Helena Independent Record - Members

Welcome to our first newsletter, exclusively for our members.

We’ll use this space each week to share some of our best work, to take you behind the scenes on our reporting or to give you a head’s up on some coverage you’ll be seeing in the days ahead.

You might notice that we use the term “members.” That means we’re in this together. Whether you live in town, or are reading from afar, we value your investment in us and in our community.

Thanks for supporting local journalism. We look forward to seeing you here every week.

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When a coworker showed Marilyn Bartlett that she made Fortune’s 2019 list of the World’s 50 Greates…

Montana Senate votes to endorse Medicaid expansion

As a gallery packed full of onlookers watched, the Montana Senate by a 1-vote margin endorsed a bil…

Beaver drags tree across Montana highway at night

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office shared this video of a beaver dragging a tree across the road a…

Crowd gathers at Fort Harrison cemetery so veteran won't be buried alone

Not much is known about Hilarion B. Reller, whose ashes were interred at the Montana State Veterans…

Family Album: Betty Scow and the Park Cafe

In 1941, young Betty Smading, then only 13, began working as a waitress for her mother, Florence, a…


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