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Police blotter: Man takes off clothes, refuses to leave hotel parking lot; drug paraphernalia

Police responded Thursday afternoon to a hotel on the 900 block of Evans Avenue in response to a call about a man in the parking lot who was taking off his clothes. Officers spoke with the man, Isaac Miller, 31, of Butte, who they found kneeling in front of a car without his socks, shoes or coat on.

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-23 23:40:00

Second man arrested in connection with double homicide near Helena

A second man has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a Helena Valley couple earlier this week. Kyle Hamm was arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide, tampering with evidence, felony possession of dangerous drugs and burglary. Kyle Hamm was arrested last November for possession of me

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-03-23 14:39:00

Teen of the Month: Megan Michelotti of Butte Central

A multifaceted Maroon, Butte Central Catholic High School senior Megan Michelotti, 18, is an all-round exceptional student. In addition to her stellar grades, Michelotti is involved at school and in her community. If she's not on the basketball court shooting hoops with the girls' basketball team, M

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-24 12:00:00

Minutes take months in Granite County

Since 2015, when a certain Granite County commissioner took office, the public has been denied drafts of their public meeting minutes until approved, which could take from one to three months after the actual meeting. In September 2015 the Montana attorney general answered a request by the Granite C

MISSOULIAN - 2018-03-24 14:00:00

Testing for lead and arsenic begins at Anaconda Head Start School Saturday

The Environmental Protection Agency will test for arsenic and lead Saturday at Anaconda's Head Start School, say school and county officials. The work will take place Saturday, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Head Start director Mandy Boyer said. EPA added the Head Start School in recent weeks to the lis

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-24 01:00:00

Easter events and more on tap

Spring is here, and plans are already underway for summer festivities as well. Meanwhile, the season has much to offer. The activities listed below may just be what you are looking for. If you have an event you would like included, please email the information to editor@mtstandard.com. YMCA Easter S

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-23 06:00:00

Hours set for Butte's new water park; opening on schedule for May 26

Buy Now The slides at Butte's new water park are up and the pool and lazy river are still on schedule to open on Memorial Day weekend in late May.MIKE SMITH, mike.smith@mtstandard.com Butte's new water park will be open to the general public from noon to 6:30 p.m. most days in June through early Sep


Southwest Montana not lacking summer events

Spring is finally here, and summer is not that far off. Speaking of summer, if you like to plan ahead, the following are just some of the many southwest Montana events on tap during the summer. New this year is Butte's Serbian Festival, and Anaconda is celebrating the Anaconda Stack's 100th birthday

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-23 06:00:00

Rain, not snow, expected in winter storm headed for Butte and western Montana

Just in time for spring break sun-seekers, a late winter storm appears ready to dump snow on the highways leading out of Montana. "This is mostly a mountain pass issue," National Weather Service meteorologist LeeAnn Allegretto said on Wednesday. "The valleys may wake up to some snow on Friday. It's


Police blotter: Wanted by the U.S. Marshal, partner assault, DUI, drug paraphernalia

Police say they apprehended a man Sunday afternoon who they say is wanted by the U.S. Marshal's Service for allegedly counterfeiting cash or checks. Police say they spotted Martin Philip Rose, 43, in the parking lot of Staples, 3636 Harrison Ave., as they interviewed a woman sitting inside a vehicle


Butte mining poet Ed Lahey will rise from Butte's underground tunnels once again

There's a good chance that mining poet Ed Lahey's stentorian voice will rise from Butte's underground tunnels to haunt readers once more. A new book of over 40 poems written by Butte's favorite literary son is due out this summer, if a current fund drive is completed. Lahey died in Missoula in 2011.


Not bad, Butte: St. Patrick's Day weekend nets only 23 arrests

Police say several factors could have kept arrest numbers down this St. Patrick's Day weekend in Butte, but they're giving a lot of credit to the people who took in the festivities. That goes for everyone - those from Butte and those who were just visiting Uptown. "They were well-behaved," Butte-Sil


Butte businesses want more security in Uptown garage

Butte business owners are calling for the city to step up security in the new parking garage in Uptown. Butte business owners are calling for the city to step up security in the new parking garage in Uptown. The garage has already been targeted by vandals and thieves and only opened a month ago. Ted


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Still hating Love's: Despite opposing pleas, truck stop still planned for Ramsay

Buy Now The small community of Ramsay is seen here from the only way in - Palmer Street - this week. Love's is proposing a large truck stop complex on open land to the east, not far from the snowy area seen to the left here.MIKE SMITH, The Montana Standard Jennifer Noonan had barely introduced herse


Suspect charged with double murder near Helena

A 21-year-old man is being charged with two counts of deliberate homicide after two people were found dead in a home near Helena Monday night. Kaleb David Taylor, who is also being charged with one count of tampering with evidence, was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the death of the 6


Authorities investigating two suspicious deaths in home near Helena

Buy Now A sheriff's deputy sits outside of a home in the Treasure State Acres neighborhood Tuesday morning where authorities are investigating the deaths of two people. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said the deaths are considered suspicious.Thom Bridge,thom.bridge@helenair.com Authoritie


Emergency entrance proposed at popular Father Sheehan Park in Butte

A former Butte-Silver Bow commissioner who's running for council again wants a second entrance into often-congested Father Sheehan Park that would be accessible to emergency vehicles. "If there was some kind of panic situation there, it would be a nightmare," said Michael "Rocko" Mulcahy, who is run


Snapshots: Baby shower, banquet for nurses, Good Friday breakfast

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. A "Community Baby Shower" will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Knights of Columbus, 224 W. Park St. The free event is for pregnant moms-to-be or new moms with a baby six months or younger. Hosted by United Way of Butte and Anaconda, and the He


Police blotter: stolen vehicle recovered, 5 DUIs

Police say the arrested Krysta Voorhies, 26, of Butte and Paul Guiot, 40, of Butte after the two were pulled over allegedly in a stolen vehicle. Police were patrolling around Midnight, Friday in the area of Main and Colorado streets when a red PT Cruiser with a broken taillight pulled out of an alle