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Articles from the March 24, 2021 edition

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Why or Why Not? Examining Both Sides of the Vaccine Coin

On Tuesday, March 23rd over three hundred individuals made their way into the Whitehall High School to get their first COVID vaccine, graciously provided by Elkhorn Pharmacy and the Jefferson Valley...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 3/24/2021

Dear Jo, Have you ever heard of the 80/20 happiness rule? My sister has told our family over the years (again and again), that everything you do should fit the 80/20 happiness rule. If you are not happy at least 80 percent of the time, change whateve...

 

AS&CC Holding Online Auction, Clinics

The Animal Shelter and Care Committee, located in Boulder and serving Jefferson County, is holding its first-ever online auction. The event, which runs from April 11, 2021 through May 9, 2021, will include artworks, pets, jewelry, dining, and home...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    March 24, 2021

Connecting Point: God Has Not Forgotten You

Being rejected by your average eighteen year-old should be a healthy thing say the psychiatrists. But, who of us loves rejection? My assessment, no one. Yet, many wrestle with the feelings associated with rejection whether accurately founded or under...

 

Montana Taxpayers Should Not Foot the Bill for Liberal Agenda Disguised as COVID Relief

Over the course of 2020, Congress passed five bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages. Republicans were in the majority in the Senate and President Trump was in office. As Republicans, we committed to working in a bipartisan manner to deliver needed...

 

CARES Act Funding Fosters Dementia Care, Addresses Isolation

The Alzheimer’s Association announced the Montana Project VITAL (Virtual Inclusive Technology for All) in partnership with the Montana Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (MGWEP). This project utilizes virtual technology to relieve the...

 

Reach Higher Montana Invites Graduating Seniors to Virtual Send-off Event

All Montana students graduating from high school in the spring of 2021 are invited to celebrate their achievements and future plans through Senior Send-Off, a virtual event organized by nonprofit Reach Higher Montana. “This statewide recognition...

 

Between The Stacks: 3/24/2021

Spring is a great time to update and give the Library a new look. The Friends are holding a new logo contest for the Library and offering a $100 first prize. The winning logo will appear on everything library related: publications, information pamphl...

 

Our Town 100+ Years Ago: March 1895

The March weather of 1895 in the Jefferson Valley was not a lot different than now. There were blizzards and warm days and people were busy going here and there. Back then, the Zephyr reported the...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - March 21, 1996

MARCH 21, 1996 After many hours of hard work by local residents, Whitehall has been re-named as a “Certified Community” by the state Department of Commerce. The designation, good for three years, entitles the community to be listed in...

 

Jefferson Valley Museum: Meeting & Program Announced

The annual meeting of the Jefferson Valley Museum will be on Thursday, April 8th,7:00 PM, at the Star Theater in Whitehall. The featured program this year will be “The Tebay Legacy” featuring the story of John Tebay who built one of the first...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    Government    March 24, 2021

State Health Agency Continues to Work with CDC on Surveillance for Variant Strains

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today the state now has 19 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus variant strains. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified DPHHS late yesterday...

 

NW Energy Montana Customers Worried About Paying Bill: Help Available

The extreme weather that gripped Montana the first half of February was immediately followed by extreme weather throughout the Midwest and resulted in temperatures that were far below normal. Record energy demand throughout the Midwest during this...

 

SCL Health Announces Acquisition of Montana Orthopedics

Montana Orthopedics, a regional leader in orthopedic services based in Butte, has joined SCL Health’s nationally recognized, statewide faith-based health system of hospitals and primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Treasure State....

 

Healthcare Premium Reductions Announced

Montanans who purchase their health insurance through healthcare.gov may be eligible for premium savings. Montana Insurance Commissioner Troy Downing advises anyone enrolled in these health plans to review their policies following the recent passage...

 

Horoscope: 3/24/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Don’t shy away from the issues that keep cropping up this week, Aries. They may cause a few headaches, but they also are making the days much more exciting. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, many people like to live by the mantra ...

 

Recipe of the Week: Ginger Papaya Smoothie

Smoothies are often associated with breakfast, but they actually can be enjoyed all day long. Smoothies have been around since the 1920s, when the first blender was invented by Stephen Poplawski. In...

 

State Courage or Shame Regarding Tolerance?

Passage of SB 215, with a shadow title of “Establish the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” opens the door for advancing discrimination in Montana, changing us from a courageous and tolerant state to one of bigotry and intolerance. Let’s look...

 

Let's Talk...The Southern Border

Picture yourself standing on a scenic overlook, overlooking the Rio Grande at four in the morning in the Texas town of Roma. Next to you is a Counterterrorism Specialist. Across the river is the town of Miguel Aleman, Mexico and you can hear the...

 

We Can Act Now to Fight Wildfires - Follow Colorado's Lead

For the 2021 fire season, the writing is on the wall. The West, despite a few days of intense winter, is far drier than it was leading up to last year's record-breaking fires. As a hotshot...

 

Hike Through Time at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is pleased to continue their 2021 events with a guided hike through the park focusing on the complex geology of the London Hills on March 27. Geologic records for the area date back more than 1 billion years. Pieces...

 
 By Brook Stroyke    News    March 24, 2021

Gianforte Tours Golden Sunlight Mine Tailings Project

Governor Greg Gianforte toured the tailing reprocessing project at Barrick's Golden Sunlight Mine on Friday, April 19th. The tour was preceded by a quick stop for lunch at the Peppertree Deli and a...

 

Dear Editor: Letter from a Horseman

This is a letter from a horseman. Any horse person who has tried to buy some round bales of hay probably has heard the same story from the hayman or cattleman. They say some guy came and bought it all. This all started last October and no telling...

 

Dear Editor: Another Mass Shooting...

Dear Editor, Another mass shooting in America (four more shot, wounded, or killed) this time in Atlanta. From January 1, 2021 to March 20, 2021 there have been 101 mass shootings. Total number of gun deaths, all causes, is 9,197. That is 115 a day....

 

Decisions, Decisions...Adulting is Hard

This week has been loaded with decisions, big and small, important and mundane for me. Do I get the COVID-19 shot? Do I dye my hair to cover that little stupid gray strand?’ Should I check my oil today or can I make it one more trip to Bozeman...

 

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