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Golden Sunlight Secures Customer For Tailings Reprocessing Project

Editor's Note: The following release was issued Tuesday by Golden Sunlight Mine officials. Nevada Gold Mine's (NGM) processing operations cover the full gambit of processing routes using heap leach,...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 13, 2020

Town of Whitehall Pool will not open in 2020

The Town of Whitehall Swimming Pool will not open in 2020. At Monday's City Council meeting, Mayor Mary Janacaro Hensleigh announced the news to the governing body. Hensleigh said pool operators will...


BTBJ grants to local groups

Black Tie/Blue Jeans roared in front of the Covid-19 shutdown to raise $27,900. The annual event is sponsored by the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Valley Community Foundation. Each...


Binkowski hopeful for summer events

Jefferson County Events Coordinator Bruce Binkowski is hopeful phase three of the reopening of Montana will happen in time to still have local events this summer. At a Chamber meeting last week,...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 13, 2020

Positive test: Resident has been out of state

Monday's daily Governor's Coronavirus Task Force report showed the third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Jefferson County. While the report did show the local case, Karen Wandel (BSN-RN) with the Jefferson County Health Department stated the adult...

 By Arlene Weber    Community    May 13, 2020

Jefferson Valley Museum opening for 25th season

The Jefferson Valley Museum will open for its 25th season on May 23rd at noon. People can visit the museum Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m.. The museum will conclude the 2020 season on...

 By Todd Breitenfeldt    News    May 13, 2020

The Whitehall Project: Looking for Canada Thistle Fungus Release Sites in Jefferson County

The Whitehall Biological Weed Control Project is up and running this season, modified a bit of course for COVID safety. Our first order of business is looking for 8-10 Canada thistle fungus release sites. This will entail two visits to each site....

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 13, 2020


For about five straight days I don’t think I slept more than a few minutes. Just about every type of trouble I could get myself into I did, and it felt so good doing it 2,000 miles away from home. There were rules, but I was like a 1970’s punk...


Larry Willard Cocking

Larry Willard Cocking age 49, of Walkerville passed away of natural causes May 4, 2020 at his home. Larry was larger than life, he lived balls to the walls and lived his life on his own terms. Larry was born March 3, 1971 in Butte Montana to Truly...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2020

Moulchin hired as new Trojans basketball coach

There will be a new head coach on the sidelines next season for the Whitehall High School boys basketball team. Mike Moulchin was recently hired to take over for longtime coach Zach McLean who resigne... Full story


Cool April Weather Prolongs Snowpack Across Montana

Weather patterns during the first two weeks of April, while cooler than average, didn't yield much precipitation across the state of Montana. However, the below average temperatures during this period did help to delay snowmelt at many low- and mid-e...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2020

Golf to start in 2021, coaches hired

There will be a new sport next year at Whitehall High School. The school board of trustees voted earlier this year to add a boys and girls golf team. Julie Kieckbusch has been hired as head coach and Kerry Sacry will serve as an assistant.... Full story


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