 demographic study for Helena Public Schools.

January 16, 2015 10:50 amLoading…
Joint Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services

Joint Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services

The Joint Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services hear's testimonies Thursday in favor putting more money into community-based treatment programs for the mentally ill

January 15, 2015 5:14 pm
Joint Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services

Joint Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services

Rep. Ron Ehli, R-Hamilton, listens to testimonies in favor of putting more money into community-based treatment programs for the mentally ill, Thursday before the Joint Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services.

January 15, 2015 5:14 pm
Joint Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services

Joint Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services

Rep. Ron Ehli, R-Hamilton, listens to testimonies in favor of putting more money into community-based treatment programs for the mentally ill, Thursday before the Joint Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services.

January 15, 2015 5:14 pm
Bills on crossbows, senior elk hunting and access funding will be heard Thursday

Bills on crossbows, senior elk hunting and access funding will be heard Thursday

HELENA — Bills that would legalize crossbows during archery season, allow hunters 62 or older to harvest antlerless elk and shift license revenue to access will receive their first hearings Thursday at the Capitol.

January 15, 2015 1:59 pm Photos

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Helena students

Helena students

Students from Elaine Messmer's Bryant Elementary class practice online math activities.

January 15, 2015 10:55 am
Helena Public Schools demographic report contains Billings data

Helena Public Schools demographic report contains Billings data

HELENA — Several pieces of data that apply only to the Billings school district ended up in an April 2013 demographic study for Helena Public Schools.

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Ex county treasurer charged with embezzling more than $100K

Ex county treasurer charged with embezzling more than $100K

BOULDER — A former Jefferson County treasurer faces felony theft charges for allegedly embezzling more than $100,000, district court papers filed Wednesday show.

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Carroll College football player gets suspended sentence for steroid possession

Carroll College football player gets suspended sentence for steroid possession

HELENA — A Carroll College football player was sentenced on Wednesday to six months suspended after pleading no contest to misdemeanor possession of steroid pills.

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Multiple-vehicle accident reported on Highway 12 in East Helena

Multiple-vehicle accident reported on Highway 12 in East Helena

HELENA — An accident involving up to six vehicles was reported at 8:52 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 12 and Lane Avenue, which is near Town Pump in East Helena.

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Helena crash

Helena crash

A six-vehicle accident was reported in East Helena on Highway 12 near the Town Pump at 8:52 a.m. Tuesday.

January 13, 2015 10:11 am
Bills would require hunters to forfeit licenses for some offenses

Bills would require hunters to forfeit licenses for some offenses

HELENA — A pair of bills that would ramp up penalties for a variety of hunting offenses by imposing two-year licensing bans will make their first appearances in legislative committees on Tuesday.

January 12, 2015 4:06 pmLoading…
Fish & Wildlife Commission conference call set Jan. 15

Fish & Wildlife Commission conference call set Jan. 15

HELENA — Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet via video conference call Jan. 15. The call, set to begin at 8:30 a.m., will be video streamed live at FWP Headquarters in Helena, 1420 E. Sixth Ave. — and at each FWP regional office.

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Business Insider names Steve's Cafe in Helena as Montana's best diner

Business Insider names Steve's Cafe in Helena as Montana's best diner

HELENA — A recent Business Insider list of “The Best Diner In Every State” lists Helena’s Steve’s Cafe as Montana’s standout.

January 11, 2015 1:00 pmLoading…
Religious activities in Capitol a daily occurrence during session

Religious activities in Capitol a daily occurrence during session

HELENA — A sermon delivered at the Capitol by an outspoken pastor on the Sunday before Montana’s 2015 Legislature convened stirred controversy, but it is far from the only religious activity in the Capitol during the legislative session.

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Montana's $1 million lottery winner sued for half of take

Montana's $1 million lottery winner sued for half of take

HELENA — A regular at the Town Pump in East Helena is suing 23-year-old Jeff Fallang, who recently hit a $1 million jackpot and has not given the plaintiff a cut.

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Elk winter range

Elk winter range

A herd of elk graze on a winter range on the Rocky Mountain Front. 'Montana has recovered a lot of species through time and with that chain of knowledge never broken, there’s a lot of maternal knowledge passed to offspring,” said Jim Williams, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 1 superv…

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Belgrade man arrested on suspicion of meth possession

HELENA — A 46-year-old Belgrade man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly possessing methamphetamine at an East Helena casino.

January 08, 2015 3:54 pmLoading…

23-year-old woman suspected of stabbing father with meat cleaver

HELENA — A 23-year-old Helena man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly striking her father with a meat cleaver, leaving a four-inch laceration on his forehead.

January 08, 2015 2:45 pmLoading…
Avalanche danger high in Montana backcountry

Avalanche danger high in Montana backcountry

HELENA — The winter of 2014-15 started out to be a pretty good one for Doug Chabot; by Jan. 5 there had been only one fatality from avalanches in Montana.

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Mural honoring Montana women unveiled at state Capitol

Mural honoring Montana women unveiled at state Capitol

Native women gather to dig bitterroots, Mexican-American children harvest sugar beets, two African-American women hand out a scholarship and a group of women post get-out-the vote flyers on a wall in an Eastern Montana town.

January 07, 2015 8:45 pm Photos

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snowy day photos

snowy day photos

Jeff Morris enjoys a run during one of the harder snows of the season as he heads up Joslyn Street in 2013. “It’s really quite nice out for a run today and then ski tomorrow,” Morris said.

January 06, 2015 4:37 pm

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