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Put the Copper K Fiber Festival on Your To-Do List This July 17-18!

Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Copper K Fiber Festival Saturday, July 17 (9AM-5PM) and Sunday, July 18 (9AM-3PM). Event creator Kami Noyes of Ranching Fiber Traditions invites everyone to attend this event, where Fiber Arts are Getting...

 

DEQ Holding Public Comment for Draft EIS for Proposed Tailings Reprocessing Project at GSM

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts from a proposed tailing reprocessing project at the Golden Sunlight Mine (GSM). GSM is located...

 

Enjoy...Be Safe...and Send Me Pictures!

Ahhh, fireworks! I love them so much! BUT I get hurt nearly every year around the Fourth of July, mostly due to my own stupidity. I've caught sparks in my eye in the past, burning my contact to my eye...

 
 By Ron Jung    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Dear Editor: Passing of two Whitehall fixtures

Dear Editor, This past week another two Whitehall fixtures have left us and passed into Whitehall history, Bob Casagrande and Hervey Perez. Everyone knew them, or at least their names, because they...

 

Dear Editor: Ladies Day & Cruella

Dear Editor, First of all, I wish to voice my congratulations to and appreciation for the new editor of our local newspaper. This past Sunday’s Ladies Day Out was a great success. After a meet and greet at the newspaper office, the majority of the...

 

Name to a Face: To the Lost Ones

Bob Casagrande was a family friend of the author, whom she had known since her birth. His passing this week hit her hard, but she took the picture at right just a few moments after learning he was...

 
 By Jo    Obituaries    June 30, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 6/30/2021

Dear Jo, I am so mad! If I hear one more time that I should just appreciate my life right where it is and not keep looking for more, I will scream! Why is it that all of sudden reaching for more is somehow not appreciating where you have come from...

 

Game Wardens Seek Information on Pelicans Killed on Jefferson River

Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking information on two pelicans that were recently shot and killed illegally on the Jefferson River. The pelicans were found near the...

 
 By Karen Ogden    Community    June 30, 2021

Whitehurst earns Montana University System Honor Scholarships

The Montana University System has awarded the prestigious Montana University System Honor Scholarship to 2021 Whitehall High School graduate Kathryn Whitehurst. The MUS Honor Scholarship is a...

 

Astronomical Event Visible This July 11-13th

Venus and Mars will meet up and be joined by the Moon. To see this event look West where the Sun will set about 9:55 PM on July 11th through 13th. You will see a bright Venus and right next to it will be a dimmer ruby Mars. On the 11th the Moon will...

 

Chamber Corner: Get Involved - Volunteer!

FRONTIER DAYS: The Chamber is actively seeking vendors of all kinds - if you are a vendor, or know of one, please get in contact with the Chamber at 406-287-2260 or whitehallmtchamber@gmail.com. Parade applications are available online at...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    June 30, 2021

Connecting Point: The True Source

Generosity, according to dictionary.com, is the spirit and action of freely and frequently giving to others.” Most often this characteristic is associated with those of religious ties, being celebrated world-wide. One can also be generous without a...

 

Hervey H. Perez, 78

Hervey H. Perez passed away on June 24, 2021. The youngest child of Bernardo and Luz (Hernandez) Perez. He was Born in Melvin, McCulloch County, TX on 1943. "Hey, there's something on your shirt." It...

 

David Joseph Klem, 79

David Joseph Klem, 79, of Belgrade passed away Friday, June 11, 2021. He was born September 8, 1942, in Jacksonville, Illinois to Albert and Mary (Gilbert) Underwood. When he was a senior in high...

 

Robert E. Casagrande, 74

He loved to dance and everyone knew when he was on the dance floor. Stomping his feet, a big smile on his face, moving around the dance floor with his favorite partner, Terrie. They shared their last...

 

Daines Introduces Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs, Expand Treatment for Montanans

U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, introduced the “Lower Costs, More Cures Act,” which will support Montanans by lowering prescription drug prices, increasing transparency in the complex...

 

Between the Stacks: 6/30/2021

As everyone is looking forward to the Fourth of July holiday, I want to remind you that the Library will be closed on July 5th. We will be open on Saturday as usual. Please also be on the lookout for the many children who are arriving and leaving fro...

 

Whitehall/Boulder Municipal Election Candidates

The following candidates have declared their nomination for the following offices. TOWN OF WHITEHALL: Alderman: Ward 1 (unexpired 2 year term): Bill Lanes Ward 1 (4 year term): Patricia T. Peterson Ward 2 (4 year term): Linda Jung Ward 3 (4 year...

 

St. James Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the SCL Health Cancer Centers of Montana at St. James Healthcare....

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: June

The following is taken as written from the June 21 and 28, 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. We were pleased to meet Mr. Martin Lundwall of the Madison County Monitor, Twin Bridges this week....

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years:

The Whitehall Ledger was awarded 15 first place awards, including one major award for community service, at the Montana Newspaper Association (MNA) annual convention in Livingston Saturday. Ledger editor Jan Anderson individually received 8 first pla...

 

Montana Park of the Week: Greycliff Prairie Dog Town

This weeks showcase, Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park is brought to you by Yellowstone Country and is located in southeast Montana. This black-tailed prairie dog community is protected and...

 

Boaters Gearing Up for July 4th Weekend May Need Inspection

As boaters flock to the amazing rivers and lakes across the state for the July 4th weekend, keep in mind the rules aimed at preventing aquatic invasive species from spreading. Just like in past years, watercraft owners must stop at all open...

 

Fireworks Prohibited on Reclamation Lands, Waterbodies

Fireworks are strictly prohibited on Bureau of Reclamation lands and waterbodies. These areas consist of multiple reservoirs, surrounding lands, and campgrounds across the state of Montana. These areas include Anita Reservoir, Bighorn Reservoir, Cany...

 
 By Chris Borton    Calendar    June 30, 2021

Garden Open House at Sage Mountain Center

Enjoy a drive into the mountains to see the beautiful high-altitude gardens of Sage Mountain Center on Saturday, July 10, 10 AM to 2 PM, located off Toll Mtn. Rd. between Butte and Whitehall, off Hwy...

 

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