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 By Staff Report    News    August 5, 2020

9 active, 28 total COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County

There is currently a total of 9 active COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County. The total confirmed cases in the county are 28, with no current hospitalizations and 19 recovered cases. Health Department...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 22, 2020

Frontier Days this week

While it may look at little different in 2020, Frontier Days is still a go for 2020. The popular annual event is scheduled for Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25 in downtown Whitehall. This...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 15, 2020

Officials make plans for sentinel testing

Jefferson County Health Department Officials are currently working with St. James Hospital about possible sentinel testing. A release from the county stated they have been working with St. James on...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 8, 2020

Work continues of ADA Sidewalk Project

Work continued last week on the Montana Department of Transportation Whitehall ADA Sidewalk Project. According to MDOT, sidewalks on Legion Avenue from Brooke Street west were completed and ready for...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 8, 2020

Governor discusses reopening of schools

Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney released last Thursday the Governor's Plan for Reopening Safe and Healthy Schools for Montana to provide flexible guidance for public schools to prepare to offer in-person instruction in the fall....

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 1, 2020

County announces case was false positive

Jefferson County Health Department Officials announced Thursday what had been reported as a confirmed case of COVID-19 has been determined to be a false positive test result. The department had reported Sunday a female resident between 60 and 69 had...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 17, 2020

Multiple fires start in warm, windy weather

It was a busy weekend for firefighters in Southwest Montana. Firefighters from across the area responded to the Lump Gulch Fire in north Jefferson County near Sheep Mountain, the Sappington Fire east...

 

Deadline for Community Garage Sale Map June 23

The deadline is nearing to reserve a spot on the map for the annual Whitehall Community Garage Sale. The garage sale will take place Saturday, June 27 and the deadline to be included on the map is...

 
 By Staff Report    Community    June 3, 2020

Whitehall Farmers' Market Opening June 20

The Whitehall Farmers' Market & Open Air Street Market is set to open on Saturday, June 20th. The market hours for this season are 9 a.m. to-Noon. Vendor spaces are $5/day and are first-come,...

 
 By Staff Report    Business    June 3, 2020

Karina's Cafe Closing its Doors

A popular Whitehall restaurant is closing its doors later this month. Karina's Café announced through a Facebook post last week they would be permanently closing the business that served breakfast and lunch on June 20. "After much consideration...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 27, 2020

2020 Cavern tours underway

Caverns tours have started for the season at the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. According to park officials, this year there will be new tour protocols to limit the spread of COVID-19 while keeping park staff and visitors safe. The park will...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 15, 2020

Directives extended, Montana cases at 404

Local residents will find out April 21 if Directives issued by Governor Steve Bullock will be extended past April 24. Bullock announced last week the directives issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by the slowing of the spread of the virus...

 

Census forms mailed out

Many local residents may have recently received an envelope from the United States Census. Local officials are stressing the importance of responding online, by mail, or on the phone. Gallatin County...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

State COVID-19 number over 300

The number of COVID-19 cases in Montana is now over 300. As of Wednesday at 8 a.m., the number of reported cases in the state is 319, with two Jefferson County and eight in Madison County. The total...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

2 File for school board

Two candidates filed prior to the deadline for a seat on the Whitehall School Board. According to District Clerk Patti Drake, Chad Hoover was the lone candidate to file for the high school seat currently held by Paul Shaw, and Laura McDonald is the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2020

Statewide COVID-19 cases over 200, 2 in Jefferson County

As of Wednesday morning, there were a total of 208 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montana, with two of the positive tests in Jefferson County. Gallatin County currently has 76 positive tests and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2020

Governor issues shelter in place order

Governor Steve Bullock issued a Directive last Thursday requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 25, 2020

Statewide COVID-19 total at 53

There were 12 new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday, five Tuesday, and three Wednesday in Montana bringing the statewide total to 53. The first reported case in Jefferson County was announced Tuesday...

 

Holocaust class starts March 5

Local residents can learn more about the Holocaust through an upcoming adult education class. The Whitehall School District and Whitehall Community Library are hosting a four-session Holocaust Literature Class. The class will meet March 5, March 12,...

 

Whitehall baseball sign-ups set for Feb. 27 at Varsity Gym

Whitehall Baseball sign-ups are scheduled for Thursday. Volunteers will be setup in the Varsity Gym February 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Nearly 100 players participated in the 2019 season and Whitehall Baseball hopes to break that mark this year. If you are...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 26, 2020

Deadline nears for county positions

The deadline to file declarations for Jefferson County offices in the upcoming election is March 9 at 5 p.m. The county offices open for the June 2 primary are County Commissioner (District 2), the...

 

Gun Show This Week

For the second time in five months, a gun show will be taking place at the Community Center. The Whitehall Gun Show is scheduled for Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 16. A show also took place...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 5, 2020

After slow start to season, flu hits county

After a quiet start to the flu season last October, 2020 has brought a fair amount of influenza B and recently influenza A to Jefferson County. According to Public Health Supervisor Karen Wandel, their public service announcements on the county...

 

District hosting barn quilt class

With a spike in popularity in barn quilts over the last two decades, Whitehall art teacher Gayle Walter is trying to get the community inspired to create them locally. The Whitehall School District will be hosting an adult education barn quilt class...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2020

MDT proposes resurfacing project

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to resurface approximately 8.4 miles of State Highway 29. The project begins approximately 4 miles north of Silver Star at the Junction...

 

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