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Bitcoin mining company begins operations in Butte

A company created to mine for the digital currency bitcoin has begun operation at facility in western Montana.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Former Montana Gov. Martz to be honored in Helena, Butte

The late Judy Martz, Montana’s only female governor, will be honored at the state Capitol and in Butte this week.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

Butte priest recovers fishing gear stolen earlier this week

A Roman Catholic priest has recovered fly fishing gear and other personal belongings that were stolen from his outside a Montana church earlier this week.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Priest’s fishing gear stolen from vehicle near Butte church

A newly-ordained Roman Catholic priest’s fishing gear was stolen from a vehicle parked outside a church in Butte.


100 years ago in Butte, Montana: Wobbly lynched by masked mob

The anti-Wobbly sentiment in the Northwest took a murderous turn. Frank Little, an official of the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies), was kidnapped from his Butte boarding house by …


Air Force pilot shot down in Vietnam buried in Montana

An Air Force pilot has been laid to rest in his home state of Montana more than 48 years after being shot down during the Vietnam War.


100 years ago in near Butte, Montana: Nearly 200 feared dead in Speculator Mine fire

The shocking news of the day came from across the mountains: 193 miners were feared dead after a fire in the Speculator Mine near Butte, Mont. This “appalling calamity” was …


Geese that died in mine pit had lesions in throats, stomachs

Necropsies found geese that died late last year after landing in the toxic waters of a former open pit copper mine in Montana had severe internal tissue damage that appeared …


Officials identify Idaho man killed in Montana crash

Butte-Silver Bow County officials have released the name of a 47-year-old Idaho man who died after being struck by a semitrailer while pushing his car off the interstate in southwestern …


Butte man found dead after explosion shot himself

An autopsy determined that a 32-year-old Butte man who was found dead after a homemade bomb exploded in his house died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Man found dead due to house explosion in Butte

A 32-year-old man has died in a house explosion in Butte.


Butte DUI suspect says he has 22 prior convictions

A 54-year-old man arrested in Butte on suspicion of driving under the influence told authorities he had 22 prior convictions for the same crime.


Rare glass-blowing studio heats up at Butte High

In places like Italy, glass-blowing is a life-long skill perfected in 20-year apprentices and a full-time commitment to the art. At Butte High School, though, the newly open glass-blowing studio …


Police find a pound of meth in Butte woman’s car

Police reported finding a pound of methamphetamine along with marijuana in a car belonging to a Butte woman who was in Helena with a convicted drug dealer who is now …


Brimming toxic pit nears critical level after bird deaths

It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time …


Butte couple charged with forcing mother to panhandle

A Butte couple faces felony elder abuse charges for reportedly forcing a developmentally disabled 65-year-old woman to panhandle.


Pot shop thieves in Butte steal $12,000 in marijuana plants

Law enforcement officers say two male suspects cut a hole in the roof of a building housing a medical marijuana dispensary and stole about $12,000 worth of marijuana plants.


Sold as a baby, Cd’A woman finally locates family

In a search that spanned most of her life, Heather Livergood has found where she came from. And this Christmas she has the gift of family, including two brothers she …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Drenching rain put a damper on the Fourth of July celebrations. Even the big fireworks display at Natatorium Park was canceled.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A widower in Hackensack, New Jersey, found he could no longer care for his two girls, Dorothy, 9, and Mary, 3. So he tearfully …


Cross-country getaway for nordic skiers

Chris and Mandy Axelson are sharing their nordic dream along the Continental Divide with anyone who gets an urge to ski while traveling Interstate 90 through Montana. The two former …


Working values

Bob Paull, physical therapist and small-business owner, is a person others naturally open up to because he’s a question-asker as well as a good listener. He believes that small-business people …


Wise Words with Bob Paull

Wise Words interview with Bob Paull of Spokane, physical therapist and small business owner.


Mont. crash investigation looks at ice, weight

WASHINGTON — Speculation over the crash of a single-engine turboprop plane into a cemetery shifted to ice on the wings Monday after it became less likely that overloading was to …


Living History

Take a walk through Uptown Butte on a blustery Saturday afternoon, and you might feel as if you’ve strolled into an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” If it weren’t for …