► Judith Basin County
has a beautiful expanse of island mountain ranges with a sea of grass and wheat in between. The farmer, recreationist and sportsman all are at home here. (more
► The county seat is Stanford
located on Highway 87 between Lewistown and Great Falls. The county population is 2,329, according to the 2000 Census, in an area covering 1,869,886 acres. The per capita income according to 1999 estimates was $18,428 with a median household income of $26,198 in 1997. The largest industry is agriculture
and retail trade
followed by services, construction, wholesale trade and manufacturing.
► Major employers in Judith Basin County include Basin Angus, Hobson Insurance, Stevenson Angus, Hobson School
, Geyser School
, Stanford School
, Basin State Bank, and K's IGA Supermarket in Stanford.
has a small airport and there is a private air strip in Hobson
. There is no commercial air service in the county, but it is available in Lewistown (45 miles to the southeast or Great Falls, 60 miles to the northwest). BNSF provides rail service.
► Central Montana Medical Center of Lewistown has a satellite clinic
in Stanford. All services are available in Great Falls or Lewistown. The Judith Basin County Sheriff's Department
has a staff of five, located in Stanford. Montana Highway Patrol also has a patrolman stationed there. Rural fire departments and ambulance services provide emergency services
within the county.
have public swimming pools, as well as libraries
. Along with outdoor recreation
year round, popular events
include performances by the Judith Cultural Arts Society
throughout the area, the CMR Stampede Rodeo
and Garden Scarecrows
held in Stanford; the "What the Hay Contest"
between Hobson, Utica
; and the County Fair
► The MSU Experimental Ag Station
is located near Moccasin
and provides crop research for Montana farmers. The average rainfall in Judith Basin County is 24.58 inches and the average snowfall is 15.21 inches. The length of the average growing season is 115 days and the annual average temperature is 44.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
► Stanford Recycling
is a collaborative effort by the local USDA Forest Service and Horizons Community. This program was established for the betterment of our area. It was created in 2010 by leaders responding (more
► Renewing the Countryside
strengthens rural areas by championing rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable (more
► The Stanford Beautification Street Committee
is working hard to spread the word throughout our community to raise funding for the purpose of ensuring that permanent street repair becomes a reality for our (more
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