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 By Jack H. Smith    News    December 5, 2018 

Chamber Lights Contest returns

The deadline is nearing for the 2018 Whitehall Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lights Contest. Entries for the contest are due to the chamber by Friday, December 7 at 10 a.m. Houses must be fully decorated and lit for judging by December 8. Winners...

 

Meeting to discuss new Veterans home

An informational meeting about the Southwest Montana Veterans' Home is set to take place Friday, November 30 at the Whitehall Community Center. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. According to local Veteran Gary Redfern, the meeting will also...

 

County Commmission Update

Hi Folks We didn't have a regular meeting last week. I hope everyone had a very great Thanksgiving. Carole and I were able to go help with the free dinner at the Stageline Pizza on Thanksgiving Day. Event Coordinator, Bruce Binkowski and his wife Chr...

 

Documentary to highlight career of Davis

Cowboy Strong – The Man Behind the NFR Legacy in Vegas, a special one-hour documentary produced to chronicle the incredible career of Shawn Davis, will air on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, November 25 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET. The program will...

 

Whitehall Schools honor Veterans

The Whitehall School District honored those who have served last week at the annual Veteran's Day Program. The program included a 100th year celebration of Armistice Day in 1918 by Whitehall fifth...

 

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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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...

 

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