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Final Environmental Impact Statement for the GSM Tailings Reprocessing Project Now Available

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Golden Sunlight Mines Inc.’s (GSM) amendment application to Permit No. 00065 for the proposed Golden Sunlight Mine tailings...

 

Introduction to the Town of Whitehall Community Master Plan

The Town of Whitehall, with funding secured by Headwaters RC&D from the Montana Department of Commerce Big Sky Trust Fund, has authorized the development of a Community Master Plan. Stahly Engineering is working with a local committee on the plan, wh...

 

Once in Awhile, I Rant...

Fall is in the air! The nights are cooler, the mornings call for a light sweater, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING is as far as the eye can see. This also means my craziest, funnest, most loved time of...

 

Dear Editor: Response to Gerald Johnson

Dear Editor, Yes, here is yet another response to Gerald Johnson’s stance on gun control. As he seems to target the events of December 14th, 2012 (Sandy Hook), we’ll start there. Whatever happened there, banning guns is NOT the answer! It should...

 

Dear Editor: Road Through Town

Dear Editor, Not sure if I should do this, but, while I was at Tona’s Treasures this past week, when a semi passed by, it felt like an earthquake! It sure puts the glassware at risk. The truck didn’t seem to be speeding. I wonder about the road...

 

Jefferson Valley Community Foundation Grant Cycle Open

Jefferson Valley Community Foundation’s annual Fall Grant Cycle is now open for applications. Applications can be made for a JVCF Grant and/or the $2500 Barrick-GSM Grant. The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation (JVCF), 501(c)(3) charitable organ...

 

13th Annual Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce Music and Arts Festival Saturday, September 11th

It will be a full day of music with vendors and food at the 13th Annual Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, September 11th at Veterans Park in Boulder. The music begins at 11 am and will continue all day until 7 pm...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    September 1, 2021

Dear Jo: 9/1/2021

Dear Jo, I have a business idea. It, in my opinion, is a great one! I love to garden and know that chickens can help control pests and fertilize at the same time. If I could bring pet chickens to peoples gardens, for a fee, gardens would benefit...

 

Whitehall's Montana History "Live" Bringing Bannack Back to Its Glory Days September 16-19

Montana History “Live”, a Whitehall non-profit, prides itself on historically accurate interpretation of time periods, from the 1600s to the late 1800s. Whitehall locals Mark and Sharon Brown...

 

History's Importance in Life and Learning

When I was a student I loved going on field trips. Cram me on a bus with my friends and let me escape the confines of my desk for a new and exciting place. I’ll be honest, I’ve heard my share of...

 

Connecting Point: Without Invitation

Jesus didn’t mince words or shy away from speaking the truth, but He often used parables in His teachings. In the Gospel of Luke one of the Pharisees again tried to stump Him, boastfully and loosely claiming that the privileged, including himself,...

 

Evan Claus Andren, 78

Evan Claus Andren, 78, passed at home surrounded by his family and church pastor. Loved and looked up to by all who knew him, he will be greatly missed. Faithful to God, Evan attended the Jefferson...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: September 5, 1996

SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 The Yellowstone Trail, a road which provided the way east and west through Whitehall for decades, is the subject of a new book being written by a Wisconsin couple. Alice and John Ridge, retired professors from Altoona, Wisconsin, ar...

 

Creative Ways to Connect Kids to Science and Encourage STEM Learning

The pandemic has deeply impacted learning experiences for students across America. As educators and students return to school this year, they will continue to navigate these challenges as they look for ways to redefine learning. The pandemic also...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/1/2021

Nothing makes you appreciate beautiful Montana weather like spending two weeks down south in 98% humidity and temperatures in the 100’s! Imagine my delight in getting off the plane to a cool 69 degrees last Friday. Thank you to everyone who asked...

 

JeffCo Health Board Update: 9/1/2021

During the early summer months, I was cautiously optimistic that our county was moving toward a healthy trend related to COVID-19 illness. Case counts and hospitalizations were down. Vaccination rates have consistently increased. Public health staff...

 

Tester Secures More Than $5.8 Million to Assist Homeless Montana Veterans

U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced more than $5.8 million in federal funding to help end veterans homelessness in Montana. Tester secured these funds as part of the American Rescue Plan Act...

 

MT's Labor Force: Unemployment Rate at 3.6% in July

Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.1% in July to 3.6%, while the unemployment rate for the U.S. was 5.4% for the month. The labor force also had strong growth over the month. “Montana continues to...

 

Daines Urges CDC to Listen to Local Montana Leaders & Parents, Reverse Mask Mandate on School Buses

U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to withdraw the mask mandate on school buses that infringes on the authority of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to make their own decisions regarding the safety a...

 

USDA Designates Three Montana Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas; Jefferson County a Contiguous County Also Eligible

This Secretarial Natural Disaster Designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans....

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Master the Art of Grilled Cheese

A grilled cheese sandwich is a simple pleasure enjoyed by children and adults alike. Knowing how to create a delicious grilled cheese sandwich is a handy skill. Even though the sandwich may seem...

 

Horoscope: Week of 9/1/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, this week will challenge your flexibility. It’s possible you will have to change plans on the fly to accommodate developments at work or at home. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, rather than trying to figure out why everyone...

 

RMDC, Americorps Seniors Host 1st Annual 9/11 Flag of Honor Across American Memorial

Rocky Mountain Development Council and AmeriCorps Seniors is inviting the community to gather during the 1st annual 9/11 Flag of Honor Across America Memorial meant to honor the lives lost 20 years ago. Helena is one of sixty communities around the...

 

Rocky Mountain Development Council: "Memory Cafe"

Memory Café is a safe and welcoming community event for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Memory Café offers a time to socialize and an opportunity to learn where to find support and services. Each Memory Café consists of social...

 

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