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It's a go! With extra cash, work on Butte veterans home to start

Markovich Construction has gotten the go-ahead to build the new retirement home for military veterans in Butte and an extra $5 million from the Legislature means it will be constructed as initially envisioned, two Butte lawmakers said Friday.


Coming soon: Roundabout going in at Rocker, a first in the Butte area

Work on the first roundabout in the Butte area is underway at the Rocker interchange of Interstate 15-90, and most of the $6-million project should be completed by November. Even though many people have negative takes and apprehensions about roundabouts at first, most come to like them, Bill Fogarty


Police arrest boyfriend after security footage shows him carrying heavy object consistent with body out of Montana home

After a six-month investigation, police have arrested a Nevada man for the murder of his girlfriend Laura Johnson. According to the affidavit, security footage shows Laura, 49, arriving at the Billings, Montana home she shared with boyfriend Gregg Green around 7:00 p.m. on September 13, 2018. While


Emergency landing at Butte's Bert Mooney Airport; no injuries reported

A plane carrying two passengers made an emergency landing at Bert Mooney Airport just before 11 a.m. Thursday. There were no injuries, said Jeff Miller, Butte-Silver Bow fire chief.


Ninth time's the charm: Butte's Mellott overcomes scratches to win Dahlberg long jump

BUTTE — Coming into the Swede Dahlberg Invitational, Butte’s Tommy Mellott had scratched in the long jump seven straight times to start the season. On his first jump on Friday, he scratched again, running his tally to eight.


Summer filled with local, area events

Spring is here and many local and area residents are already making plans on things to see and do as the warmer months near. If you would like to list your event, email the information to editor@mtstandard.com or call Tracy Thornton at 406-496-5552.


Emergency crews stationed at Butte airport

BUTTE - Emergency crews are stationed at the Bert Mooney Airport in Butte. Our reporter on scene says there are fire crews, ambulances and other emergency responders are on the tarmac.


Local teen prepares for Montana High School Rodeo in Butte this weekend, talks about love for the sport

While some families put on Easter egg hunts and dye hard-boiled eggs this weekend, others will head to Butte’s Don Harrington Arena for the Montana High School Rodeo. According to Dan McGee, president of the Butte Vigilante Saddle Club, this local rodeo for seventh- through twelfth-grade students is


Northeastern Montana receives first Red Flag warning of the year

GLASGOW - The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning Friday for Northeastern Montana, meaning there is potential for wildfires in the area. According to NWS, the warning is meant for the Glasgow area due to low humidity and hot temperatures, with winds reaching a speed of up to 40 mph. O


Former MSU-Northern, Butte star Natalee Faupel averages 15.2 ppg in first pro season

HAVRE — Natalee Faupel, Montana State-Northern's all-time leading scorer, completed her first professional season with Lemvig Basket in Denmark with a 15.2 points per game scoring average.


Hi-Line Living - Watching the border in northern Montana

The presence of the U.S. Border Patrol in north-central Montana has changed since the Spokane District established a sub-office in Havre July 31, 1924, and since it became the Havre Sector Headquarters in 1933, but its role is the same - protecting the U.S. border.


House bill extending economic development programs clears Legislature

A bill delaying the sunset on seven state economic development programs passed the Legislature Thursday, now requiring only the signature of Gov. Steve Bullock to receive funding for the next eight years.


Bozeman softball holds off Butte for first win in nearly two years

BUTTE — Winning games was becoming a distant, foggy memory for Bozeman's softball team and an 0-6 start to the 2019 campaign didn't hold much promise that they'd be ending a nearly two-year skid anytime soon.


New Montana VA director named

Veteran's health care in Montana has a new leader. Judy Hayman is the new director of the VA Montana Healthcare System. She is expected to arrive in Montana within the next two months to assume her duties and leadership of more than 1,200 staff members at 17 different health care facilities.


Snapshots: Butte High prom royalty named, meet Tech’s new chancellor

Devin Amtmann and William Cunneen were named queen and king of the 2019 Butte High School prom. Amtmann is the daughter of Kelly Amtmann and John Amtmann. Cunneen is the son of Bill and Shelly Cunneen.


Former State Hydrogeologist Reacts To Proposed Butte Superfund Cleanup Changes

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency released the changes they want to make to the 2006 legal Record of Decision (ROD) which governs the Superfund cleanup of the Butte Hill and Upper Silver Bow Creek corridor.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Lasting legacy: $60K donated to Charley Judd Park in Butte

A son of Charley Judd has donated $60,000 to the park in Butte named after his father, who ran Charley’s New Deal Bar for decades and threw giant Halloween parties for kids in the Mining City.


Butte residents can return sandbags to county corral

Now that most of the valley snow has melted, Butte residents can return any sandbags to the county corral on Civic Center Drive. The county hauled in numerous piles of sand to the corral and provided bags there last month in anticipation of possible flooding because of the heavy snowfall Butte got i


PBR photographer Andy Watson balances life away from Montana home

BILLINGS — Like many bull riding events, the Professional Bull Riders Billings Invitational features a “shark cage” — a covered area in the center of the arena where photographers and camera people can shoot the rides behind bull-proof bars.