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Montana Decides: Congrats, Considerations, and a Clarification

Much like vote counting results in some places around the country, I am a little slow on delivery. However, local elections are officially in the rearview mirror. Approximately 58 percent of...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 11/13/2022

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 07:20:09 Animal: Hwy 287 18:31:33 Follow Up: Hwy 55 19:00:53 Stranded Motorist 20:10:54 Traffic Stop: A St 20:38:09 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 21:11:07 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 21:19:58 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St MONDAY,...

 

Jefferson County Voter Turnout Lower Than Anticipated

Clerk and Recorder Ginger Kunz had a hard time believing her eyes when she saw voter turnout in Jefferson County was only 69%. “We were so busy,” she said. “I was thinking, ‘oh, my gosh, this is a great turnout. Then it’s all said and done...

 

Gianforte Unveils Historic Pro-Family, Pro-Jobs Budget

Governor Greg Gianforte today unveiled his “Budget for Montana Families,” a historic pro-family, pro-jobs budget for the State of Montana for the next biennium. Governor Gianforte’s “Budget for Montana Families” provides $1 billion in...

 

Relief, Gratitude, and Silver Linings: Candidates Speak

By the time the sun rose Nov. 9 the two contested Jefferson County races appeared to have clear winners, as Sheriff candidate Tom Grimsrud led Chad Cross 3,358 to 2,524 and county commission candidate Dan Hagerty led Mary Janacaro Hensleigh 3,950 to...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 11/6/2022

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 11:07:44 Dog at Large: Corbett Lp 13:43:31 Fire/Smoke Report: Hwy 69 16:18:36 Traffic Stop: Hwy 69 16:56:48 Traffic Hazard: I-90 18:02:26 Traffic Stop: McKeown Ln 18:49:09 Traffic Stop: I-90 19:27:25 Vehicle Accident (Non-Injury):...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report:; Week of 10/30/2022

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 11:08:13 911 Hang Up: I-90 13:05:53 Larceny/Theft: Bowman Ln 15:49:47 Agency Standby: N Division St 16:54:22 Traffic Hazard: Hwy 69 17:07:22 Motorist Assist: Bluebird Ln 17:53:40 Traffic Stop: W First St 18:01:34 Traffic Stop: W...

 

2022 Jefferson County Election Results

OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS PROVIDED BY JEFFERSON COUNTY ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR: 11/9/222 at 11:30 AM US REPRESENTATIVE 2nd DISTRICT IND Gary Buchanan 1601 LIB Sam Rankin 78 DEM Penny Ronning 1009 REP Matt Rosendale 3652 Over votes 2, under votes 48,...

 

Hagerty and Hensleigh Vie for Jefferson County Commissioner Seat

Jefferson County Commissioner candidates Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh and Dan Hagerty, both from Whitehall, are looking forward to Election Day on November 8th, both admitting it will be nice once the race for the Commissioner seat is complete....

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 10/16/2022

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 00:01:28 Animal: Milligan Canyon Rd 07:17:30 Harassment 12:26:51 Missing Person: USFS Rd 8610 13:18:37 Citizen Assist: Forcella Rd 13:39:24 911 Open Line: W Third St 13:41:55 Welfare Check: I-90 14:05:42 Fire/Smoke: Hwy 2 W...

 

Montana Decides: The Long Green Mile

I’m going to combine two stories, one fictional and one real. In the 1999 fictional film, The Green Mile, the “green mile” referred to the stretch of green linoleum that death row inmates...

 

50 Years of the Clean Water Act: More Must Be Done

The Clean Water Act turns 50 on October 18th. Over the past five decades, it has proven itself as one of the most successful environmental laws on the books. It has cleaned up contaminated waterways, helped to assure that the drinking water coming ou...

 

Guest Opinion: Broad Coalition Supports Gustafson and Rice for Supreme Court

Absentee ballots will soon be mailed out for November’s election. Two of the most important elections on the ballot are for Montana’s Supreme Court. We, as a group of Montana attorneys, former and current elected officials, and concerned...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 10/2/2022

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 05:02:28 Burglar Alarm: W Legion St 10:16:33 Larceny/Theft: Lost Moose Bend Rd 12:10:03 Motor Vehicle Accident (Non-Injury): Waterloo Rd 12:33:44 911 Open Line: S Brooke St 13:42:03 Reckless Driver: W Legion St 14:11:03 911 Hang Up...

 

So What's This Thing Called the American Dream?

They called him Reinhart, but he would one day change his name to Ralph to sound more American than German. Huddled with his parents and three siblings in steerage class, he arrived at Ellis Island at the age of one. He grew up in Brooklyn, while...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 9/25/2022

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 00:44:39 Shooting: Pipestone Pass 08:02:26 Stranded Motorist: I-90 11:13:54 House Check: Makowski Ln 14:41:06 Criminal Mischief: W Legion St 16:39:44 Traffic Stop: Hwy 69 17:33:42 Sex Offense: S Brooke St 19:55:03 Traffic Stop:...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 9/18/2022

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 07:51:47 Suspicious: N Whitehall St 07:55:43 911 Hang Up: I-90 09:51:49 Motor Vehicle Accident (Injury): I-90 11:11:38 Animal: Delmoe Lake Rd 11:34:57 Fire/Smoke Vehicle: I-90 14:01:39 Shooting: Hwy 55 14:38:54 Fire/Smoke...

 

Montana Decides: If It Moves (or Doesn't), Tax It

Most of you recall the famous quote from Ronald Reagan, “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if...

 

Why We Called for Legislative Special Session

When you order a pizza and the total comes to $25 and you hand them a fifty dollar bill, have you ever had the restaurant tell you that they are going to keep your change in case their expenses are higher in the future? We know this sounds absurd,...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 9/11/2022

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 08:00:47 911 Hang Up: Paul Gulch Rd 09:52:53 Fish/Game Violations: Cottonwood Rd 11:16:09 Harassment: Edwards Addition Rd 14:14:09 Medical: Edwards Additions Rd 17:50:35 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 18:11:16 Traffic Stop: I-90...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 9/4/2022

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 09:05:55 Medical: Hwy 55 10:17:27 Larceny/Theft: Upper Rader Creek Rd 10:45:08 Criminal Mischief: Delmoe Lake Rd 12:40:53 911 Hang Up 17:03:08 Motor Vehicle Accident (Non-Injury): I-90 17:13:59 Abandoned Vehicle: I-90 17:39:05 Str...

 

Labor Bypasses Dem, Throws Weight to Independent, in Rosendale's Race to Lose

U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale is predicted to have little trouble winning re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, and recent developments in the race appear to only have buoyed the Republican’s bid for a second term. In early August,...

 

Montana Decides: When You Find Yourself in a Hole - Stop Digging

It was suggested that I could strengthen the logic of my last article, "To Record or Not to Record; Is that the Question?" which remains available at https://montanadecides.substack.com if you have no...

 

Governor Gianforte Announces Record Apprenticeship Growth in Montana

At a construction site in Yellowstone County, Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the number of new apprenticeships in Montana this year is on track to surpass the number for 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined. “A four-year college degree isn’t...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 8/28/2022

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 04:23:50 Medical: Sugar Beet Row 07:02:29 Motorist Assist: McKeown Ln 08:22:19 Stranded Motorist: I-90 13:00:01 Medical: East St 016:25:38 Traffic Stop: I-90 16:28:23 911 Open Line: Starvation Point Rd 17:23:32 Traffic Stop: Hwy...

 

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