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Keller Williams Capital Realty welcomes you to the Queen City of the Rockies—Helena, Montana—and the surrounding area. We are delighted you are considering our wonderful community as your next home. You couldn’t have chosen a better place to live. Modern and professional, Helena is a unique city set within the architecture of Old West prosperity and against the backdrop of near virgin land that provides a yearround playground. Born from the dreams of those hoping to strike gold in the Rocky Mountains, Helena is a vibrant town that honors its pioneering heritage while providing all the comforts of a 21st century small urban center. Cowboy boots and heels share the same streets with remarkable landmarks, great restaurants, fine museums, local bands, and specialty boutiques. Hands drop brands and briefcases to fish the Missouri, explore the Gates of the Mountains and cycle a lifetime’s worth of mountain bike trails. Helena has it all! And you couldn’t have chosen a better company to help with your move. Besides having some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated agents in the area, Keller Williams Capital Realty is committed to improving our local community. Each year on the second Thursday in May—RED Day—our agents and staff join tens of thousands of Keller Williams agents from around the world in a wide range of community volunteer projects to renew and energize our neighborhoods.“RED Day. . . is a one-day expression of what happens 24/7 in the Keller Williams culture.” Our agents look forward to welcoming you to our community and helping you find that perfect new home.

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Index of Advertisers The businesses and professionals listed on this page were invited by Keller Williams Capital Realty to co-sponsor this guidebook because of their fine reputation in the community.We thank them for their involvement and encourage you to consider their services. Service

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Architect SMA Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-4933 . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Home School Supplies Teaching Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-439-4275. . . . . . . . . . . 17

Art Gallery A.L. Swanson Gallery & Craftsman . . 406-443-3342. . . . . . . . . . IBC

Hotel Comfort Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-495-0505 . . . . . . . . . . BC

Attorneys Churchill Law Office, PLLC . . . . . . . . 406-441-5401. . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Hinshaw Law Firm, PLLC . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-1925. . . . . . . . . . IBC

Insurance Allstate Martin Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-5993. . . . . . . . . . IBC Internet Service Montana Internet Corp. . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-3347. . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Banks American Federal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-3080. . . . . . . . . . . . 2 First Interstate Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-7151. . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Landscaping & Lawn Care Trench Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-594-3266. . . . . . . . . . . 13

Cabinetry & Custom Woodworking Meadowlark Woodworking . . . . . . . . 406-439-4275. . . . . . . . . . . 17

Landscaping & Sprinklers Irish Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-7014. . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Country Club Green Meadow Country Club . . . . . . 406-442-5750. . . . . . . . . . IBC

Lumber Simkins-Hallin Lumber Co. . . . . . . . . 406-586-5495. . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Dentist Mast Family Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-458-0003. . . . . . . . . . IBC

Mattresses Montana Living Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-439-4275. . . . . . . . . . . 17

Education Teaching Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-439-4275. . . . . . . . . . . 17

Mortgage Lender First Community Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-9800 . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Employment A2Z Staffing Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-7664. . . . . . . . . . . 20

Photography Andrea Jones Photography . . . . . . . . 406-202-1602. . . . . . . . . . . 19

Environmental Testing Aspen Consulting & Testing. . . . . . . . 406-457-5188. . . . . . . . . . . 16

Property Management Queen City Property Management . . 406-449-1234. . . . . . . . . . . 12

Flooring The Floor Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-8338. . . . . . . . . . . 16

Restaurant Sweet & Savory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-6855 . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Furniture Montana Living Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-439-4275. . . . . . . . . . . 17

Snow Removal Trench Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-594-3266. . . . . . . . . . . 13

Furniture Maker A.L. Swanson Gallery & Craftsman . . 406-443-3342. . . . . . . . . . IBC

Storage Westside Mini Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . 406- 443-2280. . . . . . . . . . . 12 Title Company Chicago Title of Helena . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-2206. . . . . . . . . . . 18

Garage Doors Door Systems of Montana, Inc. . . . . . 406-443-3131. . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Veterinarian Helena Veterinary Service . . . . . . . . . 406-442-6450. . . . . . . . . . . 13

Home Builder MYG, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-2266. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sysum Construction, Inc . . . . . . . . . . 406-495-1195. . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Rand.Toner Construction . . . . . . . . . 406-459-1325 . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Water Well Drilling H&L Drilling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-227-7435 . . . . . . . . . . IFC

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History was pulled from the area in the next four years, expanding the Last Chance Gulch mining camp into the town of Helena. In 1865, Captain John Wood conducted the first survey of the area. Rather than being designed on a grid, the original streets developed organically, following the winding gulch, and sidestepping claim sites. To this day, Helena’s streets vary in size and direction, with numerous five-way stops and irregular cross patterns. The main downtown thoroughfare continues to be called Last Chance Gulch, and much of the placer remains under the streets and buildings of the area. Almost four billion in today’s dollars were abstracted from the Last Chance Placer during its first twenty years, and by 1888, Helena was home to about 50 millionaires, more per capita than any city in the world. The high concentration of wealth created a city rich in architecture, arts and culture, much of which still remains, such as the more then 50 Victorian homes in the mansion district, St. Helena Cathedral and the Montana State Capitol Building. Montana became a state in 1889 and Helena was chosen as its capital in 1894.

panning a small stream. Discouraged by past failures, one of the men commented that this was their last chance before heading home. But fate was on their side. In July their luck turned and the men discovered a sizable amount of gold. Sending for provisions, the group panned the area called “Last Chance Gulch” By the end of the year, the mining camp had grown to about 200 people seeking their fortunes in the Prickly Pear Valley. Approximately nineteen million dollars worth of gold

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During the summer of 1864, four men, referred to as the “Four Georgians,” traveled from mining camps outside the placer deposits of Alder Gulch—the current town of Virginia City—looking for more substantial gold lodes. Traveling north toward Missoula they encountered down-and-out prospectors with hard luck stories and empty pockets. With limited funds and supplies, the party headed east and came upon the Prickly Pear Valley where they began

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Looking to build an affordable, quality home? MYG, Inc., a husband / wife team, has the expertise to build a home you’ll be proud of without breaking the bank! Jeremy Mygland has had over 15 years of building experience, from small projects to the construction of high-end custom homes. Alicia Mygland is a creative perfectionist with a degree in Interior Design. Together they specialize in building affordable homes that fit today’s economy. No matter what the size, you can count on MYG, Inc. to build your home to be structurally sound with a level of quality that you can be proud of!

All homes built by MYG, Inc. feature: • 16" O.C. 2x6 Exterior Walls • 16" O.C. 2x4 Interior Walls • Ventilated Crawl Space • HardiePlank Lap Siding, 30-yr. • Architectural Shingles, 30-yr. • Cabinetry with Dovetail Joinery

“I refuse to use sub-standard material!” – JEREMY MYGLAND

Offering either floorplans to choose from with affordable starting prices that include quality finishes, or the option to have us custom design your home.

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Area Information between 6th and Wong designated as a walking-mall. Its park-like manicured lawns, trees and flowers provide a delightful diversion of fun and relaxation. Homes in the capital city are diverse in type, style, size and price. Choose your location in the wide-open spaces, the hills, by the lake, in a subdivision, in the upper Westside mansion district or the historic downtown residential area. There is a home suited to every lifestyle—rental apartments around recreational amenities, condos and town homes, 19th century Victorians, ranch-style, log cabins, modern designs and retirement villages. Without question, Helena is the perfect place for comfortable family living!

Helena

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Located in west central Montana at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Helena is the seat of Lewis and Clark County as well as the capital of the Treasure State. Found in an area rich in silver, lead and gold deposits as well as sapphires, it has a long record of economic stability. Home to county, state, and federal agencies, 30 percent of the city’s employees work in government positions and 62 percent in private sector jobs. The biggest cities and largest population bases in the state are within a few hours drive making it a hub of activity and a vibrant cultural center. The city boasts a busy calendar of events from the Race to the

East Helena Located about five miles east of downtown Helena, East Helena is an incorporated town in Lewis and Clark County and part of the Helena Micropolitan Statistical Area. A main feature of the town is Kennedy Park, a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. Equipped with electricity y ile and running water it is an W a liz :E o t o ideal location to hold functions, Ph play horseshoes, volleyball and tennis. A public swimming pool is located adjacent to the park. Like Helena, the area around this town teems with wildlife and recreational opportunities such as the various activities found on Holter, Hauser and Canyon Ferry Lakes, all created by dams on the Missouri River.

Sun sled dog race, an equine expo and Bald Eagle Migration viewing to fairs, sports tournaments, art and craft shows, parades, symphonies, concerts and music festivals, marathons and runs, various art walks, and an Oktoberfest. Some of the finest retail shopping in Montana can also be found in Helena. National chains such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, JCPenney and Macy’s call the city home along with numerous specialty shops, boutiques and antique stores. Helena maintains its historical charm with a balanced mixture of unique architecture, historic landmarks, galleries, hotels, bed and breakfasts, professional offices and entertainment centers. The downtown area features a 17-block historic district with the streets Keller Williams Capital Realty

Montana City Sitting atop one of the oldest prehistoric sites in the state of Montana, Montana City was originally home to Native Americans who arrived about 11,000 years ago in search of chert, a rock 7

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similar to flint that was used to fashion spear tips, arrowheads, and knives. White explorers discovered gold at the site two years before the Four Georgians discovered Last Chance Gulch. An important mining center during the gold rush, the city was laid out in 1864 and named after the new territorial name. Today Montana City is a bedroom community of Helena and grew 30% between 2000 and 2010.

Today Clancy, located in Jefferson County 12 miles south of Helena, is a breakfast community of the capital city. The Jefferson County Museum of Clancy consists of two galleries with exhibits on mining, ranching and railroading. The town operates the Clancy School that offers programs for students in grades K–8.

Fort Harrison Located three miles west of Helena, Fort Harrison is named after the 9th president of the U.S., William Henry Harrison. Today the fort is home to the Montana National Guard, US Army Reserve and US Navy Reserve. The Veterans Administration Hospital, Montana Military Museum and Service Club also reside at the fort.

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Clancy In the late 19th century, prospectors searching for gold found both the yellow ore and silver along a creek bed in the current town of Clancy. News of the finds spread, drawing people to the area. Population declined in 1890, however, when the placer deposits played out. The Montana Central Railway built shops, a depot and a roundhouse in Clancy sustaining the town.

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Local Attractions More than 60 years later, the Archie Bray Foundation remains committed to the enrichment of the ceramic arts and continues to be the benchmark against which all other similar programs are measured. Still located on the grounds of the now extinct brickyard, the original pottery studio stands in homage to its roots. New buildings and infrastructure provide year-round facilities and the tools today’s artists need to continue to push the boundaries of ceramic arts. The Bray’s programs draw artists and collectors from around the world as well as locally. For more info see www.archiebray.org.

Holter Museum

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The Holter Museum of Art is located in the heart of downtown Helena and is well known as one of the finest exhibition spaces in the state for contemporary art. A center of creativity, exploration and community vitality, the museum highlights regionally and nationally prominent artists working in a broad spectrum of media and styles. People of all ages attend a rich variety of classes that range from painting and drawing to printmaking and photography. The Holter collaborates

Grandstreet Theatre, over 30 years old and Montana’s longestrunning community theatre, performs 8 to 9 plays and musicals each year in the 108 year-old red granite former church. One of two Tiffany stained glass windows in Montana plus an original window of handblown glass complete the original

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building design. Using volunteers from an exceptionally talented population, Grandstreet also trains K–12 students through the nationally known theatre school. For more info see http://grandstreet theatre.com.

In 1951, three friends with a shared passion for clay, joined together in Helena, Montana to create a fine place to work for those seriously interested in the ceramic arts, giving rise to the Archie Bray Foundation. The founders, along with community volunteers, built a pottery on the grounds of the Western Clay Manufacturing Company. Two young artists hired by Archie as brickyard laborers worked in the brickyard by day and made pots and taught classes at night, pushing the boundaries of ceramic art aesthetic and material usage. Archie Bray and those early artists created the first artist residency program in the U.S. devoted solely to ceramic art.

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with the Helena Public Schools System to provide art education classes for over 1,000 students each year. The museum store is a source for hard-to-find, unique gifts, and wonderful pieces of hand-made jewelry, ceramics, and textiles.

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Helena Civic Center

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Originally built as a Shrine temple in 1920, the Helena Civic Center is the largest concert hall in Montana and offers a unique place to enjoy concerts, conferences, conventions, banquets, balls, wedding receptions, expositions, art shows, dances and other special events. The 1,925seat auditorium theater and the 15,000-sqare-foot ballroom/exhibition hall may be booked separately or together for an event. The ballroom includes a second floor mezzanine that overlooks the main room and a catering kitchen with a walk-in cooler. The auditorium contains a green room, two stage-level dressing rooms and two upper-level dressing rooms.

Director Allan R. Scott, an internationally-noted conductor from Philadelphia, recently gave one of the first performances of Robert Kapilow’s “Summer Sun, Winter Moon” as part of the bicentenary commemoration of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. The project was part of a 2009 documentary for PBS. Additionally, SYMPHONY Magazine praised the Helena Symphony as one of the most exciting orchestras in the nation for its programming and adventurous artistic vision. In 2012, after over six years, the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale completed a nationallynoted cycle of performing all of the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, culminating in the performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (with nearly 450 performers). This cylce is the subject of a documentary film to be released in 2013.

Helena Symphony Founded in 1955, the Helena Symphony Orchestra is a 75-member regional professional orchestra that performs in the Helena Civic Center as well as the Cathedral of St. Helena. The 90-member Helena Symphony Chorale performs with the Orchestra 4–6 times a year. The Symphony performs six subscription concerts each season. Nonsubscription concerts include The Nutcracker with Queen City Ballet, youth programs, holiday programs, and the Symphony Under the

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On a gentle slope surrounded by 10 acres of spacious lawns and other state buildings, Montana’s Capitol looks north over the beautiful Prickly Pear Valley. The main section of the Capitol was completed in 1902 and the two wings in 1912. Constructed of sandstone and granite, the building features a statue depicting Liberty standing atop the locally mined copper dome. The neoclassical-style building reflects the American Renaissance of the late 19th century. It was the first state capitol built to accommodate the latest modern conveniences—heat, running hot water and electricity. To solve the problem of hiding electrical wires throughout the building, hollow scagliola columns of plasterwork imitated unseamed, solid marble. Serving Photo: Helena Symphony Orchestra

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The twin red spires of the Cathedral of St. Helena rise 230 feet above the tree-lined streets of the Queen City. Originally funded by local mining magnate Thomas Cruse, the 1914 building is located in the mansion district at the intersection of Ewing, Lawrence and Warren. The Victorian Gothic cathedral, a replica of the Votive Church of the Sacred Heart in Vienna, overlooks downtown. Exquisite religious focuses decorate the sanctuary such as fifty-nine stained glass windows— thirty-seven of which convey the story of mankind from Adam and Eve

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St. Helena Cathedral

into the 20th Century —white marble altars, statues and genuine gold leaf metalwork that inspire a feeling of holy reverence and peace. A magnificent pipe organ sends the spirit soaring on the sounds of 2,300 metal, wood and reed pipes under the influence of a resident director of music as well as guest organists appearing throughout the year.

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as both an icon of democracy that is state government and an unparalleled museum of Montana art and history, the Capitol houses beautiful murals and statues that adorn its halls and illustrate the state’s colorful past. The grandeur and elegance of the classical interior structure provide the perfect backdrop for the impressive Montana inspired art décor, including Charlie Russell’s masterpiece “Lewis and Clark Meeting the Indians and Ross’ Hole” above the House of Representatives rostrum, and murals by Montanan E.S. Paxson. The most notable feature inside the Capitol building is the massive central rotunda with four circular paintings that depict four important archetypes of Montana’s early history: a native American, an explorer and fur trapper, a gold miner, and a cowboy. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the Montana Historical Society provides free tours. For more info see www.montana historicalsociety.org.

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Helena is at the heart of Montana, and the Montana Historical Society (MHS) is its memory and soul. Home to Montana’s Museum, MHS also has one of the best research facilities, photo archives, historic preservation offices and publishing programs in the West. The Museum features outstanding artwork by famous western painters like Charles M. Russell and Edgar Paxson and a variety of artwork including modern art by Willem deKooning and other masters. The spacious galleries showcase the 12,000 years of known history in what is now called Montana from Native Americans to Lewis and Clark, to mountain men, cowboys, miners, foresters and settlers. Weekly programs and events offer a wide and entertaining variety of history, culture and hands-on activities like beadwork and crafts. A visit to the Montana Historical Society will help you learn to love its present as much as its incredible past.

Built in 1886,“The Guardian of the Gulch” is a wooden fire watchtower that stands on Tower Hill and overlooks the historic downtown district. The current structure replaced several earlier buildings erected in response to a series of devastating fires that swept through the mining camp from 1869 through 1874. A drawing of the tower is the official symbol of the city of Helena.

Helena Department of Parks, Recreation, and Open Lands

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The City of Helena Department of Parks operates more than 2,140 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland, 51 parks including bike/pedestrian trails, an outdoor swimming pool and waterpark, a public golf course, three tennis sites, a skateboard park, outdoor skating rinks, and more. People of all ages, abilities, and income levels participate in excellent recreational activities. Highlights of Facilities: Memorial Park: Located along historic Last Chance Gulch: a 50meter heated outdoor swimming pool, waterpark, bandshell with outdoor stage, outdoor ice skating rink and warming hut, large accessible playground, picnic facilities, open field areas, and veterans memorials.

Original Governor’s Mansion This stately Queen Anne style brick mansion has enjoyed both public and private roles in the history of Montana and its capital city. Originally built in 1888 by Helena entrepreneur William Chessman as a symbol of his wealth and influence, the elegant building was acquired by the state in 1913 and acted as the first official

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governor’s residence for nearly half a century. Between 1913 and 1959, it was home to nine Montana governors and their families. The Montana Historical Society provides guided tours hourly and group tours by reservation only.

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Canyon Ferry Recreation Area

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Kindrick-Legion Field: Home of the Helena Brewers, a Milwaukee Brewers single A farm club, as well as the American Legion Helena Senators and Reps with a grandstand and all of the usual baseball game amenities including spectacular views. Open Lands System: Over 1,700 acres of natural undeveloped parkland, trails, and golf course from Mount Helena on the west side to Mount Ascension and beyond on the east. Connects with the Helena National Forest to the south. Historic Last Chance Gulch Walking Mall: From Sixth Avenue south to Pioneer/Heritage Park near the Lewis and Clark Library, a landscaped outdoor pedestrian mall, site of festivals and special events. Sports Complexes: ep ar tm Batch Park next to Bill en to fP ark Roberts Golf Course on s& Rec reat i on Benton Avenue (4 softball fields and concession area), Siebel Fields near the Helena Regional Airport (soccer), Ryan Park near the Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds (13 youth baseball fields & concession area), Northwest Park across from Capital High School (softball and soccer), and Centennial Park (four softball fields and open area) as well as 60-acres of multi-use community park. Bill Roberts Golf Course: 18-hole public golf course, 6,600 yards long from the long tees, featuring contoured greens, sand bunkers and water hazards as well as clubhouse concessions and pro shop.

Montana’s third largest body of water, Canyon Ferry Lake, covers 35,181 acres and 76 miles of shore. A reservoir on the Missouri River, it is formed by the Canyon Ferry Dam. The state park includes 22 individual day-use and overnight recreation sites and three marinas.Visitors enjoy the area throughout the year— boating, swimming, fishing and camping during the warm months, ice boat racing in the winter, and bird watching in between. During the fall, migrating bald eagles and a variety of waterfowl draw bird enthusiasts to the lake to watch the winged parade.

Gates of the Mountains The Gates of the Mountains Wilderness, managed by the Helena National Forest, is located off I-15 in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains between Helena and Great Falls. Limestone cliffs rise 1,200 feet above the shore on both sides of the Missouri. At each twist and turn of the river, great stone walls seem to block passage only to open like gates to a deep, narrow gorge as one nears. Camping, fishing and hunting are allowed with proper permits. Enjoy a boat trip through Heaven’s Gate from the end of May through the end of September.

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Demographics Location

Economy

1-15 North-South Highway connecting to Great Falls to the north and East-West I-90 to the south. U.S. Route 287 North-South Highway connecting to Choteau to the north and Yellowstone National Park to south. U.S. Route 12 East-West route to Missoula to the west and Townsend and White Sulphur Springs to the east. Elevation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,058' above sea level City Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.39 square miles Longitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46°35'45" N Latitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112°1'37" W

Median Home Cost Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $208,486

Distance from Helena to:

4.1% Unemployed (U.S. average 7.8%)†

Butte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 miles Great Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 miles Missoula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 miles Bozeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 miles Kalispell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 miles Yellowstone National Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 miles Billings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 miles Glacier National Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 miles

*Policom, a Florida-based independent economic research firm. †As of December 2012

Cost of living Helena . . . . . . 5.5% higher than national average Job growth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.69% Average commute . . . . . 15 minutes (U.S. average 28 minutes) Median Household income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51,581 Helena ranked 2nd strongest micropolitan economy in 2012 out of 576 small U.S. cities* 30% of Helena’s workforce is employed in government positions (9,560 government employees out of 31,890 total Helena jobs)*

Taxes Sales Tax: 0%; Income Taxes: 6.9% Property Taxes: assessed on livestock, farm machinery, heavy equipment, automobiles, trucks and business equipment; household goods exempt

Top Area Employers (JANUARY 2012)

Population

BUSINESS SIZE CLASS A2Z Staffing Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Albertsons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Blue Cross/Blue Shield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Boeing, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Carroll College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Costco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Drumlummon Gold Mine, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Family Outreach, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Helena Sand & Gravel, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Intermountain Children’s Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 McDonald’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Optimum (formerly Bresnan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Rocky Mountain Development Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Shodair Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 St. Peter’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Student Assistance Foundation of MT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Town Pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Valley Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 West Mont, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28,592 East Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,017 Clancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,661 Montana City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,715 Fort Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Climate Average Daily Temps (F) January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.2˚ (high 32.6˚ & low 12.6˚) July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67.9˚ (high 85.1˚ & low 54.0˚) Average Annual Precipitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.18" Average Annual Snowfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.50" Average Length of Growing Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 days Sunshine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 days

Employment by Occupation Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.29% Sales & Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.81% Management, Business, Finances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.86% Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.05% Production, Transportation, Material Moving . . . . . . . . . 7.14% Construction, Extraction, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.26% Farming, Fishing, Forestry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59% Keller Williams Capital Realty

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Healthcare At the center of Helena’s health care delivery system is St. Peter’s Hospital, a sole provider, non-profit, licensed 123-bed facility. Established in 1883 by the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church parish vestry and the Montana Episcopal Diocese, today St. Peter’s is known for comprehensive care and community service. Residents receive the full spectrum of health care. St. Peter’s recently completed a major, $53 million expansion project to meet the future healthcare needs of the Hospital service area’s 80,000 residents in Lewis & Clark and parts of Jefferson, Broadwater, Meagher, and Powell counties. In addition to a new four-story patient wing, St. Peter’s expanded the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. The hospital and its two medical group clinics are accredited by The Joint Commission and governed by a Board of Directors made up of community members and medical professionals. Approximately 1,150 employees and more than 100 volunteers staff the hospital. St. Peter’s Hospital has received numerous national, regional, and state awards for performance improvement, sophisticated information systems, financial savings, efficiency, and clinical excellence. For more infomation, visit www.stpetes.org.

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St. Peter’s Hospital

Shodair Children’s Hospital In the 1800s, orphaned and abandoned children boarded “orphan trains” originating in the South and Midwest, with the hope of being taken in by families at stops along the railroad’s route. In 1896, the Montana Children’s Home and Hospital was organized to care for those not adopted along the way. The name was later changed to Shodair Children’s Hospital. Today, Shodair provides acute and residential psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents, as well as comprehensive genetic services to people of all ages. As a non-profit and Montana’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital it provides care and services to the state’s children and families, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit www.shodair.org.

Education

Helena School District

East Helena School District

The Helena School District serves over 8,000 students in pre-school through grade twelve within eleven elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and an alternative high school. All schools offer comprehensive education for the whole child with a highly qualified team of educators who challenge and empower students to become competent, productive, responsible, caring citizens. Capital High’s teachers and programs have received several awards. In 2011, the Physical Education program was 1 of 3 schools

The East Helena School District serves over 1,100 students in grades K through 8. Eastgate School is the elementary building for kindergarten and first grade. Radley educates second through fifth grades, and the newest building in the district, East Valley Middle School, prepares 350+ students for high school in grades six through eight. Students in grades 9–12 attend Helena High School. Committed to success for all students, East Helena Public Schools offer an outstanding education. For more information visit: www.ehps.k12.mt.us.

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Lewis and Clark County Public Schools

nationally named a NASPE STARS Program for quality physical education as well as providing valuable opportunities for students to learn meaningful lessons. Capital is 1 of 59 schools to have ever received this award. Tom Pedersen (Capital High science teacher) was named 2012 Montana Teacher of the Year. Students, families, educators and the community are committed to sharing the responsibility for creating a student-centered educational environment that acknowledges learning as a life-long process. For more information visit: www.helena.k12.mt.us.

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Trinity School District Trinity School is an elementary school district located in Canyon Creek. A multi-grade school for grades K through 6 with two teachers and a full time paraprofessional, Trinity provides low teacher-student ratios. Additional services include Title I, Special education, music, art, library and counseling. Bus service is also available. A great little school that maximizes supportive studentteacher relationships.

Wolf Creek School District Wolf Creek School, approximately 40 miles north of Helena, is a quaint little rural school with a hot lunch program for kindergarten to 6th grade students. Two teachers and a full time paraprofessional provide low teacher-student ratios. Additional services include Special Education, library and counseling. The academic achievements of students are second to none and shine through as they move into middle school and beyond. For more info see www.wolfcreekschool.com.

Private Schools

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Helena offers a wide variety of private schools for all age levels. See the Private Schools section of the phone numbers for a complete list.

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Founded in 1909, Carroll College, is a teaching-centered, private Catholic fouryear college, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number-one regional college in P the West and the top regional college Best Value School in the West. Students come to Carroll for its combination of top academic programs, affordable tuition with generous financial aid, and the deep sense of community. Helena offers students abundant employment opportunities, access to a healthy outdoor lifestyle, and plentiful entertainment, arts and cultural offerings. A Military Friendly School, Carroll offers a Yellow Ribbon Program, providing the very best education free of charge or deeply discounted to veterans and their family members. Carroll welcomes the public to hundreds of free and low-cost

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events each year, including guest lectures by national experts, plays and concerts. The college is home to the annual Symphony Under the Stars, Ballet Montana and its summer professional ballet productions, and regular dramas, comedies and musicals at the Carroll Theatre throughout the year. The Carroll Choirs and Carroll Jazz Ensemble regularly perform in Helena and on tour. Graduates are highly prized in the professional job market and are accepted to the nation’s best medical, law and graduate schools. The Carroll Talking Saints forensics team is ranked in the top 20 of all colleges and universities nationwide and has reigned as the Northwest regional champion for over two decades. Carroll math and computer science students have won top in the world honors in international math competitions. Students conduct groundbreaking grant-funded research into West Nile Virus and many other diseases. In athletics, Carroll’s Fighting Saints football team has won a historymaking six NAIA championships. For more info see www.carroll.edu.

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Helena College of the University of Montana Helena College of the University of Montana serves over 3,000 students in a vibrant, growing two‐year comprehensive college offering 32 credentials in 14 program areas as well as a variety of learning opportunities in personal enrichment and customized training. The Donaldson Campus is the main facility, housing the majority of administrative and student support services as well as academic programs in general education, nursing, fire and rescue, and accounting, business, computer and office technology. The Airport Campus, situated approximately two miles from the main campus, houses the trades programs: automotive, aviation maintenance, construction, diesel, computer aided manufacturing, interior space planning and design, and welding. Helena College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. From state-of-the-art Cisco Learning Labs to being named a preferred school partner by the Boeing Company, exceptional staff and faculty foster academic excellence and personal growth. Helena College’s vision for the next ten years is to continue to be a responsive regional provider of comprehensive educational opportunities, a partner in economic and community development, and a diverse and accessible community of learners. For more info see www.umhelena.edu. Keller Williams Capital Realty

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Phone Numbers Emergency Numbers

Jefferson Appraisal – Assessments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4001 Clerk & Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4020 Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4020 Planning – Rural Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4040 Sheriff (non-emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4075 Superintendent of Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4114 Treasurer – Motor Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4100

Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 CITY Fire (non-emergency) Canyon Ferry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-7883 Clancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4075 East Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-5321 Fort Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-7778 Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8472 Montana City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4075 Police (non-emergency) Canyon Ferry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-7883 Clancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4075 East Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-5377 Fort Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-7586 Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-3233 Montana City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4075 Ambulance Canyon Ferry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-2228 Clancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-441-9111 East Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-2228 Fort Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-6410 Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-235-4040 Montana City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-441-9111 Building Permits & Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8438 Parking Admin & Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8419

Libraries Clancy Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-933-5254 East Valley Branch (E. Helena) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-5750 Historical Society Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-2681 Lewis & Clark Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-1690 Lincoln Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-362-4300 State Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-3115 Supreme Court Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-3660

Montana State Government Job Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-3200 Montana Department of Labor & Industry . . . . . . 406-444-3245 Transportation Department Driver’s License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-3680 Road & Travel Information . . . . . . . . . . .511 or 406-444-0468 Veterans Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-3740

Chambers of Commerce Helena Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-4120 Montana Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-2405

COUNTY Lewis & Clark Appraisal – Assessments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-4000 Sheriff (non-emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-7883 Superintendent of Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8344 Treasurer/Clerk & Recorder Elections (Voter Registration) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8338 Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8337 Property Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8362 Motor Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8369 Drivers Exam Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-3680 Motor Vehicle Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-3933

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Post Offices Clancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-933-5655 East Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-5325 Fort Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-2856 Helena Harris Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-3304 Last Chance Gulch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-8373

Education COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Carroll College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-4300 U of M - Helena College of Technology . . . . . . . . . 406-447-6900

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PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS (GRADES 9–12) Helena High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-2200 Capital High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-2500 PAL (Alternative HS; Grades 10–12) . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1630

Stepping Stones Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-461-6626 Children’s Discovery and Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-1035 Little Folks Daycare & PreSchool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-7249 Little Angel Daycare & PreSchool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-9737 3R’s Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-6367 Salvation Army Pre School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-2326 Rocky Mtn PreSchool-Daycare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-1627 Jacob’s Ladder Christian PreSchool . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-431-9331 Elkhorn PreSchool & Daycare (MT City) . . . . . . . 406-443-5833 Green Arts Pre-School/Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-422-5944 Children’s Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-5668 Sunshine Pre School (E Helena) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-6952 Children’s Word Montessori Pre-School . . . . . . . . 406-449-3726 First Lutheran Pre-school . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-5367 Driscoll Day Care and Pre-School . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-7949 Kiva’s Kids Daycare and Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-458-0277 Four Seasons Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-513-1047 Mother Goose Playschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-465-0296

PUBLIC MIDDLE/JH SCHOOLS (GRADES 6–8) C. R. Anderson Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-2800 Helena Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1000 East Valley Middle School (E Helena) . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-7740 PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (GRADES K–5) Broadwater Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1130 Bryant Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1200 Central School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1230 Four Georgians Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1300 Hawthorne Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1370 Jefferson Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1600 Jim Darcy Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1410 Kessler Elementary School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1700 Rossiter Elementary School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1500 Smith Elementary School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1530 Warren Elementary School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-1600 Eastgate School (E Helena) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-7770 Radley School (E Helena) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-7713 Trinity School (Canyon Creek; K–6) . . . . . . . . . . . 406-368-2230 Wolf Creek School (K–6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-235-4241 Auchard Creek School (Wolf Creek; K–8) . . . . . . . 406-562-3528

Healthcare Shodair Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-7500 St. Peter’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-4180 Fort Harrison VA Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-6410 Helena Surgicenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-4200 Intermountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-7920 Urgent Care Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-513-1052

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS St. Andrew (K–12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-3201 Helena Christian School (K–8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-5210 Helena Christian High School (9–12) . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-3821 Last Chance Academy (1–12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-495-0208 First Lutheran School (K–5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-5367 Christ’s Church Academy (K–12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-2707 Children’s World Montessori (Pre-K–K) . . . . . . . . 406-449-3726 Calvary Christian School (K–8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-465-4003 Helena Adventist Christian School (1–8) . . . . . . . 406-465-6451

Bus Helena Area Transit Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8080 Rimrock Trailways Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8078 Helena Regional Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-2821 Capitol Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-5525 TV, INTERNET, PHONE Blue Mountain Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-485-5006 Century Link (I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-550-2810 Century Link (P) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-244-1111 Century Link (TV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-379-4987 Clearfly Communications (I, P) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-652-7520 Direct TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-951-7993 Dish Network (TV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-262-8520 Earthlink (I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-242-3198 Essen Communications Corp. (P) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-473-7736 Global Net (I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-587-5095

PRE-SCHOOLS Creative Horizons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-7805 ABC Montessori PreSchool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-439-9092 Best Buddy’s Daycare & Preschool (Wilder) . . . . . 406-457-2454 Best Buddy’s Daycare & Preschool (Hudson) . . . . 406-449-6535 Morning Sun Motessori Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-459-0892 Our Redeemer’s Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-7842 Preschool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-4529

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Utilities & Services


EVENTS Alive @ Five . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-1535 Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-7446 Last Chance Community Pow Wow . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-439-5631 Last Chance Stampede & Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-8516 East Helena Rodeo & Parade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-458-8124 Symphony Under the Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-1860 Western Rendezvous of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-4263 FESTIVALS Festival of Trees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-4760 Mount Helena Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-1535 MT Early Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-933-5246 Marysville Picnic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406-449-0222 Chalk-Up Helena Street Painting Festival . . . . . . . 406-447-8491 Kidworks! Festival of the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-6400 Spring Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-8516 HISTORICAL SIGHTS & MUSEUMS Montana Historical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-2694 Montana Military Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-324-3550 State Capitol Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-2694 Original Governor’s Mansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-4789 Last Chance Tour Train . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-1023 Last Chance Gulch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-1535 Reeder’s Alley/Pioneer Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-6688 Helena Masonic Grand Lodge Museum . . . . . . . . 406-442-7774 RECREATION Mount Helena City Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8463 Memorial Park Swimming Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-1559 Holter & Hauser Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-5201 Canyon Ferry Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-2535 Bob Marshall Wilderness Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-758-5208 Centennial Waterslide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-5777 Centennial/Bausch Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8463 Spring Meadow Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-495-3270 Golf Courses Bill Roberts Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8091 Fox Ridge Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-8304 Green Meadow Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-5750 SPORTS Carroll College Saints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-4480 Helena Brewers Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-495-0500 Helena Bighorns Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-2817 Great Divide Ski Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-3746 Helena Ice Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-2817

Hughesnet High Speed Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-276-1554 Jefferson Broadband (I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-439-6365 Montana Internet Corp (I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-3347 Montana Opticom (I, P, TV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 855-678-4266 Optimum Voice (P) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-213-6582 Optimum TV/Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-213-6582 Sitestar Onewest Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-663-9378 Sprint (I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-241-2958 Vonage (P) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-482-8394 WildBlue High-Speed Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-234-2316 ELECTRIC & GAS Montana Propane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-449-6177 Northern Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-5409 Northwestern Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-467-2669 PPl Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-342-5775 GARBAGE, RECYCLING, REFUSE, WASTE City-County Sanitation, Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-6300 Giulio Disposal Service, Boulder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-3607 Lewis & Clark County Garbage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-8521 Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8084 Solid Waste, Boulder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-4159 Solid Waste, Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8082 SEWER, WATER Underground, All Counties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-424-5555 Water, Boulder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-225-3381 Water, East Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-5321 Water, Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-8450 Water Well Drilling License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-6643

Area Attractions

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ARTS & CULTURE Archie Bray Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-3502 Exploration Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-1800 Grandstreet Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-4270 Great Northern Carousel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-457-5353 Helena Cultural Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-447-1530 Helena Symphony & Chorale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-1860 Holter Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-442-6400 Last Chance Ranch Wagon-Ride Dinners . . . . . . . 800-505-2884 Montana Shakespeare Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-431-1154 Myrna Loy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-443-0287 Queen City Ballet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-444-5004 Starz on Stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406-227-9711

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