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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...

 

Candidate Forum To Be Held May 26th

A candidate forum for the contested position of Jefferson County Commissioner will be held Thursday, May 26, at 6 PM at the Borden’s Conference Room. The forum is being put on by the Lower Jefferson River Watershed Council with assistance from The...

 

Op-Ed: Regulations Stand In the Way of Attainable Housing

We are five of the youngest lawmakers in the Montana Legislature. At 20, 21, 24, 29, and 31 years old, we are in various stages of renting and homeownership, and all of us are concerned about the housing crisis facing Montana. In every one of our...

 
 By JIM SMITH    Government    March 23, 2022

The Arrested Development of Rep. Matt Rosendale

The term “arrested development” refers to the stoppage of physical, emotional, or mental development before reaching adulthood. It can also mean a form of a mental disorder comprising mental impairment, resulting in a lack of intelligence....

 

Down the Middle: Net Carbon Neutral

As the Russian blitzkrieg against the Ukrainian people enters its fourth week it is now more of an oozing “sitzkrieg”. In that time span lessons have already been forgotten and embarrassing questions go unanswered that will play center stage in...

 

Op-Ed Freedom's Best Friend: Armed Citizens

So far, the obvious has eluded us. There’s a critical lesson to be learned from the tragic bloodbath that was once the peaceful cities, hillsides and farmlands of Ukraine. TV commentators are bent on characterizing Ukraine as a democratic and free...

 

Tester: Increase Domestic Energy Production to Lower Costs at the Pump

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today urged the Biden Administration to immediately work to increase domestic energy production to protect consumers from spiking gasoline prices and reduce dependence on foreign oil and gas production in light of Russia’s...

 

Montana Legislature: Bow and Deliver

A tip of my Stetson to Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin for reminding me what political courage and a love of democracy looks like. The frontal attack on Montana’s 200,000 sportsmen and women has been unrelenting...

 
 By KEN WALSH    Government    March 9, 2022

Walsh: Bid for Re-Election in HD 71

I am pleased to announce my candidacy for re-election to continue my service to the citizens of House District 71 (Madison County and parts of Jefferson and Silver Bow Counties). It has been my honor to represent and advocate for you, not just...

 

Stand Up for Local Access

Eighty-year-old Roger Hill used to go fishing on the Arkansas River in Colorado. But he sometimes had to duck baseball-size rocks thrown at him by landowners who insisted he was trespassing. When he got back to his car, he sometimes found notes...

 

MT Dept of Revenue: Keep Your Address Current

The Montana Department of Revenue has an important message to income tax filers: Keep your mailing address current with the department. This is especially true for anyone filing a Montana income tax return for the first time. That’s because the dep...

 

Educated Opinion: Keeping Track of Recent Legislation

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choices are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. Franklin D. Roosevelt The tone of any Montana legislative session is set at the ballot box, a...

 

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