BSB Sheriff Ed Lester describes the county's effort to apprehend a suspect in a shooting that occurred at the 1800 block of Porter Avenue.
The shooter was driving a silver 2013 Corvette. The car had California plates.
He fired at the victim from inside the car. The victim was hit once in the calf. Both the shooter and the victim are men.
The suspect is Luke Andrew Lapinski. He is 37 years old. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call The Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department at 497-1120, Crimestoppers at 782-7336, or Detective Sgt. George Holland at 497-1167.
The shooting was called in by a neighbor shortly after midnight.
The victim drove himself to Saint James Hospital. Police arrived at the hospital at nearly the same time.
Butte-Silver Bow's Finance and Budget Committee meets tomorrow at 7:30 in the Council of Commissioner's chamber. See government spending in action.
John Kelly, owner of the historic home at 800 S. Montana, is in the process of picking up the pieces of his “Shangri La,” the picturesque yard and garden just to the south of his house.
On Wednesday, July 16, Butte-Silver Bow Public Works employees repaired damaged concrete around a tree cutout in the sidewalk in front of Kelly’s property. Yellow plastic fencing still covers the gap in the lilac hedge that was damaged June 9 when a semi-truck and trailer careened across Montana St. from Iron St., crashed through the guardrail and tore through Kelly’s yard, finally coming to rest partly atop the garage at the rear of the property, damaging two cars that were inside.
Butte-Silver Bow Historic Preservation Officer Jim Jarvis gives an update on the restoration of Venus Alley behind the historic Dumas Brothel. The presentation comes in response to criticism from a previous historic preservation officer, Mark Reavis.
Mr. Jarvis spoke to the BSB Council of Commissioner's committee of the whole.
Following the historical officer's presentation, NorthWestern Energy's community liaison Paul Babb gave his company's perspective on doing additional work in Venus Alley.
By Robin Jordan
Mark the date and take your best duds to the cleaners—the Butte premiere of “Orphan Girl” is Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Mother Lode Theatre. Courney McKee, who owns Headframe Spirits with her husband John, announced the date last week at the Intelligent Community Forum held at the Thornton Building (see story on P. 1).
Courtney and John teamed up with Chisel Industries, a Bozeman film company, earlier this year to produce a promotional piece designed to be part of the Headframe’s international launch of its Orphan Girl liquor brand, but has evolved into a film that will promote the city’s heritage of opportunity and innovation. The film will be available as part of a “multi-pronged, multi-platform trans-media series of projects” created by Chisel aimed at spotlighting the innovative minds of Montana.
A fantastic exhibit opens this week at the Clark Chateau, 321 W. Broadway. Starting Wednesday, July 9, “Leading the Way: Montana Women’s Suffrage and the Struggle for Equal Citizenship.” The exhibit uses historic photographs, archival documents and other rare materials to highlight Montana women’s role in fulfilling the promise of democracy in the United States.
The exhibit is on loan from the University of Montana and was developed by an ad hoc group of students, faculty, staff and alumni. You can see it in the first floor gallery for the next four weeks, ending Monday, August 4.
A related item of interest: History professor and co-director of Women’s and Gender studies Anya Jabour and Kayla Blackman (University of Montana Class of 2012, MA 2014), the co-curators of the exhibit, will speak at a Brown Bag Lunch at the Butte Archives on Wednesday, July 30, at noon.