The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Saturday shooting under investigation

A shooting Saturday night in Whitehall is currently under investigation. Jefferson County Undersheriff Mike Johnson told the Ledger the department responded to a call of a shooting April 15 shortly after 11 p.m. According to the weekly Jefferson...

AIS dangers lurking, good winter for deer

The state of Montana is not immune from the dangers of aquatic invasive species. At a meeting last week, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wildlife Biologist Vanna Boccadori discussed the dangers of ...

Mine seeks to amend operating permit

The Golden Sunlight Mine submitted an application March 31 to amend their operating permit, with the possibility of extending the life of the mine up to three years with the proposed underground Apex Project. According to the BLM, the current...

Cardwell School: Lewton steps down, to join board

After three and half years as the Cardwell School Clerk, Dawn Lewton has stepped down from the position. Despite leaving the job, she will still have a direct impact on the school. At their regular meeting in May, Lewton will be sworn into take the...

How Montana lawmakers want to reshape health care

HELENA -- With the future of health care on the federal level still unclear, Republican lawmakers in Helena are pushing legislation that could reshape how Montanans access and pay for medical...

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, Last week we met with Road Supervisor Rory Parsons for his weekly update. We are scheduled to get another several thousand yards of millings off the Interstate between Basin and Boulder this summer. We will have several miles of roads...

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Apr. 10 9:47 a.m. - 911 hangup, UNK, Whitehall 10:25 a.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance, 80 Boe Lane, Whitehall 10:39 a.m. - 911 hangup, UNK, Whitehall 11:23 a.m. – traffic stop, Edwards Addition, Whitehall 12:53 p.m. –...

March production above target at Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine

For the second straight month, the production numbers were above target at the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine. At the Community Transition Advisory meeting last week, Mine General Manager Dan Banghart reported the production for the month was 4,992...

Oil and gas leases, raw milk debated as legislature nears end

HELENA -- A legislative committee has tabled a lawmaker’s attempt to clarify how private land is leased to oil companies. Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, is the sponsor of House Bill 384, which would have revised language used...

Column: Bad day gone good

Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right? This appeared to be the case for me last Friday. Boy, did I end up wrong, but it didn't start well. I had made plans to go to a concert in ...

Editorial: Put the cell phone down, it can wait

During a comment period at last week’s Community Transition Advisory Committee meeting in Whitehall, Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine Safety Director Jim Loomis reminded those in attendance about the dangers of using a cell phone while driving....

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs

The Saturday before Easter in Whitehall can only mean one thing. Hundreds of kids from around the area congregate at the high school football field for the...

Sell out crowd attends banquet

It could easily be said the annual Friends of NRA Banquet in Whitehall is one of the more popular local events. This year was no different with a sold out crowd attending the...

For Your Information

It couldn’t have been a more perfect morning for God to display His power and majesty. The 70 to 80 people that gathered on Sunrise Hill for Easter Sunrise Services didn’t have to brave the elements and they didn’t have to wait long for the...

Annual Whitehall Spring Clean up scheduled for next week

Whitehall residents get ready for some spring-cleaning. The annual Whitehall Spring Clean Up is scheduled to begin April 25 and will conclude April 28. Town Parks, Tree’s, and Cemetery Board Member Mary Janacaro Hensleigh said this is a town wide...

Whitehall students headed to District Music Festival

Students at Whitehall High School have been busy preparing for this week's MHSA District Music Festival. A total of nine choir members and 16 band members will perform at the festival April 20 and...

Looking Back 25 Years

Wed., April 22, 1992 Water line replacement projects on Legion Ave. and Valley View were once again a major topic of discussion for Whitehall’s Town Council. The council voted to consider the sizing of the bond issue for the Legion Ave. Project,...

Lewis and Clark Earth Day Trails Clean Up event April 22

Montana State park will host its annual Earth Day Trails Clean Up at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join us in recognition of Earth Day by giving back to the environment and to the park. Learn to...

Between the Stacks

The History Book Club will be meeting to discuss “Paris” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, in the basement. Next month we will be reading “The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero” by Timothy Egan to go...

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