Christensen will begin his new job on Jan. 12. Christensen will also lead the editorial side of the related website, Magicvalley.com, the Associated Press reported. The publications service south central Idaho. Christensen began his journalism career in Twin Falls as the features and natural resources reporter. He has been with the Montana Standard since 2013.
Dec. 18, 2014
Chief Executive Matt Vincent announced yesterday that a date had been set by Judge Warren Tucker to hear Butte-Silver Bow's complaint against building owner Joe Lynch.
Lynch owns the stricken building at 705 S. Wyoming. The county wants permission to proceed with the demolition of the building.
The hearing is set for Friday at one pm in Butte District Court, Vincent told the BSB Council of Commissioners Wednesday evening.
Dec. 17, 2014
A moment in crime
by Jim Larson
Adrian Spang had a busy Tuesday.
He was with Tammy Loy at the Copper Shop on Harrison Ave. Tuesday morning. As he spoke to the clerk, Loy stole roughly $90 worth of jewelry, police said.
Loy was arrested for theft, possession of pills, possession of paraphernalia, and there was a warrant out for her arrest for criminal contempt from city court.
Spang avoided arrest for that incident, but his luck would turn.
Later in the day Spang took a 1990 Toyota Forerunner from the corner of Park and Main. Not long after the vehicle was reported stolen, the Montana Highway Patrol arrested him on Homestake Pass.
He had been driving east in the westbound lane on I-90. When he was stopped, he was highly intoxicated, police said.
Undersheriff George Skuletich said that the stolen vehicle was recovered before the theft report was complete.
A Moment in Crime
Dec. 16, 2014
Police found Curtis Carroll standing intoxicated in the middle of the road last night.
They drove him home and watched him enter a residence on West Galena.
Early this morning, sometime after dropping Carroll off, officers responded to a disturbance call on West Galena.
There they found Carroll attempting to kick in a door two doors away from where they had dropped him off, police said.
Carroll did not gain entry to the door that he was assaulting, police said, but he did damage the door.
He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief.
Dec. 15, 2014
A butte man stabbed his girlfriend in the belly, inflicting shallow puncture wounds Sunday.
Police arrested John Perault for partner family member assault and resisting arrest. Officers responded to the 700 block of West Park Street to a call that said shots may have been fired. As they approached, officers heard loud bangs, but not the sound of gunfire police said.
When officers entered the home, the victim told them that the trouble began when the couple first arrived at home. Perault had taken the victim's pistol from the car. When they entered the home, Perault pointed the pistol at his girlfriend's head, she told police. After that, the couple settled in to watch a movie. They paired the movie with a bottle of rum.
At some point the rum went missing, and Perault believed that the victim's son had something to do the rum's disappearance.
Perault became "agitated" with the victim's son. When the victim intervened, Perault attacked her with a kitchen knife, police said. He stabbed her twice in the belly, but the wounds did not require hospitalization.
Officers found the child in a bedroom holding a baseball bat. The child said that he was preparing to defend himself. It was Perault's fourth partner family member assault. The fourth conviction becomes a felony. He has charges pending for a fifth and a sixth PFMA, police said . Posted from my iPhone using Joomla Admin Mobile!
Dec. 11, 2014
Police responded to a report that someone was shooting from a second story window in Walkerville, Undersheriff George Skuletich told reporters.
At the scene, police discovered that two children were shooting BBs at a garbage can.
After being confronted by the police, the two vowed to never do it again, Skuletich said.
The incident could not be tied to the disappearance of the moose spotted on Zarelda Street.
Butte police report that a moose was sighted on Zarelda Street. He then headed into Walkerville.
He was not heard from again, police said.