The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Editorial: Sixty-five would be the right call


October 5, 2016

The Jefferson County Commissioners were recently sent an analysis from the Montana Department of Transportation in regards to the possibility of lowering the speed limit for a majority of Homestake Pass.

The analysis states that for a ten-mile stretch of the pass, it is recommended the speed limit should be lowered in both east and westbound lanes from 75 to 65 miles per hour.

This is a stretch of highway that is used often by local residents and it can be downright nasty during inclement weather.

It can be sunny in Whitehall, and a whole nother world on top of the pass.

Taking a serious...

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