Friday, April 18, 2014
Helena Montana
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TOWNSEND -- Thomas Jessberger and Dalene Rindal, operators of Rocky Acres Horse Rescue, made their initial appearances in court before Judge James Reynolds, facing 34 felony counts of cruelty to animals.
2. Montana Tourism Awards Honor Industry Partners
HELENA - The Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT) has announced the winners of the 2014 Montana Tourism Awards, presented Monday at the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation in Billings.
3. State Wildlife Panel Endorses Rocky Mountain Front Act
HELENA Montana fish and wildlife commissioners are endorsing federal legislation to expand protections along the Rocky Mountain Front. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission passed a resolution Thursday supporting the Rocky Mountain Heritage Act.
4. Helena couple receives award for land stewardship, conservation efforts
A Helena couple is among five recipients of the Montana Neighbor Award for land stewardship, conservation ethic and neighborly land access.
5. FERC: Public Service Commission Rules Hinder Power Projects
HELENA Montana's Public Service Commission is improperly hindering small, renewable energy projects in the state, federal regulators said. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Thursday that the rules the PSC created to implement a federal energy conservation policy create an "unreasonable obstacle" for the projects seeking to sell power to utilities.
6. Concierge Auctions announces auction without reserve of "World's Best California Property" in Napa Valley
ST. HELENA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions, a luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth individuals worldwide, today announced the auction of Villa de Montana, named "World's Best California Property" in 2006 by London's World's Best Magazine. The property, originally offered for $22.5 million, will be auctioned without reserve on May 22nd in cooperation ...
7. Great Falls and North Central Montana | Continuous News
HELENA -- Cheryl Peters pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a felony charge of assault with a weapon.
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HELENA - The Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT) has announced the winners of the 2014 Montana Tourism Awards, presented Monday at the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation in Billings.
9. Montana Aims to Reduce Elk from Spreading Disease
HELENA Montana Fish and Wildlife commissioners seeking to reduce the spread of disease to cattle will allow landowners to fence out and kill elk in the spring. The commission approved the proposal 3-2 during a Thursday meeting.
10. Outdoors Calendar published April 17
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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 1:53 pm MDT

Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 46 F

Forecast:
Fri - Partly Cloudy/Wind. High: 49 Low: 34
Sat - Mostly Sunny. High: 68 Low: 36
Sun - Mostly Sunny. High: 61 Low: 39
Mon - Cloudy. High: 70 Low: 41
Tue - Few Showers. High: 62 Low: 38

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