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Owner says he's prepared to demolish rest collapsed building

Owner says he's prepared to demolish rest collapsed building

BUTTE — The owner of the collapsed warehouse building on South Wyoming Street said Thursday he is confident the rest of it can be demolished within the next 45 days and a pending insurance claim should not get in the way.

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County gives owner of collapsed building one more week

County gives owner of collapsed building one more week

BUTTE — County officials have given the owner of the collapsed building on South Wyoming Street at least another week to meet criteria needed for demolishing the building.

September 04, 2014 12:03 pmLoading…
County fed up with owner of collapsed Butte building

County fed up with owner of collapsed Butte building

BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow has lost patience with the owner of an Uptown building that collapsed in June.

August 27, 2014 10:00 amLoading…
Who is Amanda Curtis?: A profile of Democrats' candidate for Senate

Who is Amanda Curtis?: A profile of Democrats' candidate for Senate

Amanda Curtis was selected by state Democrats at a special convention Saturday to replace John Walsh as the party's Senate nominee. Curtis is a graduate of Billings Skyview High School. 

August 16, 2014 11:30 amLoading…
Wall Street Journal reports Whitehall mine for sale; locals surprised at news

Wall Street Journal reports Whitehall mine for sale; locals surprised at news

BUTTE — An official with the Jefferson County Local Development Corp. said Thursday she is surprised about a media report saying Barrick Gold Corp. is looking to sell its Golden Sunlight Mine — Whitehall’s largest employer.

July 03, 2014 1:17 pmLoading…
Building collapse a wake-up call for Butte

Building collapse a wake-up call for Butte

BUTTE — Chief Executive Matt Vincent called the warehouse collapse on South Wyoming Street a wake-up call Wednesday night, telling commissioners it’s time to get tougher on owners of dilapidated buildings.

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Owner of collapsed Butte building paid delinquent taxes today

Owner of collapsed Butte building paid delinquent taxes today

BUTTE — The owner of an old Uptown warehouse that collapsed Saturday paid nearly $6,000 in delinquent taxes on it Monday and said he is working with county officials to expedite its demolition.

June 30, 2014 4:36 pmLoading…
2 Powell County deputies laid off; sheriff left with 2

2 Powell County deputies laid off; sheriff left with 2

BUTTE — Powell County is laying off two sheriff’s deputies because of uncertainties over federal funding and a failed mill levy increase, leaving the sheriff and two others to patrol a rural area the size of Delaware.

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Mobile home owners evicted from Butte KOA

Mobile home owners evicted from Butte KOA

BUTTE — At least seven mobile home owners have been told to leave the KOA Kampground in Butte, leaving some who have lived there for years scrambling to find another place.

June 10, 2014 4:59 pmLoading…
Flashy sign irks neighbor: No laws broken; Owner says it stays here

Flashy sign irks neighbor: No laws broken; Owner says it stays here

BUTTE — Darlene and Paul Battaiola hoped the bright, flashing ad messages on an LED sign would draw more attention to their beauty college on West Park Street in Uptown Butte.

May 30, 2014 9:48 amLoading…
Butte has high hopes for NorthWestern headquarters, Uptown development

Butte has high hopes for NorthWestern headquarters, Uptown development

BUTTE — In just days, after months of talks and plans and dotting i’s and crossing t’s, dust will finally fly as work begins on the new Uptown digs for NorthWestern Energy.

May 19, 2014 9:35 am Photos

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High hopes for new NorthWestern headquarters, Butte development

High hopes for new NorthWestern headquarters, Butte development

BUTTE — In just days, after months of talks and plans and dotting i’s and crossing t’s, dust will finally fly as work begins on the new Uptown digs for NorthWestern Energy.

May 18, 2014 9:37 amLoading…
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.

April 22, 2014 11:14 amLoading…
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.

April 16, 2014 11:23 amLoading…
‘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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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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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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Economic leaders, indicators point to potential for more good-paying jobs to boost Butte economy

Economic leaders, indicators point to potential for more good-paying jobs to boost Butte economy

BUTTE — Butte might never flash the boom-town badge it did decades ago when the “richest hill on earth” was indeed that.

March 23, 2014 12:10 pmLoading…
Mild St. Patrick's Day in Butte: 'They just ran out of steam'

Mild St. Patrick's Day in Butte: 'They just ran out of steam'

BUTTE — Police arrested 12 people in Butte for disorderly conduct after 9 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, but the cold weather and previous nights of partying had its advantages for law enforcement.

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Butte's St. Patrick's parade goes off without a hitch ... even with blustery weather

Butte's St. Patrick's parade goes off without a hitch ... even with blustery weather

BUTTE — There were boys and girls, guys and gals, dogs and horses, four-wheelers and 18-wheelers.

March 17, 2014 4:22 pm Photos

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Bullock/McLean

Bullock/McLean

Gov. Steve Bullock and Angela McLean stand in McLean’s classroom in Anaconda on Feb. 10. McLean sent an email to raise money for the Bullock-McLean re-election campaign on Feb. 28.

March 06, 2014 5:48 pm
Gov. Steve Bullock Lt. Gov. Angela McLean

Gov. Steve Bullock Lt. Gov. Angela McLean

Gov. Steve Bullock and Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, shown here when McLean was announced as lieutenant governor, signed the petition to qualify the voter initiative to expand Medicaid. 

March 06, 2014 5:48 pmLoading…
What to do now with Butte’s Clark Chateau?

What to do now with Butte’s Clark Chateau?

BUTTE — People have offered plenty of ideas on how to keep the historic Clark Chateau open and alive, from youth puppet shows to educational programs to being a Montana women’s museum.

March 04, 2014 11:24 amLoading…
Train hits trailer at crossing in Butte

Train hits trailer at crossing in Butte

A Butte man was thankful Tuesday morning after a train barely missed smashing into his truck at a crossing on Second Street and only hit a small trailer he was hauling, tearing a gaping hole in it.

February 25, 2014 11:04 amLoading…
High stakes in the struggle for historic preservation in Butte

High stakes in the struggle for historic preservation in Butte

BUTTE — The assignment was — and still is — enormous.

February 16, 2014 12:08 pmLoading…
CEO says no change for J.C. Penney; Butte store still closing

CEO says no change for J.C. Penney; Butte store still closing

BUTTE — Last-ditch efforts to save the J.C. Penney store in Butte from closing did not persuade the national chain to change its mind.

February 14, 2014 10:40 pmLoading…
Colleagues praise Bullock's choice of McLean for 2nd-in-command

Colleagues praise Bullock's choice of McLean for 2nd-in-command

BUTTE — Montana is getting a dedicated classroom teacher who knows education policy at all levels as its lieutenant governor, some colleagues and Democratic state lawmakers say.

February 10, 2014 6:38 pm Photos

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Bullock announces McLean

Bullock announces McLean

Gov. Steve Bullock talks about his choice for lieutenant governor, Angela McLean, on Monday in McLean’s classroom at Anaconda High.  

February 10, 2014 4:23 pm
In McLean's classroom

In McLean's classroom

Gov. Steve Bullock and Angela McLean in McLean’s classroom at Anaconda High School on Monday after the governor announced McLean, a teacher, as his new lieutenant governor.

February 10, 2014 4:07 pm

Butte's council of commissioners advances anti-bias proposal

BUTTE — A panel of Butte-Silver Bow commissioners advanced a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance to the full council Wednesday night, drawing applause from audience members who want protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people.

January 30, 2014 9:03 pmLoading…

Exploration permit sought for underground mining in Butte

BUTTE — A company still has plans to mine silver and zinc in Butte and hopes to get an exploration permit this spring and begin initial work this summer.

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Butte community leaders react to rash of student suicides

BUTTE — Public and private schools, law enforcement and local health and government officials in Butte-Silver Bow County have agreed to take a broad, public-health approach to suicides after three student deaths in recent weeks.

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Gov. Bullock visits Butte, talks bipartisanship

Gov. Bullock visits Butte, talks bipartisanship

BUTTE — If Butte-area Democrats were hoping for a partisan-laced speech by Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday to ring in this election year, they didn’t get it.

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License plate left at crash leads police to truck

BUTTE — A Butte man suspected of crashing into a utility pole and knocking out power to at least 1,000 homes on New Year’s Day was in jail Thursday on numerous complaints, including drunken driving.

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Armed robbery suspects possibly seen in western Montana

Armed robbery suspects possibly seen in western Montana

BUTTE — Two people suspected of robbing a shop owner in Butte Monday and stealing several guns may have been spotted in Missoula, Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff Ed Lester said Wednesday.

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Butte’s challenge: Keeping the momentum going

Butte’s challenge: Keeping the momentum going

BUTTE — Butte put on a bright smile and big show for national and international business leaders — and some prominent politicians to boot — during the two-day Montana Economic Summit in September.

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Former Butte justice of the peace Bob Lee dead

Former Butte justice of the peace Bob Lee dead

BUTTE — Former Butte Justice of the Peace Robert “Bob” Lee, who in recent years struggled with drug addiction that landed him in legal trouble, died early Saturday morning.

December 08, 2013 12:45 pmLoading…
Role play: Montana history-makers brought back to life

Role play: Montana history-makers brought back to life

BUTTE — Union activist Frank Little dared to froth his fiery slanders against corporate greed inside the opulent mansion of copper king William A. Clark on Saturday and even called out the “prostitutes of the press” who were there.

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Butte council passes controversial ordinance to ban public drinking from 2 to 8 a.m.

BUTTE — After weeks of debate and controversy, Butte-Silver Bow commissioners on Wednesday approved an ordinance that bans drinking in public from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m.

November 20, 2013 9:48 pmLoading…

Council wants time to study proposed discrimination ordinance idea

Proponents of enacting a local ordinance to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity made an initial case to a panel of Butte-Silver Bow commissioners Wednesday night.

November 14, 2013 9:37 amLoading…
Butte looks at law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation

Butte looks at law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation

BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow could follow Missoula and Helena by enacting an ordinance barring discrimination in housing, jobs and many public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Employees reprimanded in ‘ghost busters’ camera case

Employees reprimanded in ‘ghost busters’ camera case

BUTTE — Two city-county employees have been given reprimands for having a camera posted in hopes of capturing paranormal activity in the county health department, Chief Executive Matt Vincent said Tuesday.

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Security cameras going up in Butte parks to deter vandalism

BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow County is moving forward with installing surveillance cameras at some park locations in hopes of curbing vandalism. Officials say if you’re doing nothing wrong, you should have no worries.

October 13, 2013 2:56 pmLoading…

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