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Old 11-01-2006, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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there is local cell phone carriers, go to sprint/nextel website and they show coverage Anaconda to Butte I have had Dobson/cellular one and it worked fairly well up there.

And yes people are friendly in Butte plus how places can you go and the lady of the rockies is lit up shining down on Butte.

Even at the landfill which is a free service for residents they will assist if you require it.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Junior,

Verizon Wireless seems to service Montana the best around here. They have the most antennas but aren't good in very rural areas between mountains. They are great in Butte however.
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:28 PM
 
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I tried calling Butte High School, but I've left messages for a counselor and she still will not call me back. I'm assuming because of the long distance factor.

Anyway, my niece will be moving with us and she is a senior in high school. I found out the school is semesters/quarters instead of trimesters, but can somebody tell me how many credits they require to graduate?

Thanks again.
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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I imagine you have checked out there website?
http://www.butte.k12.mt.us/schools/bhs.html (broken link)

hope this helps
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:55 PM
 
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Yeah, I checked that site. I couldn't find very much information. I guess I'll look around again.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:43 AM
 
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When I graduated you only needed 20 or 22 to graduate and that was only a few yrs ago. I would try calling maybe the senior counselor phone directly,maybe they will get back to you that way. Long distance shouldnt matter, if your niece is gonna go there and your just trying to get some info,but then some people are strange that way. Some of the office ladies up there are not very friendly,at least when I was there. Hope you get something.
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Junior,
From the website mentioned above, you could've clicked on the link for BHS handbook and found the info you needed from there on graduation requirements. As follows:
GRADUATION: To graduate from Butte High School, you must complete 20 units (200 credits). This must include all required courses.

EARLY GRADUATION: To request early graduation from Butte High School, you must have a 3.0 GPA or above and have completed 20 units (200 credits) in all required courses.

GRADUATION EXERCISE: To participate in the graduation exercises, all 20 units (200 credits) and required courses must be completed.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduation requirements are eight (8) semesters of attendance with at least one (1) English class each semester, one (1) year of U.S. History, one (1) semester of American Government, three (3) years of Math, two (2) years of Science, two (2) years of Physical Education, one (1) semester of Health, plus added electives to a minimum of 20 units or 200 credits. As graduation requirements are in a constant change, please keep in contact with your counselor to be sure you know what is required of your class.

The minimum pupil load is four units per year, exclusive of band, chorus, art, health, and PE. Students with average ability are encouraged to carry five academic units. Special requests for any exceptions to these guidelines will be reviewed and acted upon individually.
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:30 AM
 
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It looks like we will be moving around Feb 1st now.

Back on subject. Can somebody tell me if electricity is cheap or expensive in Butte? I've read some contradicting stories, like most other things in Butte, and I'm not too sure of the end result.

Also, I finally got a hold of somebody at the high school. It turns out, even if you're a senior, you have to take a whole year of Montana History in order to graduate, no exceptions. Thats pretty sad.
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Sarasota
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Default electric bill

Junior, all I can say is do the comparison between my bill and yours. My last bill which was for October which was an abnormally cold month here ran $137.77 and I used 1526 kWh over a period of 33 days. Do keep in mind we had close to a week of temps below 0 and it was a bitter cold stretch. Before that it was just cold in general with snow. I was not only heating my house but trying to keep the things in my greenhouse from freezing also but to no avail. So that works out to be around $4.15 a day. I don't usually have such high electric bills but it becomes necessary when the temps dip below 0 to make sure your pipes don't freeze or you will have REAL problems! This morning the temp is almost 60 so figure that one out!!! Life in the mountains keeps you on your toes.

Everyone get out and vote today!!
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:55 PM
 
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Thank you all so much for the information. I have, hopefully, one final question.

We found a house close to the gaping battery acid like lake of death. I was wondering if there are any health hazards from living close to it. All I've read is that it gets a mist over it some times, but it isn't harmful.

Please share your opinions.
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