Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Helena Montana
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1. Montana's unemployment falls to 4.6%
HELENA - Montana's unemployment rate dropped .1% in September to 4.6 percent, and has now fallen 0.7% percentage points since January.
2. Montana Decides to Keep Yellowstone Bison in State
HELENA Montana wildlife officials decided Thursday against shipping 145 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park to the Bronx zoo and other locations across the nation, choosing to send them to an American Indian reservation within the state.
3. Earthquake drill set for Wednesday across Montana
HELENA -- Thousands of Montanans will be taking part in a statewide earthquake drill on Wednesday, October 22nd.
4. Sen. Walsh lauds Helena on its 150th year
Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., presented the Helena City Commission on Monday night with a framed copy of the July 31, 2014, Congressional Record in which he honored the city on its sesquicentennial.
5. KXLH.com | Continuous News and Weather
HELENA -- Tense hours along North Montana Avenue on Monday as shots were fired following the report of a theft at the Hastings store.
6. Montana Supreme Court race: Wheat touts years of experience
HELENA Justice Mike Wheat points to his years of legal experience as the chief reason to elect him to a full eight-year term on the Montana Supreme Court.
7. Great Falls and North Central Montana | Continuous News
HELENA -- Justin Johnson had a special gift. He was able to see an everyday object and turn it into art. He loved to create something out of nothing.
8. Montana conference looks at colorectal cancer screening
HELENA - Montana ranks near the bottom when it comes to the number of residents who get screened for colorectal cancer. Health professionals from across the state gathered Thursday in Helena to discuss ways to improve those numbers.
9. Two arrested, one sought in suspected Helena shooting
HELENA - Police arrested two people and were looking for one more Monday in connection with a report of shots fired and someone brandishing a knife near Hastings, 3215 North Montana Ave., in Helena. They were still searching for the third suspect as of 8:30 p.m.
10. Former Kettle Falls man dies in Montana crash - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 PST
HELENA Authorities have identified a 36-year-old man who died in a one-vehicle crash in southwestern Montana over the weekend.
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 2:52 pm MDT

Current Conditions:
Fair, 61 F

Forecast:
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 60 Low: 41
Thu - Mostly Cloudy. High: 66 Low: 45
Fri - Mostly Cloudy. High: 61 Low: 41
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 70 Low: 44
Sun - AM Showers. High: 55 Low: 36

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