Posted: Aug 16, 2013 3:44 PM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 16, 2013 5:22 PM
Officials with Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement say they will not be increasing patrols during the Original Festival this weekend. Undersheriff George Skuletich says previous events hosted by S.H.G.F and Encomp-Us Live have never been too wild.
Authorities don't expect attendance at the festival to exceed 500 people. Extra patrols won't be necessary, Skuletich said.
In the past, events hosted by these companies have drawn teen and young adult crowds, according to Skuletich. Authorities responded to an event at the Depot on St. Patrick's Day, but it was nothing serious, Skuletich said.
This is the first festival law enforcement will not be increasing patrols for this summer.
Festival organizers have hired private security for the event, according to Matt Boyle, lead organizer of the event.