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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

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-22 12:00:00

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

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-22 00:00:00

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MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-22 11:55:38

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

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-03-20 14:54:00

Police blotter: Traffic-stop charges, forgery

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Traffic stop results in multiple charges Police were patrolling in the area of Harrison and Holmes avenues early Wednesday morning when they allegedly observed a vehicle that remained stopped at a green traffic signal. Police approached the vehicle, wher

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-21 23:46:00

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.

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-22 00:45:00

Butte officials busy patching potholes after freezing winter nights

Butte-Silver Bow Public Works officials are busy patching potholes Wednesday after a rough winter season. Officials say potholes are larger this year than previous years mostly due to nighttime freezing and thawing. According to officials, the goal for now is to have nights above freezing temperatur

NBCMONTANA - 2018-03-21 18:24:16

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

NBCMONTANA - 2018-03-20 18:23:07

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

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-03-20 14:54:00

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


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

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-20 22:30:00

2 people found dead in residence north of Helena

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Lewis and Clark County officials are investigating after two people were found dead at a residence in a subdivision just north of Helena. Coroner Bryan Backeberg tells the Independent Record that a male and female were found dead Monday evening. Officials have not identified the

KFBB NEWSCHANNEL 5 - 2018-03-20 19:10:00

The Latest: Foul play suspected in deaths of Helena couple

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the deaths of two people north of Helena (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Lewis and Clark County officials say foul play is suspected in the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found in a residence just north of Helena. Sheriff Leo Dutton says the victims wer

KULR8 - 2018-03-20 19:57:00

Helena man accused of assaulting woman with ax handle

A 36 year-old Helena man is accused of assaulting a woman with an ax handle. Bryan Charles Blankenship is being charged with strangulation of a partner or family member and assault with a weapon. On March 17, a deputy was dispatched to a report of a physical altercation. The victim met the deputy at

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-03-20 23:03:00

Butte BLM eyes new trail system

Building on the recent success of its popular new trail system in the Copper City area near Three Forks, the Bureau of Land Management is considering doing something similar in the Scratchgravel Hills north of Helena. The BLM's Butte Field Office is in the initial stages of identifying issues for a

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-20 18:22:00

What's Happening and Calendar

Socks in the Frying Pan, a vocal trio from County Clare, Ireland, will be performing at 7 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre, 418 Main St., Deer Lodge. Tickets are $20 and available at Valley Foods and Keystone Drug, at Steele's in Butte and Deer Lodge, or the theatre box office. Details: 406-846-7900. TECH

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-03-20 17:10:00

The Public's Health: Butte improves in health rankings report

The 2018 County Health Rankings have been released, and while Butte-Silver Bow has much work to do to become healthier, the county's ranking in Montana in regard to health outcomes moved this year to 35th from 40th in 2017. A big reason for that positive move - recent completion of the new water tre


NorthWestern Buys Wind Project in Central Montana; Deal Will Save Customers Money

BUTTE, Mont., March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Energy has reached an agreement to acquire Two Dot Wind Farm LLC, a 9.7-megawatt wind project near the central Montana community of Two Dot for a purchase price of $18.5 million. Pending approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, t

CNBC - 2018-03-20 20:36:00

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


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