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Mariah Thomas, one of the founders of the Helena Youth Against Gun Violence, speaks at a vigil held in the Montana Capitol on the sixth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Connecticut, Dec. 14, 2018.
Corin Cates-Carney / Montana Public Radio

Montanans Hold Sandy Hook Vigil At State Capitol

On the sixth anniversary of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, Montana advocates for gun policy reform held a vigil in the state Capitol building to mourn the 20 students and six adult staff members who were shot and killed. Around 50 people gathered at the giant Christmas tree in the Capitol rotunda to remember what happened at the school in Newtown Connecticut six years ago, and others like it, since.

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Camp on the Greenland ice sheet
Amy Martin

Threshold S02 Episode Twelve: Here Be Dragons

The Greenland ice sheet is basically a giant ice cube the size of Alaska. What happens when it melts? We spent five days camping out on the ice with a team of scientists who are trying to find out.

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The Lucky Valentines: New And Used Americana From Fort Benton

Shaun and Jamie Carrier of The Lucky Valentines met playing tunes at a fundraiser in Fort Benton, Montana. Cupid’s arrow pierced them and their shared love of classical music, rock ‘n roll, alt-country, blues, indie, Christian and folk music.

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Mariah Thomas, one of the founders of the Helena Youth Against Gun Violence, speaks at a vigil held in the Montana Capitol on the sixth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Connecticut, Dec. 14, 2018.
Corin Cates-Carney / Montana Public Radio

On the sixth anniversary of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, Montana advocates for gun policy reform held a vigil in the state Capitol building to mourn the 20 students and six adult staff members who were shot and killed.

Around 50 people gathered at the giant Christmas tree in the Capitol rotunda to remember what happened at the school in Newtown Connecticut six years ago, and others like it, since. 

Sign saying "Welcome to Blackfeet Indian Country."
Will Marlow (CC-BY-NC-2)


Federal agents say human remains have been found on the Blackfeet Indian reservation in northwestern Montana where a woman was reported missing last year.

Vital Ground and Yellowstone to Yukon's land purchase protects 52 acres abutting the Clark Fork River and an Interstate 90 bridge, safeguarding wildlife movement under the highway and between the Ninemile and Bitterroot mountains.
Herrera (courtesy Vital Ground)

Two Montana conservation groups purchased a plot of land that could help establish safe passage for grizzly bears in a dangerous but crucial corridor for the spread of the species in Western Montana.

Vital Ground Foundation and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative acquired 52 acres that could allow grizzlies and other wildlife to cross from the Ninemile area west of Missoula into the Bitterroot mountains.

Kym Corwin, director of production success, and Claude Sammoury, vice president of sales, business development and alliances at Advanced Technology Group. File photos. Dec. 14, 2018.
ATG

Just seven years ago, the Missoula, Montana business-technology consulting wing of Advanced Technology Group (ATG) consisted of two people in a basement. Today, ATG employs more than 130 people in its quote-to-cash billing solutions center.

What is “quote to cash?” It’s the process of fine-tuning a customer’s interaction with a company from start to finish - or the “full lifecycle of managing a customer, through buying something from your company,” explains Claude Sammoury, ATG’s vice president of sales, business development and alliances.

The secret to their success, according to Kym Corwin, director of production success at ATG, is the pool of talent in Missoula - and the “Montana work ethic.”

The 2017 order by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke that lifted the Obama-era moratorium on federal coal leasing.
Department of the Interior

A federal judge in Great Falls Thursday heard arguments over whether the Trump administration lawfully lifted a ban on coal leasing federal lands.

The Department of the Interior lifted the Obama-era moratorium on federal coal leasing in early 2017, fulfilling Trump’s campaign promise to end the so-called war on coal.

Jensen was a former high school athletic trainer at Custer County District High School in Miles City, where the original abuse allegedly took place.
David Schott/ Flickr


  A former Montana high school athletic trainer accused of sexually abusing students under the guise of boosting their athletic performance was arrested Thursday after investigators found child pornography in his room in a Miles City retirement home, authorities said.

Seventy-eight-year-old James Jensen was put in jail with a $100,000 bond and charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse of children for possessing the pornography.

Blockchain/bitcoin.
(PD)

Police in multiple Montana cities including Missoula and Havre received reports of bomb threats Thursday morning in what appears to be a nationwide scare.

The threats were delivered by email to numerous locations and demanded Bitcoin payments or else bombs would detonate in those locations.

University of Montana President Seth Bodnar hands the microphone to Headwaters Foundation CEO Brenda Solorzano at the announcement of the Zero to Five initiative. Dec. 13, 2018.
Headwaters Foundation

A healthcare foundation has announced a big investment in Montana's youngest residents.

"To be able to say that we are coming together to do this work, it just makes my heart sing, so thank you so much for being part of that effort," Brenda Solorzano, executive director of the Headwaters Foundation in Missoula said at a launch event today.

Federal Officials Find Contamination In Crow Water System

Dec 13, 2018
Crow Tribe.
Josh Burnham / MTPR

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal investigators say tests results on a public water system serving 1,300 residents on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation have indicated fecal material contamination that exceeds safety standards.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Inspector General said in a memo released Thursday that the contamination was found in tests conducted in April and May on the Crow Agency Water System.

UM Broadcast Media Center.
Michael Marsolek / Montana Public Radio

The University of Montana and the Broadcast Media Center invites applications for a Chief Engineer for broadcast facilities of MontanaPBS and Montana Public Radio. The Chief Engineer will be responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and proper operation of all engineering technical aspects of television and radio stations.

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