Students send high-altitude balloons to monitor eclipse
When a total solar eclipse occurs in three years, college students from all over the United States will monitor it by sending weather balloons to the upper edge of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Montana State University is leading the charge, and MSU innovations made it possible, said Angela Des Jardins, director of NASA’s Montana Space Grant Consortium.
Prosecution team in Glacier Park murder receive award from U.S. Attorney
HELENA– Seven investigators and the U.S. Attorney’s Office trial team in the Jordan Graham murder investigation received a total of fourteen awards from Montana U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter today. The awards honor law enforcement in Montana who demonstrate integrity, candor, fairness and reliability in high profile, high stakes cases and investigations. In late June 2013, Graham killed her husband of eight days by pushing him off a remote cliff in Glacier National Park in northern Montana.
Marine Robert Perry sings to veterans at Fort Harrison
The Marine Corps trained him to be a machine gunner but he credits God for his rapid-fire gift of writing songs. One Veteran’s sudden inspiration is his gift to patients, care givers, and staff at Fort Harrison’s Veteran's Administration hospital in Helena.
One Montana calls for a unified culture, state
Now that the primaries are over, it is a good time to take the temperature of the political climate in Montana. And wherever politicians in this state might stand on the issues of water and weather, they would all probably agree that, when it comes to politics, our state is going to get a whole lot warmer in the next few months.
Primaries challenge individual candidates to gather support from their respective bases and to distinguish themselves from an often cluttered field of contenders. Now, with that behind them, the remaining candidates will shift the focus of their campaigns to their respective opponents. Heated debate will ensue.
Donate unused air miles for Montana Make a Wish
Now that fall is officially here, frequent fliers with air miles from Delta, U.S. Airways and United are urged to donate their unused air miles from summer travel to Make-A-Wish. Those miles are turned into free flights for wish kids battling life-threatening medical conditions, and once donated, they never expire.
Eric Olson talks about historic courthouses at Montana Historical Society
Eric Olson doesn't have to wonder what stories Montana's courthouses could tell, if only they could talk.
At a free public program Thursday (Oct. 2) at the Montana Historical Society Olson will present "Courting Truth: Montana Courthouse Tales" based on his new book on stories real and sometimes imagined that are mostly forgotten today.
Montana Natural History Center events for October
Mark your calendars! The Montana Natural History Center has a full schedule of community programs and events this October.
miniNaturalists PRE-K Program:
The miniNaturalist Pre-K program will engage youngsters in the exploration of the natural world through fun hands-on activities, games and play. October’s theme is ‘Creepy, Crawly’.
Date: Thursdays, October 2nd and 16th
Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.
Cost: $3/$1 MNHC members, adults free
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Best for ages 2-5.
Please call 327-0405 or visit www.MontanaNaturalist.org for more information
BNSF Railway Returns as Sponsor of C.M. Russell art auction
C.M. Russell Museum Announces BNSF Railway to Return as the Presenting Sponsor of The Russell 2015
September 9, 2014, Great Falls, Montana—The C.M. Russell Museum announced today that BNSF Railway will be the 2015 Presenting Sponsor of The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum, scheduled to take place March 19-21, 2015. BNSF Railway was the overall Presenting Sponsor of the fundraiser in March 2014.
Misoula Youth Homes dedicates new youth facility
Missoula, MT – On Wednesday, September 10th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Youth Homes will host a Dedication Ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction of their new Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home. Youth Homes has raised over $960,000 dollars to achieve the culmination of this remarkable project. Funding includes a $450,000 federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), awarded to Missoula County’s Office of Grants and Community Programs, and more than $500,000 in generous gifts from many local individuals and private foundations.