Christmas wreath

Christmas wreath

Non-profit needs volunteers

The following area non-profit was inadvertently left out of the Giving Thanks edition on Thanksgiving Day.

Montana Community Affordable Renewable Energy Saves (MTCARES)

Address: P.O. Box 41,

Bozeman, Montana 59771

Phone: 406-696-2842

Contact: Mike Mosolf, 406-683-2928,, 720 Kentucky Ave., Dillon, Montana 59725

Description of Services: MTCARES supports I-184, a proposed ballot measure generally revising energy and taxation law to require Montana’s investor owned utilities to gradually increase the supply of electricity they sell to be 80% by 2050 from renewable resources like the wind and sun, and to facilitate retraining and pension safety nets for workers displaced by the world-wide transition away from coal to zero-fuel cost, zero-pollution-control cost electricity. More information at its Website:

Needs: Volunteering to collect signatures to put I-184 on the 2018 general election ballot or donating through links at the website.

Road closure in Gold Creek Area

PHILIPSBURG — Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, National Forest System Road #1557 over Gold Creek in the Flint Creek Range (Powell County) will be temporarily closed for bridge repair. The road is also known as Jackson Park Road and connects to Blum Creek Road.

The bridge and closure area are 0.1 mile west of the intersection with Gold Creek Road (NW 1/4 Section 28 T9N, R11W). The repairs are part of the Gold Creek Salvage timber sale and are expected to take three days, during which the running surface of the bridge will be replaced. This temporary closure is necessary for the safety of the public and the bridge repair personnel.

Details: 406-859-3211.

Burros Club to meet Dec. 6

The Butte-Silver Bow Democrat Burros Club will hold its annual membership and 2018 planning meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Butte Country Club (upstairs lounge), 3400 Elizabeth Warren Ave.

The business side of the meeting will run from 5:30 to 6:30. Come early and stay late to enjoy a little holiday cheer. A no-host bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

The club will also be collecting for its Mining City Christmas family. Donations are greatly appreciated.

The public is welcome to attend. Details: 406-498-1678.

Free vehicle safety checks offered

Montana Tech’s Highlands College will be offering free vehicle safety checks just in time for your annual trip home for Christmas. It’s too cold outside to be broken down on the side of the road. Let Highlands College inspect your vehicle and ensure it is safe to hit the road.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 4 and 5, at Highlands College Automotive Department on a first come, first served basis.

Jerry Stewart and Lonnie Horn, the automotive instructors at Highlands College, will be working with their students to make sure your vehicle is road-worthy. Details: 406-496-3752 or 406-496-3711.

School board meets Wednesday

The Ramsay School Board will have a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the school cafeteria.

Butte music scene focus of talk

December’s First Friday, which is from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St., will feature local musician Chad Okrusch. Chad will talk about the music scene in Butte and its history.

In the tradition of the Westside Shakespeare Club (a Chautauqua here in Butte), First Fridays is dedicated to exploring our world, our history, and literary works. Come each month for a lecture, documentary, or discussion. Bring your curiosity.

Details: Shari Curtis at 406-723-3361 (ext. 6302) or

Garden club meets Wednesday

The Butte Garden Club will once again meet at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29.

John Babcock will discuss “Growing Hardy Grapes in a Cool Climate." As one of those spearhead gardeners, Babcock began one of the most challenging attempts of growing grapes in Butte. He learned much from the internet, much of which proved untrue. However, he did have some success.

Also, the club will be making a Christmas centerpiece for the holiday season. All materials are free. The meeting is open to all, and this year new local, state and national memberships are free. Details: or call 406-723-6656.

Library to hold book sale

Butte Public Library's used book sale will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec. 9, on the first floor at 226 W. Broadway St. Books are priced as marked.

The "Bargain Basement" will also be open for a "buck a bag sale." For the week of Dec. 11-16, basement books will be free.

Christmas concert at Tech

The Montana Tech Choral Union and Copper Hill Choir will present their popular Christmas-season concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Montana Tech library auditorium.

Tickets are available at the door and are $10 and $5 for students and seniors. There also will be a silent auction and refreshments.


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