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20 additional firefighters respond to blaze north of Helena

Additional firefighters are responding to a wildfire on the Beartooth Wildlife Management area Wednesday, while firefighters on a blaze northwest of Helena believe they successfully halted a fire that jumped a fireline Tuesday.The 300-acre Shellrock fire is burning uncontained on the WMA and private

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-08-15 19:30:00

Helena-area felony arrests reported Wednesday, Aug. 15

Helena man accused of failing to register as a violent offenderDaniel Dean HelmA 44-year-old Helena man is accused of failing to register as a violent offender.Daniel Dean Helm is being charged with felony failure by a violent or a sexual offender to give notice of a change of address.Helm allegedly

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-08-15 23:13:00

Helena man accused of jumping bail twice

A 31-year-old Helena man is accused of missing two trial dates.Derek Casey Mccreary is being charged with two counts of felony bail jumping.McCreary missed one court date on March 28 and another one in April.All charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-08-15 21:00:00

UPDATE: Wildfire northwest of Helena jumps line, air support called in

Growth was estimated at about 10 acres, however sizing it is difficult in the timber, Kathy Bushnell with the Forest Service said. Firefighters believe they have a point where they can stop the fire from spreading farther using the air support.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-08-14 23:30:00

Photos: Orphaned Montana grizzly cubs hang out in Helena before move to Quebec

Three orphaned grizzly bear cubs that lost their mother to a roadkill accident along Highway 200 in June, feed on donated groceries Monday morning at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks rehabilitation center in Helena. At the time, they weighed about 20 pounds apiece. A month and a half later, they

MISSOULIAN - 2018-08-14 19:51:00

WinCo Foods to Enter Montana with Stores to Open in Helena, Billings

HELENA, MT- WinCo Foods is inching closer to opening stores in Montana—a new market for the grocery chain. The employee-owned retailerconfirmed to local news source theIndependent Recordthat it has broken ground on a84,000-square-foot Helena location—with a second location in Billings to follow.

ANDNOWUKNOW.COM - 2018-08-14 22:19:00

Win streak for Helena Brewers snapped at four with loss to Orem Owlz

Helena fell behind 7-0, but rallied with two runs in the seventh, one in the eight and one in the ninth to make it a close game. The Brewers, however, left seven runners on base.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-08-16 03:47:00

East Helena woman accused of fleeing from crash, tampering with evidence

Christina Ann FerriterA 39-year-old East Helena woman is accused of attempting to hide license plates and other identifying materials after hitting another car on Highway 12.Christina Ann Ferriter is being charged with felony tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and five misdemeanor traff


AP News - The Latest: Pearl Jam unapologetic for White House poster

He says he welcomes all interpretations and discourse and ends with, "Love, from the First Amendment, Jeff Ament.

TOWNHALL - 2018-08-15 17:41:00

Wildlife management area north of Helena closes due to uncontained wildfire

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is leading the firefighting effort on Shellrock. Currently two fire engines, three helicopters and 14 smoke jumpers are on the fire, along with two bulldozers and two skidgens. No evacuations are in place.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-08-14 18:34:00

Helena-area felony arrests reported Monday, Aug. 13

Bryan Anthony Ellis is being charged with sexual intercourse without consent, a felony, and sexual assault, a misdemeanor.


Helena Brewers beat Orem Owlz, stretch win streak to four games

A two-run sixth inning put the Brewers ahead for the final time. Luis Avila drove in two runs, while Pablo Abreu, Byran Torres and Jesus Lujano had two hits each.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-08-15 03:50:00

UPDATE: Pre-evacuation notices issued for fire northwest of Helena

In partnership with the US Forest Service, the Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office is at this time giving pre-evacuation notifications to residents who live in the McQuithy Gulch and Marsh Creek area, Sheriff Leo Dutton said in a 2 p.m. news release Sunday.


Around the Town: Helena-area entertainment and events for the week of Aug. 16-22

artBray First-Year Fellowship Artists show opensThe First-Year Fellowship Artists Exhibition features recent work by Archie Bray Resident Artists Anton Alvarez, Christina Erives, Richard W. James, Kyle Johns and Yoonjee Kwak.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-08-14 22:37:00

WinCo Foods confirms first Montana store will be in Helena, opening date still unknown

Constructions crews work Friday on the new WinCo, an 84,000-square-foot grocery store at the corner of 24th Street and Central Avenue in Helena.


Helena Brewers defeat Orem Owlz, win third straight

Je'Von Ward had three hits for Helena, while Luis Avila added two. Pablo Abreu drove in four runs and David Fry knocked in two. Bryan Torres, Abreu and Fry all hit home runs.


Photos: Fire forces evacuations in Glacier National Park

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Lightning sparks wildfires in Helena-area Saturday evening

Fire crews are responding to multiple fires in the Helena-area Saturday evening.A small lightning-caused wildfire was reported northwest of Helena Saturday afternoon.The fire was less than five acres as of 6 p.m. Saturday, burning along a ridge in the south fork of Poorman Creek, southwest of Granit


'Queen City of the Rockies'

Helena, Montana, can be your base from which to enjoy the fly-fishing trip of a lifetime. Photo courtesy HelenaMT.com.


Fire department grant to temporarily reduce levy for Helena taxpayers

After winning an $800,000 grant that will help pay the salaries of six additional firefighters, the city of Helena will temporarily reduce the tax burden of a voter-approved levy to bolster the Helena Fire Department's budget.