Monday, December 22, 2014

Helena activities Fishing Trips/Outfitters
Paul Roos Outfitters
PO Box 621
Helena MT 59624
(406)442-5489
Fax: (406)449-2293

Golf / Golf Equipment

Bill Roberts Golf Course
2201 North Benton Ave
Helena MT 59601
(406)442-2191 Scott Longenecker
About Us... Bill Roberts Golf Course is one of the best municipal golf courses in the state. We have 18 holes with 4 sets of tees, driving range, club house, practice area, and lessons from PGA professionals available. Conveniently located and affordably priced, Bill Roberts Golf Course is the best golfing experience in the Helena valley!
www.billrobertsgolf.com

Diamondback Golf
1417 11th Avenue
Helena MT 59601
(406)442-2648 Dan Owen, General Manager Diamondback Golf is a Montana business with a full line of golf apparel and equipment. With four convenient locations in Helena, Bozeman, Missoula, and Great Falls, we offer discounted prices to accommodate any golfer's needs. Come check us out today!

Green Meadow Country Club
2720 Country Club Avenue
Helena MT 59601
(406)442-5750
Fax: (406)443-5806
Ray Hunthausen, Manager

Helena Ice Arena
400 Lola Street
Helena MT 59601
(406)457-2817
Fax: (406)457-2818
Mike Butters Other Contacts:
Debbie Pappas, Brent Agrusa
http://www.helenabighorns.com

Kim's Marina & RV Resort
8015 Canyon Ferry Road
Helena MT 59602
(406)475-3723
Fax: (406)475-3723
Greg & Maryann Axtman, Owner Kim's Marina is a Full Service Resort on the north end of Canyon Ferry Lake- 20 miles from Helena. Kim's Marina has RV and tent camping, cabins, dock and boat rentals, groceries, gifts, gas, propane, ice, FWP licenses, and much more. www.kimsmarina.com

Sleeping Giant Lanes & Mini Golf
3355 Tricia Street
Helena MT 59601
(406)442-1004
Michelle Anderson, Owner

Great Divide Snowsports
100 Skiway
PO Box Ski Marysville
MT 59640
(406)449-3746
Fax: (406)443-0540
Bob Person Other Contacts: Kevin Taylor www.greatdividemontana.com

Big Sky Board Sports
1417 1/2 11th Avenue
Helena MT 59601
(406)442-0676
Fax: (406)442-0677
Mr. Simon Elston, Owner
www.bigskyboards.com

Gates of the Mountains
PO Box 478
Helena MT 59624
(406)458-5241 Tim Crawford, Manager www.gatesofthemountains.com

Great Northern Carousel
924 Bicentennial Plaza
PO Box 369
Helena MT 59624
(406)457-5353
Rick Davis, Manager Go for the brass ring at Helena's own carousel! The detailed hand-carved, hand-painted "ponies" and custom stained glass windows make each visit an adventure for children and adults alike. Our homemade ice cream and fudge (made right here in the Great Northern) top off the experience. But, don't forget to take a peek at the Painted Pony Gift Shop for Carousel souvenirs and treasures. And, we've got the best party room in town. Call today to reserve your special day or occasion with us at the Carousel. Great Northern Carousel Copper Level Member
http://www.gncarousel.com

Helena National Forest
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena MT 59601
(406)495-3726
Fax: (406)449-5436
Other Contacts: Sandi French, Amy Teegarden
The Helena National Forest provides the scenic backdrop for the Queen City and its immediate proximity to town makes it everyone's "Million Acre Backyard". Visit our website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/helena/ and then come visit YOUR National Forest!

Helena Unlimited dba Last Chance Tours
PO Box 6338
Helena MT 59604
(406)442-1023
Fax: (406)442-1003
Lee Holmes, Manager
www.lctours.com

Kleffner Ranch
305 Hwy 518 East
Helena MT 59635
(406)495-9090
Fax: (406)227-3521
Denis and Stacy Young Montana's Special Events Center since 1887 featuring weddings, reunions, picnics, company parties, planning session retreats. Tours of the largest old barn in the country.
http://www.kleffnerranch.com

Last Chance Ranch Wagonride Dinners
2884 Grizzly Gulch
Helena MT 59601
(406)442-2884
Fax: (406)442-0303 Bruce Anfinson
Enjoy a historical ride into Helena's Old West. Travel by horse drawn wagons through a turn of the century homestead along Travis Creek, just south of town. If you are quiet and have a keen eye, you can see wildlife along the way, such as moose, deer, elk, and of course game birds and beaver in the ponds along the creek. Last Chance Ranch offers popular wagonride dinners featuring all you can eat prime rib dinners in the largest tipi in Montana complete with huckleberry cheesecake and cowboy coffee. Live western music rounds out the night featuring Montana's own, Bruce Anfinson, by the campfire. The evening takes about four hours and includes round-trip bus ride from Helena. Experience this pristine, natural area only 30 minutes from downtown Helena. Call Last Chance Ranch @ 442-2884 or the Helena Chamber of Commerce @ 442-4120 for more information. 2007 Season open June 11 through the end of September

Montana Historical Society
225 North Roberts
Helena MT 59601
(406)444-2694
Fax: (406)444-2696 Richard Sims
Other Contacts: Tom Cook, PR- Marketing, Molly Holz, Debra Mitchell, Susan Near, Director of Museum Servic The Montana Historical Society and Montana's Museum is home to an incomparable Charlie Russell collection and Montana artifacts. Explore history through our Research Center, Publications, Education and Historic Preservation programs. Enjoy shopping for gifts/books in the Museum Store (members receive a discount). The Montana Historical Society also publishes "Montana The Magazine of Western History" as well as books (Montana Historical Society Press). Montana Living History Program PO Box 9624 Helena MT 59604 (406)458-3700 Tom Bruhn, Executive Director The Montana Living History Program is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to "Perpetuate the Historic Skill of our Frontier Past and to Teach, through Example and Re-Enactment, Understanding of our Rich and Diverse State History." Our annual fundraiser is The Montana Wild West Fest. The Fest will be held on August 9th and 10th, 2008 at the Historic Kleffner Ranch in East Helena. The Festival is a showcase for "All Things Western."
For more information, call (406)458-3700
e-mail contact@montanalivinghistory.org, or write: P.O. Box 9624, Helena, MT 59604. Visit our website at www.montanalivinghistory.org

Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine
5360 Castles Road
Helena MT 59601
(406)227-8989 Deb Thompson
This quaint turn of the century mine sits on the banks of Hauser Lake as the Missouri River flows in 'Big Sky Country' - Helena, Montana. Visitors come through the mine digging through the gravel looking for sapphires every day. Today, you can find sapphires in every color at the Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine. The natural Sapphire crystal structure is hexagon with triangle terminations, which are often flat. The most commonly found color is green-blue. Blue sapphire is the best known color. Ruby is a red sapphire, which is one of the most prized. Sapphires from 1/2 carat up to 10 carats are fairly common. The largest known sapphire from the Spokane Bar was 155 carats, found by a man from Idaho. Other finds, though uncommon, are diamond, topaz, citrine, and ruby. Garnets of several varieties can be found; the largest on record weighed 40 carats. The largest gem quality sapphire was 50 carats so far! http://www.sapphiremine.com

The Painted Pot
1600 11th Ave. #243 Capital Hill Mall
Helena MT 59601
(406)443-3799
Fax: (406)443-3799 Kathleen Harrington
The Painted Pot is a Contemporary Ceramics Studio (a paint your own pottery store). Our staff will show you how easy it is to: choose a piece of ceramic bisque, pick a design, select from over 50 paint glazes and create a masterpiece. After painting is completed, our staff takes five to seven days to put on an overglaze and fire the pottery. No experience is needed and all ages are welcome. If you need a new party experience, bring 8 to 20 individuals to our party room and you will get overglaze and firing for free. Your supply the food and drinks and we supply the entertainment. We are open seven days a week. Call (406) 443-3799 to reserve the party room or find answers to your questions. We are located in the Capital Hill Mall across from Baskin-Robbins.

Tizer Botanic Gardens & Arboretum
PO Box 129
Jefferson City MT 59638
(406)933-8789
Fax: (209)633-6109
Belva Lotzer Situated at an altitude of 5,000 feet,visitors are often shocked to see that we can grow 100's of varieties of flowering plants The three acre garden includes thousands of plants, some from as far away as Tibet. Visitors will enjoy: The Rose Garden The Patriotic Garden The Herb Patch The Old Time Vegetable Garden The Children's Garden The Nature Trail The Lewis & Clark Native PlantTrail The stroll through the extensive perennial beds, shade garden and begonia beds is a memorable experience. Pleasant paths allow you to wander over six bridges, through The Wildlife Woodlands, along the famous Prickly Pear Creek and over two small islands. All with loads of quiet sitting areas to relax in.
www.tizergardens.com

Helena Montana
 Latest News Helena Activities Local Weather
1. Montana Awarded $10 Million Grant for Preschools
HELENA — Montana was awarded a $10 million federal grant Wednesday to help develop preschool programs for 4-year-olds from low- and moderate-income families.
2. Poised for growth: Helena's economy remains slow, but leaders optimistic
In the long term, Helena’s stable economy was not as heavily impacted by the recession as other areas of Montana, Director of the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research…
3. Local literature: A few exciting reads by Helena authors
“The Collotypes of L.A. Huffman -- Montana Frontier Photographer” by Gene & Bev Allen. Published by Riverbend Publishing.
4. New regulations: Coal industry, critics differ on cost to Montana consumers
HELENA – In their fight against federal rules to cut carbon emissions, the coal industry and its allies are producing studies saying the rules mean big price increases for electricity consumers in Montana and elsewhere.
5. Montana Unemployment Rate at 4.3 Percent
HELENA — Montana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.3 percent in November. The rate is down 0.2 percentage points from October.
6. Daines: GOP-controlled Congress will have active agenda
HELENA – Montana’s next U.S. senator, Republican Steve Daines, says the new GOP-controlled Congress will have an active agenda next year, such as taking on “Obamacare,” passing a balanced budget, blocking costly federal regulations and approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
7. Kalispell, MT | Continuous News and Weather
HELENA - Montana's top health insurance provider is paying $1 million to resolve hundreds of complaints.
8. Missoula, MT | Continuous News and Weather
HELENA - Montana's top health insurance provider is paying $1 million to resolve hundreds of complaints.
9. Bullock: Democrats can't 'unilaterally disarm' as Republicans raise big money
HELENA – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a vocal critic of corporate money in politics, now heads up the Democratic Governors Association, which raises millions in corporate dollars to help elect Democratic governors – but says that doesn’t make him a hypocrite.
10. Gianforte donates $500K for two-year college scholarships in Montana
HELENA -- Students who enroll in manufacturing and energy industry programs at two-year colleges in Montana will have up to $500,000 worth of scholarships available to them over the next two years thanks to a donation from the Gianforte Family Foundation.


 


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Cloudy, 38 F

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Mon - Mostly Cloudy. High: 36 Low: 21
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 34 Low: 28
Wed - Mostly Cloudy. High: 39 Low: 27
Thu - Snow Showers. High: 29 Low: 15
Fri - Mostly Sunny. High: 27 Low: 13

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