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Scott Pruitt resigned as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, June 5, 2018.
PD.

Longtime Butte Superfund watchdog Fritz Daily says he’s not particularly surprised that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt abruptly resigned Thursday amid various ethics investigations.

Butte-Silver Bow County's Parks and Recreation director J.P. Gallagher stands on a play feature designed to honor the carousel at the Columbia Gardens at Ridge Waters. June 25, 2018.
Nora Saks

I’m standing at the top of a tall tangle of bright red and blue slides at Ridge Waters, Butte’s brand new outdoor waterpark, as a teenage lifeguard gives a steady stream of dripping kids the green light to hop in, hang on, and ride down.

Thank You Butte!

Jun 28, 2018

We want to say a huge thanks to everyone who came out to the Covellite Theatre on Wednesday to help us launch and celebrate Richest Hill!

You told us about your Butte, what you're curious and concerned about, and what stories you think deserve more attention. Your suggestions and ideas will help shape the reporting process for Richest Hill, and help us stay rooted to what matters to Butte.

The Montana Folk Festival is coming up July 13 - 15 in Butte, and you can listen live on Montana Public Radio!

Don't miss the excitement of one of the largest free outdoor music festivals in the Northwest. Tune in live on MTPR Friday and Saturday for music from the Original Stage, including Wylie & The Wild West, Annika Chambers, Treme Brass band, the Fairfield Four, and more!

Governor Bullock shovels the first dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Parrot tailing removal project in Butte, June 2018.
Nora Saks

On Thursday morning, close to a hundred people gathered at an old ball field across from Butte’s Civic Center and circled around haul trucks and excavators fit for Paul Bunyan, if he was a miner, and not a lumberjack.

Both the crowd and the heavy machinery were there for the groundbreaking ceremony on the Parrot tailings removal project.

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