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 By Jack H. Smith    News    February 19, 2020 

Positive news for possible local co-op

There was some recent positive news for the feasibility study for a possible meat co-op processing facility in the Whitehall area. JLDC Manager Alison Richardson said in-conjunction with the Headwaters RC&D, they have received a $30,000 Big Sky...

 

Missoula Children's Theatre Performance February 22

Join Johnny Appleseed and his pioneer friends as they plant apple orchards across the West this Saturday, February 22 when the Missoula Children's Theatre and more than 40 Whitehall students present an original musical adaptation of the classic...

 

January boosts snowpack numbers

Abundant moisture spilled into the Treasure State from the Pacific during January, boosting snowpack in all river basins to near or above normal for February 1. In some locations, the amount of water...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    February 5, 2020

Council to continue marijuana discussion

After tabling the issue last month, the Whitehall Council will once again be discussing a possible medicinal marijuana dispensary in town limits. The topic will be on the agenda at their February 10...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 5, 2020

After slow start to season, flu hits county

After a quiet start to the flu season last October, 2020 has brought a fair amount of influenza B and recently influenza A to Jefferson County. According to Public Health Supervisor Karen Wandel, their public service announcements on the county...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 29, 2020

Headwaters Country Jam announces 2020 headliners

The lineup has been announced for the 2020 Headwaters Country Jam scheduled for Thursday, June 18 to Saturday, June 20 at the "Bridge" near Cardwell. The headlining acts for the festival are Midland,...

 
 By Alan Sculley    News    January 29, 2020

Tanya Tucker headed to Country Jam

To make her new album, "While I'm Livin'," it could be said Tanya Tucker went on the musical equivalent of a blind date. When Tucker arrived at in Los Angeles to get into the studio, she had not...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 22, 2020

2 School board seats open in May election

There will be two open seats on the Whitehall School Board in the upcoming May 5 election. According to District Clerk Patti Drake, the three-year seat currently held by Jeff Briggs in Whitehall School District 4 and 47, as well as the three-year...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 15, 2020

Council tables marijuana business license

Members of the Whitehall Town Council will need more time to decide if they will approve a business license for a medical marijuana dispensary. At their monthly meeting Monday, the Council voted...

 

Upper Jefferson River study presentation Jan. 27

The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) Groundwater Investigation Program (GWIP) conducted a groundwater study in the Upper Jefferson Valley. This study was partly funded by Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine, and Madison and Jefferson Counties. On...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2020

MDT proposes resurfacing project

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to resurface approximately 8.4 miles of State Highway 29. The project begins approximately 4 miles north of Silver Star at the Junction...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 2, 2020

Looking Back at 2019: Busy Year at Whitehall Schools

It was a busy year in 2019 for the Whitehall Schools. In April, the school board voted 6-0 in favor of hiring current high school principal Hannah Nieskens as the new Superintendent. She took over...

 

Officials discuss meat processing facility

Over the past few months, the idea of a Co-operative Meat Processing Facility in Jefferson County has sparked an interest from local producers, government officials, and local organizations. The idea was once again discussed last week at a joint...

 

Music festival announces bands

In August of 2020 the Rockin' The Rivers Musical Festival will be celebrating their 20th year at the event held at the "Bridge" near Three Forks. To celebrate the festival scheduled for August 13 to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 18, 2019

WHS recognized by national publication

For the third consecutive year, Whitehall High School has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best high schools in Montana. Whitehall was listed by the publication as the 14th best out of 104 ranked schools in the state....

 

Fire chief steps down

Longtime Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jeremy Ward has resigned from his position. The Whitehall Town Council approved his resignation at their monthly meeting on Monday. Ward has served in the position for 7.5 years. He has taken a...

 

Donald Trump Jr. stops at Whitehall business

Local residents who have driven by Whitehall Truck and Towing are sure to have seen both the large United States and pro-President Donald Trump flags at the location on Montana Highway 55. The flags...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 27, 2019

Caverns holiday tour tickets on sale

Whitehall area residents will soon have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Holiday Candlelight Tours at Lewis and Clark Caverns. Tickets will go on sale for the popular annual candle lantern-lit...

 

Council discusses forming police force

The Whitehall Town Council is exploring forming their own police department. They also want to examine contracting out the town's garbage service. The governing body voted unanimously last week to start taking a closer look at both issues. Town...

 

Vehicle Damages School Property

On the evening of Friday, November 15 between 11 pm and midnight, a small silver crossover SUV drove south down Main Street and straight through the elementary school fence. The chain-link fence is certain to have caused noticeable damage and...

 

School play November 14, 15

The Whitehall High School's drama department performances of "When Bullfrogs Sing Opera" are scheduled for November 14 and 15 starting at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. After many long hours practicing for the play, director Marci Whitehurst has...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 13, 2019

Chamber sets 2020 event dates

At their annual meeting last week, Whitehall Chamber of Commerce members voted to approve several event dates for 2020. The approved dates for 2020 include Black Tie Blue Jeans on March 14, Easter...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 6, 2019

Whitehall voters select three council members

In unofficial results from the November 5 general election, voters in the Town of Whitehall cast their ballots for three new members of the Whitehall Town Council. According to Jefferson County Election Administrator Bonnie Ramey, no candidates...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 6, 2019

Chamber annual meeting Thursday

The annual meeting of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is this week. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 7 at the Borden's Building Conference room. The board of directors meeting is...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 30, 2019

Ballots mailed, 3 seats Council seats up for grabs

Ballots have been mailed for the 2019 Whitehall Town Council. Two-year term seats are opening in Ward 1, 2, and 3. Incumbent Logan Reiff (Ward 1), Katy James (Ward 2), and Roy McBride were elected by...

 

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