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 By Pam Hanna RN    Community    May 5, 2021 

JeffCo Health Department Update: 5/5/2021

Promoting health and wellness are the pieces of my job that are closest to my heart. Creating opportunities for people to have an awareness of and make choices that improves their overall quality of life brings great satisfaction. I view wellness as...

 

Black Tie Blue Jeans Seeking Song Suggestions

Organizers of Black Tie Blue Jeans are excited for the upcoming event and looking to kick it up a notch with a playlist of dance music following Homemade Jam & Friends live performances during the event. Dance music of all genres is on the docket,...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: May 2, 1996

MAY 2, 1996 What should Whitehall be in the year 2010? What can Whitehall residents do to guide the community in that direction and steer clear of undesirable changes? Those questions are the focus of a project called Vision 2010 which has been...

 
 By Jeannie Ferriss    Community    May 5, 2021 

Between the Stacks: 5/5/2021

May is traditionally the Library’s month to prepare for Summer Reading. We will have many of our regular programs but this is the transition for staff from regular programs to all of the wonderful things we have planned for teens, children,...

 

We Are HER Seeking Donations to 'GIVE BIG'

Give Big Gallatin Valley, the largest giving day in the State of Montana, is a 24-hour celebration of giving that supports more than 200 nonprofits throughout the area. In just six years, donors have raised nearly $6 million for important local...

 

Whitehall TV Channel: Week of 5/5/2021

FRIDAY, MAY 7 5:00PM PBS NewsHour 6:00PM WASHINGTON WEEK 6:30PM MARKET TO MARKET 7:00PM CAT IN THE HAT 7:30PM DINING WITH THE CHEF 8:00PM PBS NewsHour 9:00PM Amanpour and Company 10:00PM GREAT PERFORMANCES “UNCLE VANYA” SATURDAY, MAY 8 6:00AM...

 

NorthWestern Energy: Report Osprey Building Nests on Power Lines

Osprey nests can cause power outages and even fires, and their proximity to energized equipment puts the birds at risk of electrocution. NorthWestern Energy has installed hundreds of platforms to maintain service reliability and to provide a safe...

 

Wildflower Walk: The Friendly Flora of Lewis & Clark Caverns

In celebration of National Wildflower Week, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host a guided wildflower hike on Saturday, May 8, at 11 a.m. As the weather continues to warm and things start to look a bit greener, early flowers will begin to...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Eggs with Chorizo for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the date of the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Though it is considered a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo celebrations...

 

This Week's "Change That Up" Tip...Barriers

Want to know the key to achieving your dreams and goals and realizing a true life of significance? Altering your beliefs about yourself. As motivational speaker Ed Mylett so perfectly sums up, there’s a governor on our lives, and it’s our...

 
 By Kristine Erinn    Community    May 5, 2021 

Name To A Face: LaDonna Knox

LaDonna Knox was born in Midvale, Utah, near Salt Lake City; where she lived until about a year ago. After attending Midvale Elementary and Hillcrest High School, she worked for a medical surgeries...

 

Name to a Face: Jefferson Valley Hospice

The Jefferson Valley Hospice, a wonderful organization based in Whitehall, has been active in our community since March of 1983. It all started with a hospice training course where thirty-two people s...

 

Jeffco Health Department Update: 4/28/2021

Vaccination is very much on my mind. Jefferson County Health has been actively administering COVID-19 vaccinations for the past three and a half months. We have participated in training to store, handle and administer the vaccines. Scheduled...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    April 28, 2021

Connecting Point: Keeping Your Balance in a Country at Odds

Are you tired of political bantering? It is incredibly complex. But, does it need to be? Every issue seems to be politicized, medicine, immigration, the environment, social justice, even sports. During the 2021 NCAA tournament, commentator Charles Ba...

 

Talent Showcase Fundraiser May 8th

A Talent Showcase Fundraiser for Kelly Jo Elser and Lily Jensen’s trip to ARTS Orlando 2021 will be held at the Madison County Fairgrounds Round Bar in Twin Bridges on May 8th. All proceeds will go towards travel expenses for the girls’ trip....

 

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 26-30

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and contracting partners across Montana are observing National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) the week of April 26-30. This year’s theme is “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.” NWZAW is in its...

 

Whitehall Elementary Principal Check-in: 4/28/2021

Greetings, Trojan Community! Do I dare say that after the recent rains we are now finally done with winter and snow? I know 215 elementary students who are almost unanimously ready for the sun to star...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: April 1921

April 1921 Part 2: The following is taken as written in April editions of the 1895 Whitehall Zephyr. A petition has been circulated in Boulder and extensively signed, praying for a direct mail...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - April 25, 1996

How often does a barbershop quartet stroll through Whitehall these days? Whitehall area residents will have a chance to enjoy the four-part harmonies at an April 27 concert while also raising money for the local school music program. “The Chord...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/28/2021

This week the Government 101 program will explore the differences and responsibilities of the Jefferson County Library Board and the Friends of the Whitehall Community Library Steering Committee. Diane Ward and Vaia Errett will be representing the...

 

Madison County Fairgrounds Improvement Foundation Inc. Announced

In December 2020, the Madison County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the formation of The Madison County Fairgrounds Improvement Foundation Inc. The Madison County Fairgrounds Improvement Foundation was formed as the philanthropic entity...

 

Caroline Byrd Hired as Cinnabar Foundation Executive Director

The Cinnabar Foundation, Montana’s conservation fund, has hired a longtime conservation professional, Caroline Byrd, as its next executive director. Byrd will begin her new position on July 1 after spending time with the retiring ED, Gary Wolfe, to...

 

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Announces Modified Tours for 2021 Season

Staff at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park are pleased to reopen the cave once again on a first-come, first-served basis for the 2021 season. Two distinct tour options will be offered from May 28 to Sept. 30, 2021. Visitors are encouraged to call a we...

 

Nonresident Hunters Can Sign up Between May 15 and June 30 for Alternate's List

Beginning May 15 and running through June 30, nonresident hunters can register their name to the Alternate’s List on MyFWP. Every year, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks gets several unused nonresident combination licenses (big game, general elk and...

 

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