Latest Butte News

Butte homeless shelter takes another step forward

Nov. 15, 2019 11:40 AM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A rescue mission in Butte is opening a “low-barrier” homeless shelter to take in persons who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Montana Standard reports the Butte-Rescue Mission is opening the shelter Friday at the urging of Silver Bow County officials and...

Montana fish hatchery to lock doors at night after vandalism

Nov. 13, 2019 7:42 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana fish hatchery will be locked at night and begin using security cameras after vandals mutilated several fish. The Montana Standard reported Tuesday that the perpetrators killed about 20 rainbow trout, broke windows and tossed items into water channels at the Ennis National Fish...

Marine who lost legs to IED competing in half-marathon races

Nov. 13, 2019 5:33 PM EST

RONAN, Mont. (AP) — In a town of a little over 2,000 people, there’s no such thing as rush hour. At 4 in the afternoon, the only real traffic in Ronan remains on U.S. Highway 93, rolling to and from Polson, Missoula and Kalispell. The residential streets don’t see much maintenance. In...

Montana man convicted in fatal 2013 car crash jailed again

Nov. 13, 2019 12:29 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A probation officer says a Montana man has repeatedly violated his sentencing terms for negligent homicide in a fatal 2013 crash after recently being jailed on assault charges. The Montana Standard reported Tuesday that 24-year-old Cody John Richards violated terms of two deferred...

Pack of wolves kill 8 llamas near Butte

Nov. 1, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Federal wildlife managers plan to kill a pack of wolves that killed eight llamas last month in the Highlands Mountains southeast of Butte. John Steuber, state director of the USDA Wildlife Services, says an Oct. 11 investigation confirmed that three llamas were killed by wolves and five...

Former Miami Hurricanes AD Jankovich dies at 85

Oct. 30, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Sam Jankovich, the Miami Hurricanes' athletic director when they won their first three national championships in football, has died. He was 85. Jankovich died Wednesday in Hayden Lake, Idaho. A funeral service will be held in his native Butte, Montana. He was the Hurricanes' athletic director...

Former Montana couple plead guilty to abusing adopted son

Oct. 24, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana couple has pleaded guilty to charges they used illegal methods to punish their adopted, 12-year-old son. The Montana Standard reports 48-year-old Jonathan James Hay and 46-year-old Debra Ann Hay each pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of assaulting a minor and two...

Anaconda man sentenced for breaking 4-month-old's ribs

Oct. 24, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — An Anaconda man has been sentenced to the supervision of the Department of Corrections for breaking his infant daughter's ribs in 2015. The Montana Standard reports District Judge Robert Whelan sentenced 30-year-old David James Cuchine on Wednesday to five years in the agency's custody...

Deal for Wyoming mines called best-case for idled miners

Oct. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the biggest U.S. coal mines have been sold, raising the possibility that hundreds of miners in Wyoming could return to work almost four months after the owner of the mines filed for bankruptcy protection. Tennessee-based Contura Energy announced Monday that Blackjewel closed...

Forging new ties to Irish roots and renewing Butte pride

Oct. 14, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — "Make no mistake. The genes we're born with carry memory. They carry knowledge we've never learned, talents we've never studied, even fears of things that have never frightened us . But someone, some time, in our bloodlines, had these memories. Yes, you might say that all of us are...