• False sense of security bites back at Rudolph

    False sense of security bites back at Rudolph0

    By Bill Foley There is a very good reason why it is against the law to feed bears off the front porch of your cabin. Sure, those furry creatures look cuddly and lovable, but they lull you into a false sense of security as they peacefully munch on your offering. Then, in the blink of

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  • No need to worry about the great Tommy Mellott

    No need to worry about the great Tommy Mellott6

    Margie Fogarty was a nervous wreck as she sat, bundled up in the front row at Naranche Stadium. She almost shuddered at the noise of the stadium as the Butte High football team was introduced before its semifinal playoff game against Billings West. The deafening sound certainly was not easing her nerves as kickoff approached.

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  • Nobody stood for the national anthem

    Nobody stood for the national anthem0

    By Bill Foley The sports bar and restaurant was packed for the Monday night showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. Many fans cheered on the 49ers. Many more rooted for the Seahawks. Some grown men even wore the jerseys of their favorite players as they clapped at the television for each big

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  • Batteries not included at Naranche Stadium

    Batteries not included at Naranche Stadium10

    In the summer of 1996, a Missoula writer attacked Butte and the people who live here in a national magazine. The melodramatic piece depicted a town so despicable that the Lady of the Rockies statue stands on the mountain looking down on us in shame. In addition to many other inaccuracies, the story claimed that

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  • You have to like a QB who knows his limitations

    You have to like a QB who knows his limitations0

    By Bill Foley Baker Mayfield is no Lee LaBreche. If there was any question about that, it should have been answered Sunday when the Denver Broncos slapped the handlebar mustache off the second-year Cleveland Browns quarterback. To the young quarterback’s credit, he figured out as much. Not just anybody can get away with wearing a

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  • Jankovich and Hoot will be remembered forever

    Jankovich and Hoot will be remembered forever2

    Last Wednesday, word spread of the passing of Sam Jankovich, the former Butte High football coach who went on to national prominence. Three days later, we lost John “Hoot” Gibson. It seems almost unfathomable for a town to lose two legendary figures in such a short span. It also seems so unfair. “Legend” truly is

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