Butte: Communications


Butte's daily morning newspaper is the Montana Standard. Students at Montana Tech publish the Technocrat.

Television and Radio

In 2003 Bresnan Communications bought the rights to Butte cable television and invested several million dollars to upgrade the number of channels available and to bring high-speed internet to Butte citizens. Viewers have access to ABC, CBS, and NBC television broadcasts. 93.1 FM is the city's Public Radio outlet. Seven other FM radio stations and two AM stations originate their signals from Butte. A number of other radio stations can be picked up from neighboring communities.

Media Information: The Montana Standard, 25 W. Granite St., Butte, MT 59701; telephone (406)496-5500; email editor@mtstandard.com

Butte Online

Butte Chamber of Commerce. Available www.butteinfo.org

Butte Local Development Corporation. Available www.buttemontana.org

Butte Public School District #1. Available www.butte.k12.mt.us

Butte-Silver Bow Local Government. Available www.co.silverbow.mt.us

Montana Standard. Available www.mtstandard.com

Only in Butte. History stories about Butte's past. Available www.butteamerica.com/hist.htm

Selected Bibliography

Ciabattari, Mark, "The Fall and Rise of Butte, MT" The New York Times Magazine, March 1, 1992, pp. 48+

Hammett, Dashiell, Red Harvest (South Yarmouth, MA: J. Curley, 1983)

Morris, Patrick F. Anaconda Montana: Copper Smelting Boomtown on the Western Frontier. (Bethesda, Md.: Swann Pub., 1997)

Writers Program, Montana, Copper Camp: Stories of the World's Greatest Mining Town, Butte, Mont. (New York: AMS Press, 1976)

Writers Project of Montana, Copper Camp: The Lusty Story of Butte, Montana, the Richest Hill on Earth (Riverbend Publishing, 2001)