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

By Jack H. Smith
Whitehall Ledger 

Sunlight closure impacts discussed


Melissa Jenkins

Tom Harrington discusses the Golden Sunlight Mine.

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 Local Development Corporation and MSU Extension Office said he wanted to host a community meeting to take a look at the closure aspects from a community perspective.

Barrick officials announced earlier this year a final mill run at the mine will take place in late May.

Jefferson County Commissioner Leonard Wortman expressed concern about the loss of taxes. He said while the taxes are not going...

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