Helena http://kufm.org en USDA unveils $30 million national forest and watershed restoration initiative in Helena http://kufm.org/post/usda-unveils-30-million-national-forest-and-watershed-restoration-initiative-helena <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal agencies will be spending $865,000 dollars to help restore Helena’s primary watershed.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Ten-Mile watershed lies just southwest of the Capitol city and provides 80 percent of the community’s drinking water.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The restoration is one of 13 projects across the country announced this week by the US Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service.</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:13:25 +0000 Dan Boyce 14682 at http://kufm.org USDA unveils $30 million national forest and watershed restoration initiative in Helena C.R. Anderson Middle School closed for at least a week due to lead contamination http://kufm.org/post/cr-anderson-middle-school-closed-least-week-due-lead-contamination <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Helena’s C.R. Anderson Middle School was abruptly closed Tuesday after test results brought up elevated lead levels in areas of the building.</span></p><p>The lead found in Montana's largest middle school likely comes from the school's old basement firing range, which administrators say has been closed for about 20 years.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:36:57 +0000 Dan Boyce 13632 at http://kufm.org C.R. Anderson Middle School closed for at least a week due to lead contamination Helena Parks dept. holds first ice skating lessons for kids http://kufm.org/post/helena-parks-dept-holds-first-ice-skating-lessons-kids <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A smooth frozen pond sits in the middle of Helena--a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;skating rink for citizens’ use at Memorial Park.</span></p><p>The Helena Parks Department is starting a new program there to teach kids how to make their way around the ice.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Helena Parks Department is holding these 30 minute ice skating classes at Memorial Park for the next five Tuesdays, starting at 6 PM.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:20:54 +0000 Dan Boyce 13626 at http://kufm.org Helena Parks dept. holds first ice skating lessons for kids Helena asks state for permission to cull 70 'urban deer' in 2014 http://kufm.org/post/helena-asks-state-permission-cull-70-urban-deer-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Helena is asking for permission to trap and kill 70 deer next year that live in the city limits.</span></p><p>The state wildlife commission approves such requests.</p><p>Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us Helena has been working for years to lower the population of these so-called urban deer.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:37:04 +0000 Dan Boyce 11020 at http://kufm.org Helena asks state for permission to cull 70 'urban deer' in 2014 Oh snap, you traveled from Ontario to see Yellowstone? Bad timing... http://kufm.org/post/oh-snap-you-traveled-ontario-see-yellowstone-bad-timing <p></p><p>The partial shutdown of the federal government is now stretching into its third day.</p><p>President Obama is now saying House Speaker John Boehner is the only thing standing in the way of reopening the government. Congressional leaders made no progress on ending the shutdown after a Wednesday night meeting at the White House.&nbsp;</p><p>The Wall Street Journal reports about 800,000 federal employees remain on furlough.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:26:07 +0000 Dan Boyce 9185 at http://kufm.org Oh snap, you traveled from Ontario to see Yellowstone? Bad timing... Boeing announces $35 million expansion of Helena plant http://kufm.org/post/boeing-announces-35-million-expansion-helena-plant <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The CEO of Boeing said Tuesday the company is expanding its Helena manufacturing plant by almost 50-percent.</span></p><p>Jim McNerney said the $35 million dollar expansion will add between 20 and 25 jobs to the facility’s workforce, allowing for the building of parts for the company’s 787 Dreamliner.</p><p>McNerney announced the expansion at the <a href="http://montanajobssummit.com/" target="_top">Montana Economic Development Summit </a>in Butte alongside Senator Max Baucus and Governor Steve Bullock.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:50:05 +0000 Dan Boyce 8433 at http://kufm.org Boeing announces $35 million expansion of Helena plant