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For service to our nation: Brother, sister veterans headed to Washington, D.C.

For service to our nation: Brother, sister veterans headed to Washington, D.C.

BUTTE — On Monday, two members of the Greatest Generation who both served during World War II will do something they’ve never done before: They’ll visit Washington, D.C.

October 20, 2014 10:17 am Photos

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The Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda

The Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda

The Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda will close permanently if it doesn't receive a cash infusion from Atlantic Richfield Co. by the end of October.

October 17, 2014 9:27 am
Old Works Golf Course may close permanently

Old Works Golf Course may close permanently

ANACONDA —Without a cash infusion from Atlantic Richfield, the Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda may close permanently at the end of this month.

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Brewers, distillers can keep giving spent grain to ranchers

BUTTE — Montana’s alcohol producers can continue to sell or give away spent grain to ranchers without added layers of bureaucracy and paperwork, thanks in part to Montana Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh.

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Proposed Highlands gold mine clears another hurdle to opening

Proposed Highlands gold mine clears another hurdle to opening

BUTTE — The proposed underground gold mine in the Highlands south of Butte has cleared another hurdle toward establishing mining operations.

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James Coyne with Butte-Silver Bow Public Works

James Coyne with Butte-Silver Bow Public Works

James Coyne with the Butte-Silver Bow Public Works department uses a skid steer to remove sediment and rocks from a Missoula Gulch drainage on Missoula Street.

September 19, 2014 9:18 am
Making a splash: $50M and 27 years later, efforts to curb water runoff are saving Silver Bow Creek

Making a splash: $50M and 27 years later, efforts to curb water runoff are saving Silver Bow Creek

MISSOULA — Flush a toilet in Butte, and the water is treated before it ends up in Silver Bow Creek. But raindrops and melted snowflakes trickle in untreated — and all that water picks up sediment, heavy metals and mine waste along the way.

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Dillon council defeats non-discrimination ordinance motion

BUTTE — The Dillon City Council defeated a motion — with a 6-2 vote — to consider a nondiscrimination ordinance Wednesday.

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Exotic chicken breeder challenges Deer Lodge poultry ordinance

Exotic chicken breeder challenges Deer Lodge poultry ordinance

BUTTE — The Deer Lodge city council is studying whether it should revoke a conditional use permit from Walter Boese, who raises rare and exotic breed chickens within city limits.

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Walter Boese

Walter Boese

Walter Boese holds one of his hens sporting a “chicken saddle,” which protects her delicate back feathers from scratching and pecking.

August 29, 2014 7:09 am

Central mum on teacher’s lawsuit; diocese maintains contract violated

BUTTE — Butte Central Catholic Schools had no comment Friday about the pending litigation filed by Shaela Evenson, the teacher who was fired after she became pregnant while unwed.

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Environmental group threatens to sue over grayling decision

Environmental group threatens to sue over grayling decision

BUTTE — While people are applauding the decision not to list Arctic grayling as an endangered species, others have resolved to sue for a different outcome.

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Distillery dream: New details on Kelley Mine Yard plans

Distillery dream: New details on Kelley Mine Yard plans

BUTTE — Turning a former mine yard into a distillery is going to take some doing, but the owners of Headframe Spirits have a plan to do it in just two years.

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Interactive smartphone apps and maps will promote Butte’s outdoor recreation

Interactive smartphone apps and maps will promote Butte’s outdoor recreation

BUTTE — Local agencies are trying to put Butte’s recreational opportunities on the map — literally.

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Butte policy shift cracks down on derelict properties; push to improve

Butte policy shift cracks down on derelict properties; push to improve

BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow says it’s implementing a major policy shift aimed at cleaning up dilapidated buildings.

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Derelict buildings in Butte

Derelict buildings in Butte

Boarded up windows , peeling paint, unattended yards – many of the derelict buildings around Butte sport a number of these features.

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Warehouse collapse

Warehouse collapse

A former refrigeration warehouse, which was built in 1920, collapsed June 28 in Butte. 

June 29, 2014 11:03 am
Montana Tech professor developing fly-fishing app for Google Glass

Montana Tech professor developing fly-fishing app for Google Glass

BUTTE — On a sunny day last week at Montana Tech, Nick Hawthorne posed for a picture outside. Two students walked by, and as they passed one said, “Wow! He’s got Google Glass!”

June 09, 2014 6:33 am Photos

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Slide triggers questions: Butte lacks avalanche center, but experts say it’s up to skiers to stay safe

BUTTE — The weekend rescue operation for four skiers on Red Mountain is raising new questions about avalanche safety in the Butte area, a region that lacks a specific agency to turn to for avalanche danger ratings.

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Count of newfound ballots from 2013 doesn't affect school election

ANACONDA — Fifty-five overlooked ballots did not shake up the Anaconda school board after a recount Wednesday evening.

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Discovery of uncounted ballots from 2013 may affect Anaconda school board

The discovery of 55 uncounted ballots from last year’s Anaconda school trustees’ election has prompted a special board meeting Wednesday and a recount of votes.

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Fired Butte Central teacher gives birth to a son

Fired Butte Central teacher gives birth to a son

BUTTE — The Butte Central teacher fired for being pregnant has given birth to a boy.

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John Walsh

John Walsh

John Walsh filed electronically for the U.S. Senate race Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Plumbers and Pipefitters #41 - his father's union hall. Walsh, a Butte native, was appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock to fill former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus' seat. Baucus left the position to become an ambassador …

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Study on cleanup efforts: Lead levels in blood decreasing in Butte

Study on cleanup efforts: Lead levels in blood decreasing in Butte

BUTTE — An unprecedented health study shows Butte’s Superfund cleanup efforts are proving successful and children are being exposed to lower levels of dangerous lead.

March 03, 2014 10:11 am Photos

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Study on cleanup efforts: Lead levels in blood decreasing in Butte

BUTTE — An unprecedented health study shows Butte’s Superfund cleanup efforts are proving successful and children are being exposed to lower levels of dangerous lead.

March 02, 2014 10:04 am

Petition drive launched to get Butte Central teacher rehired

BUTTE — More than 20,000 people have signed a petition supporting fired Butte Central Elementary teacher Shaela Evenson.

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Diocese defends decision to fire pregnant Central teacher

Diocese defends decision to fire pregnant Central teacher

The Diocese of Helena is defending its decision to fire an unwed Butte Central teacher because she is pregnant.

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Diocese superintendent fires unwed, pregnant Catholic school teacher

Diocese superintendent fires unwed, pregnant Catholic school teacher

BUTTE — The Helena Diocese has fired an unmarried Butte Central teacher for getting pregnant, its superintendent said Tuesday.

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Head Start levy sought; money challenges plan for low-income Anaconda children

Head Start levy sought; money challenges plan for low-income Anaconda children

ANACONDA — Supporters of the Anaconda Head Start program ask commissioners Tuesday to place a four-mill levy on the primary election ballot for the program’s operations.

January 29, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Economy, environment at stake in fate of endangered sage grouse

Economy, environment at stake in fate of endangered sage grouse

ALDER — Major economic and environmental implications hang in the balance this week when an advisory council will meet to finalize Montana’s plan for protecting the sage grouse.

January 12, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Storm winds cause Ennis power outage, knock down utility poles

BUTTE — Wind downed 10 utility poles on Jack Creek Bench Road near Ennis on Saturday, causing a two-hour power outage in town.

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Suspects in Butte car thefts in custody

BUTTE — The six 14-year-olds who are suspected of stealing at least six vehicles from across Butte Thursday night and early Friday are in custody at the Reintegrating Youthful Offenders Correctional Facility in Galen.

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Coyote shooting derby in Dillon next weekend

Coyote shooting derby in Dillon next weekend

Prizes for most kills, biggest ‘dog’

January 04, 2014 11:00 amLoading…

Butte judge dismisses residents’ lawsuit against ARCO

BUTTE — A Butte judge has dismissed a contamination case against Atlantic Richfield Co. brought by nearly 100 residents of Opportunity more than five years ago.

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Dillon couple, 15 others, charged with felony poaching

BUTTE — A Dillon couple and 15 of their friends and relatives have been charged with poaching crimes after a sweeping investigation revealed they illegally harvested dozens of animals over the past decade.

December 18, 2013 7:51 pmLoading…
Left to die, abandoned Dillon baby survives

Left to die, abandoned Dillon baby survives

BUTTE — Lloyd Geistweite set out on his morning walk around the Parkview Convalescent Center about 9 a.m. on May 23, 1993.

November 28, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Pole plant Superfund cleanup moves forward, but critics vocal

Pole plant Superfund cleanup moves forward, but critics vocal

BUTTE — Deer leap through fields and fish swim the stream where a wood-treating plant once leached vast amounts of cancer-causing chemicals into Silver Bow Creek.

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Pole plant

Pole plant

Water bubbles from the discharge point at the Montana Pole and Treatment Plant into Silver Bow Creek. In the near vicinity live ducks, muskrat and frogs. State officials say the pole plant Superfund site cleanup in Butte is progressing well.

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Borden's reborn: Whitehall hopes $1.5m renovation rejuventates downtown

Borden's reborn: Whitehall hopes $1.5m renovation rejuventates downtown

WHITEHALL — The Borden’s Hotel building is scheduled for a major face-lift early next year, a $1.5 million project Whitehall residents hope is a first step toward rejuvenating downtown.

November 16, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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Borden's hotel

Borden's hotel

Borden’s  as it stands today has fallen into  disrepair. With the help of a construction loan with the Jefferson County Local Development Corp., Whitehall residents hope to see the historic hotel become an anchor again for downtown business.

November 16, 2013 8:56 am
Creek restoration projects aim to re-establish native cutthroats

Creek restoration projects aim to re-establish native cutthroats

Summit Valley residents may soon see a resurgence in the native cutthroat trout population as the fish make their way up the Columbia River basin watershed, which includes Silver Bow Creek, Browns Gulch, German Gulch and Blacktail Creek.

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Capri Gillam

Capri Gillam

Capri Gillam, a graduate student in the environmental engineering program at Montana Tech, explains the riparian zone stream assessmentof Blacktail Creek she is working on as part of her thesis project.

November 01, 2013 9:20 amLoading…

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