Helena Symphony leaders estimate between 16,000 and 17,000 people were in attendance. As has become tradition, many of them picked out their spots the day before, holding down blankets with canned food that was then donated to Helena Food Share.
Each year, about 70 to 80 individuals and teams put their art skills and imaginations to work on chalk art on the pavement in the Trolley Block. The artists include people of all ages and all skill levels.
Three children were inside when the fire started. West Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Jerry Shepherd said the father had been outside and smelled smoke. He then went in and got the children out.
Instructors said working in trees always creates risks, so it’s important for arborists to be ready to react in case of a serious injury.
Central School, along with Bryant and Jim Darcy Elementary Schools, are set to move into brand-new buildings next month. Trustees said Jack Copps played a key role in the successful $63 million bond proposal to pay for those three schools, which district voters approved in 2017.
Leaders said this was the first time a patient under Shodair’s care has died, since they became a mental health hospital several decades ago.
Between 2010 and 2014, Montana DEQ completed a nearly $25 million reclamation project at the McLaren mill and tailings site. Since then, testing has shown levels of metals like copper, lead and manganese are well below federal and state standards.
Over two days, about 400 people were expected to take part in the shoot. The event has raised about $100,000, all donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
In the past, it could take about 15 minutes for first responders to reach Rimini from the Baxendale fire station on U.S. Highway 12. The department has nine volunteers in the Rimini area, so they are now able to handle calls much faster.
Spring Meadow Resources held its 21st annual Cardboard Cup Regatta at Spring Meadow Lake State Park. Eleven teams put together boats with hulls made entirely of cardboard. They then raced each other, paddling them across the lake with varying degrees of success.
Groups like the City of East Helena, the East Helena Historical Society, the Lewis and Clark County Historical Society and the Lewis and Clark County Heritage Tourism Council are planning to restore the building and turn it into a museum.
The Helena Fire Department responded to more than a dozen calls for trees or large branches that had fallen into the road or near power lines.
Crews are partway through the long process of converting the entire Law Enforcement Center into an expanded jail. They are likely less than a month away from the start of actual construction.
This service is currently being provided by St. Peter’s Health. Leaders say they don’t have any issues with the service St. Peter’s provides, but they want to look at all options.
Students, teachers and community members will have access to real-time energy production data from the solar-energy system through an online platform. Teachers and district administrators are working on ways to incorporate that data into lessons on solar power, thermal energy and other STEM concepts.