Archives for December 2019

String of vehicle thefts has Law enforcement in Lewis and Clark County on high alert

HELENA – A string of vehicle thefts has Law enforcement in Lewis and Clark County on high alert. Police are reminding residents to take precautions, after six vehicles were reportedly stolen in just three days last week. In many of those cases the owners had left the keys inside, according to a post on the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Police urge residents to always keep their car doors locked and never leave your keys in the ignition.
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New year, new beginning, but how hard will it be to keep new year’s resolutions

A new year, means a new beginning, but how hard will it be to keep those new year’s resolutions… Unfortunately, very hard research shows, with 80% of “resolution-er’s” throwing in the towel by the second week of February. Experts say when creating a goal, it’s important to make them realistic, so rather than saying, ‘I’m going to lose weight in 2020’, say, ‘I’m going to go to the gym on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in 2020, to make goals more achievable.
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Crews are gearing up for the City of Helena’s Christmas Tree disposal season

HELENA – Crews are gearing up for the City of Helena’s Christmas Tree disposal season. The Solid Waste Division is anticipating they’ll collect thousands of trees this year. Residents with City garbage service can leave their tree in the alley or boulevard for pick up beginning January 2020. People are asked to remove all ornaments and tinsel before disposal, and leave the tree at least 3 feet from their trash container. Staff will be working through Feb. 15 to collect the trees. You can also dump your tree at the City Transfer Station.
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Helena New Year’s Eve revelers warned to follow local rules if you’re planning to ring in 2020 with fireworks

HELENA – Helena authorities are reminding New Year’s Eve revelers, if you’re planning to ring in 2020 with fireworks, keep local rules in mind. State law allows fireworks to be sold between Dec. 29 and Dec. 31, but fireworks are prohibited from being set off within Helena city limits, including the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds, law enforcement warn. Fire officials also say make sure to light your fireworks in a clear field to prevent accidents.
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The filing period recently opened for the Helena Public Schools Board of Trustees

The filing period recently opened for the Helena Public Schools Board of Trustees. The positions up for election May 5 include two seats representing the K-8 district and a third seat representing the Wolf Creek and Trinity districts on the high school board. Candidate applications must be filed with the County Elections Office by 5 p.m. on March 26.
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Top stories of 2019

The opening of three new elementary schools in Helena and the beginning of classes at the newly established East Helena High School mark one of the most impactful stories of 2019. As we head into a new decade, these stories also usher in 2020 as the most impactful, including the approval of a new Montana Heritage Center. Bullock was Montana’s first major-party presidential candidate. And, the North Hills fire caused the evacuation of 500 homes.
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It’s going to be a happy new year for one Helena family

It’s going to be a happy new year for one Helena family. A Helena teen is back home, after he was reported missing Sunday, and officials said he is suicidal and has mental health issues. A missing and endangered person advisory issued for 14-year-old Lorenzo Deserley has been canceled, after authorities say he was found safe and appears to be ok.
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One Montana resident will be ringing in the new year with more money

HELENA – One Montana resident will be ringing in the new year with more money. The Montana Lottery drew the winning ticket for the 2019 Montana Millionaire game Friday morning. Visit the Montana Lottery’s website for a complete list of all the prizes, including early bird winners.
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You now have to be 21 to legally buy tobacco products

You now have to be 21 to legally buy tobacco products. The FDA officially changed the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars and electronic products, from 18 to 21. Tobacco 21 laws were already enacted in 19 states and Washington, D.C., according to the American Lung Association.
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Mysterious lights reported Christmas night in northern Montana

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Mysterious lights reported Christmas night in northern Montana are likely satellites launched by SpaceX. That’s according to their website, which states SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites which will provide internet to rural populations. Several social media photos from residents in nearby Browning and Rocky Boy show a row of bright lights in the sky.
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