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 News    April 8, 2020 

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...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 18, 2020

Barrick Gold official expresses optimism

A high-level Barrick Gold official is optimistic about the planned TSF 1 Tailings Reprocessing project at the Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall. Patrick Malone, Vice President of Closure and...

 

Streamflow forecast improves

Following on the heels of January's abundant snowfall, February also delivered above normal to record-setting snowfall in mountain ranges supplying water to regional rivers and streams. New records were set for February snowfall at seven mountain SNO...

 

Wolf shot near Boulder

A gray wolf was shot March 1 on private property north of Boulder. According to Montana FWP Game Warden Bill Dawson, the wolf was shot by an employee of the landowner/ranch. Dawson conducted a field investigation and determined the take was lawful....

 

Debris burning season arrives locally

As part of the Western Montana Zone, Jefferson County is, as of March 1st, transitioning from the winter burning season into the open burn period that runs annually from March through the end of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 26, 2020

Deadline nears for county positions

The deadline to file declarations for Jefferson County offices in the upcoming election is March 9 at 5 p.m. The county offices open for the June 2 primary are County Commissioner (District 2), the...

 

2020 phone books now available

The 2020 Whitehall Area Phone books have been printed and are now available at various local businesses. The popular annual book can currently be found at the Corner Store, Jefferson Fresh Foods, A&W/KFC, Whitehall Chamber, Cardwell Store, Whitehall...

 

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...

 

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