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

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A Home Away From Home - reprinted with permission from M New Magazine

If only the walls in Rod and Mary Lee James' house could talk, they would tell many stories of all the Orediggers who walked through the front door for over 40 years. The dinners, Sunday night...

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Pool is Ready for the Summer Season; Triathlon Registrations Due by Friday

The Whitehall Community Swimming Pool opened Tuesday, June 15th just in time for what could quite possibly be the hottest week Whitehall has seen in a long time. Lifeguards completed their training...

Public Meeting & Comment Period: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Golden Sunlight Mine

DEQ is hosting a public meeting and taking public comment regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed mine tailings project at the Golden Sunlight Mine located near Whitehall, Mont. The meeting will be held on Tuesday,...

Caverns Friday Summer Speaker Series: 'Alpine Wildlife and Shifting Climates

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host a free talk entitled “Alpine Wildlife and Shifting Climates” on Friday, June 18, at 8 p.m. in the park’s campground amphitheater. Come explore the varied ways in which wildlife can respond to changes...

Ambulance District, Public Safety Mill Levy To Be Included on Next Ballot

A much debated topic - the exclusion of the Town of Whitehall from the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District (JVRAD) - will have a chance to be voted upon on the next ballot, according to Town Councilor’s decision at Monday’s June Town...

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Record-Smashing Heat Wave to Send Temps Even Higher

This week we pay tribute to the fathers, grandfathers and men who step up and make a difference in our lives. June is also observed as Men's Health Month. So how healthy is that important man in...

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It's the Little Things...Literally

I found out that I would 100% become the owner of The Whitehall Ledger right around December last year. Because of this, my family wanted to focus my Christmas presents around things I would...

Why Doesn't Anybody Really Care Anymore?

Dear Editor, Okay, this may come off as a bit of a rant & maybe it is, but I’m not mad at anybody in particular. Hell, I’m really not even mad, just sad! The lack of empathy in the overwhelming majority of human beings saddens me. Yes, it does...

Horoscopes: Week of 6/16/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 You may be confused about a love interest’s seeming lack of communication this week, Aries. What may seem like silence to you could be patience to him or her. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 It may be challenging to see the progress you...

Dear Editor: Thanks for Balanced Article

Dear Editor, THANKS to Elizabeth Pullman for an excellent, balanced article on Steve Wagner and Jim Buterbaugh’s project. John Leyzorek Marlinton, West...

Go Ask Jo: 6/16/2021

Dear Jo, I am a procrastinator, really. I put off anything I can until the last moment. I pick up the mail, put the bills under my fruit bowl and carry on. I see my prescription bottles emptying, know I should call, and still put off filling it...

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Name to a Face: Julie Kieckbusch - A Fan Favorite

Editor's Note: This year the Whitehall School District is losing several well-known and loved staff. For the next few weeks the Name to a Face column will be dedicated to those who will no longer be...

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Flynn Graduates from Dickinson State University

Hunter Flynn of Whitehall, MT, graduated from Dickinson State University (DSU) in spring 2021. Flynn majored in Exercise Science and minored in leadership studies through the Theodore Roosevelt...

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Jefferson Valley Sportsman's Association Teams Up with BLM to Control Weeds

On June 12 Jefferson Valley Sportsman's Association (JVSA) and two employees of the Butte Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sprayed noxious weeds in the southern portion of the Bull...

Amazing Hidden Gems in Montana You Might Not Know About

With summer in full swing and COVID-19 restrictions lifting throughout the state, now is the time to journey! While a beach vacation or a big city might be what you’re looking for, consider looking in your own backyard for several nearby...

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Our Town 100+ Years Ago: June 7, 1895

The following is taken from the June 7, 1895 Whitehall Zephyr as it was written. The accompanying ad is also from that edition of the paper. BOULDER JOTTINGS. The rains of the last few days were...

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Loan Program Helps Montanans with Disabilities Afford Assistive Technology

Montanans with disabilities often face barriers to accessing the assistive technology that will help them live their best lives. From screen readers to wheelchair-accessible vehicles, these...

Mai Wah Museum Opens For Season on June 15th

The Mai Wah Society is excited to announce its museum in historic Uptown Butte will open for the season on Monday, June 15, 2021. As part of the national Blue Star Museums program, the Mai Wah will offer free admission to our nation’s active-duty...

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Don't Miss Liberty Place Concert This Thursday

Liberty Place residents will present "Lights On IV: Soldier On" Thursday, June 17. An art exhibition, made possible by a grant from the Montana Arts Council, will be held at Borden's before the show...

JeffCo Health Board Update: 6/16/2021

This week we pay tribute to the fathers, grandfathers and men who step up and make a difference in our lives. June is also observed as Men’s Health Month. So how healthy is that important man in your life? When was the last time he had a physical...

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 6/6/2021

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021 06:33 Traffic Hazard: I-90 08:09 911 Open Line: Hwy 69 08:44 Animal 09:25 Fire/Smoke Wildland: I-90 13:39 Traffic Stop: Hwy 359 13:51 911 Hang Up: USFS RD 8610 14:21 Traffic Hazard: I-90 14:28 Traffic Stop: Hwy 69 14:44 911...

June is PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month. Though most often associated with veterans who experienced atrocities of war, anyone, including children and teens, can suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Children typically recover quickly from...

Applicants Needed for Lower Yellowstone Advisory Committee

Public access along the lower Yellowstone River is a rare commodity. However, a new committee convened by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and sponsored by Gov. Greg Gianforte is looking to improve access here and as a result protect fish and...

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