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Smart wins national contest

Whitehall resident and photographer Sarah Smart was recently selected as the first place finisher in the Heritage Foundation photo contest. Her photo taken during the Field of Honor Celebration on...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 7, 2018 

2018 General Election Results

Montana voted against two highly publicized ballot initiatives. In unofficial results from the Montana Secretary of State, voters easily defeated I-186 by a count of 229,072 to 161,440. The initiative would have denied approval to any new hard rock...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 31, 2018

I-186 opponents discuss initiative

STOP I-186 Campaign members have been busy since mid June spreading their message about the proposed Initiative they say will have devastating impacts to both future and current mining operations as well as mining jobs in the Treasure State. STOP...

 

2018 General Election Results

Montana voted against two highly publicized ballot initiatives. In unofficial results from the Montana Secretary of State, voters easily defeated I-186 by a count of 229,072 to 161,440. I-185 was also defeated by a vote of 215,278 to 178,578. In...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 24, 2018

Northwestern Energy Meeting Next Week

Earlier this month, a power outage led to the cancellation of morning bus routes in the Whitehall School District. In June, numerous local businesses were affected by a 12 plus hour outage in the Whitehall and Cardwell areas. Local business owners...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 17, 2018

Campaign signs stolen, vandalized

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has responded to several recent complaints of vandalized campaign signs. "It always seems to be a problem during the campaign season," said Sheriff Craig Doolittle. " I have had several of my signs...

 

I-185 would raise tobacco tax to expand Medicaid coverage

Montana smokers could be on the hook for an additional $2 per pack if ballot initiative Initiative 185 passes. The tobacco industry is shelling out big bucks in hopes it won't happen. It's a big reaso...

 
 By MARTI LIECHTY    News    October 10, 2018

Major Support for Montana's public Universities Riding on 2018 Election Levy Vote

While talk of reductions at the University of Montana have grabbed a lot of the attention, the decisions Montanans make at the ballot box this fall may have much broader implications for the state's eight public higher education institutions....

 
 By ANNISA KEITH    News    October 10, 2018

Clerk's job emerges as unlikely Supreme Court fight

Decisions about the U.S. Supreme Court have turned into an intense partisan battle in Washington, but in Montana the only contested race for the high court is for the job of clerk. Three candidates are in the running for the seat. Rex Renk is a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 3, 2018

S.A. Neff Jr. visits Montana with passions of angling, bookbinding

In the fall of 2011, S.A. Neff Jr., loaded up his van and made the nearly 2,000-mile trip from western Pennsylvania to Montana. With a self-professed love of exploring rivers, Neff had heard from a...

 

Whitehall PBS Channel 49 moved

The local Whitehall PBS TV channel 49 has moved to TV channel 36. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) recently repurposed a block of frequencies in the upper TV band to make room for more...

 

Committee to address weeds

A new committee of Whitehall residents and business owners will soon be working together to address weed problems within town limits. The Whitehall Town Council voted unanimously last week to begin wo...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Sept. 10 1:32 a.m. – DUI—liquor, 3899 Hwy 287, Cardwell 3:19 a.m. – mental crisis, 460 Hwy 2 West, Whitehall 8:39 a.m. - traffic & roads-moving, I-90 eastbound, MM 256, Cardwell 1:20 p.m. - public safety-fire/smoke, Antelope Lane,...

 

Ambulance board selects JVEMSR

The Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District Board voted late last month to accept a Request for Proposal from Partners United for Live Saving Education (PULSE)/Jefferson Valley Emergency Medical Services and Rescue. PULSE/JVEMSR will now provide...

 

JLDC hosts annual meeting, awards

The Jefferson Local Development Corporation hosted their Annual Meeting on August 29th at the Boulder Fairgrounds. The event was a celebration of the non-profit organization's 20th anniversary. Guests...

 

Art displayed at town hall

There has been some beautiful recent additions to put on display at the new Whitehall Town Hall building. Earlier this summer, art from local residents was placed on the wall at the facility located at 207 E. Legion Ave. Mayor Mary Janacaro...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 29, 2018

Paving underway on MT HWY 55

Paving has begun on the Montana Department of Transportation South Roadways Project. Melissa Shannon of Strategies 360 reported the second lift (paving) started August 20 on MT HWY 55. She said the second lift will smooth the road out and travelers...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 29, 2018

4 locals attend tracking class

With the vast open spaces and geographical diversity of Jefferson County, a search and rescue organization is a necessity. Knowing they could be needed at anytime in any weather condition, continual...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 22, 2018

"A Fair of the Heart" kicks off this week

Ponies, parades, pies, puppets and prizes. They are all on tap at the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, 'A Fair of the Heart,' this weekend. The fair and rodeo kicks off Thursday, August 22 runs through Sunday, August 26, at the Jefferson County...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 15, 2018

King Concert August 16

When John King takes the stage Thursday, August 16 at the Rodeo Grounds in Whitehall he will be in a comfortable setting. The rising country music star grew in what he called a tiny town in northeast...

 

Madison County Fair continues a long run

"I pledge my head to clearer thinking; my heart to greater loyalty; my hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world." This pledge is that...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 8, 2018

Organizers pleased with 2018 event

Event organizers had many positives things to say about last month's Whitehall Frontier Days. Chamber Treasurer Jill Dove reported there were around 240 in attendance at the organizations July 28...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 8, 2018

John King concert next week

Tickets are currently on sale for two upcoming concerts in Jefferson County by rising country music star John King. A Georgia native who received significant national airplay for his song "Tonight,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 1, 2018

Cardwell celebration Saturday

There is going to be one heck of a birthday party this Saturday in Cardwell. The Cardwell School 100th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for August 4 starting at 10:30 a.m. The events at the school will include time for visiting and reconnecting,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 1, 2018

Madison County Fair next week

The Madison County Fair scheduled for next week in Twin Bridges should provide plenty of fun for area residents. With the theme of “Red, White and Blue…This Fair is For You!!!” the events will kickoff next week with barrel racing scheduled for...

 

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