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Cheer and dance teams from across Montana bring energy to Helena for competition  Helena Independent Record

Slicked back ponytails with large glittery bows, metallic poms, daring tosses and swift split jumps. In the background, the whoops and hollers from the crowd ...

MISSING: 16-year-old Jacob Thurston | ABC Fox Montana Helena  ABC FOX Montana

HELENA- Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding 16-year-old Jacob Thurston.

Helena Police Department incidents reported Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 | IR Crime and Courts News  Helena Independent Record

At 12:32 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle near 6th and Montana avenues for a traffic violation. The driver, a 25-year-old Helena woman, was arrested and ...

Nelson, Beverly Lynn (Bruer)  Helena Independent Record

On the night of January 8th, 2019 Beverly passed away after a long battle with cancer. She had just returned fulfilling a dream to watch her grandkids play in ...

Helena looks back on one year with railroad quiet zone  Helena Independent Record

Eric Regensburger sleeps easier these days. Last week marked one year since the city of Helena approved a quiet zone at four railroad crossings between ...

Helena's year in review: July through December - Shelby County Reporter  Shelby County Reporter

The biggest headlines in Helena July through December. FROM STAFF REPORTS. As the new year begins, we take a look back at Helena's biggest headlines ...

Check out the latest renderings of East Helena High School  Helena Independent Record

These updated renderings of East Helena High School were presented during a community meeting Nov. 26. Voters recently approved a $29.5 million bond to ...

Power, Sarah M.  Helena Independent Record

Sarah M. Power died unexpectedly at her home on December 21, 2018. She was age 62 and a lifelong Helena resident.

Newly named East Helena High School gets a mascot: the Vigilante  Helena Independent Record

The newly named East Helena High School now has a mascot: the Vigilante. Amy Strainer, of the school name and mascot committee, said the group polled the ...

East Helena to start high school classes a year early. Here's what that means for Helena  Helena Independent Record

With East Helena Public Schools now planning to offer high school classes a year earlier than expected, enrollment and staffing at Helena High School are ...

East Helena chooses high school colors, authorizes first staff positions  Helena Independent Record

The East Helena school board made several key decisions regarding the new high school at its December board meeting.

How did school systems in Shelby County fare on latest Alabama state report card? - Shelby County Reporter  Shelby County Reporter

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer. MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Department of Education has released its annual Alabama State Report Card letter ...

Here are the updated renderings of East Helena's new high school  Helena Independent Record

These updated renderings of East Helena's new high school were released during a community meeting in September. Voters recently approved a $29.5 million ...

Halloween at Helena High  Helena Independent Record

Trick-or-treat in the halls of Helena High School beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Enter through door 21 by the gym. Donations to Helena Food Share will be ...

East Helena voters approve bond to build a high school  Helena Independent Record

Voters approved a $29.5 million bond to build a high school in East Helena, according to preliminary results released by the school district Tuesday night.

Two Helena High graduates receive presidential praise  Helena Independent Record

Emma Sihler and Devin Seyler, two seniors at Helena High School, are graduating with one of the most prestigious honors a high school student can receive.

Helena High football not worried about doubters; enjoying the ride at 3-0  Montana Sports

HELENA – It's hard to know for sure how many people outside the grounds at Helena High School could have predicted a 3-0 start for the Bengal football ...

Choirs from Helena High, Capital High croon Christmas classics at the Montana Capitol  Helena Independent Record

Singers from both of Helena's public high school's grace the halls of the State Capitol on Tuesday with a selection of Christmas songs. The choirs were led by ...

Helena High woodworking class builds benches for YMCA’s Camp Child  Helena Independent Record

Over the last few weeks, the Helena High School woodworking class has been building benches for YMCA's Camp Child.

Helena won't increase out-of-district tuition, which now applies to East Helena students  Helena Independent Record

The Helena school district is not increasing tuition rates for its 600-plus out-of-district high school students, including those who live in East Helena.

New principals take the helm at three Helena schools  Helena Independent Record

New principals will take over at three Helena schools this fall, but the leaders will be familiar faces within the Helena School District.

HHS class of 1988 planning 30th reunion  Helena Independent Record

Helena High School class of 1988 is excited to be planning their 30th High School Reunion for July 20 and 21, 2018 here in beautiful Helena, MT.

Assistant coach Manny Garza picked to lead Helena High boys track program  Helena Independent Record

Longtime Helena High assistant coach Manny Garza has been named to coach the Bengals boys track and field team for the upcoming 2019 season, pending ...

East Helena voters approve Dartman Field land purchase to build high school  Helena Independent Record

East Helena voters approved the purchase of a 35-acre portion of Dartman Field to house their new high school.

Sunday Conversation: Belt's Manny Garza happy at Helena High  Great Falls Tribune

Former Belt, Montana Western football star has been a teacher and coach at Helena High for 25 years.

Survey aims to narrow mascot choices for new East Helena High School  KTVH

HELENA – The East Helena Schools Culture Committee has launched a survey to help narrow the possible mascot for the new high school. This is the second ...

East Helena High School plans revealed, seeking feedback  KTVH

EAST HELENA – East Helena is getting a closer look at the design of the new high school, set to be completed by fall 2020. Thursday night, SMA Architects ...

French students visit their Helena counterparts through exchange  Helena Independent Record

After several Helena High School students visited France last spring, their French counterparts are now paying them a visit.

Nuggets From Helena: Helena schools and the hidden history of their names  Helena Independent Record

Sometimes, looking back at the name of a building, along with its physical background, one can strike a chord of intrigue with Helena's history.

Here's your go-to guide for Halloween events in the Helena area  Helena Independent Record

Dress up in your favorite costumes and join Downtown Helena, Inc. and the Helena Business Improvement District for the Little Tykes Trick or Treat on ...

Helena prepares for budget cuts and higher taxes as East Helena pursues a high school  Helena Independent Record

A committee on Helena's school board said the district will have to make some tough decisions and possibly eliminate programming if East Helena builds its ...

East Helena voters will consider Dartman Field land purchase for new high school  Helena Independent Record

East Helena Public Schools will ask voters to approve the purchase of a 35-acre portion of Dartman Field to house its new high school.

East Helena school board awards $256K bid for new community health clinic  Helena Independent Record

The East Helena school board has awarded a bid to US Modular to construct a new community health clinic next to Prickly Pear Elementary School.

New tuition-free program brings 99 high schoolers to Carroll College this semester  Helena Independent Record

Helena High School senior Grace Lawlor won't have to wait until she graduates to see if Carroll College's anthrozoology program is a good fit for her, because ...

Qualified high school students can now take Carroll College classes tuition-free  Helena Independent Record

Qualified Helena-area high school students can now take up to two Carroll College classes per semester tuition-free.

'Niceness is Priceless' project started by student killed in crash expands to all Helena schools  Helena Independent Record

This year, a kindness project that started as a Facebook page has expanded into an initiative that has taken over Helena's school district.

Health careers class gives Helena students a taste of the medical field  Helena Independent Record

When Cody Hoover started taking the health careers class at Helena High School, it was because he wanted to be a doctor.

East Helena forgoes school levy question as bond election nears  Helena Independent Record

East Helena's school board decided at a meeting Monday night that it will not ask voters to approve a levy to supplement next year's school budget.

Photos: The Register's favorite images of 2018 | Local News  Napa Valley Register

The Napa Valley Register shares images by Howard Yune, Maria Sestito, Sean Scully, Jennifer Huffman, Noel Brinkerhoff, Barry Eberling, Courtney Teague and ...

High school bond would increase East Helena property taxes for 20 years  Helena Independent Record

Despite the savings associated with leaving Helena Public Schools, East Helena property owners will have to pay higher property taxes for the next 20 years if ...

East Helena will vote on $29.5M high school bond  Helena Independent Record

East Helena's school board unanimously approved a resolution Monday to ask voters for a $29.5 million bond to construct a new high school.

Montana high school students can take two college credit courses for free, officials announce  Helena Independent Record

Montana students at any high school will be able to take two college credit courses through their high school for free, Montana officials announced Thursday.

Helena College's dual enrollment grows by 160 students after launch of tuition-free program  Helena Independent Record

Helena College saw a large spike in dual enrollment of high school students during the fall 2018 semester, and the increase seems to be a direct result of the ...

2018 Helena Vigilante Parade results announced  Helena Independent Record

One of the longest-running high school parades in the United States, Helena's 94th Vigilante Parade rolled down Last Chance Gulch on Friday afternoon.

Several Capital, Helena High track and field athletes placed on Friday at AA State meet  Helena Independent Record

In addition to Capital and Helena High's State track champions at the AA meet in Great Falls on Friday, several other local tracksters attained the podium with ...

Architects say a high school in East Helena would cost $29.5M  Helena Independent Record

East Helena Public Schools' architects say it would cost $29.5 million to build a new high school there.

Outgoing school district leaders Jack Copps, Greg Upham reflect on their years in Helena  Helena Independent Record

Jack Copps was finishing up his first stint as superintendent of Helena Public Schools in 1989 the first time he tried to retire.

Helena students mourn gun violence victims and call for action as part of national walkout  Helena Independent Record

In conjunction with a national observance, hundreds of students in Helena walked out of class for 17 minutes on Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Teen admits to starting Helena High fire  Helena Independent Record

A Helena teen admitted Wednesday to starting a fire that caused more than $2.7 million in damage to Helena High School last year.

Second phase of work on East Helena viaduct project near completion, says MDT  Helena Independent Record

The Montana Department of Transportation announced Thursday that "major aspects" of the second phase of work on a stretch of U.S. Highway 12 between ...

Empty Stockings: Here is what Helena-area organizations need for the holidays  Helena Independent Record

Intermountain: Meeting mental health needs of Montana children. Feature Photo: Civic Center decked with the Festival of Trees (copy). Decorators beautify their ...

Helena Youth Against Gun Violence taking cause to Montana Legislature  Helena Independent Record

A Helena student group devoted to preventing gun violence plans to take its cause to the Montana Legislature for the first time next month.

Helena Middle School principal selected as assistant school district superintendent  Helena Independent Record

Josh McKay, principal at Helena Middle School, will take over as the school district's assistant superintendent in July.

Capital High seniors win Gianforte’s congressional app challenge  Helena Independent Record

Capital High School seniors Kyler Nelson and Andrew Stroop won the 2018 congressional app challenge, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte announced.

A high school in East Helena could create challenges for nearby districts  Helena Independent Record

As East Helena considers building a new high school, surrounding districts are already preparing for the possibility of losing students and the funding that comes ...

Community events, announcements and student news published Friday, May 18, 2018  Helena Independent Record

Marcia Wall presented Helena High senior Carl Andrew Louie Soltis with the $1,500 Cleve A. Malmstrom Memorial Scholarship on May 10. The Scholarship ...

Video: Capital High students walk out of class protesting gun violence  Helena Independent Record

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Capital High's Ethan Davidson achieves rare perfect score on ACT  Helena Independent Record

Ethan Davidson, a 17-year-old Capital High School senior, achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college admissions exam. Davidson, son of Erika and ...

John “Jack” Myles  Helena Independent Record

John “Jack” David Myles left this earth to join his savior on December 12, 2018. Our hearts break as heaven gained an amazing man this day.

Carlin, Christopher Thomas  Helena Independent Record

Christopher Thomas Carlin, 45, of Livingston, Montana; train engineer for Montana Rail Link. Chris passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, ...

Helena school board selects three superintendent finalists  Helena Independent Record

Helena's school board selected Greg Upham, Tyler Ream and Barbara Hickman as the three finalists for the superintendent position.

Officials cancel school, discourage driving Friday morning in Helena  Helena Independent Record

Helena Public Schools dismissed students early Thursday and canceled all classes and sporting events Friday due to winter weather, and local officials are ...

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 | IR Crime and Courts News |  Helena Independent Record

At 7:56 a.m., an officer took a report of criminal mischief to a motor vehicle in the 1100 block of Billings Avenue. The owner reported several windows were ...

Chrissy Murgel: Counselor, Helena High School  Helena Independent Record

Lifelong educator Rita Pierson said “Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, ...

Helena Sports Hall of Fame seeking nominations for 2019  Helena Independent Record

The Helena Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the next class of inductees, which takes place next summer, July 11, 2019.

Community briefs published Friday, Oct. 12, 2018  Helena Independent Record

The YWCA Helena, 501 N. Park Ave., is holding a pop-up basement sale from 3:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, and again from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

School board announces semifinalists for Helena superintendent  Helena Independent Record

Helena's school board released a list of six semifinalists for the school district's superintendent position.

Miller Sr., Dave  Helena Independent Record

Dave Miller considered himself a very lucky guy. He spent his life doing exactly what he wanted to do. He was a great son, husband, father, grandpa, athlete, ...

Helena Lions Swim Team's Parker Keller named USA Scholastic All-American  Helena Independent Record

Helena Lions Swim Team's Parker Keller has been named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team. Keller achieved both a 2017 Winter Juniors ...

Native American-themed floats subject to stricter review after 2017 Vigilante Parade controversy  Helena Independent Record

After a float in last year's Vigilante Parade was criticized for its portrayal of Native Americans, the superintendent of Helena Public Schools will personally ...

Helena school board OKs $1.4 million renovation for maintenance building  Helena Independent Record

After some debate at a special meeting Thursday, the Helena Public Schools Board of Trustees voted to move forward with a $1.4 million renovation of two ...

Weiss, Ronald James  Helena Independent Record

Ronald James Weiss died Nov. 27, 2018, with family holding his hands. Born Feb. 27, 1938, in Helena, MT, to Edward and Regina Weiss, Ron lived a full life ...

Several Class AA wrestling teams gain experience at Capital City Duals  Montana Standard

HELENA — The Helena Capital and Helena High boys wrestling teams got a better barometer of where their teams stood after they faced some of the top-tier ...

Helena High wins 10th Science Olympiad state championship  Helena Independent Record

Helena High School won the state Science Olympiads competition last week, making it the high school with the most championships in Montana.

Winters, Bernice 'Bernie'  Helena Independent Record

We cherish the memory of Bernice “Bernie” Winters, who passed away the morning of Friday, October 5. Bernie was born 90 years ago to John and Ada Dunlop ...

Enrollment decline leads to budget deficit at Carroll College; program cuts possible  Helena Independent Record

As undergraduate enrollment declines nationwide, Carroll College has been unable to avoid the inevitable.

Bach, Jeannette Dorothy  Helena Independent Record

Helena native Jeannette Dorothy Bach passed away at home Thursday, August 30th from pancreatic cancer.

Carroll College named best regional college in the West for 8th straight year  Helena Independent Record

Carroll College was named the best regional college in the West by U.S. News and World Report for the eighth consecutive year, the college announced ...

Helena Education Foundation honors seven Helena educators  KTVH

HELENA – The Helena Education Foundation (HEF) has named 7 educators as their Let's Talk about Great Teachers honorees for 2018. This year's recognized ...

As Montana graduation rates rise, Helena schools see mixed results  Helena Independent Record

Montana's high school graduation rates nudged up in 2017.

Helena schools turning to collection agency to recoup $100K worth of unpaid student meals  Helena Independent Record

Helena Public Schools will begin using a collection agency as part of a last-ditch effort to recoup more than $100000 from families who haven't paid for school ...

Helena school district disputes wage claim over substitute pay  Helena Independent Record

The Helena school district is disputing a wage claim with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry over substitute pay totaling $54.62.

Sahinen, Elizabeth J.  Helena Independent Record

Elizabeth J Sahinen, 92 passed away November 9, 2018 in Kalispell. Betty was born May 2, 1926 to Leslie and Mary Foerschler in Belgarde, MT. She was ...

Community briefs published Friday, Nov. 9, 2018  Helena Independent Record

The 2018 State Basketball Tournament is scheduled through Nov. 10 with multiple venues hosting tournament games, including 3-on-3 teams, 5-on-5 teams, ...

Incumbent Chaney claims victory in close superintendent of schools race  Helena Independent Record

Incumbent Katrina Chaney, a Republican, claimed victory in the Lewis and Clark County superintendent of schools race.

'You just have to work harder': First-generation college student to study at rigorous university  Helena Independent Record

While doing research on her senior project in government at Capital High School, Delaney Knudson found statistics on the prevalence of suicide among Native ...

3 juveniles arrested after fire at Helena High  Billings Gazette

HELENA — A suspected arson fire damaged a wing of Helena High School, leading school officials to cancel classes Tuesday and Wednesday.

Morrison, Jean Louise  Helena Independent Record

Jean Morrison, died September 22nd, 2018, with her family by her side, in Helena, MT. Daughter of Lawrence and Helen Mayer, she was born July 8th, 1943, ...

Helena commission advances ban on self-service tobacco displays, but nixes other restrictions  Helena Independent Record

The Helena City Commission gave initial approval Monday night to only part of a new tobacco ordinance, removing restrictions on where flavored tobacco ...

Prebil, Edward A. ”Ed”  Helena Independent Record

Edward A. ”Ed” Prebil, age 83, passed away early Thursday morning, August 9, 2018.

Wall, Terri Jo Fetty DeHart  Helena Independent Record

Terri Jo Fetty DeHart Wall (54) of Helena MT, met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 1:45 PM on September 29, 2018. Terri was born April 3, 1964 in.

Two teens arrested after Helena High fire deny allegations  Helena Independent Record

A week after their co-defendant denied all counts against her, the two other teens accused of playing a part in the suspected arson fire at Helena High School ...

Ernst, Stephen Douglas  Helena Independent Record

Stephen Douglas Ernst, age 64, died of a heart attack in Jefferson County on Sunday October 7, 2018, after an amazing day on horseback. Steve was born June ...

Graham, Mary Louise  Helena Independent Record

Mary Louise Graham, 89, of Columbia, Missouri passed away on October 4, 2018 at The Bluffs in Columbia. She was born on March 8, 1929 in Missoula, ...

Belville, Marsha  Helena Independent Record

On the morning on August 3, 2018, Marsha passed away surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer at St. Peter's Hospital.

Helena immigration services office dedicated to 'Devil's Brigade' veteran  Helena Independent Record

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services dedicated its Helena field office Monday to the memory of longtime city resident Lt. Col. M. Herbert Goodwin, a ...

Sparing Jr., James Edward  Helena Independent Record

Jim Sparing went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 23rd , 2018. He passed away unexpectedly of natural causes.

Morrow, Timothy William  Helena Independent Record

Timothy William Morrow, age 69, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Born June 17, 1949, he was the son of the late Adeline and Ed ...

Mons Louis Teigen, Jr. | Obituaries |  Helena Independent Record

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mons Louis Teigen, Jr. in his Boise home of natural causes on December 5, 2018.

'Determination and sacrifice': Helena College graduates 230 in class of 2018  Helena Independent Record

Graduation offers a time of reflection and optimism, and Saturday 230 graduates proudly received their degrees and certificates from Helena College to the ...

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