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HGTV will film in Montana; buyers, agents alerted

BUTTE — Local real estate agents, now’s your chance to make it on cable.

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Montana producer casts net for Native American actors

Montana producer casts net for Native American actors

BUTTE — A Great Falls casting director is looking for Native American actors and speakers for a six-hour HBO miniseries about the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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Sexual orientation harassment proposed addition to anti-bullying policy

Sexual orientation harassment proposed addition to anti-bullying policy

BUTTE — The Butte school district is updating its anti-bullying policy to include harassment because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Local filmmaker reinterprets Mary MacLane story in PBS film

Local filmmaker reinterprets Mary MacLane story in PBS film

BUTTE — Butte filmmaker Margie Judd reinterprets famed Butte author Mary MacLane in an upcoming documentary film made for Montana PBS.

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Sight unseen: Butte restorer buys historic church

Sight unseen: Butte restorer buys historic church

The same part-time Butte resident who owns the Hodgens-Ryan Mansion has snapped up the Christian Science building, 229 N. Montana, sight unseen.

September 09, 2014 3:04 pm Photos

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Christian Science building

Christian Science building

The Neoclassic design of the Christian Science building reflects the church's ideology of beauty, harmony and unity. It was built in 1920 by architect Walter Arnold and expanded in 1929.

September 08, 2014 3:11 pmLoading…
Christian Science building

Christian Science building

The prominent, towering columns on the porch, or portico, are classic elements of the Christian Science building, 229 N. Montana St.

September 08, 2014 3:12 pmLoading…
Christian Science building

Christian Science building

The Neoclassic design of the Christian Science building reflects the church's ideology of beauty, harmony and unity. It was built in 1920 by architect Walter Arnold and expanded in 1929.

September 08, 2014 3:11 pm
Butte transforms run-down park with new neighborhood center

Butte transforms run-down park with new neighborhood center

BUTTE — The new Emma Park Neighborhood Center boasts spacious offices, large windows, rooftop greenery and easier access to several community programs on county-donated land.

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Copper King’s daughter’s mansion sells for $14M

Copper King’s daughter’s mansion sells for $14M

BUTTE — After sitting empty for more than 60 years, Huguette Clark’s Connecticut mansion sold recently for $14.3 million —drastically reduced from its initial price of $34 million, reports journalist Bill Dedman.

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Identical triplets ‘doing great’: 1 home with mom, 2 in hospital

Identical triplets ‘doing great’: 1 home with mom, 2 in hospital

BUTTE — The rare identical triplets born to a Butte woman last fall are nearly seven months old and for the most part, thriving.

April 15, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Butte reveler keeps adding layers to his green get-up

Butte reveler keeps adding layers to his green get-up

BUTTE — D.J. Wonnacott has been “goin’ all out” for St. Patrick’s Day for 10 years.

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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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Butte schools in crisis prevention in wake of teen suicides

Butte schools in crisis prevention in wake of teen suicides

BUTTE — Butte public schools are in crisis-prevention mode after at least three students have committed suicide in the past six weeks, Superintendent Judy Jonart said.

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Butte reports 20 confirmed cases of flu so far

BUTTE — While St. James Healthcare requests that visitors who are sick stay home, the county health department reports 20 confirmed cases of influenza so far this winter.

December 30, 2013 5:08 pmLoading…
Butte's economy 'stable, manageable'

Butte's economy 'stable, manageable'

BUTTE — Compared to the recent rapid growth in Bozeman and Missoula, Butte maintains an even, manageable economy, which local economists say is more desirable for the city’s economic stability.

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Golden Sunlight Mine announces 13 layoffs; low gold prices cited

BUTTE — Thirteen employees at the Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall are losing their jobs by the year’s end because of a drop in gold prices.

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REC lays off 26 employees in Butte

BUTTE — Renewable Energy Corp., which employs 294 people at its plant southwest of Butte, laid off 26 local employees on Wednesday.

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Crash claims former athlete; Standout Butte Central guard dies in rollover south of Butte

A former Butte Central High School athlete was killed and three men were injured in a rollover crash south of Butte late Thursday.

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Montana Tech trumps Colorado School of Mines on Nerd Scholar list

The Montana Tech School of Mines and Engineering trumps the Colorado School of Mines in a new list of the highest salaries earned by computer science graduates.

October 29, 2013 10:17 amLoading…
3 in a million: Butte woman gives birth to rare identical triplets

3 in a million: Butte woman gives birth to rare identical triplets

BUTTE — In a rare case of multiples, a Butte woman has given birth to identical triplets.

October 28, 2013 10:58 am Photos

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Highlands College gets $450K grant from Department of Labor

Highlands College in Butte will receive $454,965 of a $25 million Department of Labor grant that will be divvied up among 12 other two-year colleges in Montana.

September 19, 2013 1:00 pmLoading…

Netflix closing Butte center due to shrinking DVD business

Netflix, an online service that made its fortune renting DVDs of films to subscribers worldwide, plans to shut down its Butte distribution center located in the warehouse district on Iron Street.

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Washington donates $250,000 for Internet improvements in Butte

BUTTE — Montana Resources and Washington Corp. announced a $250,000 grant to expand a cutting-edge fiber optic network for the Butte school district and local businesses on Tuesday.

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ConocoPhillips CEO: Opportunities for Montana with proximity to oil sands

ConocoPhillips CEO: Opportunities for Montana with proximity to oil sands

BUTTE — The CEO of ConocoPhillips — a Montana Tech grad — is bent on meshing public education of younger students with industry demand for qualified workers for what he calls an “energy renaissance.”

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Survey shows Montana’s outdoors big draw to small businesses

BUTTE — Montana’s outdoor lifestyle has received a ringing endorsement from small-business owners.

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Family arrives in Butte to help find missing man

Family arrives in Butte to help find missing man

BUTTE — Family members of a man reported missing Aug. 22 in the Butte area have arrived to help with the search.

August 27, 2013 7:24 amLoading…

Changes brewing that will set Butte apart from other towns

BUTTE — Uptown Butte business owners are split on the proposed open container ordinance.

August 21, 2013 9:00 amLoading…
Town Pump founder dies: Kenneally known for work ethic, dedication

Town Pump founder dies: Kenneally known for work ethic, dedication

BUTTE — Tom Kenneally Sr., 88, who died Friday in Butte from natural causes, was born in San Francisco in 1924 to Thomas and Edna (Geary) Kenneally.

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Butte school principals and administrators want 3.1% wage hike

BUTTE — The Butte school district’s principals and administrators are asking for a 3.1 percent raise — the same amount given to public school teachers this month— according to labor contract talks that started Thursday.

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Teamsters, St. James heading to mediation

The Teamsters Union and St. James Healthcare will start labor contract mediation on Aug. 20.

August 13, 2013 12:30 pmLoading…
Butte-area mines top spots for nerds

Butte-area mines top spots for nerds

BUTTE — Two area mines are living the high-profile life these days.

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Dog dating

Dog dating

Savannah Smith, 6, and mother, Jené Matzkanin, flirt with rescue dog Haskell (dressed as a Southern gentleman) during the dog speed dating event at the Butte Silver Bow County Fair on Saturday. They applied with the animal shelter to adopt Haskell.

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Doggie speed dating helps find ‘soul mutt’ at county fair

Doggie speed dating helps find ‘soul mutt’ at county fair

BUTTE — Doggie speed dating definitely brought out the best in each rescue dog at the Butte-Silver Bow County Fair on Saturday.

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Funding woes cut program; Eight staffers to lose jobs

BUTTE — Eight full-time staff members will lose their jobs after money ran out for a research-and-development program located at Montana Tech.

August 03, 2013 3:00 pmLoading…

Polaris wind hits 104 mph before pummeling Twin Bridges

MISSOULA — While the National Weather Service in Missoula did not report any tornadoes touching down in southwest Montana on Thursday afternoon, a 104 mph wind blew through the tiny town of Polaris before pummeling Twin Bridges.

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Fly-fishing shop hit for $20,000

Only about 30 percent of Dan Leavens’ inventory remained at his Stonefly Outfitters fly fishing shop in Twin Bridges Monday after someone stole at least $20,000 worth of fly fishing goods overnight.

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Butte hosts one-of-a kind labor school

Butte hosts one-of-a kind labor school

BUTTE — Even in the throes of labor, Butte union stalwarts can have some fun while networking this week at Montana Tech.

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Jeremy Cramer admits in phone call to killing son

Jeremy Cramer admits in phone call to killing son

BUTTE — The man accused of killing his 3-year old child near Anaconda admits to allegedly killing his son in an extensive recorded telephone call from the jail to his father.

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Tax error shorts Butte school district $700K

BUTTE — If you think you scored a big break on your property taxes in 2013, enjoy it while you can.

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Music from around the world: Traditions abound at Folk Festival

Music from around the world: Traditions abound at Folk Festival

Carol Brown of Seattle was in all her glory. Surrounded by six of her grandchildren — many of whom were on the Copper Street Stage performing with Git-hoan Native Dance Group — also of Seattle, Brown was soaking up the blessings on opening night of the Montana Folk Festival Friday in Uptown Butte.

July 13, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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Music from around the world: Traditions abound at Folk Festival opening

Music from around the world: Traditions abound at Folk Festival opening

Cate Sundeen cannot contain her joy while doing a single-step swing with partner Adam Hubel to kick off the inaugural night of the Montana Folk Festival on Friday in front of the Original Stage. Sundeen and Hubel, both of Missoula, swung to the sounds of the Marshall Ford Swing Band of Austi…

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Montana rules in favor of Butte school district in expulsion case

BUTTE — Montana’s superintendent of public instruction has ruled in favor of the Butte school district concerning a student expulsion case.

July 09, 2013 10:57 amLoading…
Driven collectors: License plate enthusiasts gather to share passion

Driven collectors: License plate enthusiasts gather to share passion

BUTTE — They’re a tiny group, but they know how to step up to the plate.

June 23, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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Ex-teacher appeals dismissal of bias suit against Butte district

BUTTE — Former district teacher Sherry Carlson has filed an appeal following the Montana Human Rights Commission dismissal of a discrimination grievance that Carlson filed against the Butte school district last winter.

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Carpenters protest nonunion work outside the Butte Brewing Co. site

Carpenters protest nonunion work outside the Butte Brewing Co. site

BUTTE — They stood side-by-side exchanging pleasantries as the protest by about 15 Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters (PNRCC) tradesmen and family members proceeded calmly beside them.

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Butte protesters

Butte protesters

Members of the Pacific Porthwest Regional Council of Carpenters protest Tuesday outside the Butte Brewing Co. site in the 400 block of East Galena.

May 29, 2013 6:26 amLoading…

Regents award Montana Tech doctoral program in materials science

BUTTE —Montana Tech took a giant leap forward when the Montana Board of Regents approved a new doctoral program in materials science as part of a three-institution collaborative.

May 24, 2013 8:24 amLoading…

Former teacher files complaint against Butte school district

BUTTE — A former temporary teacher has filed a formal complaint with the Human Rights Bureau of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry against Butte School District No. 1.

May 23, 2013 6:12 amLoading…

Rental scam on Craigslist hits Anaconda property owner

A warning to those looking for a place to rent: scammers have hit Craigslist while targeting an Anaconda landlord’s rental property that’s already rented.

May 16, 2013 2:02 pmLoading…

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