Stories tagged: Helena
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Push for inclusive art after Confederate fountain’s removal
When Helena’s controversial Confederate fountain was removed from Hill Park last summer, there were no plans to install a new monument in its place. A Helena resident is hoping to …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Liberian refugee elected mayor of Helena, Montana
Voters in Montana’s capital city have elected a Liberian refugee as their next mayor.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Montana Capitol building to be featured in upcoming TV series
The Montana Capitol will be featured in a new television series starring Kevin Costner.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Former Montana Gov. Martz to be honored in Helena, Butte
The late Judy Martz, Montana’s only female governor, will be honored at the state Capitol and in Butte this week.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Fire burns outside Montana capital city; evacuations ordered
A lightning-caused wildfire in western Montana prompted evacuations just outside the capital city of Helena on Thursday, and some residents on the south side of the community were told to …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
City of Helena removes Confederate memorial
Montana’s capital city on Friday removed a memorial to Confederate soldiers that has been in a public park since 1916 after officials deemed it a threat to public safety in …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Helena commission orders removal of Confederate fountain
The Helena City Commission ordered the removal of a Confederate memorial during an administrative meeting Wednesday.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Remains of World War II airman returned to Montana
Though he died 75 years ago, airman William “Bill” Gruber continues to watch over his little brother from a framed portrait in the younger man’s Helena home.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Boy gets probation for starting fire at Montana high school
A teenager has been sentenced to probation and must pay restitution for an arson fire that caused $3 million in damage at a Montana high school.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Montana officer who punched motorists loses certification
A Montana police officer who punched a man after an off-duty traffic collision has lost his certification and can no longer work as a law enforcement officer in the state.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Woman left at scene of highway crash dies
An eastern Montana woman who was left at the scene of a two-vehicle crash northeast of Lincoln has died of her injuries at a Great Falls hospital.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Suspended sentence revoked for 13-year-old girl in Helena school arson case
A Youth Court judge has revoked a suspended sentence given to a 13-year-old girl for her role in a November fire that caused nearly $3 million in damage to a …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Montana woman dies after a tree hits her during storm
A Montana woman was killed when a tree struck her during a weekend thunderstorm.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Teen sentenced for arson that damaged Helena High
A 13-year-old Helena girl has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to attend inpatient chemical dependency treatment as part of a Youth Court plea agreement for her role in …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Nurse practitioner suspended over prescribing and using opiates
The Montana Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a nurse practitioner after he acknowledged prescribing large amounts of oxycodone to a patient which the two then shared.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
Helena Veterans Home tells residents to move on
A Helena facility for veterans has announced it is closing, leaving residents to find somewhere else to live.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
6-year-old boy survives crash into canal that killed mom
A 6-year-old boy survived a crash into a Missouri River canal in southwestern Montana that killed his mother.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Inquest set in hanging death of Helena jail inmate
A coroner’s inquest is set for Friday in the March 2015 hanging death of a Lewis and Clark County jail inmate.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
New measures approved to protect birds from contaminated pit
Federal officials said Friday they have approved new measures meant to prevent a repeat of last fall’s mass bird deaths in a contaminated former open-pit mine in Montana, including noise-making …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Cannons, lasers, drones: New hope to save birds at toxic pit
After thousands of snow geese died in the toxic water of a former open-pit mine in Montana last fall, the companies responsible for the pit are bringing out the big …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Montana legislators vote against restricting media photos
Proposed legislation in Montana to restrict the news media’s publication of fatal accident photographs on social media until the victims’ next of kin is notified stalled Monday amid concerns that …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Montana weighs asking Congress to lift grizzly protections
Montana lawmakers are considering a resolution to ask the state’s congressional delegation to declassify the grizzly bear as a threatened species throughout Montana.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Montana examines death penalty after judge blocks executions
Montana legislators are taking another look at whether to abolish the death penalty after a judge blocked the state from carrying out executions because it has no access to a …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
Montana soldiers prepare for deployment to southwest Asia
A number of Montana soldiers are preparing to deploy to southwest Asia.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
FBI not looking for suspects in death of Rita Maze, Montana woman who claimed she was kidnapped
The FBI said Wednesday agents are still investigating the unusual death of Rita Maze, whose body was found in a car trunk in Spokane after an hours-long trip from Helena, …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
Judge rules to reopen marijuana dispensaries immediately
A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries to reopen after a three-month hiatus by ruling that a drafting error in a voter-approved ballot initiative should …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Police officer convicted of assaulting man after car crash
An East Helena police officer accused of punching a 70-year-old man after a car crash has been convicted of misdemeanor assault.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
Two more teens deny charges in Helena High School arson fire
Two more teenagers have denied charges stemming from a fire that caused up to $1 million in damage and canceled classes at Helena High School for two days.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
13-year-old girl denies charges in Helena High fire
A 13-year-old girl has denied arson and other charges that were filed after a fire that caused up to $1 million in damage and cancelled classes at Helena High School …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
Dogs indicate presence of mussels in Montana reservoirs
Dogs trained to detect aquatic invasive species have alerted Montana officials to the presence of invasive mussels in two reservoirs.