2013-10-05T00:00:00Z SouthwestMontanaSnapshots Montana Standard
October 05, 2013 12:00 am

PBS documentary Tuesday at library

Butte’s Taking Action for Peaceful Solutions will show “The Untouchables: Money, Power and Wall Street” at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St., third floor conference room.

Admission is free. This PBS Frontline documentary by Martin Short made headlines in 2012 by breaking the news that the Obama Justice Department was refusing to act on credible evidence that Wall Street’s largest banks had knowingly packaged and sold toxic mortgage loans to their investors, including state employee pension funds prohibited from gambling on speculative matters.

Short was barred from further interviewing at the White House.

Fire department plans open houses

The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department will have open houses on Monday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week.

During the week fire departments around the country will spread the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home.

At the Butte open house, firefighters will teach people how to prevent cooking fires, and people may also tour the fire stations. The Butte Station No. 1 is located at Montana and Mercury, use the Mercury Street entrance, and Station No. 2 is located at 1901 Harrison Ave.

Students receive $5,000 scholarships

Several area high school students are among 50 statewide who recently received $5,000 college scholarships.

The Horatio Alger Association Montana Scholarships are given to students based on their commitment to education, community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.

The area students are:

Anaconda High School — Nicholas Babcock, Caitlynn Heimark, Jennifer Schimming

Butte High School — Blaine Berrington, Jacob Howery

Powell County High School, Deer Lodge — Keaton Craig

Beaverhead County High School, Dillon — Morgan Peterson

Each scholar will receive $5,000 that will be matched by the University of Montana or Montana State system schools, increasing the scholarship to $10,000. The money goes toward tuition and fees, books, and on-campus room and board.

The scholarships are made possible through support from association chairman emeritus Dennis Washington and his wife, Phyllis.

Smitham appointed to state council

Jim Smitham, executive director of the Butte Local Development Corp., has been appointed to the Montana Economic Development Advisory Council.

Gov. Steve Bullock made the announcement Friday. Others named to the council are Sean Becker, major of Bozeman; Mike Henning, Fairfield, recently retired from Three Rivers Telephone Cooperative; Paul Tuss, Havre, Bear Paw Development Corp.; and Tim Warner, Helena, public affairs and strategic communications consultant in Helena.

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