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Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 7/3/2022

SUNDAY, JULY 3 00:09:52 Agency Assist: I-90 01:48:29 Traffic Stop: Hwy 2 W 08:22:27 Animal: I-90 10:26:36 Traffic Stop 10:38:06 Animal: Hwy 55 10:40:51 Animal: I-90 14:13:31 Stranded Motorist: I-90 15:01:05 Transport: Highland Blvd 19:56:34 Traffic...

 

Freedom in the West, But Not For Women

I moved to Wyoming a few years ago for its outdoor recreation, but I also liked the state’s history of championing equal rights for women. As early as 1869, it codified women’s voting rights, 50 years before the 19th Amendment did the same...

 

Goodbye Roe v. Wade: Pro-Lifers Celebrate Ruling They've Waited For

Roe v. Wade—the Supreme Court decision that mobilized generations of pro-life activists and shaped evangelicals’ political engagement for half a century—has been overturned. Millions have marched, protested, lobbied, and prayed for the end of...

 

Restrictive Voting Legislation Will Impact Millions of Rural Voters in the 2022 General Elections

Voters in rural areas across the country heavily rely on alternative ways to vote, including voting by mail and in-person early voting, and newly proposed state legislation would restrict their ability to cast a ballot, according to a new report by t...

 

Proposed Ballot Measure I-191 Receives Virtually No Signatures, Fails to Qualify for the November Ballot

Following months of widespread, bipartisan opposition, proposed Ballot Measure I-191 received virtually none of the required 30,000 signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. Friday, June 17th was the deadline for all proposed Montana ball...

 

Whitehall Planning Board Presents Much to Approve at Monthly Town Meeting

It was clear at the June Whitehall Town Council meeting that the Whitehall Planning Board, along with its sub-committee, has been quite busy, just as Whitehall itself is busy with the hustle and bustle of summer activities, road construction, and...

 

What's Next After Primary Election: Jon Stone Goff

It's hard to say whether politics are in my future since I never considered politics in my past, even the recent past, like the last three months. I've never had any interest in politics and still do...

 

USDA Seeks Applications for Two National Funding Competitions to Support Community Agriculture and Strengthen Food Security... for now

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making $43.1 million available this year for two national-level funding competitions that support community agriculture. Projects funded will strengthen the food supply chain and transform the food system...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 5/29/2022

SUNDAY, MAY 29 08:36:14 Animal: Pipestone Rd 08:53:53 911 Open Line: Hot Springs Rd 09:12:20 Abandoned Vehicle: Hwy 2 E 12:33:34 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 13:16:48 Follow Up: Hwy 2 W 14:33:48 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 14:48:37 Traffic Stop: Hwy 2...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    Government    June 1, 2022

Black Tie & Blue Jeans Grants Available

After one of the most successful Black Tie and Blue Jeans events perhaps ever held, the Whitehall Chamber is pleased to announce one part of the event’s objectives. The event has always had two main objectives: the first is to acquire funds for...

 

CWD Research, Management Bill Introduced in Senate

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers applauded bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate today that would address the growing problem of chronic wasting disease in wild cervid populations. Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) intro...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 5/15/2022

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022 00:55:06 Welfare Check: I-90 02:07:46 Traffic Hazard: Whitetail Rd 02:14:28 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 03:05:49 Traffic Stop: Hwy 69 09:58:03 Larceny/Theft: Delmoe Lake Rd 11:22:06 Motor Vehicle Accident (Injury): I-90...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 5/1/2022

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022 00:21:59 Suspicious: N Whitehall St 09:32:42 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 09:46:58 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 10:14:42 Animal: Kountz Rd 10:48:55 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 12:23:51 911 Open Line: Paul Gulch Rd 13:43:29 Medical: Hwy 55...

 

Why Do I Want To Be Jefferson County Commissioner?

When I ran for Senate District 38 in 2020, I spent a lot of time following the happenings in Jeff County and what all it took to make the county function. While I lost by 57 votes, I got an education...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 4/24/2022

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022 00:35:29 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 10:38:04 Animal: Piedmont Rd 11:53:50 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 12:38:35 Fraud: E Second St 16:32:53 Stranded Motorist: I-90 17:51:20 Agency Assist: I-90 20:15:56 Agency Assist: Utah St 22:...

 

Gianforte Extends Montana Tax Return Deadline One Week

Due to severe weather in areas of Montana, Governor Greg Gianforte announced April 18, 2022, a one-week extension of the 2021 Montana Individual Income Tax Return deadline to Monday, April 25, 2022. “After hearing from Montanans impacted by the...

 

Bipartisan Old Guard Lines Up Behind Independent U.S. House Candidate

As he launches a rare independent campaign to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale for the privilege of representing eastern Montana in the U.S. House, Billings businessman Gary Buchanan is running without the support of a major...

 

Op-Ed CI-121: Putting Communities & Family Farms At Risk

Know the consequences before signing the petition to put CI-121 on the November ballot. At face value, CI-121 and freezing your residential property taxes may sound like a good idea. But if you further investigate the details of this misleading...

 

Op-Ed Protect Our Parks: Invest in Infrastructure, Don't Limit Public Access

National Park Week begins Saturday, April 16th, a timely reminder to get outdoors and appreciate the beauty that God bestowed upon our country and in particular, Montana. Our National Parks system has been hailed as America’s “best idea” and...

 
 By JON EBELT    Government    April 13, 2022

SNAP, TANF Clients Can Now Purchase Online at Walmart.com

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced that Montanans eligible for food and cash assistance can now make purchases online through Walmart.com as part of a federal nationwide initiative to increase...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 4/3/2022

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2022 11:29:58 911 Hang Up 11:31:22 Fire Restriction Violation: Hwy 2 E 12:08:25 Medical: Wapiti Rd 12:29:56 911 Misdial: I-90 13:13:14 911 Open Line 13:51:14 911 Hang Up 14:01:56 Traffic Stop: Noble St 14:44:41 Traffic Stop: W...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 3/27/2022

SUNDAY, MARCH 27 00:10:51 Traffic Stop 00:50:50 Traffic Stop 01:05:27 Traffic Stop 06:16:22 Reckless Driver: I-90 06:43:59 911 Misdial: N Whitehall St 10:06:17 Welfare Check: W Viella St 11:25:01 Death: S Brooke St 13:29:19 Traffic Stop: Hwy 55...

 

Top 10 Reasons to Support CI-121

Constitutional Initiative (CI-121) caps Montana’s residential property taxes and limits its growth. It moves Montana residential property to an ‘Acquisition-Value’ property tax system and is capped at 1%, with 2019 being the basis year for...

 

Your Sporting & Conservation Legacy Is at Risk, and It's Worth Fighting For

As one of seven kids growing up in Butte, Montana, the holidays in our house were equal parts chaos and celebration. But one thing was a constant—when you reached a certain age, you could expect to find your first hunting rifle under the Christmas...

 

Montana's Unemployment Rate Hits Another Record Low

Montana’s unemployment rate hit another record low in February, dropping to 2.6% for the month, down from January’s rate of 2.7%. Montana’s total employment and labor force continued to show strong growth in February, both setting new all-time...

 

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