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  • EPA reports slow Superfund progress, references site in Butte

    EPA reports slow Superfund progress, references site in Butte

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:38 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:38:19 GMT

    An internal report from the EPA in Washington D.C. released this week noted that cleanup at Superfund sites around the country, including Butte, is moving slowly or at a standstill.

    An internal report from the EPA in Washington D.C. released this week noted that cleanup at Superfund sites around the country, including Butte, is moving slowly or at a standstill.

  • Montana Spotlight: Holy Rosary Crusade set for Oct. 14

    Montana Spotlight: Holy Rosary Crusade set for Oct. 14

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:29:20 GMT

    Denise Kagie joins John to promote the upcoming Holy Rosary Crusade, set for Oct. 14 at St. Ann's Church at 2100 Farragut Ave. at noon. They will be celebrating the Fatima Centennial and Fr. Longo will speak about the miracle of the sun. 

    Denise Kagie joins John to promote the upcoming Holy Rosary Crusade, set for Oct. 14 at St. Ann's Church at 2100 Farragut Ave. at noon. They will be celebrating the Fatima Centennial and Fr. Longo will speak about the miracle of the sun. 

  • REC Silicon in Butte lays off 30

    REC Silicon in Butte lays off 30

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:23:36 GMT

    BUTTE – REC Silicon in Butte announced Wednesday it is laying off 30 employees at its facility just south of Butte. The layoffs were made for efficiency improvements and cost-cutting initiatives, according to a news release issued by the company Wednesday morning. 

    BUTTE – REC Silicon in Butte announced Wednesday it is laying off 30 employees at its facility just south of Butte. The layoffs were made for efficiency improvements and cost-cutting initiatives, according to a news release issued by the company Wednesday morning. 

  • Montana Television Network Montana Wildfire Relief Fund Raises $91,715

    Montana Television Network Montana Wildfire Relief Fund Raises $91,715

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:48:20 GMT
    Montana Television Network (MTN) stations across the state have now raised $91,715 as part of their Montana Wildfire Relief Fund.  The MTN stations will match the first $50,000 of that total. On Friday, September 15, the fundraising drive caught the attention of Arthur Blank and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.  Co-founder of The Home Depot, Blank owns the Atlanta Falcons and the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch.  They announced an additional $50,000 match.  It star...
    Montana Television Network (MTN) stations across the state have now raised $91,715 as part of their Montana Wildfire Relief Fund.  The MTN stations will match the first $50,000 of that total. On Friday, September 15, the fundraising drive caught the attention of Arthur Blank and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.  Co-founder of The Home Depot, Blank owns the Atlanta Falcons and the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch.  They announced an additional $50,000 match.  It star...
  • Dillon school evacuated after guns found

    Dillon school evacuated after guns found

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:36:53 GMT

    The Beaverhead County High School in Dillon was evacuated after firearms were discovered in a pair of students’ backpacks. 

    The Beaverhead County High School in Dillon was evacuated after firearms were discovered in a pair of students’ backpacks. 

  • Dillon school evacuated due to threat

    Dillon school evacuated due to threat

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:45 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:45:13 GMT

    Beaverhead County High School in Dillon has been evacuated and the elementary and middle schools are in lock down due to an unspecified threat. Officials say all sports practices, games, after school activities etc have been canceled. 

    Beaverhead County High School in Dillon has been evacuated and the elementary and middle schools are in lock down due to an unspecified threat. Officials say all sports practices, games, after school activities etc have been canceled. 

  • Montana Television Network Montana Wildfire Relief Fund Raises $73,070

    Montana Television Network Montana Wildfire Relief Fund Raises $73,070

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-09-17 16:03:20 GMT

    Montana Television Network (MTN) stations across the state have now raised $73,070 as part of their Montana Wildfire Relief Fund.

    Montana Television Network (MTN) stations across the state have now raised $73,070 as part of their Montana Wildfire Relief Fund.

  • Annual Relay for Life raises money for American Cancer Society

    Annual Relay for Life raises money for American Cancer Society

    Saturday, September 16 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-09-17 01:35:25 GMT

    People in Butte laced up their walking shoes today to raise money in the fight against cancer.

    People in Butte laced up their walking shoes today to raise money in the fight against cancer.

  • Montana Tech hosts 18th annual career fair

    Montana Tech hosts 18th annual career fair

    Saturday, September 16 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-09-17 00:21:13 GMT

    Montana Tech in Butte held a career fair Thursday to help students meet with potential future employers.

    Montana Tech in Butte held a career fair Thursday to help students meet with potential future employers.

  • Stories from the Greatest Generation featured in Covellite Film Festival documentary

    Stories from the Greatest Generation featured in Covellite Film Festival documentary

    Saturday, September 16 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-09-16 18:13:45 GMT

    A group of Los Angeles filmmakers will showcase their documentary "History Speaks" at the Covellite International Film Festival.

    A group of Los Angeles filmmakers will showcase their documentary "History Speaks" at the Covellite International Film Festival.

  • Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation offers $50,000 match to MTN Montana Wildfire Relief Fund

    Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation offers $50,000 match to MTN Montana Wildfire Relief Fund

    Friday, September 15 2017 9:57 PM EDT2017-09-16 01:57:00 GMT

    KBZK, KXLF, the Montana Television Network, and the Montana Community Foundation have formed the MTN Wildfire Relief Fund. 

    KBZK, KXLF, the Montana Television Network, and the Montana Community Foundation have formed the MTN Wildfire Relief Fund. 

  • Community Spotlight: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    Community Spotlight: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    Friday, September 15 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-09-15 18:36:21 GMT

    Sue Konicek joins John to promote the Anaconda Community Theater's performance of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" in December. They are holding auditions and asking volunteers to help with costumes, set design and backstage.

    Sue Konicek joins John to promote the Anaconda Community Theater's performance of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" in December. They are holding auditions and asking volunteers to help with costumes, set design and backstage.

  • Butte city leaders, business owners address homeless issue

    Butte city leaders, business owners address homeless issue

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:36:57 GMT

    Loitering in Butte has slowed, but homelessness is still an issue.

    Loitering in Butte has slowed, but homelessness is still an issue.

  • Board of Regents approves $492 million for university system, cuts expected

    Board of Regents approves $492 million for university system, cuts expected

    Thursday, September 14 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-09-15 01:11:21 GMT

    The Montana Board of Regents Thursday approved a $492 million budget for its 16 institutions in the university system. It’s a figure that is expected to be slashed once the state enacts its 10 percent cut from its budget.

    The Montana Board of Regents Thursday approved a $492 million budget for its 16 institutions in the university system. It’s a figure that is expected to be slashed once the state enacts its 10 percent cut from its budget.

  • Explosion at St. James Healthcare in Butte causes no injuries

    Explosion at St. James Healthcare in Butte causes no injuries

    Thursday, September 14 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-09-14 20:52:30 GMT

    No injuries were reported when a boiler in the basement of St. James Healthcare exploded Thursday afternoon.

    No injuries were reported when a boiler in the basement of St. James Healthcare exploded Thursday afternoon.

  • Shining a spotlight on the Mining City: Curtains up for Butte’s annual film festival

    Shining a spotlight on the Mining City: Curtains up for Butte’s annual film festival

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-09-14 03:34:53 GMT

    The second year for the Covellite International Film Festival begins rolling Tuesday in Butte featuring 110 films over the next five days. “They’re not just Montana filmmakers, they’re from all over the country, they’ve traveled far and wide to be here,” said event organizer Brian Boyd. 

    The second year for the Covellite International Film Festival begins rolling Tuesday in Butte featuring 110 films over the next five days. “They’re not just Montana filmmakers, they’re from all over the country, they’ve traveled far and wide to be here,” said event organizer Brian Boyd. 

  • Montana Wildfire Relief Fund: How You Can Help

    Montana Wildfire Relief Fund: How You Can Help

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-09-12 14:47:11 GMT

    KBZK and KXLF are teaming up with the Montana Community Foundation for a whole new level wildfire relief fundraising.

    KBZK and KXLF are teaming up with the Montana Community Foundation for a whole new level wildfire relief fundraising.

  • A sad day to remember, but too important to forget: Butte looks back at 9/11

    A sad day to remember, but too important to forget: Butte looks back at 9/11

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:42:21 GMT

    It was 16 years ago, but most people clearly remember the day in September when four commercial airplanes were turned into weapons of terror. “The one plane had gone in and I watched for a couple of minutes and the second plane went in and it was like ‘uh oh.’

    It was 16 years ago, but most people clearly remember the day in September when four commercial airplanes were turned into weapons of terror. “The one plane had gone in and I watched for a couple of minutes and the second plane went in and it was like ‘uh oh.’

  • Billings man killed in Sunday crash

    Billings man killed in Sunday crash

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-09-11 16:30:33 GMT
    MTN News photoMTN News photo

    A 57-year-old Billings man was killed in a rollover accident on Interstate 90 in Jefferson County Sunday afternoon. The Montana Highway Patrol reports the victim lost control of his Jeep Cherokee when a rear tire “failed” while traveling east on the interstate west of Cardwell

    A 57-year-old Billings man was killed in a rollover accident on Interstate 90 in Jefferson County Sunday afternoon. The Montana Highway Patrol reports the victim lost control of his Jeep Cherokee when a rear tire “failed” while traveling east on the interstate west of Cardwell

  • Out of the Darkness Walk raises awareness for suicide prevention

    Out of the Darkness Walk raises awareness for suicide prevention

    Sunday, September 10 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-09-11 01:18:17 GMT

    More than 100 people in Butte came out to walk their way toward finding help for those enduring the devastation of suicide.

    More than 100 people in Butte came out to walk their way toward finding help for those enduring the devastation of suicide.

  • Butte area woman launches campaign, delivers weekly supplies to fire camps

    Butte area woman launches campaign, delivers weekly supplies to fire camps

    Friday, September 8 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-09-09 01:12:58 GMT

    As Montana’s forests burn out of control, Jamie Reichert refuses to feel helpless. “The way I see it is if I can’t go out there and fight the fires, I can do what I can do what I can to help those who are,” Reichert said.

    As Montana’s forests burn out of control, Jamie Reichert refuses to feel helpless. “The way I see it is if I can’t go out there and fight the fires, I can do what I can do what I can to help those who are,” Reichert said.

  • Woman reported as an escapee from Butte Pre-Release Center

    Woman reported as an escapee from Butte Pre-Release Center

    Friday, September 8 2017 9:43 AM EDT2017-09-08 13:43:40 GMT
    Police are looking for a woman who failed to return to the Butte Pre-Release Center. Sammantha Kelly, 25, is 5’10 and weighs 152 lbs. She has brown hair and green eyes. If you have seen her or know her whereabouts, please notify your local law enforcement.
    Police are looking for a woman who failed to return to the Butte Pre-Release Center. Sammantha Kelly, 25, is 5’10 and weighs 152 lbs. She has brown hair and green eyes. If you have seen her or know her whereabouts, please notify your local law enforcement.
  • MDT open house to discuss reconstruction of Hwy 287 near Toston

    MDT open house to discuss reconstruction of Hwy 287 near Toston

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-08-23 17:18:06 GMT

    The Montana Department of Transportation has invited the public to an open house and informational meeting to discuss plans for reconstruction of a portion of U.S. Highway 287 near Toston.

    The Montana Department of Transportation has invited the public to an open house and informational meeting to discuss plans for reconstruction of a portion of U.S. Highway 287 near Toston.

  • Warm weather means time to watch out for the sun

    Warm weather means time to watch out for the sun

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:18 AM EDT2017-07-14 13:18:03 GMT
    Sunscreen weather lasts all year round in Montana (MTN News photo)Sunscreen weather lasts all year round in Montana (MTN News photo)

    This time of the year, we tend to have some great weather and everyone ventures outside to do the yard work, swimming, fishing and hiking but what about protecting your skin from the sun's rays.   

    This time of the year, we tend to have some great weather and everyone ventures outside to do the yard work, swimming, fishing and hiking but what about protecting your skin from the sun's rays.   

  • 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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