Week of July 17, 2024

  • Budweiser Clydesdales Make a Whitehall Pit Stop

  • Jefferson County Fair & Rodeo Coming Up Fast!

    TERRY MINOW, Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo

    Fourth of July celebrations mark the middle of Montana's short, sweet summers. Inevitably, fall follows with cooler weather and shorter days. But before we tuck summer delights into our memories, we celebrate another big community event, the 40th Annual Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, August 22-25, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Boulder. The fair and rodeo are more fun if you participate, for example, by volunteering, entering exhibits or competitions, or marching in the parade. Many...

  • Between the Stacks: 7/17/2024

    JEANNIE FERRISS, Whitehall Community Library

    By the time you read this, only two weeks of summer reading will be left! I cannot believe that! We received the most marvelous box in the mail from the Osa and Martin Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas. It is filled with African toys, instruments, masks, and more for our program on Wednesday, July 24, at 10:30 AM. Everyone will have a chance to try out the drums, finger pianos, and masks! We are excited to have our favorite magician in the house this week! Kyle will be here on Wednesday, July...

  • Copper K Fiber Festival This Weekend

  • Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 7/14/1999

    RITA BROWN, Whitehall Ledger

    JULY 14, 1999: The Whitehall Town Council voted to get tough on abandoned vehicles and get aggressive on paving Division Street during action at the regular monthly council meeting held July 12. The council approved a first reading of a new abandoned vehicle ordinance that prohibits abandoning vehicles or leaving wrecked or junked vehicles on Whitehall streets or in front yards or other "unoccupied space of a private residence opening in a yard or street." Wrecked vehicles may be stored in a...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: July

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club

    Summer is here! The fields are green, our gardens are growing, and flowers bloom! Speaking of blooming, Laura Horn and Amber Colombo planted a scrumptious buffet for all to enjoy. Flower-bloom-shaped egg salad sandwiches, crazy delicious cheese spreads, bursting full of flavor garden-sized homemade sub sandwiches, teas, fresh fruit, and sponge cake cups blooming full of strawberries and cream were an edible garden gone wild! Thank you! The meeting proceeded, led by President Kathy Ross. The...

  • 3 Ways to Look and Feel Your Best in Summer

    Statepoint

    The hottest days of the year can create a number of seasonal beauty challenges. Here's a head-to-toe guide to looking and feeling your best in summer: HAIR: Both dry heat and humidity can cause hair problems, like drying and frizzing. Whether you're hitting the beach or pool or just enjoying the warm weather, it's essential to give your hair the care it deserves to stay both hydrated and frizz-free. When enjoying the sun, try protective hairstyles such as buns, braids and ponytails. This will...

  • Jefferson County Preventionist: What IS Prevention?

    BARB REITER, Jefferson County SWMT Prevention

    This is a great question to address in the second of this series on PREVENTION. Each of us engages in various ways with prevention in our daily lives. Parents with toddlers do things in their homes to ensure their little ones are safe around electrical outlets, sharp corners, etc. I like this example someone recently shared: when a sapling is planted, the tender plant is tethered to stakes to support it. What a great example of the science of prevention. Over the past 50 years, many different...

  • Create Lasting Summer Memories With These Kid-Friendly Activity Ideas

    Statepoint

    Want to build lasting summer memories with your family? Thanks to Mother's Cookies "Stop and Taste the Frosting" Tour, your family has access to a treasure trove of activities that will keep kids using their imagination this summer. While this whimsical tour is bringing a pop-up Funhouse experience to specific cities nationwide, you can get in on the excitement regardless of where you live. To help you make your own house a funhouse, the Mother's Cookies website is hosting a library of games,...

  • Before You Sleep on the Ground, Read This

    MARJORIE SLIM WOODRUFF, Writers on the rRange

    What fun: You're going on a guided outdoor trip. As you get ready, here are some tips from actual guides about what to expect, as these patient men and women have experienced a few trips that did not go well. First, follow the packing list. Do not leave your raingear at home because your brother tells you it never rains in the desert. If it is 100 degrees in the shade at your house and the list recommends a down parka: bring it. It can and will snow at 10,000 feet in midsummer. If the guide...

  • RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Mini Lemon Meringue Pies

    A lemon meringue pie is the perfect warm-weather treat. Full of tangy lemon, bright coloring, and loaded with flavor, it's almost like having sunshine on a plate. Cutting into a lemon meringue pie can sometimes become a messy ordeal, so these Mini Lemon Meringue Pies let each person have an individual taste that is much more manageable. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy of Jane Patisserie Celebrate! (Sourcebooks) by Jane Dunn. INGREDIENTS Pastry 2.5 to 3 cups flour, plus extra for dusting 2...

  • Do You Need a Permit? MT's Natural Streambed & Land Preservation Act (310 Permit Program)

    Jefferson Valley Conservation District

    Anyone planning to work in or near a stream must obtain a 310 permit from their local conservation district office. WHO MUST APPLY: Any private, non-governmental individual or corporation that proposes to work in or near a stream on private or public land must apply for a 310 permit. HOW: The person conducting the work should submit a completed application to the conservation district. District supervisors will notify the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and, if requested, set up an inspection of the site. After a team inspection, the...

  • Whitehall Ledger Office Closed: 7/18-7/22

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger

    The Whitehall Ledger will be closed on Thursday, July 18th, and will reopen on Monday, July 22nd. Emails and phone calls will not be answered at this time. Sorry for any...

  • EDITORIAL: When Volunteering Becomes a Chore

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger

    Two weeks ago, the Whitehall Country Store received a “donation” to the store - in the form of several broken air conditioners, refrigerators, and other items with freon. The dump charges a fee to dump these items - and, since it was obvious these items no longer worked - these individuals brought them to the Country Store instead while the Store was not open. After the Store received these items and they were found to be defunct, the Whitehall Country Store's volunteers then had to PAY the fees to the dump to dispose of the items. Is...

  • Just Ask Georgia: 7/17/2024

    GEORGIA

    Georgia, I have a question, Our nanny quit on us Thursday night. She was involved in a car accident on Thursday morning and let us know right away that she could not make it that day as she had a broken femur and a cracked rib. I reminded her that she doesn’t have any sick days when watching my children and told her she needed to be available by Friday morning; otherwise, I would begin looking for a new nanny. She told me I was rude and inconsiderate and should have asked if she needed something or if she was okay instead of forcing her...

  • Thought Provokers: 7/17/2024

    You pay for many holes on your belt but only ever realistically use one to two. If you start a job on a Monday, your 10-year company anniversary will fall on a Saturday or Sunday, no matter how the leap years fall. Many modern advancements in transportation technology seem like they’re intended to recreate the train without anyone noticing. People complain about life not being fair only if it’s negative to them, but people don’t realize that life not being fair can be positive for them as well. On the road, you’re constantly reminded...

  • Dear Editor: Jefferson County Republican Central Committee Meet and Greet

    KERRY BUTERBAUGH

    Dear Editor, The primaries are over. Campaigns are now beginning in earnest. Opposing parties are flooding the media to ask for your votes 24/7. One sits and wonders: "What can I do? I'm only one person, and my vote doesn't matter anyway. It's all so overwhelming." You can do something! Did you know Jefferson County has a Republican Central Committee? This is one way a person can get informed and involved. Anyone can come to the meetings. A meet and greet will be held on August 11 at the...

  • Horoscopes: Week of 7/17/2024

    ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Secrets troubling you may come to a head this week, Aries. Try not to let your emotions get the best of you now; otherwise, relationships could be damaged. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, your mind is all shaken up right now, so it should be no surprise that you are distracted. In the days ahead, you should see things settle down, and you’ll be able to refocus. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 This week is likely to be pretty quiet for you, Gemini. You may have to drum up your own excitement. Start looking at event calendars or live...

  • CONNECTING POINT: Company of Faith

    BILL LANES

    I grew up in the era of the “Bad News Bears” culture, iconic movies that inspired the underdogs to keep in the game. Most people like an inspiring story because the topic resonates in our lives differently. You may have been one of those kids who was awkwardly picked last on the school playground. Or you might be self-conscious and strive to over-achieve because you received little or no affirmation. My point is that we need someone in our corner to encourage us not to give up. In time and with age, we have learned that life is much more...

  • A Different Perspective: 7/17/2024

    LARRY HOFFMAN, Whitehall Ledger Contributing Writer

    In the last couple of weeks, the artificial intelligence craze seems to have become part of my life, for better or worse. On the positive side, a couple of investments in the technology sector are doing very well. On the other hand, it ushers in an era of great uncertainty, blurring reality and even history. This has already occurred in the digital age, in that significant information recorded only electronically gets lost as systems are updated or sites cease to exist. I find myself getting...

  • Town CouncilNext Two Weeks Busy for Town and Volunteers

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger

    With Whitehall’s first official PRCA Rodeo this weekend, followed by Whitehall’s Annual Frontier Days event kicking off Thursday, July 25th, with the Whitehall Chamber Community Appreciation BBQ, the next two weeks will be busy for all. At the July meeting of the Whitehall Town Council, held Monday, July 15th at 7 PM in the Town Chambers, road closures, event planning, and open container permits were the main topics of discussion. UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURES: • Larissa Boyd Concert (PRCA Rodeo Street Dance): - Main Street from Legion to the...

  • Want to Review Your Local Government? Apply for the Study Commission

    Earlier this year the Town of Whitehall, along with its voters, consented to the constitutionally required local government review which occurs every ten years. This mandate is an opportunity for citizens to review their city’s power and form of government and to make recommendations for improvements in their structure of government. Cities and counties that choose to participate, as the Town of Whitehall did, will elect study commissioners to evaluate the local government’s structure and propose recommendations for improvements. Any...

  • Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 7/7/2024

    JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT.

    SUNDAY, JULY 7 00:53:57 Abandoned Vehicle: Hwy 359 07:25:39 Citizen Assist: Hwy 359 20:22:46 Disorderly Conduct: Hwy 2 MONDAY, JULY 8 09:16:03 Traffic Stop 11:10:43 Found Person: Milligan Canyon Rd 11:45:11 Traffic Hazard: Hwy 55 12:03:18 Motorist Assist: Milligan Canyon Exit 12:09:14 Littering: Cedar Hills Rd 12:38:25 Medical: Hwy 2 E 13:38:40 VIN Inspection: Dinsmore Ln 16:35:08 Traffic Hazard: Hwy 55 17:12:56 Stranded Motorist: I-90 19:24:37 Stranded Motorist 20:20:33 Stranded Motorist: N Whitehall St TUESDAY, JULY 9 07:05:21 Animal: N...

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