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Courthouse rotunda

Courthouse rotunda

Bovard Studio stained glass workmen D.J. Irla passes a stained glass section to Chris Dieter and Kris Tiffany for installation into the restored Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse rotunda dome window Wednesday afternoon.

December 11, 2014 9:29 am
Railroad Trestle

Railroad Trestle

A railroad trestle that spans a small canyon on the East Ridge was once a part of a main east/west line. Butte state Sen. Jim Keane wants the BNSF Railroad to “seriously consider” rebuilding and reusing the line over Homestake Pass. The railroad is not interested.

December 09, 2014 4:13 pm
Cuffs

Cuffs

Pictured here is a collection of some of the restraints used in the Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center during transport to and from court or to the state prison. 

December 04, 2014 2:49 pm
Control Room

Control Room

Butte jailer Dan Sullivan works the control room in the Butte Detention Center this week, keeping tabs on comings and goings of prisoners and jail personnel. Both the Butte jail and Montana State Prison are challenged with over crowding.

December 04, 2014 2:44 pm
Cell Blocks  B&C

Cell Blocks B&C

Inmates inside cell blocks B and C go about their daily routines in the Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center this week.

December 04, 2014 2:33 pm
Copper King Hotel

Copper King Hotel

Plans to turn the Copper King Hotel in Butte into a homeless shelter have been met with some resistance.

December 02, 2014 3:44 pm
The Berkeley Pit

The Berkeley Pit

The Berkeley Pit continues to fill with water and is hundreds of feet below critical water level-elevation 5,410 feet. The pit water will be pumped to the Horseshoe Bend Water Treatment Plant for treatment and discharge before critical water level is reached.

November 09, 2014 10:10 am
Horseshoe Bend Water Treatment Plant

Horseshoe Bend Water Treatment Plant

Butte-Silver Bow commissioners tour the Horseshoe Bend Water Treatment Plant last month.

November 09, 2014 10:10 am
Horseshoe Bend Water Treatment Plant

Horseshoe Bend Water Treatment Plant

The Horseshoe Bend Water Treatment Plant is located of the northeast side of the Berkeley Pit.

November 09, 2014 10:11 am
Butte native Rob O’Neill

Butte native Rob O’Neill

A story about Butte native Rob O’Neill firing the shot that killed Osama bin Laden was the most read story on billingsgazette.com this past week. O’Neill, 38, a former the Navy SEAL, was outed as bin Laden’s killer by the British newspaper the Daily Mail. O’Neill also was a member of Navy SE…

November 08, 2014 10:15 am
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Butte native Rob O’Neill was on the Navy Seal 6 team that rescued Capt. Phillips from pirates, and his role is featured in the movie "Captain Phillips." He retired from the Navy last summer, and now is a motivational speaker.

November 05, 2014 7:26 pm
Rob O'Neill

Rob O'Neill

Butte native Rob O’Neill is featured in a fake news story that is making the rounds on the Internet

November 05, 2014 7:26 pm
Butte native Rob O’Neill

Butte native Rob O’Neill

Butte native Rob O’Neill, 38, is the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, the British newspaper the Daily Mail is reporting. O’Neill was a member of the Navy Seal team six that rescued Capt. Richard Phillips from Somali pirates in 2009. O’Neill’s role in the mission is featured in the movie…

November 05, 2014 3:42 pm
Touring the pit

Touring the pit

The Butte-Silver Bow commissioners touring the Berkeley Pit Superfund site peer over the northern edge of the pit Thursday afternoon.

October 24, 2014 10:18 am
Brother and sister Jim Capp and Louise Martin

Brother and sister Jim Capp and Louise Martin

Brother and sister Jim Capp and Louise Martin are World War II vets who live in Butte and are going on an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. this week. They are pictured here on Saturday at Marquis Vintage Suites.

October 20, 2014 10:18 am
Man dies after fall

Man dies after fall

The fire broke out early Thursday in the lower level apartment, seen at left at 317 N. Washington St.

October 03, 2014 11:57 am
A chain link safety fence surrounds the warehouse,

A chain link safety fence surrounds the warehouse,

A chain link safety fence surrounds the warehouse, 750 S. Wyoming Street,that collapsed in June of this year.

October 02, 2014 9:37 am
Tourists load onto the Butte Trolley

Tourists load onto the Butte Trolley

Tourists load onto the Butte Trolley at the Berkeley Pit Viewing Stand in this July 2014 file photo.

September 17, 2014 9:19 am
Newly installed solar panels

Newly installed solar panels

Newly installed solar panels line the roof of the new Emma Park Neighborhood Center, 25 W. Silver St., home to the Human Resources Council, District XII. NorthWestern Energy donated $70,000 for the solar system.

September 04, 2014 9:20 am
Allen Ellmaker, founder of Synesis7

Allen Ellmaker, founder of Synesis7

Allen Ellmaker, founder of Synesis7, climbs the stairs at the company he brought to Butte in 2003. Synesis was originally located in the Thornton Building at the corner of Broadway and Wyoming streets in Uptown Butte, but has since moved to 220 N. Alaska St.

August 24, 2014 7:46 pm
Montana Congressman Rep. Steve Daines

Montana Congressman Rep. Steve Daines

Montana Congressman Rep. Steve Daines addresses the Resodyn Industrial Technology Forum on Friday morning at Montana Tech.

August 22, 2014 6:11 pm
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
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
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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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
Barry Beach in 2007

Barry Beach in 2007

Barry Beach speaks to a reporter at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.

June 16, 2014 4:15 pm
Google Glass

Google Glass

Hawthorne holds an example of Google Glass. He is developing an app for fly fishermen in southwest Montana that will tell them the best flies to use at certain times of year, stream flows and water temperature.

June 09, 2014 6:33 am
Nick Hawthorne

Nick Hawthorne

Nick Hawthorne, an assistant professor in the Technical Communications program at Montana Tech, demonstrates Google Glass, a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display. Hawthorne is a Google Glass “explorer,” testing the prototype model of the new technology.

June 09, 2014 6:34 am

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