Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Helena Montana
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1. Montana Avenue closed Tue-Thu from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
HELENA -- Montana Department of Transportation announced Friday that Montana Rail Link will begin a railroad crossing improvement project at the crossing on North Montana Avenue starting Tuesday, August 19.
2. 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...
3. 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
4. Amanda Curtis wins Montana Democratic nomination to U.S. Senate
HELENA Montana Democrats on Saturday chose state Rep. Amanda Curtis of Butte as their new U.S. Senate candidate, putting the largely untested freshman lawmaker up against Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines just 80 days before the election.
5. 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.
6. Montana Ave. traffic detoured due to roadwork
Montana Rail Link is working on Montana Avenue in Helena to improve the crossing, resulting in daytime closures of the roadway through Thursday or later.
7. 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...
8. Great Falls and North Central Montana | Continuous News
HELENA -- Montana Democrats will gather in Helena on Saturday to pick a new nominee in the race for U.S. Senate.
9. Billings, Montana | Continuous News and Weather
HELENA - Montana Democrats will gather in Helena on Saturday to pick a new nominee in the race for U.S. Senate.
10. KXLH.com | Continuous News and Weather
HELENA -- Montana Brewers Association is hosting Helena's 150th Birthday Brew Fest Celebration Saturday in Helena.
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 4:53 am MDT

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 64 F

Forecast:
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 79 Low: 56
Thu - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 73 Low: 53
Fri - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 64 Low: 50
Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 56 Low: 47
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 71 Low: 48

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