Music and Radio are two of my biggest passions and I am lucky to be able to combine both in my profession. I have been a professional on air personality for close to a quarter of a century and owe this to being introduced to music at a young age. As a boy I would search the late nite AM airwaves for signals from distant cities and can't believe that I am now one of the radio voices I heard. My hobbies are playing the guitar, poker, sports and gardening.
Chinese New Year Parade and celebrations on tap in Uptown Butte
Chinese New Year celebrations in Butte have been a fun and historical event going way back into Butte's colorful history and festivities this year will get underway Uptown on February 10. This year will be the celebration of the "Year of the Dragon". Chinese culture tells us that the dragon symbolizes honor, luck, nobility, power and success. Those born during the Year of the Dragon are said to be courageous, tenacious and intelligent.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butte can use someone just like…you.
A few days back we told you about the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butte 2024 Adult Prom and what a huge night it's going to be. Now while last year's crowd was at capacity (and we're counting on the same big crowd this year), if you can't make this year's event, there are still a lot of ways that you can help with both the prom and the organization itself.
Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation/Montana Resources re-up Folk Festival support
The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in conjunction with Montana Resources has awarded a total of $200,000 to support the Montana Folk Festival in 2024. This year, $100,000 will be awarded to the Montana Folk Festival which must be matched by contributions from other Montana businesses.
Gone but not forgotten Butte restaurants and foods. Which ones do you miss them most?
We recently were discussing what Butte's signature food would be, thinking it would have to be either a pasty or a pork chop sandwich. Boy, were we wrong. Suggestions ranged from the Pekin to a Town Talk maple bar and, to be honest, it's hard to argue with any of them. One suggestion that really stood out was one of those famous sandwiches from the cooler at the Deluxe Bar on Front Street. Remember those? Remember how incredibly thick and delicious they were? We would always get the ham or the roast beef. One half sandwich and a bag of chips was a perfect lunch for a Butte kid, or at least that was the way my family always did it. But today, the Deluxe is long gone and it's sandwiches are a fond and delicious memory. What other things did you used to eat in Butte that you can't get anymore? Here are some of the things we remember and miss.
What is Butte, America’s “signature” food, the pasty or the pork chop?
When you're looking at different "signature" dishes from across America, you're going to think of things like the famous Cheesesteak sandwich from Philadelphila. There's pizza, and when you say "New York" or "Chicago" style, it's a given that you either mean ultra-thin or deep-dish and loaded with toppings. Boston has baked beans. Even in Montana, certain towns are known for certain things. Bozeman, at least to me, is synonymous with a Pickle Barrel sandwich. In Missoula, it's a Mo Club burger. Billings has the Burger Dive. But what about Butte?
Uptown Architecture one of many things that sets Butte apart.
Butte has one of the largest Historic Landmark districts in the nation and many of these buildings reflect the unique architecture of the time.
Daines says crime and drugs are the Montana’s biggest challenge in 2024 and the cartels are to blame
We had a chance to talk with Montana Senator Steve Daines earlier today and asked him what he felt were the biggest issues facing Montanans in 2024 and the Senator was quick to answer that crime and drug abuse were easily our biggest problem, blaming the Mexican cartels for it's availability and resulting crime and addiction in Montana.
Butte Warehouse Fire Memorial Dedication is Monday, January 15
1895 Warehouse Fire tragedy is finally memorialized. Official dedication is this Monday.
Orediggers Almos, Alexander garner All-American honors
The Victory Sports Network has released it’s 2023 NAIA Football All-American Team and Individual Awards for the season. Two Orediggers have made the cut, Redshirt Sophomore Andrew Almos as an Honorable Mention Punter, as well as Junior Wyatt Alexander, who was named Third Team All-American at receiver.
Full Tuition Scholarships for Butte Vets, servicemembers and families available through NFAMI/Operation Next Step
The Next Frontier Advanced Manufacturing Institute (NFAMI) is partnering with Accelerate MT, UAT and the Highlands College here in Butte to bring the Operation Next Step program to Montana. The Welding and CNC rapid workforce development program is offering full-tuition scholarships in our goal to provide opportunities to Montana Veterans, future veterans and family members for life after service.