By Robin Jordan (Butte Weekly) (4-16-14)
A new low-power FM radio station will be coming to Butte in the near future, according to Amanda Curtis.
Curtis, a math teacher at Butte High School, said the station is one project of the Butte America Foundation (BAmF), which was formed last summer and was granted state and federal non-profit status last fall.
The mission statement of BAmF is to: “educate the public by providing information and tools to uphold the tenets of social justice. It is a center point for information about Butte, Montana, particularly its mining, industrial and cultural history. The Butte America Foundation promotes the interests of workers and underserved populations through education and community outreach.”
The radio station will be a major component of that outreach, providing community information and other content not available in the area through commercial stations.
Last Wednesday Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive Matt Vincent gave is state of the city-county address. Here's part one:
Here is part 2:
story and photo by Jim Larson
Butte took a bite out of blight Wednesday.
Media, officials and the curious gathered at a beautifully remodeled two-story home in Butte’s Centerville neighborhood to celebrate the completion of a project aimed at providing affordable housing while improving the appearance of some of the city’s worn out areas.
After a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the porch of the home, visitors toured the newly refurbished structure. Entering the home, BSB Chief Executive Matt Vincent noted that the place had “a million dollar view.”
By Robin Jordan (Butte Weekly)
There’s a new brew pub in Butte’s future. Chris and Liz Graves, owners of Trimbo’s, plan to add a small brewery to compliment the pizzeria. The couple is in the process of obtaining the necessary permits and loan agreements, and they hope to purchase equipment and have the brewery in operation by late summer.
Butte Community Celebrations volunteers on the bucket brigade during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade raised a total of $1,067, according to Linda Redfern, Secretary/Treasurer of the organization. The money will go toward paying for insurance, porta-potties, Grand Marshal and Living Legend banners, office supplies and payment to 15-90 Search and Rescue for help with the celebration. Considering the cold and blustery weather this year, collecting that amount in donations was quite the accomplishment.
When the board for the Butte Center for the Performing Arts last met, they voted to allow the Orphan Girl Theatre to become a separate non-profit entitiy. Yesterday the Orphan Girl board met to confirm that decision on their end, and they explored options for the future.