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Jefferson County Commissioner Update: Cory Kirsch

I wanted to take a moment to update everyone on some of what has been happening at the County lately. We are winding down the distribution of the $2.4 million we were allocated in American Rescue Plan...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 1/15/2023

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 05:36:02 911 Hang Up: I-90 12:16:44 Disorderly: Bowman Ln 15:43:25 Sex Offense: Hwy 55 16:26:31 Motor Vehicle Accident (Non-Injury): Bowman Ln 17:02:54 Stranded Motorist: I-90 MONDAY, JANUARY 16 08:11:21 911 Hang Up: Cottonwood Rd...

 

Op-Ed: Senate Republicans' Agenda for Legislative Session

The 68th Montana Legislature is officially in session. As Senate leadership, we’re excited to see Senate Republicans getting to work on enacting conservative policy for our state. The last time the Legislature met, we successfully passed a conserva...

 

Op-Ed: Beware Republican Deregulation

If the government would just get out of the way and free the power of the competitive market, we would have a much better economy.” It’s good political rhetoric. The current Republican administration and their pals in the Republican legislature...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 1/1/2023

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 00:00:09 Welfare Check: I-90 09:50:59 Civil: Whitetail Rd 13:47:45 Citizen Assist: Edwards Addition Rd 21:21:03 Stranded Motorist: I-90 MONDAY, JANUARY 2 07:50:55 Motor Vehicle Accident (Non-Injury) 09:15:08 Traffic Stop: N Whitehal...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 12/25/2022

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 10:58:31 Domestic Violence: Edwards Addition Rd 12:21:43 Medical: Whitehall St 15:58:56 Abandoned Vehicle 18:02:31 Medical: Edwards Addition Rd 22:31:01 Suspicious Vehicle: N Whitehall St MONDAY, DECEMBER 26 09:37:32 Sex Offense:...

 

Governor Gianforte Urges University System To Ban TikTok

After banning TikTok on state devices, for state business, and while connected to the state network, Governor Greg Gianforte today urged the Board of Regents to support efforts by Commissioner of Higher Education Clay Christian to take similar...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 12/18/2022

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 01:39:52 Medical: E First St 04:44:57 Alarm: Hwy 359 06:54:19 Medical: Cherokee Pl 08:00:44 Civil: Hwy 69 08:59:23 Follow Up: Lost Moose Bend Rd 13:01:16 Traffic Hazard: Hwy 41 15:05:40 911 Hang Up: I-90 17:24:40 Traffic Stop: W T...

 

Governor Gianforte Prohibits Use of TikTok for State Business, on State Equipment

Governor Greg Gianforte prohibited the use of TikTok on state equipment and for state business in Montana on Friday, December 16. In a memo to Chief Information Officer Kevin Gilbertson and executive agency directors, the governor cited TikTok’s...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 12/4/2022

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 00:25:38 Motor Vehicle Accident (Injury): I-90 07:12:22 Trespass: Hwy 2 E 10:03:09 Suspicious: Hwy 2 W 11:08:35 Medical: Mormon Ln 13:20:22 Welfare Check: I-90 13:40:17 Gas Leak/Odor: W Legion St 15:00:08 911 Open Line: Edwards...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 11/27/2022

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 00:25:02 Vicious Dog: W Viella St 02:53:07 Suspicious Person: Hwy 55 05:41:17 Assault: Parrot Castle Rd 08:03:06 Agency Assist: I-90 09:36:44 Medical: Jefferson St 11:07:27 Medical: E Legion St 11:28:52 Trespass: Hwy 55 11:50:52...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 11/20/2022

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 01:45:12 Suspicious: N Main St 09:58:26 Civil: Hot Springs Rd 11:44:15 Medical: N Whitehall St 12:20:50 Dog at Large: Corbett Lp 13:22:56 911 Hang Up: Division St 14:47:32 Civil Standby: Hwy 55 17:18:33 Abandoned Vehicle:...

 

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...

 

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