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Copper K Fiber Fest kicks off Saturday

In her 13 years of selling and spinning fiber, Whitehall's Kami (Kountz) Noyes has met a lot of people who love her story of being a fifth generation rancher who raises sheep, spins and sells Montana...

 

Free Garden and Greenhouse Tour at Sage Mountain Center

Enjoy a drive into the mountains to see the beautiful high altitude food production grounds of Sage Mountain Center. July 22, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located between Butte and Whitehall off...

 
 By Casey Chase    News    July 19, 2017

2017 Frontier Days next week

Frontier Days is fast approaching and we just can't wait! The annual event will take place in Whitehall on July 28th & 29th. Many traditional events will continue on in 2017 including vendors on...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    July 19, 2017

Lease approved

The Whitehall Town Council voted 4 to 1 to approve a new lease with Community Beacon of Hope Inc. (CBOH) at a special meeting Monday night. Alderman Joe Adams was the lone vote against the updated lease agreement. Prior to the vote, Adams said one...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 19, 2017

Employee numbers up for second straight month

For the second consecutive month there was increase in the number of full time employees at the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine. At the Community Transition Advisory Committee meeting last week, General Manager Dan Banghart reported there were two new...

 

Life in the Wild West celebrated during last weekend's Bannack Days

Judge Alan Williams slammed down his gavel and admonished the prisoner to "Stay out of trouble in this town!" The prisoner had been arrested on Bannack's Main Street when he was recognized as a claim...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 19, 2017

Editorial: Thanks for all you do 4 Paws, Reed's Rescue

Earlier this month, I was walking back to the Ledger from the post office when something caught my attention. I was a little past the Star Theater when I saw a baby kitten curled up in the shade. The weather had been nearing 100 on the day and the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 19, 2017

Column: Back on the Course

During the summer months as a kid I would spend day after day at the local golf course. I would golf with my Dad, friends, grandpa, or other family members. Sometimes I would get a ride to the course and golf with random strangers. So much for...

 

George Allen "Casey" McLean

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather George Allen "Casey" McLean, 90, of Whitehall was called home, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Allen was born at the family homestead in Norris, Montana on October 1, 1926 to George and Arvilla...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, July 10 7:51 a.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance, Hwy 2 West, Whitehall 8:28 a.m. - traffic & roads-moving, Robbins Lane, Whitehall 11:01 a.m. – mental crisis, 460 Hwy 2 West, Whitehall 12:33 p.m. - unattended death, 35...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    July 19, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At last week’s regular meeting, we approved a Large Group Function Permit for Rockin’ the Rivers, contingent on the Sanitarian giving her final approval. We decided to purchase a building on Main Street in Boulder that is owned by Goldf...

 

For Your Information

July 4th is a special day for many reasons, not the least of which is Karen and Kerry Sacry’s wedding anniversary and Dr. Steve Sacry’s birthday. It has become an annual event to have the Sacry clan get together on that day to celebrate family....

 

"Hoot Owl" implemented

High water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to implement “hoot owl” restrictions on several rivers in Southwest Montana starting Wednesday, July 19. This includes the entire Jefferson River. The...

 

Simon receives Wheelchair Award

Ed Simon is pictured above receiving a Rotary Wheelchair award from Rotarian Joan Jones. Ed received this award for his many hours of service above self to the community. Ed served on the Cardwell School Board twelve years and the Whitehall School...

 

Between the Stacks

Want to hide out from the heat? This Thursday is our last “Afternoon at the Movies” at 2:30 p.m. in the basement. Come enjoy a new movie and stay out of the heat. The History Book Club will meet on Monday, July 31st at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    Sports    July 19, 2017

Outlaws start strong

The Gallatin Valley Outlaws got off to a strong start yesterday at the Montana-Alberta American Legion Baseball Tournament in Butte. The team that features Whitehall's Connor Johnson and Ryan Murphy...

 

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