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Montana Treasure: Bozeman family mining for Yogo sapphires

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Perhaps no one has such a love or knowledge of the stone as the father and son duo behind the Gem Gallery in downtown Bozeman and the new owners of the Vortex Mine in Yogo Gulch. Yogo sapphires are exclusively found in the Yogo Gulch of the Little Belt Mountains in Judith Basin County.

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Montana Treasure: Great Falls author encouraging creativity with 'Sugarbeet Falls'

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A Great Falls children's author is excited to encourage kids to grow their creativity and celebrate their ideas. Ryan Acra, author of the series Sugarbeet Falls, is this week's Montana Treasure.

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Montana Treasure: Smokejumpers teaming up with Opportunity Resources

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They are an elite group of firefighters: the smokejumpers. Risking their lives, they jump from planes hundreds of feet in the air all to battle wildfires hundreds of feet below them on the ground. But before they leap into free fall, the jumpers toss drift streamers into the wind.

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Montana Treasure: Former Veteran and Great Falls Mayor helps build one of kind Memorial

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Michael Winters is proud of the foundation he helped build at the Montana Veterans Memorial. 

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Montana Treasure: Bozeman's Julius Lehrkind Brewing celebrates its roots

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BOZEMAN - The Gallatin Valley's newest brewery can boast roots going back more than a century. The great-great-grandson of German settler Julius Lehrkind is re-launching the brewery brand started by his family.

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Montana Treasure: The inspiring Ann Bourassa

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Our own Meghan Bourassa honors her mom, Ann, who's been a best friend and a source of strength - even as she deals with a cancer diagnosis.

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Montana Treasure: The men who love quilting at St. Paul's Lutheran

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For years, seven men have met at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Monday nights to make quilts. The group started on a dare, but in the years since, it's become an important way for friends to spend time together while doing good deeds for their community.

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Montana Treasures: Forensic Gun Examiners

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Only two forensic gun examiners work for the state of Montana. They say the job isn't much like what you see on TV - but firing weapons into a 500-gallon tank of water is all in a day's work.

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Montana Treasure: Serving up 130+ burgers at Parker's in Drummond

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Just off of Interstate-90 in the small ranching community of Drummond, sits Parker's, a small, family-owned and operated restaurant that is serving up an eye-popping array of burgers. 139 burgers to be exact.

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Montana Treasure: Lending a helping hand to get books in little hands

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Statistics from the Department of Education show that 61-percent of low-income families in America have no books in the home for their pre-school children to read. It's a crucial time when reading development takes place. At just 12-years-old, Hattie Neesvig of Trout Creek is already fostering learning in her community. 

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Montana Treasures: The Legend of Piano Pat

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For over 50 years Piano Pat, as she’s internationally known, has been tickling the ol’ ivories at the Sip ‘n Dip Lounge in Great Falls. 

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The Wop Chop, a true Montana Treasure

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For nearly 60 years, the Freeway Tavern has been serving the people of Butte lunch and dinner. 

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Montana Treasures: Micro preemie will celebrate first birthday

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On March 2, Aiden Anklam will turn one. It's a day not everyone thought he'd live to see.

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