Latest Butte News

Small plane makes emergency landing in Butte

Jun. 15, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A twin-engine Cessna made an emergency landing in Butte Monday after the pilot reported a problem with the landing gear, Butte-Silver Bow County officials said. Sheriff Ed Lester estimated the plane was traveling about 90 to 100 mph when it made a rough landing at about noon, The...

Billings man pleads not guilty in Butte shooting

Jun. 5, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Billings man charged with shooting and robbing a Butte man has pleaded not guilty to attempted deliberate homicide and robbery. District Judge Kurt Krueger retained bail at $1 million for Colby Allen Clark, 21, during a hearing on Thursday, The Montana Standard reported. Clark's...

Groups seek to stop copper mine near popular Montana river

Jun. 4, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Conservation groups want a Montana court to cancel the approval of a long-disputed copper mine that they say would pollute a tributary of one of the state's most popular recreational rivers. Montana Trout Unlimited and other groups filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging state officials...

Initial bond for central Montana copper mine set at $4.6M

May. 22, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Operators of a central Montana copper mine will be required to post a $4.6 million bond before construction can begin, the first of multiple bonds the company will need to pay to mine near White Sulphur Springs, state officials said. The state Department of Environmental Quality...

Great Falls Tribune to be printed in Helena starting July 1

May. 22, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Great Falls Tribune announced Friday it is closing its print shop and the newspaper will be printed in Helena beginning in July. The move means 21 people will lose their jobs, said Tribune Editor Grady Higgins. It does not impact newsroom or advertising jobs, or print...

Montana officials vote to pursue Superfund cleanup agreement

May. 21, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — County commissioners in Montana endorsed a plan for future mine pollution cleanup efforts and responsibilities at a Superfund site. The Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners voted Wednesday to authorize Chief Executive Dave Palmer to forward a signed agreement to the U.S. Department...