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 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 12, 2019

Hoagland appointed to Whitehall Council

The Town of Whitehall has a new council member in Ward 3. Shawn Hoagland was appointed Monday night to fill the position of council member Jason Good. Hoagland will start in the position July 8 and his term will run until the end of the year. The...

 
 By Tom Elpel    News    June 12, 2019

Missouri River Corps of Rediscovery: The Journey Begins

“This little fleet altho’ not quite so rispectable as those of Columbus or Capt. Cook were still viewed by us with as much pleasure as those deservedly famed adventurers ever beheld theirs; and I dare say with quite as much anxiety for their...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 5, 2019

Montana Mule Days this week

The 35th annual Montana Mule Days will take place later this week in Whitehall. The event that will be hosted for the third straight year at the Whitehall Rodeo Grounds is scheduled for Friday, June...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 5, 2019

Whitetail open house June 12

The Montana Department of Transportation is hosting an open house next week to discuss a proposed project to reconstruct two sections of Whitetail Road (Secondary Highway 399) in Jefferson County. The open house is scheduled to take place Wednesday,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 5, 2019

Whitehall Council seat vacant

The Town of Whitehall is currently seeking a Ward 3 Council Member. Alderman Jason Good resigned from his position last week. This will be the third new council member appointed in 2019. Ward 3...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 29, 2019

Giono receives 2019 Volunteer EMS provider of the year award

Whitehall resident Francis "Topper" Giono was honored last week for his longtime care and dedication as an Emergency Medical Services provider. The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHH...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 22, 2019

Whitehurst named 2019 Valedictorian

Whitehall High School senior Maggie Whitehurst can remember being a shy and silent girl who always sat in the back of her class during her freshmen year. Things sure have changed. Since Whitehurst...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 22, 2019

2 sworn into council seats

The Whitehall Town Council welcomed two new members Monday night. Katy James was sworn in as the new council member for Ward 2. She replaces Barb Gagnon who resigned from her position. Roy McBride is the new council member in Ward 3. He will replace...

 

Work resumes on Montana Highway 55

The Montana Department of Transportation is resuming work on MT-55 near Whitehall. Crews will be at work installing shoulder and centerline rumble strips the week of May 20 that are part of a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 15, 2019

Robbins hired as new 6-12 principal

There is a new grades 6-12 principal in Whitehall. The Whitehall School Board of Trustees voted May 8 to hire Melissa Robbins who is currently serving as a counselor for the district. She will take over for Hannah Nieskens who has been hired as the n...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 8, 2019

Sunlight closure impacts discussed

In late April, community leaders, business owners, and local residents came together to discuss the impacts of a possible closure at the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine. Tom Harrington of the Jefferson...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 1, 2019

Gun show returning to Whitehall

A gun show is returning to Whitehall for the first time since 2017. The Whitehall Gun Show is scheduled to take place Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15 at the Community Center located at...

 

Lawmakers Pass $10 Billion Budget

HELENA - On the final day of the 66th Montana Legislature, lawmakers completed their only state constitutionally mandated task by passing the bill that sets the budget for state agencies. House Bill...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 24, 2019

Edsall benefit Saturday, April 27

Whitehall area residents have long been known for their giving natures and helping out those in need. The community will once again come together this Saturday with the Jason Edsall Benefit scheduled at the Community Center. The event has been...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 24, 2019

Giono travels to Washington D.C. event

Earlier this month, Whitehall resident Francine Giono traveled to Washington D.C. to take part in the 2019 EMS on the Hill Day. Giono was one of three Montana members of the National Association of...

 
 By Shaylee Ragar    News    April 24, 2019

Montana Legislature Passes Infrastructure Bonding For First Time In Nearly A Decade

On a cold, January afternoon last year, Wendy Gerky got a call that someone could see water rising in her downtown Havre quilt shop. She thought it was joke. By the time Gerky got to her store,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 17, 2019

Reduction in force set for September 30

Barrick Gold officials are anticipating a reduction in force at the Golden Sunlight Mine on September 30. At a Community Transition Advisory Committee meeting last week, Mine General Manager Dan Banghart said an email was sent to employees April 10 i...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 10, 2019

Nieskens new Superintendent

The Whitehall School Board of Trustees did not have to look far to select a new Superintendent. The board voted 6-0 last week in favor of hiring current high school principal Hannah Nieskens. Trustee Jeff Briggs abstained from the vote. She will...

 

Black Tie Blue Jeans set for May 4

Get your sponsorship today for Whitehall’s biggest party and fundraiser - the 15th Annual Black Tie and Blue Jeans - coming up Saturday, May 4th at 5:30pm at the Community Center. This event is brought to you by the Jefferson Valley Community...

 

Montana House Advances Medicaid Expansion

HELENA -- The Montana House of Representatives voted 61-37 Saturday to pass a controversial bill to extend Medicaid expansion. The expanded program has enrolled nearly 96,000 Montanans to receive...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 27, 2019

Barrick officials announce final mill run at mine

Barrick Gold officials announced last week a final mill run to process gold ore at the Golden Sunlight Mine in Whitehall is currently scheduled for May. According to a release from the company, the mine has been approaching the end of its...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 27, 2019

Work continues on bus barn

The projected completion date for Whitehall Transportation's Dick Gustin Memorial Bus Barn is set for late May or early June. According to WPT Director Paula Hippert ,the project incurred a small...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 20, 2019

Sandbags available at Town Rec Complex

During her monthly report at Monday's Whitehall Town Council meeting, Mayor Mary Janacaro Hensleigh reminded residents that sandbags are available at the Recreation Complex. Hensleigh said with the all the snow Whitehall has had she thinks it is...

 
 By Shaylee Ragar    News    March 20, 2019

Montana Lawmakers Consider New Ways To Protect Against Aquatic Invasive Species

A prolific alien organism is closing in on Montana's ecosystem and could have dire consequences for food production, outdoor recreation and the economy if it crosses the state's borders. Aquatic...

 

Budget Hearings Kick Off Second Half of Session

The Montana House Appropriations Committee opened public testimony last week on House Bill 2, the bill that sets the budget for state agencies. Some of the most controversial changes come from the subcommittee that deals with the budget for the...

 

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