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Butte open-container ordinance: Law change draws mixed opinions

BUTTE — Supporters of a potential law that would ban open containers from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. cite vandalism and violence during after-hours public drinking as deterring development in Butte.

September 05, 2013 11:15 amLoading…
Stained-glass dome repair could cost Butte-Silver Bow $218,000

Stained-glass dome repair could cost Butte-Silver Bow $218,000

BUTTE — It could cost $218,000 to clean and repair the century-old glass dome in the Butte-Silver Bow County courthouse, according to a study by two experts.

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25% of Butte buildings rate ‘poor’ in survey

BUTTE — Two months into Butte’s building inventory, about one-quarter of the surveyed structures are in dire need of repair, the man doing the footwork told the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners Wednesday night.

August 16, 2013 5:30 amLoading…

Proposed ordinance takes aim at Butte's open-container law

BUTTE — Butte’s days as one of the state’s last holdouts on open-container laws may be limited.

August 06, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Scaled-back mining plan in works but could bring Butte 320 jobs

BUTTE — A plan to mine silver and zinc underground in Butte remains on the horizon — but on a smaller scale.

August 02, 2013 12:32 amLoading…
High elevation gardening possible with trial, error and tricks

High elevation gardening possible with trial, error and tricks

BUTTE — On a quiet Saturday morning in a garden in the mountains 6,400 feet above sea level, only the buzz of bees — a lot of them — and the quiet voices of visitors interrupt the silence.

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Philipsburg area fire doubles in size to 1,400 acres

BUTTE — An estimated 200 firefighters worked Saturday to put out the Moose Meadow blaze, which more than doubled in size in nearly 24 hours.

July 27, 2013 9:40 pmLoading…
Feathered friends or foes? Professor gathers data in Butte pigeon study

Feathered friends or foes? Professor gathers data in Butte pigeon study

BUTTE — They peer with their beady eyes from the windows of abandoned buildings. They hide in the shadows of Uptown Butte’s narrow alleyways. And they leave a trail of filth in the places they frequent.

July 24, 2013 10:45 amLoading…
Memorial service held for slain toddler

Memorial service held for slain toddler

BUTTE — Melissa Penner’s son, Tyler Kelly, will be 4 years old on Friday.

July 19, 2013 7:46 am Photos

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Butte gets its own ‘Happiest Place on Earth’

Butte gets its own ‘Happiest Place on Earth’

BUTTE — Disneyland in California is more than 1,000 miles away from Butte.

July 17, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Exchange program brings Middle Eastern, N. African students to MSU, Butte

Exchange program brings Middle Eastern, N. African students to MSU, Butte

BUTTE — The World Museum of Mining saw a different group of explorers Saturday morning when a bus from the Montana State University carrying about 40 people pulled up.

July 15, 2013 1:00 pmLoading…
Butte Hill renewal is focus of proposed blight resolution in Uptown

Butte Hill renewal is focus of proposed blight resolution in Uptown

BUTTE — Council on Wednesday will consider a resolution that addresses blight in Uptown Butte — as well as encourages economic development.

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Butte-Silver Bow inventory a step to counteract structures’ decay

Butte-Silver Bow inventory a step to counteract structures’ decay

BUTTE — Travis Eskelsen spends most of his days this summer wandering through Uptown Butte, clipboard in hand and camera around his neck, intently studying the homes on the hill.

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Archives given $2,500 to preserve Butte mine maps

Archives given $2,500 to preserve Butte mine maps

BUTTE — A $2,500 grant will enable the Butte Archives to digitize an important piece of Butte history: The original maps of the first mining operations in the area.

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Buckskin-clad ‘mountain men’ gather for rendezvous at Virginia City

Buckskin-clad ‘mountain men’ gather for rendezvous at Virginia City

VIRGINIA CITY — The smell of smoke and buckskin drifted through Virginia City on Friday morning as the historic town’s Daylight Creek Rendezvous got underway.

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Schweitzer says Bakken region will continue to thrive

Schweitzer says Bakken region will continue to thrive

BUTTE — In former Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s words, the Bakken oil formation in Eastern Montana and North Dakota is “a millionaire maker.’’

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NorthWestern proposes new headquarters for Butte

NorthWestern proposes new headquarters for Butte

BUTTE — NorthWestern Energy’s officials announced Monday that they hope to have a new general office building in Uptown Butte by the end of 2015.

April 23, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Butte sees 1st case of whooping cough; 22 reported in Anaconda

BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow County on Wednesday recorded its first official case of pertussis this year, while neighboring Anaconda-Deer Lodge County saw its numbers rise.

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‘Bear-y’ Christmas: Butte resident gives extra dose of holiday spirit

‘Bear-y’ Christmas: Butte resident gives extra dose of holiday spirit

BUTTE -- Every family has a different way of celebrating the holidays.

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Butte photo studio bends with change to continue success

Butte photo studio bends with change to continue success

BUTTE — Nothing regarding Tony DiFronzo’s business has been easy.

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Butte School District will pay $70K to settle 2008 free speech case

The Butte School District will pay $70,000 to a former Butte High valedictorian whose free-speech rights were violated in 2008.

October 16, 2012 5:56 amLoading…

New state facility sought to keep Butte from losing drug treatment center

BUTTE — The state hasn’t yet decided whether to approve a new chemical dependency center in Uptown Butte, which would replace the more than decade-old facility on Continental Drive, according to the proposed developer.

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Homestake Lodge dodges wildfire; Sage Mountain Center threatened

Homestake Lodge dodges wildfire; Sage Mountain Center threatened

As flames consumed over four and a half square miles of grassland, brush and trees in the Upper Rader Creek area east of Butte, residents scrambled to defend or evacuate their dwellings. By Wednesday evening, 200 homes that may be in the path of the Nineteen Mile fire had been evacuated, and…

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Viral video features Montana students predicting the future of the internet

Viral video features Montana students predicting the future of the internet

BUTTE - A former Butte resident’s video on Internet predictions made by kids in the 1990s has gone viral — racking up nearly a million views in a matter of days.

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Injured Marine bolstered by citizens’ support at Field of Honor ceremony

Injured Marine bolstered by citizens’ support at Field of Honor ceremony

BUTTE — When Lance Cpl. Thomas Parker joined the Marine Corps, it was because he wanted to be a part of something bigger than himself.

July 27, 2012 2:43 pmLoading…

Ruling to cost Montana State Hospital $30k

BUTTE -- Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs must pay $30,000 to an ex-patient after its staff barred the woman with physical disabilities from using her electric wheelchair.

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Parents in Sheridan petition to oust school superintendent

Sheridan residents voicing their displeasure at the direction the community’s school district has taken are asking the current superintendent to resign through a petition.

July 05, 2012 6:15 amLoading…

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