Archives for April 2017

New homes near Helena causing concern

Despite objections from some community members, the Lewis and Clark County Commission agreed Tuesday to allow a tract of land near Helena to be used for 14 homes. Residents near the 20 acre property north of Helena expressed concerns about septic tank wastewater from homes that will be built at, Meadowlark Rentals, leaking into wells that serve existing homes. A county planner said wastewater and groundwater mixing generally doesn’t extend beyond the property line.
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Voters will be shuffled around for the state’s U.S. House special election May 25

Several regular Montana polling places will be closed when voters head to the polls for the special election May 25. Many of the polling places are unavailable for the state’s U.S. House special election date. County elections officials had backed a state bill for a mail-ballot-only election, but Republican’s voted against it, and Gov. Bullock chose May 25 because it was the earliest day possible for the special election and he wanted Montana’s empty House seat filled. Roughly 50,000 registered voters will be rerouted to other polling places, say Montana’s county elections officials.
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Actress Campaigns For Zinke

A television actress campaigned in Helena yesterday for Democrat Rob Quist,who is running for a seat in the House of Representatives. The special election to replace Ryan Zinke will be held on May 25th. Yesterday, actress Alyssa Milano held a get out the vote event on Zinke’s behalf on the University of Montana campus. . Quist’s main opponent is Republican Greg Gianforte, a businessman who lives in the Bozeman area, and who lost to incumbent Democrat Steve Bullock in November’s gubernatorial election.

Man Threw Sewing Machine At Woman

A Helena man has been arrested for allegedly throwing a sewing machine at a woman. Adam Hegreberg is facing a felony charge of assault with a weapon. The incident happened in a trailer on Montana Avenue. Police say the man and woman were arguing about money. Hegreberg first threw a metal rod at the victim, but told police it was just a soft toss. The woman told police he then threw the sewing machine, which missed her by a foot.

Dozens of Blue Creek residents got an update Wednesday about steps being taken to mitigate blowing trash and safety concerns

Dozens of Blue Creek residents got an update Wednesday about steps being taken to mitigate blowing trash and safety concerns at the Billings landfill near their homes. The city of Billings plans to spend $18.5 million to build a station at the landfill that will keep some of the trash from blowing onto the streets near the landfill, including Jellison, Blue Creek and Hillcrest roads. The city also plans to plant $90,000 worth of trees around the existing landfill to serve as a windbreaker.
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A 38-year-old woman was arrested this week in connection to the stabbing death of a north-central Montana man

GREAT FALLS – A 38-year-old woman was arrested this week in connection to the stabbing death of a north-central Montana man. Cascade County officials say Linda Christianson, already jailed in Ravalli County on a probation violation in a 2010 drug case, is now facing charges in the murder of, 41-year-old Steven Fletcher on March 5 at a residence in Great Falls. The warrant lists her bail at $500,000 in the homicide case. Fletcher’s death was initially reported as a suicide, records indicate.
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Two public schools in Helena were in the spotlight this past week

Two public schools in Helena were in the spotlight this past week for winning environmental awards. Gov. Steve Bullock and Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney presented SMART Schools Green Challenge Awards to Capital High School and Central-Linc Elementary School for their work promoting more environmentally friendly practices. Each school received a certificate, a banner and a $1,000 check for their environmental efforts.
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Man Distributed Meth Across From School

A man accused of distributing meth right across the street from a school had a court appearance yesterday. Members of the Missouri River Drug Task Force raided the home of Alan St. Germain on East Clinton Street on Saturday, across the street from Radley Elementary School. Agents allegedly found 50 grams of meth and 90 grams of pot. St. Germaine will be back in court for arraignment on drug charges next month.

Two Helena residents say they feared for their life when a 37-year-old Butte man randomly threatened them

Two Helena residents say they feared for their life when a 37-year-old Butte man randomly threatened them. Court documents say one of the victims reported a highly intoxicated man confronted her in her driveway at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and Dakota Street, Sunday night, and began hitting her camper with a rock, before he broke out three of the windows on a neighbor’s car, the documents state. Police arrested Alan Edward Griego, who they say admitted to the rogue rock incident.
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Friendly feud ends with shots fired

A 20-year-old East Helena man was arrested after allegedly threatening people with a pellet gun during a friendly feud. Police responded to a report of a man with a rifle on North Montana Avenue, Sunday, where the victim said he and the suspect were arguing about him kicking his friend’s dog, when the man shot up his vehicle, according to court documents. The pellet perpatrator is facing a felony charge of assault with a weapon, authorities said.

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