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 By Jack H. Smith    News    September 18, 2019 

Tailings reprocessing projects could extend life of mine

A tailings reprocessing project could breathe new life into the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall. At last week's Community Transition Advisory Committee Meeting, Steve Lloyd said the TSF 1...

 

WFD responds to calls, McClusky Fire near 3,000 acres

It was a busy day for area firefighters last Wednesday. According to Whitehall Volunteer Fire Chief Jeremy Ward, the department responded to three calls September 4, all in the Milligan Canyon area west of Three Forks. Ward said the department was...

 

High School, Junior High Rodeo this weekend

There will be plenty of local athletes in action this weekend at the annual Whitehall High School and Junior High Rodeo. The rodeo is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, Septembe...

 

Crews continue to battle fire near Whitehall

Fire crews are continuing to battle the McClusky fire that was caused by lighting August 16 three miles northeast of Delmoe Lake and 13 miles northwest of Whitehall. As of press deadline, the fire is...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 28, 2019

Andersen is new Justice of the Peace

Steve Andersen is the new Jefferson County Justice of the Peace. According to County Clerk and Recorder Bonnie Ramey, Andersen was appointed by the Jefferson County Commissioners at their August 20 meeting. He was one of five candidates who filed to...

 

Lightning sparks fire near Delmoe Lake

Lighting was the cause of the McClusky Fire that started August 16 approximately three miles northeast of Delmoe Lake and 13 miles northwest of Whitehall. The fire is burning in lodgepole pine in steep, rugged, inaccessible terrain with high...

 

Fundraiser for Jack Racicot Planned for September 7th

A fundraiser is being planned for former Whitehall High School Student, Jack Racicot, who was active in the football and drama programs during his time at WHS. On February 16, 2019, Jack was...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 7, 2019

Rockin' the Rivers this week

This week music enthusiasts from across the state will make their way to "Bridge" near Cardwell for the 19th annual Rockin the Rivers festival. The music festival is scheduled to take place August 8...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 7, 2019

Man arrested after July 28 home invasion

A 31-year-old was arrested in the early morning hours on July 28 following a home invasion in Whitehall. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle, the department received a call at 4:55 a.m. from a resident on 2nd Street West who...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 31, 2019

Sullivan reflects on time in Whitehall

Just two days prior to his retirement, Whitehall Schools Superintendent John Sullivan spent his time Monday helping to paint the old and worn concession stand on campus. His last few moments in the position were indicative of his five-year tenure...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 31, 2019

Madison County Fair next week

It's only a week away from the annual Madison County Fair and Rodeo. With a 2019 theme of "Traditions Run Deep", the popular annual event is scheduled to take place August 7 to 11 in Twin Bridges. In...

 

Work wrapping up on MT HWY 55

This week the Whitehall South Roadway Improvements project begins its final stage. The final roadway striping is currently scheduled to begin on MT 55 on Thursday, July 25 and is expected to take two...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 17, 2019

Justice of the Peace Position Vacant

The Jefferson County Justice of the Peace position is now open. The county is currently seeking applications for position that was recently vacated with the resignation of Dean Hildebrand. The applicant must reside within county limits and lived in...

 

Whitehall Project: Leafy Spurge Flea Beetles, where do they work?

There are 6 species of flea beetles approved for release on leafy spurge. They are: Aphthona abdominalis Aphthona cyparissiae Aphthona czwalinae Aphthona flava Aphthona lacertosa Aphthona nigrascutis They are a very small beetle with a back...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 10, 2019

From Alaska to Argentina: Ferrero makes a stop in Whitehall

When Kevin Ferrero was an eight-year-old in France he was inspired by his older brother's four-year bike journey from Alaska to Argentina. Now in his 20's, Ferrero is now making the trip on his own...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 10, 2019

Chamber seeking marshall nominations

he Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the Grand Marshall of the upcoming Frontier Days parade. With a theme of "Big Dreams in a Small Town", the chamber is opening...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 3, 2019

Future of Cardwell container site in question

Changes could be on the way for the Madison County Cardwell Container site. Kacey Smart with the Madison County Sanitarian's Office said the Solid Waste and Recycling Board is considering combining...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 3, 2019

Whitehall Department Responds to 4 Fires

It was a busy week for the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department. According to Chief Jeremy Ward, the department responded to four fires, the first a truck fire Wednesday morning on Homestake Pass....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 26, 2019

4 file for council

A total of four candidates filed prior to the June 17 deadline for the six open seats on the Whitehall Town Council. Incumbent Logan Reiff was the lone candidate to file in Ward 1 and incumbent Katy James was the lone candidate in Ward 2. Incumbent...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 19, 2019

Cirucs coming to Whitehall

For the first time since 2013, the circus is coming to Whitehall. The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will be in town Friday, June 28 with performances scheduled for 5 and 7:30 p.m. The tent will...

 

Whitehall Project Gears Up for Summer of 2019

After a decade of being a not-for-profit organization, we are back under the auspices of the Jefferson County Weed Board and Jefferson County. We are pleased to be working under the direction of...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 12, 2019

Hoagland appointed to Whitehall Council

The Town of Whitehall has a new council member in Ward 3. Shawn Hoagland was appointed Monday night to fill the position of council member Jason Good. Hoagland will start in the position July 8 and his term will run until the end of the year. The...

 
 By Tom Elpel    News    June 12, 2019

Missouri River Corps of Rediscovery: The Journey Begins

“This little fleet altho’ not quite so rispectable as those of Columbus or Capt. Cook were still viewed by us with as much pleasure as those deservedly famed adventurers ever beheld theirs; and I dare say with quite as much anxiety for their...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 5, 2019

Montana Mule Days this week

The 35th annual Montana Mule Days will take place later this week in Whitehall. The event that will be hosted for the third straight year at the Whitehall Rodeo Grounds is scheduled for Friday, June...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 5, 2019

Whitetail open house June 12

The Montana Department of Transportation is hosting an open house next week to discuss a proposed project to reconstruct two sections of Whitetail Road (Secondary Highway 399) in Jefferson County. The open house is scheduled to take place Wednesday,...

 

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