J.P. Gallagher was an unlikely academic All-American on the football team at Montana Western. At least it was unlikely according to former Montana Tech coach Bob Green.

“Mayor Gallagher,” as he is called on the super silly show “Ghosts of Devil’s Perch” on the Travel Channel, is a Navy veteran. He was a teacher, principal and Butte’s parks and recreation director before becoming our ninth chief executive in January of 2021.

In the sixth edition of the ButteCast, we talk about Gallagher’s days at Butte Central, his role in the Yellowstone prequel being filmed in Butte, and how he became known as the chief executive who called the Ghostbusters. Well, sort of.

Does our “mayor” really believe in ghosts? Where does the 1923 money go? What can we do about the rising cost of housing in Butte? Will he run again in 2024?

Click here and listen to what J.P. Gallagher has to say.