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Fire within 1 mile of Going-to-the-Sun Road; smoke limits aircraft use
COLUMBIA FALLS — The perimeter of the show-stopping Howe Ridge fire is less than a mile from Going-to-the-Sun Road, according to a map distributed at a community meeting in Columbia Falls Saturday night.Protecting the scenic highway is a top priority for the 126 personnel assigned to the fire, said
Police blotter: Garbage arson and aggravated driving under the influence
Someone lit some garbage and other miscellaneous items on fire on the back of a truck Thursday near the intersection of Howard Street and Silver Bow Boulevard. The garbage in a homemade trailer went up in flames around 4 p.m. The fire department put the fire out quickly, police said, and because the
Wildfire update: Beaver Creek and Goldstone fires
The Beaver Creek Fire, 18 miles northeast of Wisdom in the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness, is at 2,153 acres. It is 10 percent contained.
Butte Detention Center Overcrowding: A local look at a statewide problem
The wheels of a Butte Detention Center office chair roar as they speed from one side of the small, horseshoe-shaped housing control room to another. Its keeper on duty, Sean Brown, is responsible for pushing dozens of buttons on wooden panels and clicking pixelated shapes on a computer screen that o
The Nez Perce gather for Battle of the Big Hole anniversary
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A man and his wife woke to the sound of gun shots early on August 9, 1877. The wife told her husband to get his gun and fight. He told her to grab their 2-year-old daughter and run for the willows.
New year, new team: Transfer players bolster Butte Central roster
At Butte Central’s open scrimmage on Saturday, a smattering of athletes fielded catches from quarterback Cade Holter. Returning all-state player Clay Fisher was one, all-around athlete Thomas McGree another. But Jensen, a wide receiver/quarterback/playmaker last year for the Anaconda Copperheads, is
Montana man accused of gun threats charged in Butte
25-year-old Shane Casey of Great Falls was charged Thursday, August 16 with one count of aggravated burglary, one count of robbery, and one count of criminal trespass to a vehicle.
Stage 1 fire restrictions to be imposed on all of Butte-Silver Bow County
Campfires will not allowed anywhere in Butte-Silver Bow County unless they are in approved recreation sites with metal or concrete rings.Butte-Silver Bow commissioners, at the request of Fire Chief Jeff Miller, approved the county-wide restrictions through an emergency resolution Wednesday night. Th
Howe Ridge fire in Glacier National Park tops 4,000 acres
The show-stopping Howe Ridge fire grew about 500 acres Friday night to top the 4,000-acre mark Saturday."It's moving slowly, but it is moving," said Brian Haines, public information officer with the southwest area Type 1 Incident Management Team 2.Glacier National Park's Howe Ridge blaze prompted of
New fall fashion: Butte Central Elementary students model their new school uniforms
Sirsea Berger, 9, shows off her new plaid uniform she'll wear at Butte Central Elementary this fall. Central Elementary students haven't been required to wear uniforms in almost 50 years.
Police blotter: Big Butte vandalism suspect, partner assault and rap at the splash pad
Police have a suspect for last week’s Big Butte vandalism, when a truck drove through the chain link barrier on a road leading to the “M.” Officers are attempting to contact the suspect, who lives in both Colorado and Butte. According to police, if the suspect committed the vandalism, he will most l
Man gets suspended sentence for sexually assaulting woman in her sleep
A judge gave a man a 20-year suspended sentence Thursday for having sex with a Butte woman who was asleep and unaware after a night of drinking.District Judge Kurt Krueger went along with a plea deal in the case, but warned 25-year-old Aaron James Navarro that if he did not complete sex-offender tre
Deal struck: Woman gets 120 days to find new location for growing marijuana
A Butte woman has reached a compromise with county officials that will give her 120 days to find a location other than the old Greeley School to grow medical marijuana.The county Zoning Board OK’d the plan early Thursday night, when they were to take up a request from Lacee Monique that she be allow
What's Happening: Deer Lodge Rodeo, Alive After 5, summer theater
Friday, Aug. 17DEER LODGE RODEOThe Tri-County Fair and Rodeo continues through Sunday at the Powell County Fairgrounds, 824 Eastside Road, Deer Lodge.
55-year-old Butte man reported missing found dead Tuesday night
According to police, they received a call around 6 p.m. from a woman walking near Hail Columbia Gulch. The woman said she saw a copper-orange vehicle that matched the police description for the car Thomas Forrest, who was last seen by family on Saturday, may have been driving.
Butte Silver-Bow Fire Department seeks help in garage fire investigation
The Uptown fire, which destroyed two vehicles, damaged four surrounding structures and left 6,600 Butte residents without power, is under investigation and is suspicious, according to Butte Silver-Bow Fire Chief Jeff Miller.
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Jefferson County's annual fair to bring rodeo, carousel, animals and more to Boulder area
25-year-old man points gun at two people, demands their car keys
A 25-year-old man pointed a gun at two people early Wednesday morning, demanding keys to their vehicles.According to Sheriff Ed Lester, Butte police responded to a report of a man with a gun on the 1100 block of West Steele Street. A man had answered his door to another man pointing a handgun at him
New initiative grants full scholarships to Montana Tech to local, first-generation college students
Heather Martin cried when she found out. Josh Hedrick skipped. Sadie Starcevich was so shocked she was speechless.Their reactions were different, but the extremity of their responses was similar and the cause was the same: last month, Martin, Hedrick and Starcevich were the first three students to b
Trial pushed back for man accused of sexually assaulting girl
The trial for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in Butte has been pushed back again, this time to October.Matthew Joseph Rodriguez, 32, was to go on trial June 18, but defense attorneys wanted more time to prepare so it was moved to Sept. 4.Public Defender Walter Hennessey asked