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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is planning to set a series of fires on about 16 square miles (42 square kilometers) of national forest in Montana to reduce the risk of high intensity wildfires.

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Meet the Grizzly Battalion. The University of Montana ROTC group is ready for their biggest weekend of the year. Two and a half days of tactical training in the woods around Fort Harrison in Helena. And today, they are getting to the Capital City in style. 

Every year the front lawn of the Capitol is flooded with flowers. It takes about 3-5,000 of them to fill the giant Montana flower bed outside of the Capitol building. 

According to Summer Monforte a M.D who specializes in the allergy field at St. Peters Health says, allergies are the gift that keep on giving, and you’re never really to old to get new allergies. 

We all know the saying, what goes up must come down, and the law of physics will come into play after all the wet weather passes through. All the rain and snow in the mountains will have to make its way down to Lake Helena at some point. 


HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An earthquake that struck Tuesday in a rural area near the Idaho-Montana border was felt as far away as Helena and was followed by multiple aftershocks, but no damage was immediately reported.

HELENA -- April 8th to 14th is Fight Childhood Hunger Week in Montana, and a Capital High School sophomore is working to raise awareness of food insecurity among students. Elaina Patten is in the process of earning her Girl scout Gold Award, the highest achievement a girl scout can earn. 

HELENA - Now that the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Helena Police Department are moved in and functioning at their new location, their old offices will be getting a $8.3 million make over. Expanding the jail from one floor to all three floors. 

BOZEMAN - A man arrested in Bozeman for alleged sympathies with terrorist groups reportedly told investigators that he thought Montana would be an easy place to buy a gun.


HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature unanimously passed a bill Friday to clarify that fossils are part of a property's surface rights, not its mineral rights, unless a contract separating those rights says otherwise.

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