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New Extrication Equipment For Fire Department, Thanks to Monetary Donations

State of the art extrication equipment was purchased by the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department thanks, in large part to a $10,000 donation from the Ladies Auxiliary, which runs the Country Store by...

 

Whitehall Community Master Plan Seeks Public Input

The Town of Whitehall has received planning funds from the Montana Department of Commerce Big Sky Trust Fund to develop a Community Master Plan. In collaboration with Town leaders, Jefferson Local Development Corporation, and Headwaters RC&D, a...

 

Proposed Resurfacing Project on MT Highway 69 in Whitehall

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to resurface about 6 miles of Highway 69, in Whitehall. The project begins at the intersection of Whitehall Street and Legion Avenue...

 

Town Cannot Join JVRAD Without County Action First

At the September Town Council meeting, held on Monday, September 13, Town Clerk and Treasurer Allissa Christensen reported that a ballot question voting to join the Jefferson Valley Ambulance District (JVRAD) could not be placed on the November ballo...

 

DEQ Releases Record of Decision for Mine Amendment at GSM

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released a Record of Decision for the Golden Sunlight Mines Inc.’s (GSM) amendment application to Permit No. 00065 for the proposed tailings reprocessing project. The Golden Sunlight Mine is...

 
 By PAM HANNA RN    News    September 8, 2021

Finding a Balance with CDC Guidelines and Montana's Recent Legislature

Public health departments in Montana have been assessing how to balance CDC’s guidance related to vaccinated individuals with Montana’s recent legislation prohibiting discrimination based on vaccination status. This summer the CDC updated...

 

Whitehall Homecoming Week SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WHS 2021 HOMECOMING Tuesday, September 7: • Pep Rally @ 9AM in Varsity Gym • Softball Tournament on Football Practice Field • WHS Volleyball vs Manhattan Tigers • WHS JV Football vs Jefferson...

 

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the GSM Tailings Reprocessing Project Now Available

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Golden Sunlight Mines Inc.’s (GSM) amendment application to Permit No. 00065 for the proposed Golden Sunlight Mine tailings...

 

Introduction to the Town of Whitehall Community Master Plan

The Town of Whitehall, with funding secured by Headwaters RC&D from the Montana Department of Commerce Big Sky Trust Fund, has authorized the development of a Community Master Plan. Stahly Engineering is working with a local committee on the plan, wh...

 

Jefferson Valley Community Foundation Grant Cycle Open

Jefferson Valley Community Foundation’s annual Fall Grant Cycle is now open for applications. Applications can be made for a JVCF Grant and/or the $2500 Barrick-GSM Grant. The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation (JVCF), 501(c)(3) charitable organ...

 

13th Annual Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce Music and Arts Festival Saturday, September 11th

It will be a full day of music with vendors and food at the 13th Annual Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, September 11th at Veterans Park in Boulder. The music begins at 11 am and will continue all day until 7 pm...

 

Whitehall's Montana History "Live" Bringing Bannack Back to Its Glory Days September 16-19

Montana History “Live”, a Whitehall non-profit, prides itself on historically accurate interpretation of time periods, from the 1600s to the late 1800s. Whitehall locals Mark and Sharon Brown...

 

Name of Fatality on Second Street in Whitehall Released

Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle has released the name of the individual who died August 15th on Second Street after a vehicular traffic incident. Jakob Allen Washburn was 24 years old. The incident is still under investigation and no...

 

Downey Sweeps MontanaFair in Billings

Thirteen year old Zane Downey took the MontanaFair in Billings by storm, winning three of the most prestigious awards available at the largest of Montana's summer season Junior livestock shows....

 
 By Arlene Weber    News    August 25, 2021

East of the East Side Book Discussion at Museum

The Jefferson Valley Museum is hosting a discussion of the new non-fiction book "East of the East Side" with Christy Leskovar on the evening of Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the museum barn....

 

Careys and the Devils Fence Beef Raising Delicious Meat

Hard work and determination are difficult things to taste, unless you’re feasting upon some of the Carey brothers Devils Fence Beef. Bo and Justin Carey are fifth generation cattle producers, with...

 

Man Tracking Course at Indiana U Brings Participants From Across the Country

We see it in the movies - a crime; a footprint on the ground; and then someone who immediately knows which way the culprit went. Well, the science behind tracking isn't immediate, but it is...

 

Petition for Radar Sign Approval by MTDOT Available at Ledger

A petition for approval of the proposed radar signs on Whitehall Street and Legion Avenue is now available at the Whitehall Ledger Office. The office is normally open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday unless closed to cover a story. Two petitions are...

 

Rescuers recover body of hiker missing in the Beartooth Mountains

Rescuers have recovered the body of missing hiker Tatum Morell. Tatum was discovered by climbers on Saturday, August 21 well below the Whitetail couloir. Two Bear Air and the Yellowstone County...

 

Controversial BLM Outfitter Permit Open for Public Comment

An application for an amendment to an outfitting permit has drawn criticism on local social media pages. The amendment from Montana Trophy Outfitters (owned and operated by Whitehall native Forrest Lewton), was applied for through the Bureau of Land...

 

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

DREAMIN': Queen Titania (Rachel Cendrick) looks adoringly upon her new love, all due to Puck's misplaced love potion at Sunday's performance of a Midsummer Night's Dream at the Main Street Green. The...

 

Fatal Traffic Incident on Second Street

Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle informed the Whitehall Ledger of a fatal traffic incident, which occurred Sunday, August 15 around 8 p.m. on Second Street in Whitehall. The victim, an adult male whose name has not been released, died...

 

Madison County Fair Snapshots

JUNIOR CHAMPIONS: (From left) Kaylee Klapan: Junior Dog Showing; Rylee Randall: Junior Goat Showing; Cooper Montgomery: Junior Sheep Showing; Braxton Walker: Junior Hog Showing....

 

Rockin the Rivers Snapshots

HANDS TO THE SKY: Rockin' the Rivers brought the crowds to the Bridge amphitheater between Cardwell and Three Forks this weekend. Skillet was a fan-favorite, bringing raucous cheers from the...

 

Council Approves Resolution for Subdivision Fees; Approves Sheriff Contract

At the August Town Council meeting, held Monday, August 9 at the Town Hall, councilors approved resolution 2021-13 for adopting fees for subdivision reviews. The resolution sets forth a schedule of subdivision fees which will be required of the...

 

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