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  • Jefferson River Basin Increases Capacity, Thanks to JRWC and MTU

    CHRIS EDGINGTON, Jefferson River Watershed Project, MTU|Jul 10, 2024

    Watershed planning in the Jefferson River basin will have increased capacity thanks to the continued partnership between the Jefferson River Watershed Council (JRWC) and Montana Trout Unlimited (MTU). The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) announced on July 2, 2024, that the partners received a $300,000 funding commitment over 3 years through the USBR’s Cooperative Watershed Management Program. “This funding will usher in a new era of watershed planning in the Jefferson basin. It provides the Jefferson River Watershed Council and Mon...

  • July Rodeos Seek Support

    Jul 10, 2024

    The Whitehall Rodeo Board is seeking sponsors for not one, but two, July rodeos! On July 19-20, Whitehall's first PRCA rodeo will hit the Whitehall Rodeo Grounds, followed the next weekend by the Bulls, Broncs, and Barrels series over Frontier Days, July 26-27. These events showcase the rich tradition of rodeo and provide thrilling entertainment for attendees of all ages. The Whitehall Rodeo Board is offering various sponsorship levels to accommodate the diverse needs and preferences of...

  • RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Fresh Peach Crumble Bar

    Jul 10, 2024

    In summer, people can enjoy fresh fruit at farm stands, supermarkets, and other retailers. Many fruit trees, plants, and bushes are ready for harvest in the spring and summer, meaning there's no limit to the number of delicious recipes one can whip up with these sweet offerings. Peaches are a favorite ingredient in many different types of desserts, from cobblers to pies. But in this Fresh Peach Crumble Bar recipe, peaches are presented as a cross between a cake and a cookie. Enjoy this recipe,...

  • Into the Wild Frontier Showing Free at Star Theatre

    Jul 3, 2024

    Into the Wild Frontier, an INSP channel documentary-style production filmed in and around Whitehall in 2021 will be shown, for free, at the Star Theatre on Thursdays beginning July 11th at 7 PM. Join members of the cast and crew beforehand as they discuss their time on the show. Watch two episodes per evening, where you will see your friends, family, and neighbors on the big screen. More details and episode descriptions next week!...

  • Deadlines & Who to Contact for Frontier Days Events

    Jul 3, 2024

    ADVERTISING: The Whitehall Ledger will put out its annual Frontier Days special section a week earlier than usual to capture the PRCA rodeo attendees interest as well. If you would like to advertise for the PRCA and/or Frontier Days, contact the Ledger at 406-287-5301 or whledger@gmail.com. Deadline for this special section is July 12th. CHAMBER BBQ SPONSORSHIP: The Chamber is looking for food and monetary sponsors for the annual community BBQ. Contact the Chamber at 406-287-2260 or...

  • Circus Time

    Jul 3, 2024

    The C&M Circus was a big hit with young and old with two showings on Thursday, June 27th. The event was a fundraiser for Whitehall Public Transportation and Liberty Place....

  • Circus Time in Whitehall

    Jul 3, 2024

    The C&M Circus was a big hit with young and old with two showings on Thursday, June 27th. The event was a fundraiser for Whitehall Public Transportation and Liberty Place....

  • Between the Stacks: 7/3/2024

    JEANNIE FERRISS, Whitehall Community Library|Jul 3, 2024

    Happy Fourth of July to everyone! The library will be closed on the fourth but open the rest of the week at regular hours. We will serve lunches on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, then back to the regular schedule on Monday, July 8th. Lunches are served free from 11 AM to 1 PM to anyone 18 and younger. On Wednesday, July 10th, at 10:30 AM, our favorite wizard will be back in the library! He will perform his magical scientific tricks for everyone and explain the science behind...

  • Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 7/7/1999

    RITA BROWN, Whitehall Ledger|Jul 3, 2024

    Johanna Gustavsen, a Whitehall resident since 1993, was hired as the town deputy clerk and started work in the town hall on June 29. Gustavsen, who brings 11 years of accounting experience to the job, was selected among eight candidates for the position. She replaced Valerie Anderson. Whitehall Reader of the Week was Michele Weldon. Michele, 21, will be attending MSU-Billings in the fall. Michele reads about 30 books annually and likes science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction. She says...

  • Get Your Team Ready for 2nd Annual Frontier Days World Record Competition

    Jul 3, 2024

    Calling all competitors! Have we got some fun lined up for you! The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and the Frontier Days Committee are excited to announce the 2nd Annual FRONTIER DAYS WORLD RECORD COMPETITION. We've taken world records and given them a Frontier Days spin! The showdown will happen Saturday, July 27th at 3 PM on the Main Street Green's stage. Your task, if you choose to accept this challenge: Put together a team of four, see the challenges listed, and get practicing! Each team...

  • Community Appreciation BBQ Will Kick Off Frontier Days

    Jul 3, 2024

    Bring your friends, bring your family - but specifically, search out new-to-Whitehall residents to share in this annual tradition! The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce will once again host its annual Frontier Days Community Appreciation BBQ on Thursday, July 25 at 6 PM at the Golden Sunlight Pavilion on Legion Park. This event is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. The Chamber is currently seeking business sponsors for this event as well. "We want to specifically and formally...

  • JVF Wants Your Art & Photos for Frontier Days Show!

    MICHELE FRANICH, Jefferson Valley Fine Arts|Jul 3, 2024

    Jefferson Valley Fine Art (JVFA) group is looking for exhibitors in fine art and photography for our annual show during Frontier Days in Whitehall, MT on July 26th and 27th! JVFA still has available space so contact us to showcase your talent during this well-attended event. Art check-in is Thursday, July 25, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Borden's conference room. Exhibit fee is $15 per artist and no commission is charged on sales. Artists receive 100% of the proceeds! Join the fun and be a part of...

  • Bannack State Park to host Bannack Days July 20-21

    MORGAN E. JACOBSEN, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks|Jul 3, 2024

    Bannack State Park’s signature event, Bannack Days, is scheduled for the third weekend in July, with many traditional activities, displays, vendors, and re-enactments celebrating Montana’s first territorial capital. Bannack Days will be Saturday, July 20, from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, July 21, from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Admission is $5 for individuals ages 6 and older, or $20 per family. Admission is free for children ages 5 and younger. Food and drinks can be purchased from vendors during the event. Parking space is limited during this busy eve...

  • Learn About Whitehall Bio Control: 7/3/2024

    TODD BREITENFELDT, Whitehall Biological Control|Jul 3, 2024

    Another nasty noxious weed is houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale). It seems our North American attempts to control this weed are becoming a somewhat sensational secret success story! Let's describe the weed first. Houndstongue is a biannual (grows for two years) plant. In the first year, the seed sprouts and grows a basal rosette (a ring of leaves near the ground) and a deep tap root. During the second season, the plant uses the energy and nutrients stored in the carrot-shaped tap root to...

  • Montana WILD Announces Free July Events

    Montana WILD|Jul 3, 2024

    Montana WILD staff will host free events in July. Registration is required for most of these events. Reserve a spot by calling 406-444-9941 or emailing Jeanne.connolly@mt.gov. Observe a Bird Banding Station: July 8, 15 and 26, 8 AM - 11 AM. Observe a bird banding station in action! Montana WILD and Spring Meadow Lake State Park are thrilled to host six bird banding events throughout the summer with public opportunities to observe birds - and scientists - up close! Montana WILD staff and volunteers will provide education for adults and kids at...

  • Speaker Events Coming Up at Southwestern Montana State Parks

    MORGAN E. JACOBSEN, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks|Jul 3, 2024

    Several interpretive events highlighting southwestern Montana’s natural, cultural, and historical elements are scheduled at Lewis & Clark Caverns and Missouri Headwaters state parks. These family-friendly events are free to Montana residents; an $8 fee applies to nonresident vehicles. Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park: FRIDAY, JUNE 28 - How Old Is It? Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologist Vanna Boccadori will share her experience working with various wildlife and talk about what stories their bones can tell us. 8 PM at the campground a...

  • RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Buttermilk Chicken Kebabs

    Jul 3, 2024

    Backyard barbecues remain popular even when the summer slowly begins to wind down. Though traditional favorites like hamburgers and hot dogs always have a place at the table, grilling aficionados may look for new recipes to test their skills. Buttermilk Chicken Kebabs from Casablanca: My Moroccan Food (Firefly Books) by Nargisse Benkabbou does not disappoint. Even though buttermilk is not a traditional Moroccan ingredient, the author uses it to tenderize the chicken and make these kebabs even mo...

  • Two July Rodeos Seeking Support

    Jul 3, 2024

    The Whitehall Rodeo Board is seeking sponsors for not one, but two, July rodeos! On July 19-20, Whitehall's first PRCA rodeo will hit the Whitehall Rodeo Grounds, followed the next weekend by the Bulls, Broncs, and Barrels series over Frontier Days, July 26-27. These events showcase the rich tradition of rodeo and provide thrilling entertainment for attendees of all ages. The Whitehall Rodeo Board is offering various sponsorship levels to accommodate the diverse needs and preferences of...

  • Don't Miss the C&M Circus on Thursday at Whitehall Rodeo Grounds

    Jun 26, 2024

    Thanks to the sponsorship of Liberty Place/Whitehall Public Transportation, the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will come to Whitehall, MT, on Thursday, June 27th, to the lot behind the Rodeo Grounds-Whitehall Recreation Complex, located at 2 Rodeo Lane. Shows will be at 5 PM and 7:30 PM. C&M Circus has been providing quality, local family entertainment for 38 years. This authentic one-ring, big-top circus has been featured on the A&E Special: Under the Big Top, Nick News: On the Road with Circu...

  • Whimsical Wonders' Enchanted Forest Faire

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Whimsical Wonders|Jun 26, 2024

    The Whitehall Whimsical Wonders had a "wonder-ful" and enchanted time because the Whitehall community participated in the ENCHANTED FAIRE. We want to thank Gold Junction Presents and Liz Pullman for their vision of having a strong fine arts program for our great town and helping foster creativity in many ways. WWW would also like to thank the community members who created awesome fairy dwellings in all shapes, sizes, and themes, displaying 27 individual fairy dwellings along the magical pathway...

  • Montana's Destination Fiber Festival Brings Fiber Folks Together for 8th Year

    LAVONNE STUCKY, Copper K Fiber Festival|Jun 26, 2024

    There are few things left in this world that bring folks together like the Copper K Fiber Festival. The third weekend in July is set aside each year for a special event at the Copper K Barn outside Whitehall, MT, at 786 Point of Rocks Road. This year's event runs from Saturday, July 20 (9 AM to 5 PM) and Sunday, July 21 (9 AM to 3 PM). Steeped in local history and rich tradition, this barn is the perfect setting for a destination fiber festival. Situated on a bluff above the Jefferson River,...

  • Whitehall's So Nice, They'll Play Here Twice! Free Concert at Star Monday at 6 PM

    Jun 26, 2024

    Piano Pete and Gary Guitar are musical entertainers who graced the stage this past Saturday at the Whimsical Wonders Enchanted Faire. Next up on their docket? A free concert at the Star Theatre on Monday, July 1st at 6 PM. Both are extremely passionate musicians who perform music from every era. The team has enjoyed playing across the United States for the past three years, connecting with numerous musicians and audiences alike. Piano Pete is a pianist, composer, and music producer; known for hi...

  • Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 6/30/1999

    RITA BROWN, Whitehall Ledger|Jun 26, 2024

    JUNE 30, 1999 The Rockin' the Rockies classic rock concert was on the move-literally. The concert site moved about eight miles east of Highway 2 to a 640-acre location owned by the Zuelke family. The move was designed to enhance the safety of the concert crowd and to improve the consolidation of the concert site, vendor booths, and concert camping. Painting the first proposed Lewis & Clark Expedition large-scale mural in Whitehall was scheduled to begin at 10 AM on Friday, July 9. Volunteers...

  • Between the Stacks: 6/26/2024

    JEANNIE FERRISS, Whitehall Community Library|Jun 26, 2024

    This week, I attended the Belfer National Conference for Educators, presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., via the Internet. Technology is amazing, and this conference is an amazing national event that educates students and others about the Holocaust. Our Holocaust Book Discussion group will meet this month on June 27th at 6 PM. Anyone is welcome to come and join this discussion on Holocaust literature and history. Next week's schedule will be lighter as...

  • Garden Club to Meet July 10th

    DIANE WARD, Whitehall Garden Club|Jun 26, 2024

    Have you ever wondered how the hanging baskets at nurseries look so full and beautiful? At the next Whitehall Garden Club meeting, you will learn how to create your own hanging basket! Guest speaker Ruby Anderson from Wagner’s Nursery will demonstrate how to plant and maintain hanging baskets. Her expertise will provide information on what types of plants to select and how to place them in the basket using tips that nurseries use to make a beautiful display. The Garden Club will begin meeting on Wednesday, July 10th, at 9:30 AM in the B...

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