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Every years since 2012 Thomas Reguin and his family have been putting on a Christmas light show at their home for the town of Helena. Although it doesn't look like much right now, there are over 56,000 lights behind me, but at night this house is lit up with plenty of watts to show for it.

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The 29 foot Douglas Fir Christmas Tree sits in the rotunda of the Montana State Capitol. It wouldn't be there without the help of Wayne Sherrill Logging and the McDonald Family Ranch. But just how do you get this massive tree inside a building? The simple answer... Very carefully.

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Agriculture is Montana's leading industry. The USDA says farming and ranching has a four and half billion dollar impact on the state's economy. While it's a year round job, many ranchers are getting a much needed break this time of year.

The Western Montana Mental Health Center is trying to fight the mental health crisis in prisons through art, and they're showing some of the results to the Missoula community. 

Cameras help referees review the plays that are to close to call. Without the replay system the outcome of the game might be different. But cameras don't just help referees, the sheriffs department has chosen the option of being able to review the work of their officers when needed.

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There is even more proof that Great Falls is continuing to grow and make it's mark on the map.

It was only a couple weeks ago that Schulte's here in Great Falls had fallen victim to an attempted break-in; costing them hundreds of dollars in damage. However, the damage was the least of their concerns. What they were really worried about was that the money needed to fix the door was being taken away from helping others in the community. Schulte’s has been a figure in the Great Falls community for over thirty years now. For them, giving isn’t just a seaso...

Great Falls High school is still seeing construction as we head further into the cold, winter months. The project began on June 1st and phase one isn't expected to be finished until mid-October of 2019.  Phase one consists of constructing a new building and hub to replace their current structure. Following this, students and staff will move into the new building and phase two will begin.  This consists of completely renovating and remodeling the current building at ...

If you’ve noticed a little more facial hair around your office, that’s because it’s the annual, "No Shave November". Besides the burly look, this month is dedicated to prostate cancer awareness. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The most viable ages for prostate cancer are between 55-70, with 60% of cases diagnosed at the age of 65+. However, without proper screenings, can...

Montana is facing a major overcrowding issue in animal shelters across the state.  With every shelter at max capacity, if not more, animal shelters are forced to make room wherever possible. The main culprits of the overcrowding are cats, however, dogs are also part of the equation. Typically, Great Falls Animal Shelter sees an influx increase in the summers, but this year, they’ve seen more than usual. The Great Falls Animal Shelter typically has a cutoff of aroun...

Fires can be just as common in the winter as they are in the summer. Last year the Helena Fire Department Responded to over a dozen structure fires from November to March. Even when the snow is coming down outside it doesn't take much for a fire to start in your home. Lou Antonick the Fire Marshall for the Helena Fire Department says they are very busy in the winter. “The winter time we always see an increase in calls. Fire related calls and then carbon monoxide related ca...

How safe do you feel going to your local bar? It’s a question on many people’s minds after the recent shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. The day and age we live in is much different than it was even just a few years ago. It’s something one bar here in Great Falls recognizes and does their best to keep up with. The Alumni Club considers safety a number on priority.   In fact, not only are security members on staff but a new rule was just implemen...

Many are looking forward to the winter sports and snowball fights, but for some, it’s a fight to make it through the dark and cold winter months. Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, affects roughly 3 million people every year. However, it is often just written off for what many might call the “Winter Blues”. According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms to look out for include depression,low energy, difficulty concentrating,...

A women’s self-defense class out of Great Falls is helping more and more women to defend not only themselves but their families as well.  Melissa Bento, the sole instructor/ owner of the Tun Soo Do studio in Great Falls has practiced the art of self-defense for several years; understanding what it's like to feel intimidated. "It’s just really important for me for folks to understand that there are ways to bridge that gap," explained Melissa, "Let...

The Great Falls 4th annual ERGON art show kicks off this evening and will be open for the entire month of November. The art exhibit showcases art from kids in grades K-12 and the inspiration behind some of the pieces might be a little surprising.  "I really like painting stuff about like, nature, and like fish and like water and landscapes and stuff like that," says Greydon Hart, a senior at Great Falls High School.  For others, however, inspiration came th...

Malmstrom AirForce base is a vital part of the Great Falls community. Thousands of airmen live and shop both on and off base, making a huge impact on the surrounding community.   According to Malmstrom AFB, 40% of the economic activity seen throughout Great Falls is generated from airmen. Currently, there are 4,000 men and women serving at Malmstrom. Colonel Jennifer Reeves, the Wing Commander at Malmstrom AFB, says about half of these men and women live off base. In ad...

Staff and volunteers put in countless hours every year to prepare the Great Falls Ice Plex for the busy season. The Great Falls Ice Plex has opened from September to March for the past ten years now. It hosts anything from birthday parties and youth sports to the Americans ice hockey games. From checking equipment to cleaning the facility, staff and volunteers work tirelessly to get the ice rink up and running. What makes things even more difficult is what lies below the ice....

Eat local, shop local. The city of Great Falls prides themselves on supporting their local business and economy. In fact, young entrepreneurs come to Great Falls to start their own business.  However, with new franchises and larger businesses coming to Great Falls, mom and pop shops are facing a new challenge. The good news is the Great Falls Development Authority says you have nothing to worry about. With the low cost of living and Great Falls being a smaller ...