Sunday, September 21, 2014
Helena Montana
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1. FWP: Montana deer hunters will find "improving populations"
HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is reporting encouraging statistics on deer populations for the upcoming general season.
2. Montana Historical Society hosting annual conference
HELENA - "Montana Milestones: Celebrating 150 Years of Montana History" - that's this year's theme of the Montana Historical Society's 41st annual history conference.
3. Bullock Leads Trade Mission to China
HELENA Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is embarking on an eight-day trade mission to China. Bullock, state officials and 10 local business owners were leaving Friday to hold meetings set with the goal of signing contracts for selling Montana products in China.
4. Montana unemployment rate at 4.7%
HELENA - Montana's unemployment ticked up to 4.7% in August, with the state's jobless rate holding between 4.5 percent to 4.7 percent since May.
5. Montana unempoyment rate at 4.7%
HELENA - Montana's unemployment ticked up to 4.7% in August, with the state's jobless rate holding between 4.5 percent to 4.7 percent since May.
6. Native Americans getting final settlement payments
HELENA, Montana (AP) Hundreds of thousands of Native Americans across the nation have started receiving the final cash payments this week from one of the largest government settlements in U.S. history.Checks ranging from $869 to...
7. Governor: Montana can cut carbon emissions without closing plants
HELENA The Bullock administration Friday unveiled five options for how Montana can meet proposed federal rules to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and none includes shutting down or curtailing existing coal-fired power plants.
8. Helena gets attention on best-cities lists
The online site livability.com thinks highly of Helena. So does a perhaps less well-known website, creditdonkey.com.
9. Governor addresses carbon emissions, EPA regulations in Montana
HELENA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering rules on carbon emissions at power plants that could have major effects in Montana.
10. Helena hosts Montana's first ever childhood cancer 5k and fun run
HELENA -- Montana's first ever childhood cancer 5k and fun run was held in Helena Saturday.
In 1864 the discovery of gold by four prospectors commonly referred to as the “Four Georgians”, started a mini-gold rush into the area. After three successful years of mining the region, these four gentlemen returned east with their fortunes secured. Soon after, the area began to see a wide variety of newcomers “westering” to seek their own fortunes. As the town grew in population, the name of Helena was eventually settled upon after much debate. Helena became the capital of Montana Territory in 1875, and after Montana gained statehood, Helena was named as state capital.

Helena Capital

Perhaps the most unique feature of Helena is its architecture. The State Capitol building is a fine example of Greek Renaissance architecture, and the murals inside depict Montana historical themes. There are still many splendid 19th-century mansions in perfect condition scattered around the city and the down town area has several original buildings still serving as city offices and new businesses. Among the most impressive structures remaining, the St. Helena Cathedral was constructed along the lines of a cathedral in Cologne, Germany and the Votive Church in Vienna. Its twin spires reach majestically 230 feet towards the heavens and the interior boasts gold leaf and mosaic windows extensively.

Conditions for Helena, MT at 1:52 am MDT

Current Conditions:
Fair, 54 F

Forecast:
Sat - Clear. High: 75 Low: 48
Sun - Sunny. High: 82 Low: 52
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 84 Low: 54
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 81 Low: 55
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 90 Low: 55

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