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 By Elizabeth Pullman    News    July 21, 2021 

Frontier Days This Weekend!

With Frontier Days "Rediscover Whitehall" this weekend, the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2021 event is back in full force and rigor this year! This year celebrates the...

 
 By Kristian Richardson    News    July 21, 2021 

Keogh 2021 Frontier Days Grand Marshall & Veteran of the Year

The Whitehall Veterans and the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce may have bestowed “Veteran of the Year” and “Grand Marshall” titles on Gerry Keogh, but he should really be “Man of the Year....

 
 By Jeannie Ferriss    News    July 21, 2021 

Whitehall Community Library: Opportunity for WHS Students

The Whitehall Community Library has been awarded a Teen Project Democracy grant of $5000. Whitehall, along with the public libraries in Missoula and Billings, are the three sites chosen for this year’s projects centered around Holocaust study. The...

 

Town Approves Payment of Delinquent Bill After Discussion with Contractor

The July meeting of the Town Council brought resolution to a long-standing delinquent bill, which was approved for payment at Monday night’s meeting. The bill, the remaining half due for replacement of faulty siding on the Town Hall building, was...

 

Fires Banned at Most FWP Properties in Jefferson County

Stage-1 fire restrictions will be in effect until further notice at most Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks properties in Jefferson County beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, due to high fire danger. This follows Stage-1 fire restrictions...

 

Comment Period Open for Proposed Wastewater Facilities Upgrades at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park are proposing to replace and upgrade the septic drain field at the park. The new system would handle projected increases in visitation over the next 20 years. The existing...

 
 By Elizabeth Pullman    News    July 7, 2021

Scheffel Begins Rehabilitation After Dirt Bike Accident; Fundraising Begun

Life can change in an instant and no one knows that better now than Jacob Scheffel. An experienced dirt bike rider, having ridden since the age of 7 and raced since 17, Scheffel's life changed on...

 
 By Elizabeth Pullman    News    July 7, 2021

'Summer of Adventure' and 'Made in Montana' Film Series Starts This Week

Gold Junction Presents... is excited to announce the Summer of Adventure kids film series, as well as the Made in Montana western series, which begin this week. Both series are free to the public,...

 

WHS Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Induction Ceremony

The Whitehall High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold their semi-annual induction ceremony on Saturday, July 24th at 3:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Gym at Whitehall High School. Doors open at...

 

First Ever Triathlon Brings in Kids of All Ages

Over 30 student athletes competed in the Whitehall Community Pool's first ever triathlon event on Tuesday, June 29th. The event raised $6,440 for the pool committee to use for the upkeep and...

 

Put the Copper K Fiber Festival on Your To-Do List This July 17-18!

Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Copper K Fiber Festival Saturday, July 17 (9AM-5PM) and Sunday, July 18 (9AM-3PM). Event creator Kami Noyes of Ranching Fiber Traditions invites everyone to attend this event, where Fiber Arts are Getting...

 

Game Wardens Seek Information on Pelicans Killed on Jefferson River

Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking information on two pelicans that were recently shot and killed illegally on the Jefferson River. The pelicans were found near the...

 

Whitehall/Boulder Municipal Election Candidates

The following candidates have declared their nomination for the following offices. TOWN OF WHITEHALL: Alderman: Ward 1 (unexpired 2 year term): Bill Lanes Ward 1 (4 year term): Patricia T. Peterson Ward 2 (4 year term): Linda Jung Ward 3 (4 year...

 

Burglaries Plague Whitehall; Sheriff Asks Residents to Be Vigilant

In this day of social media, we hear about local crimes via Facebook before we ever see the police report in the paper. But that doesn't mean that our local sheriff's department isn't in the know. In...

 

Gun Show, Community Garage Sale and More!

This weekend is looking to be one of the busiest yet, with Whitehall Gun Show, the Whitehall Community Garage Sale, Beats & Eats on Saturday, and Ladies Day Out at the Star Theatre on Sunday. With all the fun in town, there’s no reason to venture...

 

Ledger Beginning 'Ladies Day Out' This Sunday

What’s better than a movie in air conditioning on a hot summer’s day? How about enjoying a refreshing drink and meeting new people right before, then enjoying that movie together? That’s exactly what the Ledger is going for! The Ledger is...

 
 By Holly Harper    News    June 23, 2021

Locals Complete Accelerated EMT Course

The Spring Accelerated EMT course ran from April 6-June 6, and was held in a combination format of online and in-person instruction. The course was hosted by Jefferson Valley Emergency Medicine &...

 

Ambulance District, Public Safety Mill Levy To Be Included on Next Ballot

A much debated topic - the exclusion of the Town of Whitehall from the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District (JVRAD) - will have a chance to be voted upon on the next ballot, according to Town Councilor’s decision at Monday’s June Town...

 

Pool is Ready for the Summer Season; Triathlon Registrations Due by Friday

The Whitehall Community Swimming Pool opened Tuesday, June 15th just in time for what could quite possibly be the hottest week Whitehall has seen in a long time. Lifeguards completed their training...

 
 By Renee Duff    News    June 16, 2021

Record-Smashing Heat Wave to Send Temps Even Higher

This week we pay tribute to the fathers, grandfathers and men who step up and make a difference in our lives. June is also observed as Men's Health Month. So how healthy is that important man in your...

 
 By Amanda Badovinac    News    June 16, 2021

A Home Away From Home - reprinted with permission from M New Magazine

If only the walls in Rod and Mary Lee James' house could talk, they would tell many stories of all the Orediggers who walked through the front door for over 40 years. The dinners, Sunday night...

 

Caverns Friday Summer Speaker Series: 'Alpine Wildlife and Shifting Climates

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host a free talk entitled “Alpine Wildlife and Shifting Climates” on Friday, June 18, at 8 p.m. in the park’s campground amphitheater. Come explore the varied ways in which wildlife can respond to changes...

 

Public Meeting & Comment Period: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Golden Sunlight Mine

DEQ is hosting a public meeting and taking public comment regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed mine tailings project at the Golden Sunlight Mine located near Whitehall, Mont. The meeting will be held on Tuesday,...

 
 By Elizabeth Pullman    News    June 9, 2021

Lots of Summer Fun This June

It's exciting to see all the activities in Whitehall this month fall into place - this summer is going to be a busy one, so don't miss out on any of the fun! • The Whitehall Community Library has a...

 

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