October 24, 2016
Butte - The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will hold a fundraiser, A Night in Black and White, to raise funds to preserve the C. Owen Smithers Photograph Collection. The event will take place at the Clark Chateau, 321 W. Broadway on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a live auction featuring never-before-seen Smithers images as well as a silent auction and adopt a photo program.
The Smithers Photograph Collection contains more than 25,000 images that document Butte’s rise as a cosmopolitan city, including images of street scenes, businesses, mining, and more. For the past 50 years, the images have been unavailable to the public, and with the community’s support, the Archives will make the collection available once again.
Tickets are available at the Archives or online https://squareup.com/market/buttearchives/item/a-night-in-black-and-white. They will also be sold at the door the evening of the event. Tickets are $50.00 per person and $75.00 per couple. A variety of food, beverages and music will be provided. Details: 406-782-3280.
October 24, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the latest Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll today. Montana Tech moved up one spot to No. 7 in the national poll.
The Orediggers (6-1) had a record weekend in Havre defeating Montana State Northern 63-16. The Tech offense set a record with 679 yards of total offense. Quarterback Quinn McQueary set the all-time single game mark for passing yards completing 21 of 24 for 414 yards and two touchdowns. Nolan Saraceni tied the record for most rushing touchdowns and points in a game crossing the goal line five times. The All-American running back scored from 67, 58 and 22 yards out in addition to a pair of goal line scores.
The top three schools, Marion (Ind.), Baker (Kan.) and Reinhardt (Ga.), are the only unbeaten teams left. Last season’s national champion Marian is still receiving all 15 first place votes. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) who was unbeaten going into the weekend lost to Reinhardt 55-34.
No. 11 Eastern Oregon (5-2) and No. 23 Southern Oregon (4-4, Frontier 4-3) are the only other Frontier schools in the Top 25. Southern Oregon fell from No. 17 after losing to College of Idaho 44-41 in overtime. Montana Western lost to Eastern Oregon 21-13 in LaGrande and dropped out of the poll but are still receiving votes.
Montana Tech is on the road again this weekend. The Orediggers travel to Billings to face Rocky Mountain College. Game time is at
Oct. 24, 2016
It was nearly two am on Friday when a Butte officer spotted a man in dark clothing riding a motorcycle near Green Circle and Gilman.
The man carried a subwoofer.
The officer attempted to pull the rider over, but the suspect drove off the street and into a yard. Trapped in a cul-de-sac, the man doubled back towards the officer.
The policeman came out of his vehicle and drew his Taser. The rider stopped. He had already discarded the speaker.
The motorcyclist was Gary Rubusch. He told the officer that he was returning the speaker to a woman, but Rubusch did not know the name of the lady. It was also unclear who owned the motorcycle, police said.
On Rubusch’s person, the policeman found a screwdriver, pliers and a can of bear spray.
Among others, Rubusch faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon and eluding a police officer.
At Friday’s media briefing, Sheriff Ed Lester noted, “Gary, he’s a frequent guest in our hotel.”