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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.

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Haystack Mountain

Haystack Mountain

The 8,829-foot summit of Haystack Mountain northeast of Butte provides views of at least 10 mountain ranges.

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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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Longtime state legislator Red Menahan dies

BUTTE — Humorous, beloved, a champion for working people, a tough legislator who worked across the aisle.

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Bryan Spangler Jump

Bryan Spangler Jump

Bryan Spangler makes a high speed take off from a wooden ramp set up on East Park Street into a row of parked cars during the Evel Knievel Days big jump finale Saturday night. Spangler made a safe landing but his momentum crashed the car into a concrete barrier emerging from the car Bryan Sp…

July 26, 2014 8:33 pm
Kamikaze Kid Burn

Kamikaze Kid Burn

Stuntman Levi Troutman performs his "Kamikaze Kid Burn" stunt for the Evel Knievel Days crowd gathered on East Park Street. 

July 26, 2014 8:30 pm
Mini Mad Mike Cook

Mini Mad Mike Cook

Mini Mad Mike Cook crashes through flaming barriers Saturday night. 

July 26, 2014 8:27 pm
Extreme Canines

Extreme Canines

Abby Cline and "Rosie" perform their extreme canine act for a large crowd of dog lovers Friday afternoon in the kid Knievel area on East Granite Street. 

July 26, 2014 12:44 pm
Mid Air

Mid Air

Bryce Hudson, top, and Jimmy Hill cross in mid-air while doing stunts for the crowd gathered on East Broadway Street.

July 26, 2014 12:40 pm
Jimmy Hill

Jimmy Hill

Jimmy Hill of the Matt Hoffman Thrill team flies through the air with his motorcycle Friday during the team's show. 

July 26, 2014 12:42 pm
Urban Downhill

Urban Downhill

Riders competing in the Evel Urban Downhill Bike Race get air on jumps that span a cage of mountains and a pit of rattle snakes at the base of the near jump Thursday evening during the first day of Evel Knievel Days in Butte.

July 26, 2014 12:29 pm
Chris Clark

Chris Clark

People gather to watch Chris Clark perform his bicycle stunt show Friday afternoon during the second day of Evel Knievel Days. 

July 26, 2014 12:24 pm
Circus Una

Circus Una

Circus Una performers Sara Young,on the motorcycle and Una Mimnagh hanging on a trapeze spin on a high wire during their thrill show at Evel Knievel Days on Thursday afternoon. 

July 26, 2014 12:19 pm
Evel Loop Cruise

Evel Loop Cruise

Robbie Knievel, left, leads the annual bike parade down Montanat Street during the cruise of the Evel Knievel Loop on Friday night. 

July 26, 2014 12:22 pm
Original Mine Jump

Original Mine Jump

Stuntman Spanky Spangler leaps from the top of the Original Mine headframe Thursday night during the opening day of Evel Knievel Days in Butte. Spangler made the 128-foot jump into an air bag and walked away without any injury. 

July 26, 2014 12:17 pm
Jimmy Hill of the Mat Hoffman Thrill team

Jimmy Hill of the Mat Hoffman Thrill team

Jimmy Hill of the Mat Hoffman Thrill team flies through the air with his motorcycle Friday during the team’s show.

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Circus Una acrobats

Circus Una acrobats

Circus Una acrobats show off their skills at their performance site on Granite Street in front of Taco del Sol. SEE story about the all-female group  of performers at the Montana Standard web site.

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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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Sawtooth Lake

Sawtooth Lake

Two hikers take a moment to enjoy Sawtooth Lake in the East Pioneers, northwest of Dillon.

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Sawtooth Lake: Spectacular views, family-friendly hiking

Sawtooth Lake: Spectacular views, family-friendly hiking

DILLON — The abundance of high mountain lakes in southwestern Montana presents innumerable great opportunities to get into the wild.

July 25, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Veterinarian Diana Scollard operates

Veterinarian Diana Scollard operates

Veterinarian Diana Scollard operates on a female cat Wednesday morning at the Butte animal shelter, 699 Centennial Ave. This cat is one of the hoards of cats found in a house on Delaware Street earlier this month. Over 50 cats were spayed and neutered in preparation for adoption. Story to come.

July 24, 2014 1:59 pm
3 cats recover

3 cats recover

The first three cats recover after being spay and neutered at the Butte Animal Shelter, 699 Centennial Ave., Wednesday morning. These are among the cats rescued from a hoarder's home earlier this month.

July 24, 2014 1:58 pm
Cats rescued from hoarder are spayed and neutered at shelter; not ready for adoption

Cats rescued from hoarder are spayed and neutered at shelter; not ready for adoption

BUTTE — Dewey, an adorable black cat, attempted to lift his head from a blanket but was still too groggy.

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Mom on meth who fled Anaconda hospital with newborn found in Utah

Mom on meth who fled Anaconda hospital with newborn found in Utah

BUTTE — A monthlong search for a Butte mother and her newborn is over. Police say they have arrested Michelle Renee Yallup, and the baby boy is safe.

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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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A young hiker makes his way down the Blacktail trail

A young hiker makes his way down the Blacktail trail

A young hiker makes his way down the Blacktail trail, south of town, which is part of the Thompson Park trails system just minutes from Uptown Butte.

July 17, 2014 5:06 pm
Sentencing set for Anaconda nurse-inmate sex case

Sentencing set for Anaconda nurse-inmate sex case

BUTTE — A former detention center nurse convicted of having sex with an inmate will learn her fate in three weeks.

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Former jailer accused of inmate sex faces new charges over alcohol related death

Former jailer accused of inmate sex faces new charges over alcohol related death

BUTTE — A former Boulder jailer awaiting trial on sex-with-inmate charges now faces new allegations he sold alcohol to a minor who later died in a car crash.

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Berkeley Pit viewing stand may get needed upgrade

Berkeley Pit viewing stand may get needed upgrade

BUTTE — The Berkeley Pit may not be the most attractive spot in the world. But for the Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce, that’s no reason not to spruce up the pit’s main access point.

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Tourists load onto the Butte Trolley at the Berkeley Pit

Tourists load onto the Butte Trolley at the Berkeley Pit

Tourists load onto the Butte Trolley at the Berkeley Pit viewing stand Wednesday after their visit to Butte’s No. 1 tourist attraction.

July 12, 2014 6:32 pm
Performers' view

Performers' view

The performer’s view of the audience during Swamp Dog's performance at the Montana Folk Festival Saturday 2014. 

July 12, 2014 5:03 pm
Swamp Dog

Swamp Dog

Southern soul singer Jerry “Swamp Dog" Williams loosens his collar during his performance on the Original stage with temperatures in the high 80s Saturday afternoon. 

July 12, 2014 5:07 pm
Joaquin Diaz

Joaquin Diaz

Dominican Meringue accordian king Joaquin Diaz perform on the Granite Street stage Saturday afternoon. 

July 12, 2014 5:00 pm
Sound of Lao Khaen

Sound of Lao Khaen

The Sound of Lao Khaen with Bounxeung Synanone playing the khaen a bamboo free-reed instrument entertain the crowd with Laotion traditional music Saturday on the Broadway Street stage.

July 12, 2014 4:56 pm
Bounxeung Synanone

Bounxeung Synanone

The Sound of Lao Khaen with Bounxeung Synanone playing the khaen a bamboo free-reed instrument entertain the crowd with Laotion traditional music Saturday on the Broadway Street stage. 

July 12, 2014 4:52 pm
Chewbaru

Chewbaru

Rex Rosenberg of Great Bend, Kan., talks about his ChewBaru art car a 1995 Subaru covered with dental paraphernalia.

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Collection of art vehicles sparks imagination at Butte festival

Collection of art vehicles sparks imagination at Butte festival

The ChewBaru was eating up attention on Friday night.

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Harris Brothers

Harris Brothers

Appalachian Blue artists Reggie and Ryan Harris sing the country music classics Friday night on the Copper Street Stage. 

July 11, 2014 9:24 pm
Exuberant

Exuberant

Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles trumpet player Sarah Bauza is exuberant during the chorus of one of the all female Mariachi band's songs on the Original stage during the opening of the Montana Folk Festival Friday night in Butte. 

July 11, 2014 9:18 pm
Chewbaru

Chewbaru

Rex Rosenberg of Great Bend, Kansas talks about his Chewbaru art car a 1995 Subaru covered with dentures, dental impressions, teeth, toothbrushes and dozens of empty toothpaste tubes.

July 11, 2014 9:20 pm
Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles

Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles

Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles performs on the Original stage during the opening of the Montana Folk Festival Friday night in Butte. 

July 11, 2014 9:15 pm
Festival opens

Festival opens

A large group of people gathered on the lawn at the Original Mine to attend the opening of the fourth annual Montana Folk Festival underway in Butte this weekend. 

July 11, 2014 9:09 pm
New Orleans Brass Band

New Orleans Brass Band

New Orleans Brass Band kicked off the Fourth annual Montana folk Festival with an informal parade through the crowd at the Original Mine stage. 

July 11, 2014 9:12 pm

Butte restoration specialist resigns over criticisms

An environmental investigator tasked with restoring vegetation on the Butte Hill has resigned amid criticisms about her methods.

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Man charged with cruelty to animals; nearly 100 cats removed from apartment

Man charged with cruelty to animals; nearly 100 cats removed from apartment

BUTTE — A man whose cat-packed home was raided last week has been arrested and charged with seven felony counts of cruelty to animals. 

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Montana Folk Fest schedule outlined

Montana Folk Fest schedule outlined

Here’s the Montana Folk Festival schedule of performances, movies and venues, based on information from www.montana-folkfestival.com

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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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Cats found

Cats found

Officials continue to try to trap animals at a home where upwards of 100 cats were found. The horrific scene was found after neighbors called authorities to report the Delaware Street home was in poor condition.

July 03, 2014 3:18 pm
80 to 100 cats found

80 to 100 cats found

The overwhelming stench of feces emanates from this Delaware Street home where officials found 80 to 100 cats. Many of the animals were sick and some were dead. Police are looking for the hoarder who lived there.

July 03, 2014 3:20 pm

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