Archives for May 2018

Free Outdoor Concert Series Returns

Helena’s free outdoor concert series called Alive at Five returns on June 6th. The concerts will be held every Wednesday at varying venues in the downtown area through the end of August. The first concert will be at Women’s Park. Gates open at 5 pm with music,food and drinks till 9 pm.

Prison Time For Child Porn Producer

A man is going to prison for 42 years for producing child pornography. Timothy Weaver also pleaded guilty in Great Falls to violently abusing a girl over a period of years.

County Joins National Sex Offender Database

The Lewis and Clark County Commission this week okayed a contract to update its processes for monitoring registered sex offenders. The county is joining a national database, through a company called Offender Watch. The company collects information from law enforcement agencies across the country. All of that information is made available in a single database. Offender Watch’s services are already being used by law enforcement agencies in 36 states. Lewis and Clark County is the first jurisdiction in Montana to sign up.

Car crashes into Helena grave site

HELENA – A wreck that knocked over the fence at a Helena grave site is being investigated. Managers of the Benton Avenue Cemetery say someone crashed their jeep through a section of the fence, Friday (May 25), and then ran away, leaving the Jeep behind. Police believe they have identified the culprit and charges could be forthcoming.

Contractor Uncovers Human Remains

Human remains were discovered in Helena by contractor working on running a sewer line near Livingston Avenue and Lamborn Street. The coroners office says the workers thought they were animal bones at first, till they found part of a skull, and part of a casket. The remains will be sent to the state crime lab . However, that area was the Old Catholic Cemetery between 1863 and 1908.

New Home Found For Police, Sheriff

The Helena Police Department and Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office are getting a new home. County commissioners have signed off on a plan to lease,then buy a downtown building for that purpose. The building is at 420 Fuller Avenue. It use to house Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Police and deputies have to leave their current offices at the Law Enforcement Center so crews can begin converting the entire building into jail space.

Helena Valley residents are still drying out

Helena Valley residents are still drying out from floodwaters that rushed through the area earlier this month. Heavy rains displaced residents and damaged property, and now with floodwaters receding, residents and officials are looking at cleanup efforts. On Wednesday and Thursday a Multi Agency Resource Center will open to the public to address what’s needed going forward. Residents can get cleanup kits and information about testing for mold and case management so that organizations know where their volunteers are needed. The center will be located at the LDS Church on E. Otter Road.

Few details are being revealed about an incident on Livingston Ave

HELENA- Few details are being revealed about an incident on Livingston Ave., Tuesday morning. The Lewis and Clark Coroner was called to a work site in the 1700 block of Livingston Ave. right around 10:00 a.m., along with Helena police, where a backhoe had a section of the street dug up, and the road was closed for work. An investigation is ongoing.

Cinemark Offers Movie Clubhouse For Kids

Kids in Helena and Kalispell are invited to join the Summer Movie Clubhouse from Cinemark. The Clubhouse will be every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am, from June 12 through August 15. The price is one dollar per movie, or 5 dollars for all ten movies.

Helena To Recycle Glass

Starting Friday, Helena residents will be able to recycle glass. Helena Recycling says the glass recycling service is only for Helena residents who own homes. Renters won’t be able to put glass out in their recycling bins. If a Helena resident is opting for glass recycling, along with other recycling services, it will add 8 dollars to your monthly water bill, up from the current $6.95.