Owner Ted Culbertson and his employees prepared a fully accessible wheelchair van. But in a surprise, another local veteran donated a second van.
The event brought together Gold Star families – the families of fallen military members – with veterans and others from around the area.
GREAT FALLS- Justin Bilton and his 70-year old father were backpacking through Wyoming and Montana, and last weekend set up camp in Glacier National Park. The next day, they realized that a lightning strike had started a small fire, which eventually turned into the 3,500-acre Howe Ridge Fire along Lake McDonald.
17-year-old Nate Furlong, a Capital High senior and member of Troop 1206, is a candidate to become an Eagle Scout. As a service project, he decided to help the Center for Mental Health refurbish tables and chairs from their day treatment dining and recreation areas.
Agencies like Lewis and Clark Search and Rescue and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks partnered with business sponsors like Toyota and Home Depot to provide about 100 complimentary life jackets at the park.
GREAT FALLS- Staff at the University of Providence say they are excited for their new nursing program to kick off this fall, but with that, the university is under some fire involving their relationship with Providence St. Joseph Health.
HELENA- Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte’s first campaign TV ad, which began airing last week, sharply criticizes Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams on immigration and foreign policy.
WEST GLACIER – Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park will be closed for the rest of the season because of the still-burning Howe Ridge fire.
BILLINGS- In a short ceremony Friday at Montana Peterbilt in Billings, the executive director of the northwest region of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Chris Eyler, delivered the chamber’s official nomination of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale.
HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in July.
HELENA- A prominent critic of campaign-finance limits has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Montana’s campaign contribution limits, arguing they are an unconstitutional limit on free speech.
JEFFERSON CITY- The Montana Department of Transportation alerted drivers that road work will shift traffic on I-15 near Jefferson City.
CROW AGENCY- The 100th Crow Fair kicked off Friday and will run through Sunday in Crow Agency.
WEST GLACIER – The Howe Ridge fire burning on the west side of Glacier National Park held steady on Thursday and has burned 3,500 acres with 0% containment.
Mr. Wilson is 8 years old and looking for a new place to call home.