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 By Johnathan Hettinger    News    May 20, 2020 

Montana to enter phase two of reopening

Montana will lift its 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers as the state transitions to phase two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan on June 1, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday. Lifting the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 20, 2020 

Council discusses Public Safety Mill Levy

The Whitehall Town Council discussed last week a possible mill levy increase on the general fund. The Council unanimously approved a motion that will set up two hearings for public comments on a...

 
 By Kristian Richardson    News    May 20, 2020 

Whitehall American Legion/VFW to Cancel Memorial Day Celebration

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform the community that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Legion Post #24 and the Ralph Sullender Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4603 are...

 

Golden Sunlight Secures Customer For Tailings Reprocessing Project

Editor's Note: The following release was issued Tuesday by Golden Sunlight Mine officials. Nevada Gold Mine's (NGM) processing operations cover the full gambit of processing routes using heap leach,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 13, 2020

Town of Whitehall Pool will not open in 2020

The Town of Whitehall Swimming Pool will not open in 2020. At Monday's City Council meeting, Mayor Mary Janacaro Hensleigh announced the news to the governing body. Hensleigh said pool operators will...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 13, 2020

Positive test: Resident has been out of state

Monday's daily Governor's Coronavirus Task Force report showed the third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Jefferson County. While the report did show the local case, Karen Wandel (BSN-RN) with the Jefferson County Health Department stated the adult...

 
 By Todd Breitenfeldt    News    May 13, 2020

The Whitehall Project: Looking for Canada Thistle Fungus Release Sites in Jefferson County

The Whitehall Biological Weed Control Project is up and running this season, modified a bit of course for COVID safety. Our first order of business is looking for 8-10 Canada thistle fungus release sites. This will entail two visits to each site....

 

Cool April Weather Prolongs Snowpack Across Montana

Weather patterns during the first two weeks of April, while cooler than average, didn't yield much precipitation across the state of Montana. However, the below average temperatures during this period did help to delay snowmelt at many low- and mid-e...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    May 6, 2020

Task force submits recommendations

HELENA - An advisory council appointed to help Gov. Steve Bullock decide how to spend $1.25 billion in coronavirus relief money from the federal government submitted its formal recommendations...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 6, 2020

Burning closed in Whitehall District

From February to April, the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 wildland fires. To deal with the dry conditions, Fire Chief Joe Granvold recently announced all burning within the Whitehall Fire Department is closed. Granvold said duri...

 

With beef backlogged and the market in flux, Montana cattle ranchers face tough choices

The beef supply chain in the United States typically starts on a ranch like Marty Malone's, in Paradise Valley, with the birth of calves. After a summer of grazing, a cow reaches about 500 to 700 poun...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 29, 2020

Board votes against on-site instruction, district announces 2020 graduation plan

The Whitehall School Board voted Friday afternoon to not reconvene onsite instruction for the last 20 days for the 2019- 2020 school year from May 7 to June 4. Prior to the vote, Superintendent...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    April 29, 2020

Governor details reopening guidelines

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock unveiled the state's official plan April 22 for gradually shifting Montana out of anti-coronavirus emergency mode, specifying dates for scaling back his stay-at-home directive and reopening some non-essential businesses...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 22, 2020

Montana Mule Days postponed to 2021

A major event scheduled for June in Whitehall will not take place until next year. Tara Price of the Montana Longears Association announced last week the 36th annual Montana Mule Days event scheduled...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    April 15, 2020

Who - and why - Montana tests for COVID-19

HELENA - Jim Murphy, Montana's chief epidemiologist, has heard the same stories most everyone in the state has heard about residents who've made unsuccessful attempts to get themselves tested for...

 

Healthy April 1 Snowpack Results in Near to Slightly Above Average Streamflow Forecasts

BOZEMAN – On April 1, many low- and mid-elevation mountain snowpack monitoring locations are typically approaching their seasonal peak snowpack for the year, giving hydrologists good insight into...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 15, 2020

Directives extended, Montana cases at 404

Local residents will find out April 21 if Directives issued by Governor Steve Bullock will be extended past April 24. Bullock announced last week the directives issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by the slowing of the spread of the virus...

 

Governor Bullock Extends Directives Issued to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic Directives Extended Through April 24

Governor Steve Bullock yesterday extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    April 8, 2020

What the $2 trillion stimulus bill means for Montana

Editor's Note: This story was originally published by Montana Free Press. For more information, please visit www.montanafreepress.org HELENA - Four days after President Donald Trump signed the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

State COVID-19 number over 300

The number of COVID-19 cases in Montana is now over 300. As of Wednesday at 8 a.m., the number of reported cases in the state is 319, with two Jefferson County and eight in Madison County. The total...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

2 File for school board

Two candidates filed prior to the deadline for a seat on the Whitehall School Board. According to District Clerk Patti Drake, Chad Hoover was the lone candidate to file for the high school seat currently held by Paul Shaw, and Laura McDonald is the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2020

Statewide COVID-19 cases over 200, 2 in Jefferson County

As of Wednesday morning, there were a total of 208 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montana, with two of the positive tests in Jefferson County. Gallatin County currently has 76 positive tests and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2020

Governor issues shelter in place order

Governor Steve Bullock issued a Directive last Thursday requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 25, 2020

Statewide COVID-19 total at 53

There were 12 new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday, five Tuesday, and three Wednesday in Montana bringing the statewide total to 53. The first reported case in Jefferson County was announced Tuesday...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 18, 2020

COVID-19 leads to school closures, numerous local events postponed

On Thursday of last week, Governor Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency to exist within the state of Montana related to the communicable disease COVID-19 novel coronavirus. In an effort to...

 

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