Posted: Jul 15, 2013 3:55 PM by KXLF
Updated: Jul 15, 2013 4:26 PM
BUTTE - With tens of thousands of people coming to Butte for the Montana Folk Festival, it remained fairly calm weekend for law enforcement.
Fourteen officers were on duty, Undersheriff George Skuletich said. Extra patrols may have had an impact, but he believes the festival provides a calm environment.
Authorities mostly dealt with reports of panhandling and animal complaints. Around midnight a few fights broke out. Three to four DUIs were issued the entire weekend.
It was fairly quiet, Skuletich said. It was a good crowd and not a lot to deal with.
Meanwhile,it was almost hard to tell there was a festival at all in Uptown Butte this past weekend.
Crews broke down the Montana Folk Festival in record time, according to lead organizer, George Everett.
Volunteers worked through the night. Roads were open to traffic Sunday evening. People continue to tear down equipment at the Original Mine and on East Park Street.
More volunteers are welcome to join in the effort, according to Everett. Go to the Operations Center located at the corner of East Broadway and Wyoming Street if you are interested in helping.
Tear down should be complete by Tuesday morning.