Lions adorn the Butte-Silver Bow law enforcement building.
Police are searching for a man who brandished a pistol and aimed it at two other men near the Depot Bar Saturday.
The two victims were laughing as the passed a white 2012 Dodge pickup. The driver of the pickup took offense and pulled out what is believed to be a .45 caliber or 9 mm pistol.
As he brandished the pistol, the man in the truck said, "Do you have a problem?" He then drove away from the parking lot, police said.
The man in the truck was heavy-set and clean shaven, witnesses said.
The two men who stared down the barrel of the pistol are 28 and 45, police reports indicated.
August 30, 2015
Photo by Rhonda Peterson
Livingston author Marc Beaudin is traveling 100 highways to promote his poetic travel memoir, Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals. On Tuesday, September 8, he’ll take Interstate 90 to Butte for a reading at the Imagine Butte Resource Center, 68 W. Park St.
Vagabond Song recounts 15 years of hitchhiking and road trip adventures, in prose and poetry, starting out from a small cabin in northern Michigan and ending in an even smaller cabin outside of Livingston, Montana. Inspired by Bashō’s haibun classics such as Narrow Road to the Deep North and Records of a Weather-Exposed Skeleton, the book takes the reader to the mountains of Colorado, the jungles and volcanoes of Central America, the woods and pubs of Britain and the stunning bleakness of the badlands and reservations of the Western prairies.
August 28, 2015
BUTTE – The Butte America Foundation’s Radio Station, KBMF LP 102.5 FM successfully recorded and broadcast live last Wednesday's Council of Commissioners’ Committee of Whole Meeting. The Butte America Foundation has made this broadcast and will make all future broadcasts of the Council of Commissioners’ meetings available to Butte-Silver Bow at no cost. The recording of this meeting will be available for playback, free of charge, on the Butte-Silver Bow website (http://co.silverbow.mt.us/844/Council-of-Commissioners-Audio-Recording). Butte-Silver Bow has made, free of charge, recordings of the most recent eight meetings (once they occur) available for playback on its website, and all broadcasts undertaken by the Butte America Foundation will be available, for playback on the Butte America Foundation’s YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCycKAs0_kgHVjiVVpUA6Jbg).
At last night's meeting of county commissioners, Butte Archives educators told the commission's Committee of the Whole about the archives' "Root and Bloom" progarm.
A man in a long white coat took two security cameras from the Finlen Hotel at roughly 9:30 am yesterday.
The man was accompanied by a small black dog.
Police believe that the same man removed a security camera from the Butte Rescue Mission over the weekend.
In both instances, the man's face was obscured by a baseball cap. Undersheriff George Skuletich noted that the cameras aim downward and the cap effectively blocks the camera's view of the man's face.
At the Rescue Mission, the camera that the man stole was the camera that captured his image. The video fed into the store's system before the camera was removed.
Anyone with information regarding the crime may report it anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at (406) 782-7336.
August 25, 2015
When Craig Rasmussen had his scratch ticket checked at the Thriftway on Front Street, he was not thrilled with the results.
When told that his ticket was not a winner, Rasmussen threw a tantrum, police said.
The agitated patron swept displays from the store counter on to the floor, smashing a coffee cup.
He then stormed off, police said.
When officers caught up to Rasmussen, he was still agitated, police said.
The angry gambler was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
Rasmussen is 37 and from Ananconda.