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 By JOHN KREIS    Opinion    May 25, 2022 

Dear Editor: In support of Dan Hagerty

Dear Editor and Jefferson County Voters, As you mark your ballots for Jefferson County Commissioner if you are uncertain which candidate to vote for, please consider the following: · Dan Hagerty is a Veteran. · Dan Hagerty has served his community...

 
 By JON STONE GOFF    News    May 25, 2022 

Why Do I Want to Be Jefferson County Commissioner?

Who is Jon Goff? Of course, I am playing off the opening line, "Who is John Galt?" from Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged which serves as an expression of helplessness and despair at the current state o...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    May 25, 2022 

Go Ask Jo: 5/25/2022

Dear Jo, What do you do when someone comments on the job you are doing while knowing nothing of the work and effort that goes into it? I do sales and there is always someone who feels the need to comment on my prices, my advertising, and how I...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    News    May 18, 2022

Last Chance for Black Tie and Blue Jeans This Weekend

Black Tie and Blue Jeans is here! Whitehall's premier social and most enjoyable event is here, this Saturday, May 21. The eighteenth annual event, a joint event of the Whitehall Chamber and the...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 5/18/2022

Dear Jo, I just want to be me. That does not seem like it should be difficult for someone to accept. I am really fun (just ask me), intelligent, thoughtful and maybe a bit crazy. I like to be outdoors, like art, and exploring. Why is it that people...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Dear Editor: Support for Library Levy

Dear Editor, It is certainly true that individuals and institutions are going through difficult budget stretching times. It is definitely a time to prioritize and support those parts of our lives important to ourselves, our families, and our...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 5/4/2022

Dear Jo, Well, happy doggone spring! The sun is finally out. There are actually green areas in the grass. Baby calves and lambs are everywhere. People should have that spring smile on their faces....shouldn’t they? But noooooooo, all I seem to enco...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 4/27/2022

Dear Jo, Do you have someone in your life who is always there to help you? My friend is so amazing. She just takes control of what needs to be done and goes at it. I benefit from the amazing way she just takes on anything and breaks it down into...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 4/20/2022

Dear Jo, This past weekend was Easter. I have always grown up in church. I have friends who are agnostic, Mormon, Pagan - the gamut. I love them all and respect them. The problem lies in whether or not I can date someone with a different belief...

 
 By Jo    Community    April 13, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 4/13/2022

Dear Jo, I am dating a beautiful woman. She is the whole package: beautiful, intelligent, fun. We share so many interests and every time we are together, it is better than the last time. Why am I writing? Well, the other day was a warm and sunny...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    News    April 13, 2022

Whitehall Chamber and Jefferson Valley Community Foundation Invite You to 2022 Black Tie & Blue Jeans

Save the Date! Save the Date! SAVE THE DATE! One of The Whitehall community's most exciting events is fast approaching! The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and Jefferson Valley Community Foundation are...

 
 By JON EBELT    Government    April 13, 2022

SNAP, TANF Clients Can Now Purchase Online at Walmart.com

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced that Montanans eligible for food and cash assistance can now make purchases online through Walmart.com as part of a federal nationwide initiative to increase...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Dear Jo: 4/6/2022

Dear Jo, Have you ever caught yourself doing something and then were horrified at the thought someone would find it gross, weird, etc? I have done so several times in the last few months. For example, eating with my head down like I am starving,...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 30, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 3/30/2022

Dear Jo, Do you ever feel like you missed becoming something amazing? I sometimes feel like I knew when I was young what I wanted to do, at least what area of education I would love. Life and decisions changed that course. Sometimes I am filled with...

 
 By John Kreis    Opinion    March 23, 2022

Dear Editor: Murals Project Moving Forward

Dear Editor, Good news! The project to do restoration of the Whitehall Murals is continuing! The first mural to be restored will be the mural located at the Jefferson Fresh Foods. As I’m sure you can imagine there are significant costs to restore...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 23, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 3/23/2022

Dear Jo, How do you feel about people sharing your food? How about your drink? My aunt is always taking bites of my food, a sip of my drink. I don’t want to be a picky or a germophobic person, but I wonder where her hands and lips have been before...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 9, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 3/9/2022

Dear Jo, My husband, who is in his 60s, wears a baseball cap all day, every day, to hide a bald spot on the back of his head. He has worn that same dirty cap for two years and even wears it to work. He wears it in the house and only removes it when...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 2, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 3/2/2022

Dear Jo, Have you ever met someone, liked them immediately only to find out they really don’t like you, which hurts your feelings? I know, I know, leave it be. Walk away. Why does it matter? Well, I am sometimes too sensitive of a person. How do I...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    February 23, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 2/23/2022

Dear Jo, I hope this reaches you in time for this week’s paper because I need advice! It is cold, really cold. As a matter of fact, it is booger freezing weather. I hate it when it gets this cold. I always get that horrible frozen booger feeling...

 

Fish Hawk Campground Temporarily Closed Due to Misuse

Fish Hawk Campground at Canyon Ferry Reservoir is closed until further notice. Reclamation issued a press release in October 2021 after continued misuse occurred at the campground last summer and fall. Large amounts of garbage were recently dumped...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    February 16, 2022

Dear Jo: 2/16/2022

Dear Jo, I have a 7-year old daughter, Bea. We live two houses over from her best friend, Stacey. The two girls go to school together and stay over at each other’s houses. Stacy’s parents recently got a pet fox. I wasn’t worried at first, but n...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    February 9, 2022

Dear Jo: 2/9/2022

Dear Jo, I used to be one of those people who kept their house so clean. Like, really REALLY clean. Everything in its place, floors swept daily, etc. Now, I can put up with a mess until I realize someone else is going to see it. Then, it’s like a...

 

State Offices Issue Advisory Clarifying State of Parental Notification of Abortion Act

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier issued an advisory today to clarify the current status of, and Montanans’ rights and obligations, under the Parental...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    February 2, 2022

Dear Jo: 2/2/2022

Dear Jo, I need your thoughts about a good friend who, at the end of the month of my birthday or the first week of the next one, hits me with a birthday card. Then she says she doesn’t know my exact birth date but at least she remembers the month...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    Opinion    January 26, 2022

Dear Editor: Dan Haggerty for County Commissioner

Dear Editor, Dan Haggerty for County Commissioner! We as concerned citizens are always looking for honest, conscientious representation. People who want to be involved in public service and want to do it truly for public service are few and far...

 

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