Archives for November 2019

As you head back home from the Thanksgiving holiday you’ll have lots of company

As you head back home from the Thanksgiving holiday you’ll have lots of company. Sunday will be the biggest day for travelers, and that’s just for this Thanksgiving, the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport director said. The longest delays from those two airports were about an hour or more. The airline is expecting a 9.2 percent uptick in fliers, the airport director cautioned.
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God’s Love shelter in downtown Helena serves up a traditional Thanksgiving meal

HELENA – Dozens of volunteers worked all week to make sure Thanksgiving dinner went off without a hitch at the God’s Love shelter in downtown Helena. The preparation started on Tuesday, with 13 turkeys, four hams, more than 100 rolls, and other traditional trimmings. Gov. Steve Bullock and his family helped carve turkeys on Wednesday. Dozens more people worked elsewhere around the shelter leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a news release. The shelter has been holding a Thanksgiving meal for about 35 years.
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Snow will continue for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shoppers

Snow will continue for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shoppers. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM THURSDAY for Central and Southern Lewis and Clark, creating hazardous driving conditions just ahead of the busy Thanksgiving travel period. There have been several reported slide-offs and minor crashes, including one along I-15 when a woman and baby escaped with no serious injuries after their car slid off the highway and rolled, landing on its roof Tuesday morning. If you must travel, authorities advise keeping an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
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If you’re hitting the road for the holidays you’ll be paying more at the pump

If you’re hitting the road to head home for the holidays you’ll be paying more at the pump. Just as drivers get ready to pack up the family for a Thanksgiving road trip, gas is going sky-high due to major U.S. refineries being shut down. Officials say this creates a short-term supply and could contribute to high prices at the pump.
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Snow will continue for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shoppers

Snow will continue for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shoppers. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM THURSDAY for Central and Southern Lewis and Clark, creating hazardous driving conditions just ahead of the busy Thanksgiving travel period. There have been several reported slide-offs and minor crashes, including one along I-15 when a woman and baby escaped with no serious injuries after their car slid off the highway and rolled, landing on its roof Tuesday morning. If you must travel, authorities advise keeping an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
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Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday some Central High School students began spreading Christmas cheer

Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, some Central High School students began spreading Christmas cheer. Trucks with the Knights of Columbus arrived at Catholic middle school St. Pius X, in Billings Sunday afternoon, loaded with Christmas trees, and volunteers helped set them up at the St. Pius Christmas tree lot, a 47 year old tradition. The trees are sold at St. Pius on Broadwater and St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in the Heights. The Knights of Columbus has run it for about 17 years and gives the students a chance for community service.
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Few details released about police involved shooting on west side of town

Few details are being released about a police involved shooting on the west side of town Monday. At least one person was shot during what the Great Falls Police Department described as a “volatile” situation in the area of 3rd Alley Northwest, near West Elementary School, involving an armed suspect, according to a post on the GFPD’s Facebook page. No officers were injured during the incident, the post stated. The GFPD says the investigation continues.
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Helena group dedicated to rescuing horses is expanding

HELENA – A Helena group dedicated to rescuing horses is expanding. Helena Horse Rescue is celebrating two years this December, and has begun work on the organization’s future 580 acre home on Lincoln Road. If you’d like to donate, or have experience with horses and want to volunteer, contact Helena Horse Rescue.
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Just ahead of holiday shopping season construction wrapping up in downtown Helena

Just ahead of the holiday shopping season construction in downtown Helena is expected to wrap up this week. Both Neill Avenue and Front Street are expected to be reopened to traffic by Wednesday, in time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shoppers, according to the city’s public works department. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday to mark the completion of the more than seven month long, nearly $5 million project, which include safer pedestrian walkways, a new drainage system to combat flooding, and parking to better serve businesses.
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God’s Love offering Helena residents in need Thanksgiving meal

God’s Love is opening their hearts and doors to low-income Helena residents for their 35th annual Thanksgiving meal. Starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, God’s Love will be serving both traditional and nontraditional Thanksgiving dinners. The community is invited to attend the 35th annual Thanksgiving Day meal at God’s Love on N. Last Chance Gulch.
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