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Visiting the 9/11 Memorial: An unforgettable experience
par BRUCE R. MILLER firstname.lastname@example.org le 12/09/2021 à 2:00
A visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York's Financial District would be a refresher lesson – a look at history from a distance – I told myself.
Nurses - The Heart of Health Care
le 29/12/2020 à 4:34
We’re excited to honor extraordinary nurses in our area who go above and beyond to deliver compassionate care. In unprecedented times and with the added strain of COVID-19, this year we celebrate nurses who put others first and have made…
Making headlines since 1865: A historical look at the IR and its lineage
par JESSE CHANEY Independent Record le 07/09/2017 à 12:00
When the FBI arrested “Unabomber” Ted John Kaczynski at his cabin near Lincoln in April 1996, the Independent Record was there.
150 years of Helena sports: The big four
par CURT SYNNESS Independent Record le 31/08/2017 à 12:00
Editor's note: As part of the celebration of Helena's 150th birthday, this IR feature takes a historical glance at the local sports scene since the town was founded in 1864. Here is brief recap of the four major sports --…
A classic way to spend the day: Cross-country skiers find their Zen
par MARGA LINCOLN Independent Record le 04/02/2016 à 9:30
It was just me, a dozen gabbling geese and a setting moon early Thursday morning at the Bill Roberts Golf Course.
Helena's Benson headed to Montana State
par CURT SYNNESS Independent Record le 21/01/2016 à 11:13
Chase Benson, one of Helena High’s most imposing modern-day football players, has committed to play for the Montana State University Bobcats.
Reverend Slanky dishing up soul, Latin and funk for Cool Dog Ball
par MARGA LINCOLN Independent Record le 15/01/2016 à 1:00
Reverend Slanky, a horn-powered funk and soul band from Missoula, takes the stage for this year’s 22nd annual Cool Dog Ball Friday night at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The event is a benefit for the Feb.…
[UPDATED] Cascade woman, 89, dies in rollover near Craig
par INDEPENDENT RECORD le 15/01/2016 à 3:00
An 89-year-old Cascade woman died in a single-vehicle rollover Thursday afternoon north of Craig.
'We all have a responsibility': Biologists launch unprecedented multistate wolverine study
par TOM KUGLIN Independent Record le 14/01/2016 à 1:00
Four western states along with federal, tribal and university partners are combining efforts in an unprecedented inventory of one of the high country’s most elusive carnivores.
Gonorrhea cases nearly doubled in Montana in 2015
par ZACH BENOIT For the Independent Record le 14/01/2016 à 3:00
BILLINGS -- The number of gonorrhea cases reported in Montana in 2015 nearly doubled from the previous year, state health officials said on Wednesday.
I-15 rock work this year will require blasting, traffic delays
par AL KNAUBER Independent Record le 14/01/2016 à 1:30
Rock work along Interstate 15 is planned to continue this year and delay traffic and recreational activity while crews are blasting.
[UPDATED] Public educators tout 'historic' state graduation rates
par KIM BRIGGEMAN For the Independent Record le 14/01/2016 à 1:30
MISSOULA -- Montana’s superintendent of public instruction motored to Missoula on Wednesday to trumpet another record graduation rate last school year.
How to tell the difference between canine influenza and the common cold
par For the Independent Record le 14/01/2016 à 1:03
After a rare strain of potentially fatal canine influenza was confirmed in Helena, Dr. Heidi Wampler of Alpine Animal Clinic in Helena released the following alert to help pet owners determine the difference between this illness and a cold virus:
[UPDATED] Legislator: Be ready to call a special session on Colstrip if needed
par HOLLY MICHELS Independent Record le 14/01/2016 à 1:00
If “worse came to worse” and lawmakers in either Washington or Oregon pass legislation that could lead to a partial shutdown of the coal-fired power plants in Colstrip, Sen. John Brenden, R-Scobey, wants Montana to be ready.
Authorities seeking suspects in theft of truck, credit card
par INDEPENDENT RECORD le 13/01/2016 à 2:40
Authorities are seeking three suspects in connection with the theft of a pickup truck and credit card in Helena last week.
Case of highly contagious dog flu confirmed in Helena
par MARGA LINCOLN Independent Record le 13/01/2016 à 2:00
Helena Veterinary Service reported Tuesday that they have confirmed a case of a very rare strain of canine influenza, H3N2, in Helena.
Oregon occupation reignites federal land transfer debate in Montana
par TOM KUGLIN Independent Record le 13/01/2016 à 1:30
The armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon, with calls by Ammon Bundy and his followers to turn federal land over to local and private control, has renewed a contentious debate played out in the last Montana…
Missoula man seeks a fortune in Anaconda slag
par SUSAN DUNLAP For the Independent Record le 12/01/2016 à 8:30
BUTTE -- Missoulian Rick Tabish — first convicted then acquitted of murder in the death of Las Vegas casino executive Ted Binion — seeks to turn the black slag piled along Highway 1 near Anaconda into a heaping profit.
Leaky skylight threatening artwork at Capitol to be repaired this year
par HOLLY MICHELS Independent Record le 12/01/2016 à 12:00
Tom O’Connell, administrator of the state's Architecture and Engineering Division, uses a laser pointer to highlight maroon paint peeling away to reveal the white plaster below around the dome of the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the Capitol building.
Water Court conflicted over tribal water compacts, CSKT attorney says
par TOM KUGLIN Independent Record le 12/01/2016 à 1:00
A statutory mandate on Montana’s Water Court threatens the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water-rights compact passed during the last legislative session, along with other compacts not yet federally ratified, an attorney for the CSKT told a legislative interim committee…
Forensic mental health facility opening soon in Galen
par HOLLY MICHELS Independent Record le 11/01/2016 à 11:56
Criminal patients at the overcrowded Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs will soon be housed at the former Reintegrating Youth Offenders facility in nearby Galen.
Investigation of Lakeside holdup leads to arrest in B&B robbery
par ANGELA BRANDT Independent Record le 11/01/2016 à 11:14
The investigation of Thursday's holdup at Lakeside General Store has led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Helena woman on suspicion of robbing B&B Market on New Year's Day.
21 at Montana Developmental Center heading to AWARE group homes
par HOLLY MICHELS Independent Record le 11/01/2016 à 3:32
On Monday, Gov. Steve Bullock announced plans to move 21 people from the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder to group homes around the state run by the nonprofit AWARE.
Group replacing aging cottonwoods along Wild and Scenic Missouri River
par TOM KUGLIN Independent Record le 11/01/2016 à 12:00
A Helena-based conservation group is putting a $40,000 grant it recently received towards restoring the aging cottonwood population along the Missouri River.
Havre teen returns from orphanage in India
par PHIL DRAKE Great Falls Tribune le 11/01/2016 à 7:00
GREAT FALLS (AP) — A Havre teenager who went to work at an orphanage for special-needs children in India as part of her Make-A-Wish request is back home and feeling the glow of her trip.
Iconic 600 Cafe in Miles City closes
par HOLLY MICHELS Independent Record le 10/01/2016 à 11:00
MILES CITY — The 600 Cafe, a mainstay of eastern Montana dining, has closed.
Montana Wilderness Association kicking off winter walks
par TOM KUGLIN Independent Record le 10/01/2016 à 11:00
Whether for recreation or research, winter in Montana is a world far removed from the balmy days of short sleeves and bug spray.
Remaking the mall: Buyers planning a fresh look for old property
par AL KNAUBER Independent Record le 10/01/2016 à 1:00
A sale of Helena's Capital Hill Mall property is moving forward, although a closing date has not yet been set, said the buyer, Brett Del Valle, the managing partner of Peninsula Retail Partners, LLC of Newport Beach, California.
Clean Power Plan not the only -- or even most urgent -- issue facing Colstrip
par HOLLY MICHELS Independent Record le 10/01/2016 à 1:00
Though the buzz in Colstrip last week was over the uncertainty facing the town’s coal-fired power plant posed by a federal mandate that Montana cut its carbon dioxide emissions almost in half by 2030, other forces that could shutter two…
For Angela McLean, overcoming barriers to education started with her own life
par HOLLY MICHELS Independent Record le 10/01/2016 à 12:00
Angela McLean waitressed her way through high school at the Blue Anchor in Twin Bridges. Through those years, she lived with a friend and her older sister, who was a single parent.
Bighorns overcome injury scare to best Bulls
par TROY SHOCKLEY Independent Record le 10/01/2016 à 5:57
Playing a game was the last thing on the minds of the Bighorns on Saturday -- particularly Cody Vanthournout.
Bengals edge Bruins in back-and-forth crosstown game
par CURT SYNNESS Independent Record le 10/01/2016 à 3:39
In a topsy-turvy Western AA boys basketball tilt in the Bears’ Den on Saturday, Helena High came out on top over Capital in the season’s first crosstown match, 49-43.
Symphony Kids: City Mouse meets Country Mouse -- and kids get to meet a lot of great music
par MARGA LINCOLN Independent Record le 10/01/2016 à 3:12
When City Mouse visits Country Mouse, she’s grumpy about the birds singing at dawn, the rustic food and sleeping in the leaves.
Public radio personality Garrison Keillor to perform in Missoula
par For the Independent Record le 10/01/2016 à 12:00
The news from Lake Wobegon is that Garrison Keillor is planning a third visit to Missoula.
Feds: Montanans responding to health care signup deadlines
par For the Independent Record le 09/01/2016 à 8:00
Like hundreds of thousands of other Americans, Montanans are actively engaged in selecting health care coverage for 2016 as a pair of signup deadlines loom.
Kloker, Pickens spark Bengals' 1st crosstown win in 5 years
par CURT SYNNESS Independent Record le 09/01/2016 à 5:44
“We survived.”No, that’s Gloria Gaynor singing her 1978 hit song.It’s Helena High girls basketball coach Eric Peterson’s initial comment after his team’s 46-39 win over Capital in the season’s first crosstown basketball game.
Rare Sioux artifact stolen from state museum recovered after 13 years
par ANGELA BRANDT Independent Record le 09/01/2016 à 1:05
When a rare artifact disappeared from the Montana Historical Society Museum in 2003, there were no suspects nor any real clues as to what happened to the Sioux pipe bag.
Montana State Parks sets third straight visitation record; Spring Meadow Lake among top 5 sites
par TOM KUGLIN Independent Record le 09/01/2016 à 1:00
Montana State Parks had another banner visitation year in 2015, setting a record for the third consecutive year.
New X-ray machine helps injured raptors at Montana Raptor Conservation Center
par For the Independent Record le 08/01/2016 à 11:53
BILLINGS -- The images are almost worthy of a modern art display — bright white bird bones appear suspended in midair against a black backdrop with faint outlines of wing and tail feathers barely visible.
Take a ride on the wild side: ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ launches Myrna’s new black box theater
par MARGA LINCOLN Independent Record le 08/01/2016 à 2:00
“Gruesome Playground Injuries”: It's a title guaranteed to set many people on edge.
Through the ice: Traveling on frozen lakes requires caution, experience
par ROB CHANEY For the Independent Record le 08/01/2016 à 1:15
PLACID LAKE – Lake ice can creak and groan, pop and tinkle. And when it opens up underneath you, it may not make a sound.
Montana's U.S. attorney announces convictions of 21 men in child porn ring
par DAVID ERICKSON For the Independent Record le 08/01/2016 à 1:37
Back in 2009, a Polson man named Paul Wencewicz created an invitation-only online bulletin board where members advertised and traded sexually explicit images of young girls.
Wake of the storm: Unshoveled sidewalks draw complaints, costs, penalties
par AL KNAUBER Independent Record le 08/01/2016 à 1:00
Since the first Helena snowfall that required shoveling sidewalks, Greta Dige, the city of Helena’s code enforcement officer, has been busy.
Snowy Thursday adds to mountain snowpack; 3-4 inches reported in Helena
par TOM KUGLIN Independent Record le 07/01/2016 à 11:35
Thursday’s winter blast dumped some of the highest snow accumulations in the region in the Helena area.
After 15 years, conservation easement tax incentives become permanent
par TOM KUGLIN Independent Record le 07/01/2016 à 2:00
It was nearly 17 years ago that a pair of conservation-minded Montanans began a quest to help working ranchers and farmers keep their land in agriculture. In the recently passed federal budget bill, the initiative Rock Ringling and Bill Long…
[UPDATED] Redesigned driver's licenses more secure, but could soon be rejected at airports
par JAMES DeHAVEN and JESSE CHANEY Independent Record le 07/01/2016 à 1:30
Though Montana's newly redesigned driver's licenses and identification cards include increased security features, they still do not meet federal standards that might soon be required for air travel and access to federal buildings.
YWCA plans ceremony to celebrate extensive renovation work
par INDEPENDENT RECORD le 06/01/2016 à 6:00
YWCA Helena will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday after an extensive remodeling project.
Montana highway death toll up sharply in 2015
par KIM BRIGGEMAN For the Independent Record le 06/01/2016 à 5:00
Highway fatalities in Montana jumped 17 percent in 2015. While it’s too early to pin down the reason, state officials have their theories.
3 face felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly darting Lolo pets
par DAVID ERICKSON For the Independent Record le 06/01/2016 à 4:00
LOLO -- The Missoula County Attorney’s Office has filed felony aggravated animal cruelty charges against three men suspected of shooting house pets in the Lolo area with large blowgun darts in September and October.
As gun control tightens, Montanans fire back
par JAMES DeHAVEN and JAYME FRASER Independent Record le 06/01/2016 à 12:00
Sweeping executive action on gun control has Montanans rushing to add to their gun cabinets, even as their elected leaders take aim at President Obama.