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Unionized employees of St. James in Butte 'disappointed' after being asked to bargain for award

Unionized employees of St. James Healthcare say they are disappointed after being asked to bargain over contractual benefits in order to receive a system-wide monetary award being offered by SCL Health Associates, the faith-based nonprofit healthcare organization that operates Butte's hospital.Robin

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-06-24 12:00:00

Now Hiring: Montana Precision Products is looking for people to grow with company

Montana Precision Products is on the hunt for new employees.The company has been growing like crazy recently, more than doubling in size since its founding in 2012, when the company started with around 60 employees. As of April, it boasted about 168 employees and plans to grow by 30 percent from 201

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-06-24 12:00:00

Horse bucks off Butte woman trying to steal it during alleged crime spree

Police have charged Kristina Rowland, 36, of Butte, with five felonies and three misdemeanors for allegedly stealing a truck, breaking into a garage and a shed, stealing an ax, attempting to steal an ATV and steal a horse, and possessing suspected methamphetamine.According to police, Rowland's crime


Butte church celebrates 20 years of welcoming members from the LGBTQ community

Seven years ago Larry Meidinger read an article in The Montana Standard that the Butte resident says changed his life.The article told of the Butte United Congregational Church and its journey toward becoming a congregation officially welcoming of people from the LGBTQ community, a decision the chur

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-06-24 12:00:00

With Evel Knievel Days off, pro fight card to go on in Butte

A staple of the Evel Knievel Days celebration was the Friday night fights at the Original mine in years past, and with the April announcement the daredevil celebrationwould be off after 16 years, the prospect of a local fight card was up in the air.


Butte Scottish Highland Games return

Ryan Johnston competes in the hammer toss event Saturday afternoon during the second annual Butte Scottish Highland Games put on by the Butte Celtic Sports Association at Copper Mountain Sports and Recreation Complex in Butte. Events included events like hammer throw and caber toss for masters, ligh

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-06-24 01:00:00

Butte Central Catholic Schools hope to make new programs more accessible

Butte Central Catholic Schools is unveiling a new vision to better serve the needs of the Butte community.The BCCS board approved a new tuition structure this spring that will slash tuition rates and offer more scholarships for current and prospective students. The new two tier system will be ready

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-06-24 12:00:00

'It’s a career of love': Butte archives' Crain to receive Governor's Humanities Award

Ellen Crain doesn't sweep out the place any more, but she does just about everything else.When Crain took over the directorship of the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives in 1991, one of the things mentioned in her job description was janitorial duties."Keep the place clean. Open the doors to the publi

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-06-24 12:00:00

Guest view: Restore Our Creek committed to restoring first mile of Silver Bow Creek

As president of Project Green, Inc., a twenty-three-year-old non-profit in Butte (which spearheaded the development of a twenty-six mile Greenway along Silver Bow Creek going west from Butte to the Warm Springs Ponds), I am honored for the past three years to be the spokesperson for that extraordina

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-06-24 12:00:00

Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

File - This undated file photo provided by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows a wolf-like animal that was shot on May 16, 2018, after it was spotted in a private pasture with livestock near Denton,... more


Butte-Silver Bow commissioner leaving to work for Daines

Cindy Perdue-Dolan said Wednesday night she is stepping down as a Butte-Silver Bow commissioner because she’s going to be a field representative for U.S. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana.Perdue-Dolan said her resignation will be official July 8 and the next day she will begin as a field representative f


Police blotter: Man allegedly steals two vehicles, runs from police; woman allegedly tries to cash stolen checks

Man allegedly steals two vehicles, runs from policeAt 1:49 a.m. Thursday morning, a black car with a Mile High Motors decal reportedly passed a police officer driving near the intersection of 1st and Nevada streets.About two hours earlier, a Mile High employee reported to police that two vehicles ha


Butte kids get a free music lesson at the Historic Clark Chateau

Mercedes McCaul, 8, learns how to hold a violin on Wednesday morning in the ballroom of The Historic Clark Chateau during a free music class with a dozen other elementary-aged children. The Root & The Bloom Collective put on the free class taught by music teacher Heidi Schnarr. Christine Martin, the

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-06-23 12:00:00

Butte man arrested in Whitehall for attempted homicide

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that a 33-year-old Butte man was arrested Thursday night in Whitehall for attempted deliberate homicide.According to a news release the department issued Wednesday, Daniel Adams, 33, of Butte is accused of shooting a 33 year-old male victim with


Photos: 200 gather in Butte for Montana Young Professionals Summit

About 200 young people from across the Big Sky State descended on Butte this week for the third annual Montana Young Professionals Summit. Joe Willauer, the executive director of the Butte Local Development Corporation, helped organize the event.

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-06-23 19:00:00

Have your people text my people: Youth descend upon Butte for professionals summit

Atticus Smoot, 5, helps his dad Nick give a speech Friday afternoon at the Montana Young Professionals Summit held at Northwestern Energy Building in Uptown Butte. Nick Smoot, the owner and founder of Innovation Collective, based in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, shared the story of his company's success alo

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-06-23 12:30:00

Butte water park to open on June 27

Crouched, from left, lifeguards Gabby Haberman, Shaylynn Cassady, and Hanah Trythall touch the pool water Thursday evening at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ridge Waters water park. "I just want to dive in," said Haberman after feeling the water temperature. The pool was scheduled to open to the ge


Campers, bear escape Montana flood as severe weather hits US

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Helicopters rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days, as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest.


Fire burns duplex to the ground

A duplex at 520 South Dakota Street caught fire just after midnight and subsequently burned to the ground.According to the Butte Fire Department's Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Brian Doherty, a neighbor first report the fire at 12:09 a.m., in the early hours of Thursday morning.Three engines


Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Helicopters rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days, as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest.Campers attending the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible near the small