Butte http://mtpr.org en Montana Folk Fest 2014: Art Car Culture http://mtpr.org/post/montana-folk-fest-2014-art-car-culture <p>07/30/2014 - A record 175,000 people from all over the world traveled to Butte for the Montana Folk Festival in 2014. In it's fourth year, the 'Richest Hill on Earth' not only hosted a slew of internationally renowned musicians and visual artists, but unfurled its "Culture of the Car" celebration, demonstrating that folk art thrives everywhere. On the stage, the canvas, even the hood of a station wagon.</p><p><a href="http://montanafolkfestival.com/pages/home.php" target="_blank">http://montanafolkfestival.com/pages/home.php</a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 22253 at http://mtpr.org When your lab class is 100 feet underground http://mtpr.org/post/when-your-lab-class-100-feet-underground <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana Tech mining engineering junior Krystal Martin and the eight other students in her lab class were taking turns using a heavy, pneumatic, jack-leg drill to bore six foot holes into a solid rock wall last Friday. It&rsquo;s definitely louder than the average college lab course, and rather than crisp, white lab coats, students wear mud-soaked work boots, dust streaked faces and hard hats.</span></p><p>About 22,000 men worked the underground mines of Butte at the city&rsquo;s peak, hauling 20,000 tons of ore back to the surface every day.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:25:47 +0000 Dan Boyce 9394 at http://mtpr.org When your lab class is 100 feet underground