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2013-03-11T00:00:00Z 2013-03-11T00:03:01Z Area Snapshots Montana Standard
March 11, 2013 12:00 am

Tech student receives award

Chris Doyle, a student employee with Cfwep.Org of the Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Tech, received the ServeMontana award from the Governor’s Office of Community Service on Feb. 28 at its ServeMontana Symposium.

Doyle, a senior majoring in biology at Montana Tech, was nominated by the Cfwep.Org staff for his service as a member of Cfwep.Org’s education team.

Doyle is also a three-time AmeriCorps Alumnus at Montana Tech.

A ceremony honoring Doyle will be held on Monday, March 11, at 11 a.m. in the Copper Lounge on the Montana Tech campus.


‘FrackNation’ film showing Tuesday

Butte Patriots are hosting a documentary film “FrackNation” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Montana Tech library auditorium.

The Montana Petroleum Association is sponsoring the class for Leo Heath, assistant professor and petroleum engineering department head, according to a news release from Butte Patriots.

In “FrackNation” journalist Phelim McAleer uncovers fracking facts suppressed by environmental activists, and he talks with rural Americans whose livelihoods are at risk if fracking is banned, according to promotional material about the film. Details, call Jean 782-2721.


Reception set for Norway exhibit

The Daughters of Norway Lodge exhibit of artifacts is on display at the Butte-Silver Bow Archives, 17 W. Quartz St., to celebrate their founding 100 years ago.

An opening reception, with cookies, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13.

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 W. Quartz St., are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Telephone, 782-3280; email to; or visit


Grants available for old buildings

Since 1997, Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization has granted over $36,000 through its Historic Improvement Program to assist in facade improvements that honor the historic character of the buildings throughout Butte.

One or more grants will be awarded to either residential or commercial applicants who meet the appropriate criteria. Buildings must be circa 1950 or earlier, and improvements must be both compatible with the historic character of the building and visible from the streetscape. Grants typically range from $100 to $2,000.

Butte CPR is accepting grant applications. The deadline is Friday April 26. For information and to apply, go to the grants section at

The nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings in Butte. For information, email at or call 406-782-3682.


Bingo fundraiser planned Tuesday

St. James Healthcare auxiliary will hold a bingo fundraiser at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 2100 Farragut. The cost is $5 for 12 games. Cash prizes will be given to the winners. Refreshments will be provided. Proceeds go toward college scholarships for those entering the medical field and also for hospital equipment.


Geologist featured at free lecture

Tim Wheeler, of Arlee, a geologist, is featured speaker at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Room 128 of the Natural Resources Building on the Montana Tech campus.

His free, public lecture is sponsored by the Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Wheeler is mapping and measuring sections in the Belt Supergroup. He is also a photographer and writer researching the Lichen flora of the Valdivian Temperate forest of southern Chili and the Lichen flora of the Pacific Northwest.


Powell County has top speller

DEER LODGE — Fifteen students from Powell County schools competed recently in the annual spelling bee.

Mikayla Stone outlasted 14 other students and correctly spelled biopsy and gardenia to win the contest while runner-up Abigail Foster, a fifth grader at the Garrison School, was stumped by the word nestle.

Stone, an eighth grader at DuVall Junior High, is the daughter of Blaine and Jennifer Stone. She will compete in the State Bee in Billings on March 23. She received $100 from Pioneer Federal and $100 from Peoples Bank for expenses. Foster received $50 from Peoples Bank.

Other students competing were: DuVall Jr. High: Elizabeth Stone (8th) Mattie Smith (7th grade), Chayne Masters (7th); Granville Stuart School: Tristan Smith (6th) Lance Houle (6th), Ethan Bossart (5), Riley Henderson (5); Timber Carrison (8) from Helmville, Kaleb Starr (5th) from Garrison, Levi Thomas and Logan Meador (5th ) from Ellison, Caleb Forbes (6th) from Avon and Misti Phipps (5th) from Gold Creek.


Anaconda names top spellers

ANACONDA — Ryan Hessler, a sixth grader at Fred Moodry Middle School, has won the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County spelling bee.

Zeta McArthur, a fifth grader at Lincoln Elementary, was the runner-up.

Hessler is the son of Erin and John Hessler of Anaconda; McArthur is the daughter of Jessica and Nathan McArthur.

They advance to the state spelling bee, which is March 23 in Billings.


Shelter lists February stats

The following statistics for February were released by the Chelsea Bailey Animal Shelter in Butte:

Number of dogs:

Turned in by owners: 1 Turned in by citizens: 4

Picked up by animal control officer: 27

Adopted: 16

Reclaimed by their owners: 25

Sent to rescue: 2

Number of cats:

Turned in by owners: 3

Turned in by citizens: 1

Picked up by animal control officers: 6

Adopted: 13

Reclaimed by their owners: 2

Total number of animals euthanized/ died: Two cats euthanized


Shillelagh Shindig is Saturday night

Ed Tinsley’s band from Helena will return for the fourth year to play for the Shillelagh Shindig on Saturday, March 16, at the Mile High Event Center at Star Lanes, 4600 Harrison Ave.

The party from 7 p.m. to midnight is the 40th annual Shindig sponsored by Butte-Silver Bow Democrats. The Pipes and Drums of the Edmonton Police Service will perform at 9:30 p.m. Judy Powers will sing Irish melodies and the Copper Cloggers are on the program. too. A raffle, silent auction and 50-50 will be part of the festivities.

It’s a standing joke that Tinsley changes the name of his group to fit the occasion. This year the five accomplished musicians are called “Blarney Rubble.”

For information, call 490-9608.


Toastmasters name winners

Toastmaster Club Top O’ the Mornin 3777 announces the following recent winners: Denise Kagie, best speaker; and Billie Holmlund, best evaluator and best table topic respondent.

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