Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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1. Montana's Chief Justice: Increased caseload of public defenders has serious consequences
HELENA -- Montana's appellate public defenders have had a massive increase in their duties over the last few years - and that has "serious consequences" for the rest of Montana's court system, according to Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath.
2. Montana's Chief Justice says increased caseload of public defenders has serious consequences
HELENA -- Montana's appellate public defenders have had a massive increase in their duties over the last few years - and that has "serious consequences" for the rest of Montana's court system, according to Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath.
3. Montana ranked 4/5, Montana State 20/19 in polls
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The University of Montana football team is ranked fourth by the media and fifth by Football Championship Subdivision coaches after its 17-12 loss at Wyoming on Saturday. The Griz moved up a spot to fourth in The Sports Network Poll and held on to ...
4. Montana Democrats choose new Senate candidate
HELENA, Montana (AP) Montana Democrats selected a little-known state legislator as their candidate for the U.S. Senate race after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations leaving a key seat vulnerable to a Republican...
5. U.S. Senate: Curtis gets picked as new Democratic nominee
HELENA — Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from
6. Montana Democratic Convention set for Helena
HELENA - Montana Democrats will gather in Helena on Saturday to pick a new nominee in the race for U.S. Senate.
7. Montana Democratic Convention slated for Saturday in Helena
HELENA -- Montana Democrats will gather in Helena on Saturday to pick a new nominee in the race for U.S. Senate.
8. Transferring federal lands to Montana: Political theater or a viable option?
HELENA — Whether debated over a steaming cup of coffee in a café or deliberated in the chambers of the Montana Capitol, the transfer of federal lands to state or private ownership has become a divisive political issue from Eureka to Ekalaka.
9. Elk poaching near Canyon Creek under investigation
HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wardens are investigating the recent poaching of a bull elk near Canyon Creek northwest of Helena.
10. US Senate candidate leaves race amid probe
HELENA, Montana (AP) A Democratic senator said Thursday he is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project he wrote for a master's degree.U.S. Sen. John Walsh of...
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 6:51 pm MDT

Current Conditions:
Fair, 79 F

Forecast:
Tue - Mostly Clear. High: 78 Low: 52
Wed - Mostly Sunny/Wind. High: 67 Low: 45
Thu - Sunny. High: 69 Low: 45
Fri - Sunny. High: 73 Low: 47
Sat - Sunny. High: 81 Low: 50

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