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Articles from the July 13, 2022 edition

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Copper K Fiber Fest This Saturday and Sunday

Looking for a new hobby? Want to make your own Christmas presents this year? The Copper K Fiber Festival is the place to learn, and they have a great selection of workshops to choose from. A destinati...

 

Shakespeare in the Park Presents King Lear on the 18th

Born from aspirations to bring the timeless tales of William Shakespeare directly to rural and under-served communities, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been enriching the lives of people in Mont...

 
 By HEIDI DONNELLY    Sports    July 13, 2022

Gallatin Valley 11U Baseball Team Wins State Title

After making history last summer as the first team of Gallatin Valley All-Stars to win the state tournament, this group of boys and their coaches returned to the baseball field this summer and did it...

 

Get Prepared for Frontier Days 2022

It's Not Too Late to Exhibit Your Fine Art: Jefferson Valley Fine Arts has announced it is not too late to exhibit your fine art and photography in their Frontier Days art exhibit in Whitehall being...

 

Town Working on Annual Budgets, Preparing for Upcoming Events

At the July monthly meeting of the Whitehall Town Council, held Monday, July 11, budgets were the item on everyone’s mind. From the town clerk to the county commission, as well as all the committees, budgets were being finalized, discussed, and...

 

Thought Provokers 7/13/2022

The most dangerous type of man is one that feels that he is superior but feels like he’s viewed as inferior. Arguing online is a form of turn-based combat. A perfect circle can never exist on a screen since it’s made of square pixels. You need...

 
 By LORIE DUNAGAN    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Dear Editor: Response to Roe V Wade Article

Dear Editor, This is in response to the opinion of Rebecca Johnson in her article in the 6/29/2022 Whitehall Ledger edition. Reading the articles on display after the ruling on Dobbs v Jackson which overturns Roe v Wade has shed some light on how...

 
 By GRANT GODBOLT    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Dear Editor: Outdoor Enthusiasts Should Consider Someone Other Than Rosendale

Dear Editor, Two great things about Montana are our fish and wildlife. Whether you are a hunter, angler, or bird watcher this all is being threatened by legislation proposed by Matt Rosendale. He and Andrew Clyde (R_GA) propose to repeal laws that...

 

Applications for 2022 HER Survivor Retreat Close July 18

The We Are HER Survivors Retreat is a 4-day healing and educational experience in the mountains of Montana for 10 survivors. We are HER (Healed, Empowered, Restored) is a Whitehall/Cardwell-based...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 7/13/2022

Dear Jo, How can I, a vegan, convince my neighbors to stop BBQs? So far I am eight days into being a vegan and have never felt better! But with summer here, my neighbors are all having BBQs and enjoying each other's company...and I can’t be a part...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    July 13, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 7/9/1997

July 9, 1997 A gifted and talented program, the teacher master contract negotiations, and a pair of new school policies were the dominant issues at the July 2nd Whitehall School Board meeting. The Board unanimously approved the teacher contract,...

 

Tips for a New Code of the West

It’s not always easy living in the rural West, with customs so entrenched that everybody takes them for granted. What makes it hard for the newest newcomers is that they’re caught up in a mysterious culture. Learning the Old West code was easy...

 
 By SUE KONICEK    Community    July 13, 2022

Musical Theatre Workshop in Anaconda Accepting Registrations

The Open Theatre is now accepting registration for a SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP which will be held in Anaconda from July 11 to July 22 with a performance on Friday the 22nd at noon. This half-day performing arts workshop is a fun-filled...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Connecting Point: Decision Time

Most readers are familiar with the name Timothy McVeigh, and to remind you, in 1995 he was convicted for the Oklahoma City bombing. What many of us forget is that the prosecution’s case against McVeigh had no eyewitness testimony. However, the circ...

 

Montana Day Tripping: Missouri Headwaters State Park

As the landscape around us slowly transforms, it's easy to lose sight of the importance of nature, of undeveloped places in our lives, places that serve as refuges for wildlife while allowing us to...

 

Between the Stacks: 7/13/2022

The Friends of the Library will be meeting this Thursday, July 14th, at 5 PM. If you would like to join the Friends or just see what they are about, please come to the meeting. They do a variety of things in supporting the Library as well as...

 
 By JAYNE DEAN    Community    July 13, 2022

Whitehall Garden Club News - July

The July 6 WGC social time began with a delightful arrangement of snacks provided by Barbara Lien and Laura Horn. The tortilla roll-ups, along with muffin egg quiches and a sugar cookie "pizza"...

 

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Presents Speakers, Guided Hikes and More This Month

More exciting events are happening this month at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. A full list of this summer's events at the Caverns can be found online at fwp.mt.gov/statepar...

 
 By JON EBELT    Government    July 13, 2022

Montana Tobacco Quit Line Launches New Behavioral Health Program

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has launched a new program to help persons with behavioral health conditions successfully quit tobacco products. “Many individuals with behavioral health conditions want to stop smoking...

 

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK: Placid Lake State Park

See the beautiful Clearwater and Swan River Valleys and enjoy this popular campground park known for its smooth water, good fishing, and water sports. Placid Lake was named after the Adirondack...

 

FWP Commission Considers Delay of Implementation of Madison River Commercial Use Cap

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet over Zoom at 6 p.m. on Aug. 2 to consider a proposal to postpone the implementation of a commercial use cap on the Madison River. In 2020, the commission adopted rules regarding the recreational use of the...

 

Shepherd Man Sentenced for Poaching Four Deer

A Shepherd man lost his hunting privileges for 16 years and will pay fines and restitution exceeding $6,000 after pleading guilty to 16 state and federal charges of poaching mule deer and leaving...

 

COUSIN CLEAVON'S REDNECK COOKING: Cream of Frog Chowder

I was finally able to go on a vacation a while back. My cousin and I headed down to Florida, the state where you look like you have chicken pox all the time, due to the mosquitoes. We went to one of...

 

Creating Fiction from History: 7/13/2022

"That's it! I'm done!" Bella felt these words to the bottom of her bottomless soul. She wanted to say them so badly, but this was unheard of in 1860s New England. So what Cymbelminne Rickmeister actua... Full story

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 7/3/2022

SUNDAY, JULY 3 00:09:52 Agency Assist: I-90 01:48:29 Traffic Stop: Hwy 2 W 08:22:27 Animal: I-90 10:26:36 Traffic Stop 10:38:06 Animal: Hwy 55 10:40:51 Animal: I-90 14:13:31 Stranded Motorist: I-90 15:01:05 Transport: Highland Blvd 19:56:34 Traffic...

 

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