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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...

 

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...

 

Red Cross: Montana Families Should Sign Up for Free Fire Safety Education

The American Red Cross is responding to significantly more home fires in Montana this year than last and is encouraging families to sign up for free virtual home fire safety education that could save lives. The free training, offered over the phone...

 

Whitehall TV Channel: 4/28/2021

FRIDAY, April 30 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 International Jazz Day: 10th Anniversary Celebration 12:00AM...

 

Recipe of the Week: Ratatouille

Vegetables are an important component of a nutritious diet because they are full of vitamins and minerals. According to the online medical resource Healthline, vegetables also are loaded with...

 

This Week's "Change That Up" Tip...Take Action

When you have a goal -- whether it’s starting a business, getting in better shape or traveling the world -- it’s easy to look at someone who’s already successful in that domain and then trying to reverse engineer their strategy. While that can...

 

Name to a Face: Pamala Bowed - The Ice Cream Lady

Pamala (pronounced Paw-Maul-Uhh) Bowen was born in Blackfoot Idaho to hardworking parents. She was born a high-functioning autistic child but she has never let anything stop her. Her family moved to I...

 

We Are HER Announces 2021 Retreat; Looking for Support

Like many businesses and organizations, we had to pivot when COVID hit last year. Through our organization We Are HER, several volunteers and I had planned a five-day retreat in Paradise Valley for...

 

Jeffco Health Department Update: 4/21/2021

Without volunteers to rely on, it is hard for me to imagine how Jefferson County Health Department would have fulfilled its many responsibilities this year. We have been assisted by mask makers, contact tracers, telephone answers and paper filers....

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    April 21, 2021

Connecting Point: A Reminder

It’s quite common for people to say, “I’m a good person. I do good things for others. I volunteer a lot.” I’ve heard a version of the following a time or two, “I love God, go to church and say my prayers.” Another candid conversation fo...

 

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