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2008-08-06 15:00:41

By Erin Nicholes, The Montana Standard, Butte Aug. 6--ANACONDA -- A permit that would allow a youth center to operate in a residential neighborhood is temporarily on hold, the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Commission decided Tuesday. Commissioners agreed to send a special use permit for Donna's House -- a youth center trying to move to 212 E. Fourth St. -- back to the county planning board. Anaconda PCA, which runs the center, requested the application be tabled. "PCA has pulled this off...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Nick Gevock, The Montana Standard, Butte Aug. 6--Federal land managers have pulled a controlled burning project on more than 900 acres of sagebrush and grassland near the mouth of Birch Creek after environmentalists sued to halt the burn. Tom Osen, Dillon district ranger for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, wrote in a letter than the exclusion from federal law for controlled burns did not apply to the proposed Birch Creek fuels management project. The proposal called for...

2008-08-04 12:00:46

By Nick Gevock, The Montana Standard, Butte Aug. 2--A conservation group and the Forest Service teamed up to complete a conservation easement on the Sun Ranch south of Cameron that bars development on 11,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat. The Trust for Public Land announced Friday that it has completed the deal with Roger Lang, Sun Ranch owner, for an easement on the property located on the east side of the Madison Valley. The 19,000-acre ranch sits between the Madison Range and...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Nick Gevock, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 31--WHITEHALL -- Clinton High knew the Cactus Fire was burning just a half mile from his home in the Pipestone area, but he said the anxiety didn't set in until he realized exactly how close the flames were. "I started getting nervous when it started burning downhill," he said, pointing west at the charred trees and ground about a half mile away. Homes scattered about the dry grass and timbered hills in the Pipestone area were threatened...

2008-07-30 12:01:10

By Nick Gevock, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 30--VIRGINIA CITY -- The effort to turn the Norris Hill area of Madison County into a wind energy hotspot took a major step forward Tuesday as county commissioners unanimously approved two projects slated for construction there. Commissioners gave the green light for Madison Valley Renewable Energy, LLC to put up eight additional test towers on Norris Hill. The company already has eight towers with anemometers to check wind speeds. It...

2008-07-29 15:01:15

By Katie Nieland, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 29--Acting Surgeon General Dr. Steven Galson will visit Montana in August. He will talk about issues related to underage drinking, a problem he has focused on since his placement in the position in October 2007. He will visit Butte on Aug. 19 after first stopping in Helena to talk with state legislators. He will also visit Bozeman and Billings with a continued focus on alcohol. "His focus in Butte will be on youth and underage...

2008-07-17 12:01:05

By Nick Gevock, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 17--Butte school officials are considering drug testing for students in sports and other activities amid allegations that marijuana smoking is rampant. John Ries, Butte High School dean of men, in a letter, has asked Superintendent Chuck Uggetti to consider a random testing policy to try to stop marijuana use that he said is at an...

2008-07-15 12:00:45

By John Grant Emeigh, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 15--Legendary union organizer Frank Little had one of the largest funerals in Butte history after his murder in the summer of 1917. Ironically, his plot at Butte's Mountain View Cemetery is humble, worn and easily overlooked for one of the Mining City's major historical figures. Local union members are working on giving Little's final resting place what they believe are much needed improvements. "When we're done with it, you'll...

2008-07-08 12:00:39

By Erin Nicholes, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 8--ANACONDA -- The public will have an opportunity to comment Tuesday on an ordinance that would create a tax increment financing industrial district at Mill Creek. The Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the ordinance, which would create a TIFID intended to pay for sewer and water lines and other infrastructure. The district could help attract development, officials have said....

2008-07-03 12:00:43

By Justin Post, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 3--A Butte man related to legendary rocker Kenny Loggins says he will make sure our roads aren't a highway to the danger zone. Tom Loggins, 42, was hired Wednesday as the county's road foreman. He replaces Jim McCarthy, who retired Friday after 35 years with the local government. Chief Executive Paul Babb hired Loggins, who is Kenny Loggins' second cousin, after interviewing three internal candidates from within the public works...


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