Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 5/19/1999

May 19, 1999

Voters in both Whitehall and Cardwell approved proposed increases in property tax mill levies during the May 18 school elections. Whitehall voters approved a $21,807 mill levy for the Whitehall High School by an 181-116 vote.

Depressed gold prices claimed 28 more victims on May 18 when Golden Sunlight Mine announced it reduced its workforce by 28 employees. The mine employs 209, so the layoffs - about a 14 percent workforce reduction - will reduce the Golden Sunlight workforce to 181. Gold prices are hovering below $280 per ounce, and Golden Sunlight officials have said the mine n...


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