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David McCumber


Butte, MT, United States

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Recent articles by David:

State rushing to boost runoff protection along Upper Clark Fork

“When are we going to stop killing fish on the upper Clark Fork?” → Read More

Natural Resource Damage Program hires new project manager for Butte

The State of Montana's National Resource Damage Program has named a new project manager for Butte Area One. → Read More

Teen of the Year Christian Sherman starts at Air Force Academy

It would have been nice to be able to tell Christian Sherman he is The Montana Standard's Teen of the Year. → Read More

'V' for victory to shine on Big Butte during crisis

Light it up: Butte for the win. → Read More

Headframe celebrates Leap Day birthday with whiskey, nonprofit donations

Headframe Spirits is turning 2 Saturday. → Read More

Montana's economy is good — but where are the workers?

Montana's economy is firing on all cylinders and unemployment is at near-historic lows. → Read More

At CryptoWatt, switches flip, servers glow green, and the air is filled with sound of money

A few minutes before midnight Saturday night they began to show up, bundled against the chill, some favoring parkas and boots and watch caps, others in ballcaps and jeans. Not your typical IT crew, unless you’re operating computers in outdoor weather in Butte, Montana. They greeted each other quietly but warmly. The computer techs of FX Solutions were in a good mood. In about an hour, power was… → Read More

Wolves and supermodels: Not the usual Sunday crowd at the Silver Dollar

Let's face it — many women are used to dealing with the occasional wolf in a bar. → Read More

Shareholder's request to Northwestern Energy turns into a climate-change battle royale

By most definitions, Tom Tosdal isn't an activist. → Read More

New job, new town, new cancer: St. James' Nancy Hoyt learns she can depend on her new team

Here's a challenge, Butte: Spend 10 minutes talking to Nancy Hoyt and somehow don't come out feeling better about absolutely everything in life. (It can't be done.) → Read More

Chance of a lifetime: Third MR opportunity scholarship winner chosen

A decade or so ago, Jasmin Juarez, Aryana Rodrigues and Grayson Gleason all shared a classroom at West Elementary. → Read More

Ringsak's Vietnam memories endure — and so does the road he helped to build

In the spring of 1969, Elton W. “Mick” Ringsak Jr. stood between two worlds. → Read More

Quick action by neighbors, firefighters saves structures near Wise River

A 60-acre grass fire that blew up Wednesday south of Wise River in the Adson Creek drainage, endangering several houses, was very quickly controlled and extinguished overnight thanks to neighbors → Read More

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Schreiner has Butte roots, endorsements

Casey Schreiner, Montana's House Minority Leader and a candidate for governor, is a Democrat from Great Falls. → Read More

Judy Jacobson, former state senator and Butte-Silver Bow chief executive, dies

Judy Jacobson, who blazed a trail to power in the Legislature as a state senator from Butte and later served with distinction as Butte’s only female chief executive, died Thursday. → Read More

Daines urges quick results in trade battle

Even as the Trump Administration's trade war with China raged unabated, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin assured Sen. Steve Daines during a Senate hearing Tuesday that removing Chinese tariffs on polysilicon → Read More

Bullock returns to Helena High School — his alma mater — to announce presidential run

Gov. Steve Bullock returned to Helena High Tuesday, surrounded by his family, to start his journey as Montana's first-ever announced major-party presidential candidate. → Read More

For Montana's Gov. Bullock, the race to 2020 begins — in front of some familiar faces

Clustered around Steve Bullock Tuesday morning were a bunch of familiar faces — the Montana journalists who are used to covering him as the governor of the state. → Read More

For Butte priest, loss of Notre Dame is intensely personal

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris → Read More

Dirt and power: Rick Tabish's data center, slag plans hit high gear

It's 9:01 a.m. and Rick Tabish is in problem-solving mode. → Read More