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As Helena Valley floodwaters recede, volunteer group shifts focus to cleanup

When floodwaters rushed through the Helena Valley earlier this month, displacing residents and damaging property, organizations and volunteers stepped up to help neighbors and strangers.The relief effort was organized through a group called Community Organizations Active in Disasters, or COAD. Organ

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-05-27 11:30:00

Photos: Helenduro X race in Helena's South Hills

Eddy Friedlund of Frenchtown crashed during Stage 1 of the Helenduro on Sunday and had to be transferred down Mt. Helena by the Helena Fire Department. Friedlund was said to have broken his collarbone.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-05-27 23:25:00

Authorities seize drugs and money from Helena man after traffic stop

On Friday, an officer stopped Bacon for driving without taillights. The officer was told that Bacon, on probation, was an absconder and needed to be arrested for violating three different warrants.


Helena area felony arrests reported May 25

On Friday, an officer stopped Bacon for driving without taillights. The officer was told that Bacon, on probation, was an absconder and needed to be arrested for violating three different warrants.


Cop turned Elliston bar owner has rescued 131 kidnapped children

ELLISTON -- Bill Henne walks into a room and he fills it, with his wide brimmed hat and his trademark vests, he looks every inch the Montana cowboy. But he actually started out as a cop in King County, Washington. Today he’s the owner of Lawdog’s Saloon in the tiny Montana town of Elliston.Bill was

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-05-26 12:00:00

Chamber of Commerce: Early Bird opening soon at new site

Out on Euclid, there is activity going on in the former Pizza Hut building at 1001 Euclid Ave. The Early Bird Café will be moving there from its Custer Avenue location and opening soon! The Early Bird Café is such an icon of Helena. They always have a line of people patiently waiting to get in and g

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-05-27 12:15:00

Disappointed with flyer attacking Caferro

It is disturbing that half-truth political attacks have found their way down to local legislative races in Montana. It is all the more upsetting when such nasty politics have become involved in the democratic primary in Helena. It has always been my belief that candidates should run on their own mer

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-05-27 14:00:00

Clock is ticking for Helena Valley hemp farmer thwarted by federal drug rule

Kim Phillips loads a 50-pound bag of industrial hemp seeds into her car this week, after picking up a load of seeds from the Montana Department of Agriculture. Phillips is currently authorized by the state to grow hemp, but is at odds with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which bans the use of federa


Helena High closes softball season with 5-4 loss to Butte at state

Helena had put up two formidable fights against first the tournament’s top seed, Great Falls, and then close contest to the No. 3 seed out of the Eastern Conference, Butte.


East Helena man pleads guilty to illegal possession of machine gun

On July 4, 2017, officers responded to a call about a man shooting an AK-47-type rifle into the air. He told them he had made changes to the weapon to make it fully automatic because he wanted to see if it worked.


Helena Capital reaches final three at State AA Softball

HELENA —In a battle of conference titlists, the Great Falls softball team defeated Capital in the semifinals at the State AA Softball Tournament at Batch Fields on Friday, 4-0, to advance to finals.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-05-26 05:00:00

Helena police warn of scam demanding ransom for kidnapped child

Authorities are warning of a new phone scam after an unknown caller told a Helena couple he had kidnapped their daughter, identified the child by name, and demanded money in exchange for her return.The family said the caller not only knew their child's name, but also had the cellphone numbers of bot


4B’s Returns to Helena, Montana

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Star Buffet, Inc. (OTC: STRZ) a multi-concept restaurant operator, announced the opening of a 4B’s Restaurant in Helena, Montana. The restaurant, located in the iconic Jorgenson’s Inn & Suites, brings 4B’s famous “cream of tomato soup” back to Hele


Helena woman accused of having meth

Anna Hamidah Jester is being charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor driving while license suspended or revoked and misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle with expired registration.


Helena area felony arrests reported May 22

On May 21, a deputy was contacted by a victim who said a vehicle belonging to him had been stolen in Kalispell and that Auclaire had relatives in the Lincoln area, suggesting Auclaire had taken the vehicle.


Around the Town: Helena-area entertainment and events for the week of 05-24-18

1+1=1 Gallery features a wide variety of unique and original works to celebrate the body, including handmade art jewelry meant to highlight and adorn as well as figurative paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and textiles. Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, 434 N. Last Chance Gulch.


Congressional ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

The request by the party’s executive director, Nancy Keenan, comes exactly one year after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs said Gianforte “body slammed” him for asking a question the day before Gianforte won a special election for Montana’s only U.S. House seat.


New Helena playground will welcome children of all abilities

A $230,000 project at Helena's Cherry Park will make playground equipment available to children of all abilities.A combined effort by the Helena Kiwanis Club, Helena’s Playable Playgrounds, the Helena Parks and Recreation Department and numerous private donors, the playground will have a rubberized


Helena man convicted of killing girlfriend

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old Helena man has been convicted of deliberate homicide for shooting his girlfriend in the head as she sat in a car last July.Skyler Schneider faces up to 100 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 20 for the death of 23-year-old Katherine Elizabeth Spencer.Pros


Helena notebook: Townsend, Jefferson headed to State B track meet

Kameron Rauser finished runner-up in the 400 meters, while teammate Tyson Racht was fourth in both the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and Jack Dolan took fourth in the 1,600 run.