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 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...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 2, 2020

Looking Back at 2019: Busy Year at Whitehall Schools

It was a busy year in 2019 for the Whitehall Schools. In April, the school board voted 6-0 in favor of hiring current high school principal Hannah Nieskens as the new Superintendent. She took over...

 

Officials discuss meat processing facility

Over the past few months, the idea of a Co-operative Meat Processing Facility in Jefferson County has sparked an interest from local producers, government officials, and local organizations. The idea was once again discussed last week at a joint...

 

Music festival announces bands

In August of 2020 the Rockin' The Rivers Musical Festival will be celebrating their 20th year at the event held at the "Bridge" near Three Forks. To celebrate the festival scheduled for August 13 to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 18, 2019

WHS recognized by national publication

For the third consecutive year, Whitehall High School has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best high schools in Montana. Whitehall was listed by the publication as the 14th best out of 104 ranked schools in the state....

 

Fire chief steps down

Longtime Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jeremy Ward has resigned from his position. The Whitehall Town Council approved his resignation at their monthly meeting on Monday. Ward has served in the position for 7.5 years. He has taken a...

 

Donald Trump Jr. stops at Whitehall business

Local residents who have driven by Whitehall Truck and Towing are sure to have seen both the large United States and pro-President Donald Trump flags at the location on Montana Highway 55. The flags...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 27, 2019

Caverns holiday tour tickets on sale

Whitehall area residents will soon have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Holiday Candlelight Tours at Lewis and Clark Caverns. Tickets will go on sale for the popular annual candle lantern-lit...

 

Council discusses forming police force

The Whitehall Town Council is exploring forming their own police department. They also want to examine contracting out the town's garbage service. The governing body voted unanimously last week to start taking a closer look at both issues. Town...

 

Vehicle Damages School Property

On the evening of Friday, November 15 between 11 pm and midnight, a small silver crossover SUV drove south down Main Street and straight through the elementary school fence. The chain-link fence is certain to have caused noticeable damage and...

 

School play November 14, 15

The Whitehall High School's drama department performances of "When Bullfrogs Sing Opera" are scheduled for November 14 and 15 starting at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. After many long hours practicing for the play, director Marci Whitehurst has...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 13, 2019

Chamber sets 2020 event dates

At their annual meeting last week, Whitehall Chamber of Commerce members voted to approve several event dates for 2020. The approved dates for 2020 include Black Tie Blue Jeans on March 14, Easter...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 6, 2019

Whitehall voters select three council members

In unofficial results from the November 5 general election, voters in the Town of Whitehall cast their ballots for three new members of the Whitehall Town Council. According to Jefferson County Election Administrator Bonnie Ramey, no candidates...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 6, 2019

Chamber annual meeting Thursday

The annual meeting of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is this week. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 7 at the Borden's Building Conference room. The board of directors meeting is...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 30, 2019

Ballots mailed, 3 seats Council seats up for grabs

Ballots have been mailed for the 2019 Whitehall Town Council. Two-year term seats are opening in Ward 1, 2, and 3. Incumbent Logan Reiff (Ward 1), Katy James (Ward 2), and Roy McBride were elected by...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 23, 2019

Council approves new public works employee

After a lengthy discussion, the Whitehall Town Council voted 3-2 last Tuesday to hire Ron Noe as a third public works employee. Council members Logan Reiff and Shawn Hoagland voted in approval of the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 16, 2019

Inmate escapes custody

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is continuing their search for an inmate who escaped from custody late Friday. According to the Sheriff's Office, Tory Gee escaped October 11 from the Jefferson County Detention Center at 10:25 p.m. Gee, 27,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 9, 2019

'Screams Come True' headed to Whitehall

Attendees from across Southwest Montana will have their "Screams Come True" later this month in Whitehall. Dubbed as a unique two-weekend event, the "Screams Come True" haunted house experience is scheduled for October 18 and 19, and October 25 and 2...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 2, 2019

Tailings project takes step forward

The Golden Sunlight Mine's tailings processing project is one step closer to reality. According to mine general manager Dan Banghart, Barrick Gold recently approved the mine advancing the project with detailed engineering and preparing for a permit...

 

It's Homecoming week in Whitehall

With a theme of "We Are the Trojans," it's Homecoming week in Whitehall. Whitehall High School students will take parti n various activities and will be competing in a variety of competitions...

 

Tailings reprocessing projects could extend life of mine

A tailings reprocessing project could breathe new life into the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall. At last week's Community Transition Advisory Committee Meeting, Steve Lloyd said the TSF 1...

 

WFD responds to calls, McClusky Fire near 3,000 acres

It was a busy day for area firefighters last Wednesday. According to Whitehall Volunteer Fire Chief Jeremy Ward, the department responded to three calls September 4, all in the Milligan Canyon area west of Three Forks. Ward said the department was...

 

High School, Junior High Rodeo this weekend

There will be plenty of local athletes in action this weekend at the annual Whitehall High School and Junior High Rodeo. The rodeo is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, Septembe...

 

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