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Project Aware

Project Aware

Project Aware case managers from left, Cassie O’Leary, Kaylee Reynolds, Ashley Choquette and Emily Smith.

January 30, 2015 9:28 am
Newly launched project aims at breaking down stigmas of mental health issues

Newly launched project aims at breaking down stigmas of mental health issues

BUTTE — Breaking down the social stigma of mental health issues in Butte is high on the list of the new Project Aware case managers.

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Work on collapsed building stalled before judge

Work on collapsed building stalled before judge

BUTTE — District Judge Loren Tucker said Thursday that another ruling on disputes between Butte-Silver Bow and the owner of a collapsed building Uptown is still pending and he will issue it as soon as he can.

January 30, 2015 9:16 amLoading…
Collapsed building

Collapsed building

Snow coats the collapsed building on Wyoming Street in Butte, Mont., in this winter photo.

January 30, 2015 9:17 am
Work on collapsed Butte building stalled before judge

Work on collapsed Butte building stalled before judge

BUTTE — District Judge Loren Tucker said Thursday that another ruling on disputes between Butte-Silver Bow and the owner of a collapsed building Uptown is still pending and he will issue it as soon as he can.

January 30, 2015 8:30 amLoading…
Collapsed building

Collapsed building

Snow coats the collapsed building on Wyoming Street in Butte.

January 30, 2015 7:15 am
Evel Knievel film gets upbeat response at Sundance

Evel Knievel film gets upbeat response at Sundance

The new Evel Knievel documentary “Being Evel” has received upbeat reviews so far.

January 29, 2015 12:27 pm Video Loading…
Options coming for public swimming pool, carousel

Options coming for public swimming pool, carousel

BUTTE — The county could soon ask residents to weigh in on options for putting a public swimming pool and a hand-carved carousel that’s been years in the making at Stodden Park on Butte’s south side.

January 29, 2015 10:42 amLoading…
Cigarette butt DNA leads police to suspected archery thief

Cigarette butt DNA leads police to suspected archery thief

BUTTE — DNA from a dropped cigarette butt at the crime scene led Butte-Silver Bow police to a suspected thief who stole $4,000 worth of bows from a local archery shop last summer.

January 29, 2015 9:46 amLoading…
Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel

Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel

A model of the Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel building resembles the original architecture of the Columbia Gardens. The model is at the carousel's carving room in the Butte Plaza Mall.

January 29, 2015 9:42 am
Found teens won't be facing criminal charges

Found teens won't be facing criminal charges

BUTTE — Four Butte teens who were the focus of a missing person’s alert could be charged with a “status offense’’ — but not a criminal offense, Undersheriff George Skuletich said Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 2:08 pmLoading…

Driver escapes serious injury when cattle truck lands on its side

BUTTE — A truck hauling cattle flipped on its side when a tire blew on Highway 278 south of Jackson and west of Dillon about noon on Monday.

January 27, 2015 5:03 pmLoading…
Missing Butte teens found unharmed at cabin at Canyon Ferry Reservoir

Missing Butte teens found unharmed at cabin at Canyon Ferry Reservoir

BUTTE — Four Butte teens missing since Monday night were found unharmed in a family member's cabin at Canyon Ferry Reservoir, east of Helena, Undersheriff George Skuletich said about 7:35 p.m. Tuesday.

January 27, 2015 1:49 pmLoading…
Student commits suicide at Montana Tech

Student commits suicide at Montana Tech

BUTTE — A Montana Tech student committed suicide on campus Monday.

January 27, 2015 9:03 amLoading…

Semi-driver airlifted after crash on I-15

BUTTE — A semi-trailer plunged down a ravine off Interstate 15 around midnight Monday, leaving the driver severely injured and shutting down the road for about three hours.

January 27, 2015 8:57 amLoading…
Woman scammed while trying to purchase monkey online

Woman scammed while trying to purchase monkey online

BUTTE — A Butte woman got caught up in some monkey business last week.

January 26, 2015 1:19 pmLoading…
Montana Tech poised for growth, already offers $100 million boost

Montana Tech poised for growth, already offers $100 million boost

BUTTE — Montana Tech is known as one of the best academic establishments in the state. But the university affects Butte in ways that have little to do with textbooks.

January 26, 2015 9:46 amLoading…
Montana Tech

Montana Tech

A welcoming sign spans the Park Street entrance to Montana Tech.

January 26, 2015 9:47 am
Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte

Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte

BUTTE — At a time when local officials are trying to grow manufacturing in Butte-Silver Bow County, one of the area’s top prospects for adding jobs this year is in the sector that dominated for decades – mining.

January 25, 2015 12:00 pm Photos

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Washington Foundation plans $100,000 donation to folk festival

Washington Foundation plans $100,000 donation to folk festival

BUTTE — The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has renewed its commitment to donate up to $100,000 to support the Montana Folk Festival, according to a news release.

January 23, 2015 9:27 amLoading…
Montana Folk Festival

Montana Folk Festival

A nearly cloudless day greeted 2011 Montana Folk Festival attendees at the Original Mine.

January 23, 2015 9:27 am
Highland Gold Mine

Highland Gold Mine

A gold mine in the Highland Mountains South of Butte could clear the final regulatory hurdles this year on a route to haul the ore from the mine to a mill.

January 22, 2015 10:49 am
SeaCast

SeaCast

Workers at SeaCast Inc. pour a casting in their foundry at their Silver Bow plant.

January 22, 2015 10:34 am
Butte public schools want e-cigs added to tobacco ban policy

Butte public schools want e-cigs added to tobacco ban policy

BUTTE — The Butte school district wants to tweak its tobacco-use policy to include the use of electronic cigarettes.

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Butte airport sees modest hike in boardings

Butte airport sees modest hike in boardings

BUTTE — Boardings at Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport rose for the second year in a row, and airport administrators hope to continue that growth as plans develop for a multi-million dollar terminal expansion.

January 22, 2015 9:30 amLoading…
'Being Evel' documentary opening at Sundance

'Being Evel' documentary opening at Sundance

A new Evel Knievel documentary debuts Jan. 25 at the renowned Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

January 22, 2015 8:35 am Video Related Loading…
Bert Mooney Airport

Bert Mooney Airport

Butte's Bert Mooney Airport.

January 22, 2015 8:30 am
Low copper prices not affecting Butte mine

Low copper prices not affecting Butte mine

BUTTE — Dropping copper prices temporarily shuttered a mine in Troy this week, but don’t expect to see anything similar from Montana Resources in Butte.

January 21, 2015 5:16 pmLoading…
Inmate charged for meth found in Butte jail cells

Inmate charged for meth found in Butte jail cells

BUTTE — An inmate at the Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center was charged Tuesday with possession of dangerous drugs after meth was found in two cells.

January 21, 2015 12:27 pmLoading…
Early reports rule out foul play in Sportsman's Lodge fire

Early reports rule out foul play in Sportsman's Lodge fire

BUTTE — Fire officials haven’t determined what sparked the Sportsman’s Lodge fire in Ennis, but preliminary indications seemed to rule out foul play.

January 21, 2015 9:34 am Photos

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Fire causes major damage to Sportsman's Lodge in Ennis

Fire causes major damage to Sportsman's Lodge in Ennis

BUTTE — Madison County officials say a fire early Tuesday has destroyed the Sportsman's Lodge casino and restaurant near Ennis that was a popular destination for fisherman and other recreationists.

January 20, 2015 8:55 amLoading…
Buster

Buster

Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff Ed Lester, left, and patrolman Steve Honer pose with "Buster" the police K-9 dog in front of his dog house Tuesday afternoon.

January 19, 2015 3:04 pm
Drug dog finds meth in cells at Butte jail

Drug dog finds meth in cells at Butte jail

BUTTE — Buster, Butte-Silver Bow Police’s drug-sniffing dog, busted inmates at the Detention Center for stashing meth in their cells.

January 19, 2015 3:00 pmLoading…
Paralyzed by wreck, student can move legs again thanks to new therapy

Paralyzed by wreck, student can move legs again thanks to new therapy

BUTTE — Calven Goza is paralyzed below the chest. He has what doctors call a “complete injury;” his brain and spinal cord aren’t supposed to communicate below his injury.

January 18, 2015 11:00 am Photos

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1st-grader unharmed after being accidentally locked in classroom during evacuation

1st-grader unharmed after being accidentally locked in classroom during evacuation

BUTTE — An Anaconda first-grade student inadvertently locked in a classroom during a precautionary school evacuation was shaken, but she was found safe when the rest of the student body reentered the building on Tuesday.

January 15, 2015 2:12 pmLoading…
Man guilty of point-blank shooting death gets 90 years in prison

Man guilty of point-blank shooting death gets 90 years in prison

BUTTE — A judge sentenced a Butte man to 90 years in prison for the point-blank shooting death of another man in 2013.

January 15, 2015 1:37 pmLoading…
Prison inmate dies of extended illness

Prison inmate dies of extended illness

BUTTE — Montana State Prison inmate Harb Anderson Whitwell died on Tuesday from an extended illness, according to the prison.

January 15, 2015 9:49 amLoading…

Student involved in gun incident enrolls at Twin Bridges, sparks parent concern

BUTTE — Parents in Twin Bridges are threatening to pursue legal action and pull their children out of school after the enrollment of a student who brought a loaded gun to Harrison School in 2013.

January 15, 2015 7:36 amLoading…

Vandalism hits state park near Dillon

BUTTE — Montana State Parks is asking the public to help provide information concerning a case of vandalism at Clark’s Lookout State Park near Dillon.

January 14, 2015 10:29 amLoading…
In historic but aging Montana city, leader pleads for peace on preservation front

In historic but aging Montana city, leader pleads for peace on preservation front

BUTTE — Let there be peace. I mean, really, please — let there be peace.

January 14, 2015 9:05 amLoading…
Anselmo Mine

Anselmo Mine

The Anselmo Mine headframe, pictured above on Tuesday, is located on the North Side in the heart of one of Butte's remaining historic residential districts.

January 14, 2015 9:05 am
NorthWestern Energy donates $125K to MSU Northern; part of $300,000 given to five recipients

NorthWestern Energy donates $125K to MSU Northern; part of $300,000 given to five recipients

BUTTE — NorthWestern Energy today announced that it has made significant donations to five entities in the civic, educational and nonprofit sectors across its Montana service territory.

January 13, 2015 1:25 pmLoading…
Butte's Bryon Wilson injured in skiing crash

Butte's Bryon Wilson injured in skiing crash

BUTTE — Butte's Bryon Wilson was injured in a crash Sunday, just days before the World Championships in Austria were set to begin, according to a post on his Facebook page.

January 13, 2015 10:15 amLoading…
3 arrested in marijuana shop break-in

3 arrested in marijuana shop break-in

BUTTE — Two male adults and one male juvenile are accused of shattering a display window at a marijuana store in Butte and loading a car with stolen items early Monday.

January 12, 2015 4:19 pmLoading…
Former Bulldog Cody Carriger, injured, will call in defensive signals for Ducks

Former Bulldog Cody Carriger, injured, will call in defensive signals for Ducks

BUTTE — Cody Carriger, injured 6-foot-6, 240-pound outside linebacker for Oregon and 2012 Butte High graduate, will call in defensive signals for the Ducks in the first College Football Playoff national championship game against Ohio State tonight.

January 12, 2015 4:15 pmLoading…

Shed fire at prison dairy claims four calves

DEER LODGE — Four calves perished in a shed fire at the Montana State Prison dairy operation near Deer Lodge early Monday, according to the prison.

January 12, 2015 2:33 pmLoading…

Search crews rescue stranded ATVers in Fleecer area

BUTTE — Search and rescue crews retrieved a stranded couple whose all-terrain vehicle broke down in the Mount Fleecer area, southwest of Butte, on Saturday evening.

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Common Core debate: Local control or federal mandate?

Common Core debate: Local control or federal mandate?

BUTTE — As Butte public schools roll out the red carpet for the state-driven Common Core education standards, the expected backlash is seemingly tame.

January 12, 2015 8:56 amLoading…
East Middle School

East Middle School

East Middle School eighth graders take a reading test in Sarah Walton's classroom Wednesday morning. The students are tested three times a year on vocabulary, comprehension and silent fluency. Teachers continually glean data as students learn in order to better adjust Montana Common Core sta…

January 12, 2015 8:57 am
Butte at 150: 3 biggest accidents in the Mining City from 1910 to 1919

Butte at 150: 3 biggest accidents in the Mining City from 1910 to 1919

BUTTE — Events that occurred during the 1910s included the sinking of two luxury ships, the “unsinkable” Titanic and the Lusitania, both of which had Butte residents aboard.

January 12, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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