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  • Seeding clouds for more snow pack

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:22:32 GMT
    : This experiment is to produce more snowfall amounts: This experiment is to produce more snowfall amounts

    Researchers from the University of Wyoming, Colorado and Illinois partnered with Idaho Power to increase winter precipitation. 

    Researchers from the University of Wyoming, Colorado and Illinois partnered with Idaho Power to increase winter precipitation. 

  • March for Science held in Yellowstone

    March for Science held in Yellowstone

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:02:08 GMT
    March for Science was held at Old Faithful (MTN News photo)March for Science was held at Old Faithful (MTN News photo)

    The March for Science took place at around 500 venues across the country today, but perhaps none were quite as spectacular as Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.  MTN’s John Sherer was there as protesters sought support to block proposed cuts to science programs.

    The March for Science took place at around 500 venues across the country today, but perhaps none were quite as spectacular as Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.  MTN’s John Sherer was there as protesters sought support to block proposed cuts to science programs.

  • Shooting free throws to raise funds

    Shooting free throws to raise funds

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:44:18 GMT
    Shooting free throws to raise money for festival (MTN News photo)Shooting free throws to raise money for festival (MTN News photo)

    What’s the secret to shooting good free throws? “Start out with the ball out in front of you on your finger tips, then you want to make a nice “L”, you got your knees bent and then it’s all straight up at the same time, so you want to lift and shoot at the same time,” said Matt Boyle. 

    What’s the secret to shooting good free throws? “Start out with the ball out in front of you on your finger tips, then you want to make a nice “L”, you got your knees bent and then it’s all straight up at the same time, so you want to lift and shoot at the same time,” said Matt Boyle. 

  • Yellowstone is back open for the summer season

    Yellowstone is back open for the summer season

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-04-22 00:45:09 GMT
    Yellowstone National Park is open for summer tourism (MTN News photo)Yellowstone National Park is open for summer tourism (MTN News photo)

    The roads are back open at Yellowstone and after a record number of tourists last year, the park is expecting even more this year. 

    The roads are back open at Yellowstone and after a record number of tourists last year, the park is expecting even more this year. 

  • Butte man fined $11K for shooting deer in Uptown Butte

    Butte man fined $11K for shooting deer in Uptown Butte

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-04-21 19:10:31 GMT
    Fish Wildlife and Parks officials are investigating the possible shooting of a deer in Uptown Butte.Fish Wildlife and Parks officials are investigating the possible shooting of a deer in Uptown Butte.

    A 20-year-old Butte man pleaded guilty this week to illegally shooting and killing a mule deer buck that was found dead in Uptown Butte in September 2016, according to a news release from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

    A 20-year-old Butte man pleaded guilty this week to illegally shooting and killing a mule deer buck that was found dead in Uptown Butte in September 2016, according to a news release from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

  • Sampson to speak at Tech commencement

    Sampson to speak at Tech commencement

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:28:28 GMT

    The keynote address at Montana Tech’s commencement ceremony will be delivered former head men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. The ceremony is set for Saturday, May 6, 2017. 

    The keynote address at Montana Tech’s commencement ceremony will be delivered former head men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. The ceremony is set for Saturday, May 6, 2017. 

  • Shooting hoops for music fest

    Shooting hoops for music fest

    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-04-21 03:10:06 GMT
    Raising money for festival (MTN News photo)Raising money for festival (MTN News photo)

    The organizer of Butte's Original Festival has found a unique way to raise money for the music festival - from the foul line. 

    The organizer of Butte's Original Festival has found a unique way to raise money for the music festival - from the foul line. 

  • Butte-Silver Bow commission tackling cost of moving maintenance shop

    Butte-Silver Bow commission tackling cost of moving maintenance shop

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-04-21 00:46:09 GMT
    (MTN News photo)(MTN News photo)

    Butte-Silver Bow County Commissioners will review a cost analysis of three proposed locations to relocate its maintenance shop. 

    Butte-Silver Bow County Commissioners will review a cost analysis of three proposed locations to relocate its maintenance shop. 

  • Power outage planned for entire city of Anaconda

    Power outage planned for entire city of Anaconda

    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-04-20 15:10:54 GMT

    Anaconda residents will want to get ready for a planned power outage, set to begin at approximately midnight on Monday, April 24, 2017. According to a press release, NorthWestern Energy has scheduled a power outage for the entire city of Anaconda beginning at 11:59 p.m., on April 24. 

    Anaconda residents will want to get ready for a planned power outage, set to begin at approximately midnight on Monday, April 24, 2017. According to a press release, NorthWestern Energy has scheduled a power outage for the entire city of Anaconda beginning at 11:59 p.m., on April 24. 

  • Water treatment plant opens in Butte

    Water treatment plant opens in Butte

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-04-20 00:42:03 GMT
    Butte has a news water treatment plant (MTN News photo)Butte has a news water treatment plant (MTN News photo)

    With the snip of the scissors, Butte’s drinking water is expected to be some of the cleanest around when it’s $28 million Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant goes online. 

    With the snip of the scissors, Butte’s drinking water is expected to be some of the cleanest around when it’s $28 million Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant goes online. 

  • A closer look at Montana Folk Festival performers

    A closer look at Montana Folk Festival performers

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-04-19 23:56:08 GMT

    Montana Folk Festival organizers announced another group of performers coming to the Montana Folk Festival in Butte, Montana this July 7-9. 

    Montana Folk Festival organizers announced another group of performers coming to the Montana Folk Festival in Butte, Montana this July 7-9. 

  • Gianforte makes a campaign stop in Butte

    Gianforte makes a campaign stop in Butte

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-04-19 01:14:26 GMT
    “People want a strong voice back in Washington D.C., they want us to drain the swamp, nobody ever envisioned career politicians. I’m a business guy and I’m looking forward to taking that business experience back to D.C.,” Gianforte said during the meeting“People want a strong voice back in Washington D.C., they want us to drain the swamp, nobody ever envisioned career politicians. I’m a business guy and I’m looking forward to taking that business experience back to D.C.,” Gianforte said during the meeting

    It’s not easy finding many Republican women in Butte. “Well, we are small, but we are tough,” said Helen Kellicut, who is president of Butte-Silver Bow Republican Women. This small, but tough, group invited Republican Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte to the Mining City Tuesday

    It’s not easy finding many Republican women in Butte. “Well, we are small, but we are tough,” said Helen Kellicut, who is president of Butte-Silver Bow Republican Women. This small, but tough, group invited Republican Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte to the Mining City Tuesday

  • Officials confirm contaminated water from Berkeley Pit killed thousands of waterfowl

    Officials confirm contaminated water from Berkeley Pit killed thousands of waterfowl

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-04-19 00:52:39 GMT
    According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, approximately 3,000-4,000 waterfowl died from the November 2016 incident. (MTN News photo)According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, approximately 3,000-4,000 waterfowl died from the November 2016 incident. (MTN News photo)

    Officials say the thousands of waterfowl killed last fall died from the contaminated water from the Berkeley Pit. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, approximately 3,000-4,000 waterfowl died from the November 2016 incident. 

    Officials say the thousands of waterfowl killed last fall died from the contaminated water from the Berkeley Pit. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, approximately 3,000-4,000 waterfowl died from the November 2016 incident. 

  • Investigation underway into Whitehall shooting that left one hospitalized

    Investigation underway into Whitehall shooting that left one hospitalized

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-04-19 00:47:50 GMT

    Jefferson County Undersheriff Mike Johnson confirmed his office is investigating a shooting that injured a 24-year-old man in Whitehall Saturday evening about 11 o'clock. The victim was transported to St. James HealthCare in Butte for treatment. The sheriff offered no further details on the incident and it remains under investigation this evening.

    Jefferson County Undersheriff Mike Johnson confirmed his office is investigating a shooting that injured a 24-year-old man in Whitehall Saturday evening about 11 o'clock. The victim was transported to St. James HealthCare in Butte for treatment. The sheriff offered no further details on the incident and it remains under investigation this evening.

  • West Elementary School awarded One Class At A Time check

    West Elementary School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:11:31 GMT

    West Elementary School teacher Amy Quist accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 yesterday. The money will go toward funding purchases of Legos for the school. Montana Tech’s Brian Kukay, Charlie Oredigger and KXLF's Bob Healey presented the check.

    West Elementary School teacher Amy Quist accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 yesterday. The money will go toward funding purchases of Legos for the school. Montana Tech’s Brian Kukay, Charlie Oredigger and KXLF's Bob Healey presented the check.

  • Special permit required for proposed Butte shooting range

    Special permit required for proposed Butte shooting range

    Monday, April 17 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-04-18 01:16:18 GMT

    Butte's Parks and Recreation Department will have to get a special permit before it can build an outdoor shooting range in an open space just west of town. The city is seeking a $25,000 grant from Fish, Wildlife and Parks to put in four shooting lanes, shooting benches, and targets 

    Butte's Parks and Recreation Department will have to get a special permit before it can build an outdoor shooting range in an open space just west of town. The city is seeking a $25,000 grant from Fish, Wildlife and Parks to put in four shooting lanes, shooting benches, and targets 

  • Bernie Sanders to campaign for Rob Quist across Montana

    Bernie Sanders to campaign for Rob Quist across Montana

    Monday, April 17 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-04-17 23:11:47 GMT

    Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will campaign in Montana for U.S. House candidate Rob Quist next month.

    Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will campaign in Montana for U.S. House candidate Rob Quist next month.

  • Early Friday morning pursuit results in shots fired and two suspects arrested

    Early Friday morning pursuit results in shots fired and two suspects arrested

    Saturday, April 15 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-04-15 22:13:00 GMT
    James Wasson, driver of car that fled policeJames Wasson, driver of car that fled police

    Ed Lester, Butte-Silver Bow sheriff, released information this afternoon about an incident overnight involving Butte-Silver Bow law enforcement, Montana Patrol and Probation Officers involved in a search and a pursuit. 

    Ed Lester, Butte-Silver Bow sheriff, released information this afternoon about an incident overnight involving Butte-Silver Bow law enforcement, Montana Patrol and Probation Officers involved in a search and a pursuit. 

  • States given option to withhold federal funding for Planned Parenthood clinics

    States given option to withhold federal funding for Planned Parenthood clinics

    Saturday, April 15 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-04-15 20:56:58 GMT

    Planned Parenthood in Montana currently serves over 15,000 Montanans. But federal funding for Planned Parenthood across the country could be pulled. 

    Planned Parenthood in Montana currently serves over 15,000 Montanans. But federal funding for Planned Parenthood across the country could be pulled. 

  • Spring snow pictures flowing into the newsroom

    Spring snow pictures flowing into the newsroom

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-04-15 03:38:36 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Cheri Bessonen McCaulPhoto courtesy of Cheri Bessonen McCaul

    Viewers are sending in some great pictures of our spring/Easter snow.  More is falling again and we would enjoy showing off these great pictures. Some places in our viewing area have seen a light dusting and others have seen a lot of snow. 

    Viewers are sending in some great pictures of our spring/Easter snow.  More is falling again and we would enjoy showing off these great pictures. Some places in our viewing area have seen a light dusting and others have seen a lot of snow. 

  • Copper King Hotel welcomes new place to eat

    Copper King Hotel welcomes new place to eat

    Friday, April 14 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-04-15 02:38:10 GMT
    Heading to the Mining city (MTN News photo)Heading to the Mining city (MTN News photo)

    A restaurant that started in Livingston is preparing to open a new one in the Mining City next week. The Rib and Chop House had a soft opening this week at its newest location in the newly renovated Copper King Hotel in Butte. 

    A restaurant that started in Livingston is preparing to open a new one in the Mining City next week. The Rib and Chop House had a soft opening this week at its newest location in the newly renovated Copper King Hotel in Butte. 

  • Montana Tech unveils its latest $10 million dollar building on campus

    Montana Tech unveils its latest $10 million dollar building on campus

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-04-14 15:00:43 GMT
    Construction on the 31,000 square foot Natural Resource Research Center started in 2015 (MTN News photo)Construction on the 31,000 square foot Natural Resource Research Center started in 2015 (MTN News photo)

    The opening of a new lab building on the campus of Montana Tech is generating excitement. “We are very happy we have this facility and we believe it is going to drive us in that increased recruitment of engineers, once kids get in here and see all the fun stuff they get to do,” said Vice-Chancellor Joe McClafferty. 

    The opening of a new lab building on the campus of Montana Tech is generating excitement. “We are very happy we have this facility and we believe it is going to drive us in that increased recruitment of engineers, once kids get in here and see all the fun stuff they get to do,” said Vice-Chancellor Joe McClafferty. 

  • Woman walks away from Butte Pre-Release Center

    Woman walks away from Butte Pre-Release Center

    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:21 AM EDT2017-04-13 13:21:48 GMT
    Smith is approximately 5' tall and weighs 150 lbs.Smith is approximately 5' tall and weighs 150 lbs.

    Butte law enforcement officers are looking for a woman who walked away from the Butte Pre-Release Center. Amber Dawn Smith, 29, is approximately 5’ and weighs 150 lbs. She is white, has brown hair and blue eyes. 

    Butte law enforcement officers are looking for a woman who walked away from the Butte Pre-Release Center. Amber Dawn Smith, 29, is approximately 5’ and weighs 150 lbs. She is white, has brown hair and blue eyes. 

  • Keeping Butte streets clear of recreational vehicles

    Keeping Butte streets clear of recreational vehicles

    Thursday, April 13 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-04-13 04:37:19 GMT
    Keeping the streets clear (MTN News photo)Keeping the streets clear (MTN News photo)

    Butte is warning people not to leave their recreation vehicles and trailers parked in the streets too long. City ordinance prevents people from parking trailers and camp trailers in the streets for more than two days in a week. It's a safety issue in the city because they can block views of traffic and clutter up Butte's many narrow streets. 

    Butte is warning people not to leave their recreation vehicles and trailers parked in the streets too long. City ordinance prevents people from parking trailers and camp trailers in the streets for more than two days in a week. It's a safety issue in the city because they can block views of traffic and clutter up Butte's many narrow streets. 

  • Butte Blue Sky Blonde Ale voted best at beer fest

    Butte Blue Sky Blonde Ale voted best at beer fest

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-04-13 00:45:48 GMT
    (MTN News photo)(MTN News photo)

    A small brewery in Butte won big at a large brew fest in Livingston last week. Muddy Creek Brewery has been in business for only two years, but its Blue Sky Blonde Ale was voted best beer over 90 other beers at the Tap Into Montana Craft Beer festival in Livingston. Staff at this small brewery are delighted to win first place. 

    A small brewery in Butte won big at a large brew fest in Livingston last week. Muddy Creek Brewery has been in business for only two years, but its Blue Sky Blonde Ale was voted best beer over 90 other beers at the Tap Into Montana Craft Beer festival in Livingston. Staff at this small brewery are delighted to win first place. 

  • 40 hours, 6 minutes: Tech student keeps hand on vehicle to win big prize

    40 hours, 6 minutes: Tech student keeps hand on vehicle to win big prize

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:52:56 GMT
    John Bearden of El Paso, Texas, was the winner.John Bearden of El Paso, Texas, was the winner.

    Montana Tech. A Butte university where students are none for excelling in engineering, science and keeping one hand on a pickup truck for a long time. Well, that’s what group of students have been doing since Monday afternoon. And it has not been easy. 

    Montana Tech. A Butte university where students are none for excelling in engineering, science and keeping one hand on a pickup truck for a long time. Well, that’s what group of students have been doing since Monday afternoon. And it has not been easy. 

  • Anaconda student recognized for self-advocacy

    Anaconda student recognized for self-advocacy

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-04-12 14:25:33 GMT

    An Anaconda boy is one of the “Yes I Can” award winners for 2017. Brandon McCullough, 14, is one of the five winners of the award presented by the Montana Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC).

    An Anaconda boy is one of the “Yes I Can” award winners for 2017. Brandon McCullough, 14, is one of the five winners of the award presented by the Montana Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC).

  • Kennedy Elementary School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Kennedy Elementary School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-04-11 16:30:37 GMT

    Kennedy Elementary School teacher Rebecca Schwartzmiller accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 yesterday. The money will go toward funding purchases of earbud headphones for the school.

    Kennedy Elementary School teacher Rebecca Schwartzmiller accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 yesterday. The money will go toward funding purchases of earbud headphones for the school.

  • Butte leaders emphasize gun safety to reduce teen suicide

    Butte leaders emphasize gun safety to reduce teen suicide

    Saturday, December 26 2015 1:36 PM EST2015-12-26 18:36:08 GMT
    Teen  suicide in Butte has been a troubling issue in recent years, and Sheriff Ed Lester and Father Patrik Berretta are working to address the problem.Teen suicide in Butte has been a troubling issue in recent years, and Sheriff Ed Lester and Father Patrik Berretta are working to address the problem.

    Youth suicide in Butte has been a troubling issue in recent years. MTN'S John Emeigh tells us about a local sheriff and priest who have teamed up to do their part in suicide prevention. Father Patrick Berretta attended the funeral of a young boy who took his own life with a firearm earlier this year and it moved him to take action. .

    Youth suicide in Butte has been a troubling issue in recent years. MTN'S John Emeigh tells us about a local sheriff and priest who have teamed up to do their part in suicide prevention. Father Patrick Berretta attended the funeral of a young boy who took his own life with a firearm earlier this year and it moved him to take action. .

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