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Evel Knievel Days

About 30 arrested during Evel Knievel Days

About 30 arrested during Evel Knievel Days

BUTTE — Revelers didn’t get too raucous over Evel Knievel Days this year, police say.

July 29, 2014 11:21 am Related Loading…
Organizers of Evel Knievel Days 'blown away'

Organizers of Evel Knievel Days 'blown away'

BUTTE — Like so many Evel Knievel stunts, planning for the daredevil’s namesake festival wasn’t smooth, but organizers pulled it off.

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Evel Knievel Days

Evel Knievel Days

July 28, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Feature photos: Evel Knievel

Feature photos: Evel Knievel

Robbie Knievel, in front, leads the annual bike parade down Montana Street during the cruise of the Evel Knievel Loop Friday night.

July 26, 2014 8:50 am Photos

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Knievel complaint offers no specific accusations

Knievel complaint offers no specific accusations

BUTTE — Kelly Knievel’s request for the Montana Attorney General’s Office to investigate the nonprofit group that staged Evel Knievel Days does not mean an inquiry will be made.

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Knievel's son wants attorney general to look into committee

Knievel's son wants attorney general to look into committee

BUTTE — Kelly Knievel wants the Montana attorney general’s office to investigate the group that organized and staged the Evel Knievel Days festival in Butte.

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New group says Evel Knievel Days 'full steam ahead'

New group says Evel Knievel Days 'full steam ahead'

BUTTE — A new group says it has obtained licensing rights to put on an Evel Knievel Days festival using the name of the late daredevil and that it’s prepared to stage the event in Butte this July.

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New nonprofit forms to plan Knievel Days

New nonprofit forms to plan Knievel Days

BUTTE — A new nonprofit corporation has been formed to carry out Evel Knievel Days in Butte after previous organizers backed out during a struggle over control of the festival with Knievel's family.

April 14, 2014 11:03 am Video Photos

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‘Form, fashion’ of Knievel Days uncertain for now

‘Form, fashion’ of Knievel Days uncertain for now

BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow isn’t sure what if anything will replace Evel Knievel Days this summer — but the county will have its manpower, equipment and services ready to fill the void.

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Organizers back out of Evel Knievel Days

Organizers back out of Evel Knievel Days

BUTTE — Organizers of Evel Knievel Days cut ties with the event Wednesday, saying Chief Executive Matt Vincent and the Knievel family should proceed with the festival as they see fit.

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They're out: organizers back away from Evel Knievel Days

They're out: organizers back away from Evel Knievel Days

BUTTE — Organizers of Evel Knievel Days are ending their ties with the event, saying Chief Executive Matt Vincent and the Knievel family should proceed with the festival as they see fit.

April 09, 2014 6:55 am Photos

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Knievel threatens fest organizer: 'I will destroy you'

Knievel threatens fest organizer: 'I will destroy you'

BUTTE — Kelly Knievel has threatened to “destroy” the top organizer of Evel Knievel Days unless he signs a pact with the county and caves to other demands.

April 07, 2014 8:41 pmLoading…
Evel Days dispute: Festival organizers balk at proposed operating pact

Evel Days dispute: Festival organizers balk at proposed operating pact

BUTTE — Kelley Knievel said other cities would be glad to host an Evel Knievel Days festival if Butte-Silver Bow declines to sign a license agreement for using his late father’s name in connection with the big event.

April 01, 2014 12:53 pm Photos

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E. Jay Ellington and Kelly Knievel

E. Jay Ellington and Kelly Knievel

E. Jay Ellington and Kelly Knievel

March 28, 2014 1:32 pmLoading…
Organizers battle over Evel Knievel Days in Butte

Organizers battle over Evel Knievel Days in Butte

BUTTE — Evel Knievel Days is embroiled in disputes over control, management and continued naming rights that a top organizer says are a “mess” threatening to derail the three-day summer bash.

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54 arrests made during Evel Knievel Days

BUTTE — Butte police made 54 arrests during the three-day Evel Knievel Days festival in Butte.

July 29, 2013 4:17 pmLoading…
 Keith Sayers Freestyle Production Show

Keith Sayers Freestyle Production Show

Riders in the Keith Sayers Freestyle Production Show bring the crowd to a roar as they each perform aerial stunts one right after another during their Friday afternoon show at Evel Knievel Days. Sayers, center left, is among these Knievel-inspired daredevils.

July 27, 2013 8:48 amLoading…
Evel Knievel Days

Evel Knievel Days

Riders in the Keith Sayers Freestyle Production Show bring the crowd to a roar as they each perform aerial stunts one right after another during Evel Knievel Days.

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Feature photos: Aerial stunts thrill crowd at Evel Knievel Days

Feature photos: Aerial stunts thrill crowd at Evel Knievel Days

Riders in the Keith Sayers Freestyle Production Show bring the crowd to a roar as they each perform aerial stunts one right after another during their Friday afternoon show at Evel Knievel Days. Sayers, center left, is among these Knievel-inspired daredevils.

July 27, 2013 8:46 am Photos

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Law officers to target underage drinkers, DUIs: Zero tolerance

Law officers to target underage drinkers, DUIs: Zero tolerance

Driving drunk in Butte this weekend will be about as risky as trying to jump the fountain at Caesars Palace as law enforcement strikes a strong presence at Evel Knievel Days.

July 25, 2013 9:15 pmLoading…

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