UPDATE VIA JUDITH BASIN DES & JUDITH BASIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE::
County Buildings closed due to Coronavirus! (open by appointment only - read info below)
● By Resolution #FY2020-17, the Judith Basin Commissioners have ordered the Courthouse and all county buildings to be locked at 5pm on Friday, March 27, 2020. Most offices will still be open 8am-5pm daily, but will be accessible by appointment only.
● Sheriff's Office may be accessed at anytime by calling 566-2212.
● MSU Extension office will be CLOSED until further notice. Email Katie with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
● The Treasurer's Office is only taking appointments from 2-5pm daily.
● All other offices are taking appointments from 8-5 daily. Please call ahead, so the office you'd like to visit can have someone meet you at the door. During your visit, please continue to respect social distancing recommendations.
● EMS Coordinator and County Commissioners will continue to be at the Courthouse on Tuesdays only.
● To get on the Commissioners' Agenda, contact Clerk & Recorder Amanda Kelly at Ext #110
- Courthouse Main Line: 406-566-2277
- County Attorney: Ext #115 or Ext #118
- Clerk of District Court: Ext #113
- Justice of the Peace: Ext #117
- Clerk & Recorder: Ext #109 or Ext #110
- Treasurer: Ext #111 or Ext #112
- Commissioners: Ext #106 or Ext #107 or Ext #108
- DES: Ext #128
- EMS: #126
Road Department: 566-2241
Sheriff's Office: 566-2212
For more information, you can also visit their website at
Now through December 1, 2018 :: This program is intended for Judith Basin County families that need extra help during the Holiday Season. If your family is in need of assistance this year, Operation Santa applications are available in all Judith Basin County Post Offices and Schools. The deadline is Dec. 1st.
The Montana Department of Transportation recently completed a speed study at the intersection of Hwy 87 and Hwy 80, i.e., the exit to Stanford at Woody's Fuel Stop.
Based on MDT’s findings, the speed limit here will soon be reduced from 70 mph to 60 mph.
The new speed limit signs are expected to be installed mid-November, MDT’s Bailey said, ideally before the ground freezes and before the MDT crew is busy with snow removal.
Public Hearing on Speed Limit Ordinance, May 30 at 10 a.m. in the Commissioners' office, located in the Judith Basin County Courthouse. See the legal section on page 11 of the Judith Basin Press for details.
Website and E-edition now available to subscribers
By Jacques Rutten
Beginning today, there are two new ways to get local news and advertising delivered to you. The Judith Basin Press is proud to announce a brand new website and e-edition for the newspaper.
The new website will feature all of the news that shows up in the print edition. It will be compatible with computers, phones and tablets. There will also be an e-edition available, which will be an exact digital replica of that week’s printed newspaper.
The website will feature local weather, links to local businesses, archives of recent articles, photo galleries and much more.
What this means for readers is there are now three options for getting local news: 1. The print edition of the Judith Basin Press. 2. The e-edition of the Press. 3. Or through the new website at www.judithbasinpress.net. You can use any or all of these options. For subscribers in Montana, the price is the same for all three options.
The e-edition is also a great option for people who live out of the county or out of state. Instead of waiting for their print edition to be delivered by mail, they can now get their news delivered by email to their inbox every Thursday morning.
The new website will be updated each week, and throughout the week when there is breaking news happening. A handful of stories will be available for free to everyone, but most of the content will be available only to paid subscribers.
If you are already a subscriber to the print edition, you will have full access to the website and e-edition for no extra charge. You just go to the website and get registered, then you can have full access to the website and you can choose to have the e-edition emailed to you each Thursday morning. If you are not a subscriber, now is a great time to get signed up.
For those of you who are happy with your print edition, and don’t want to change a thing, that is fine too. You will continue to receive your print edition of the Press just as you do now.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions for how we can improve the new website and better serve our customers.
For questions or more information, call the Press office at 566-2471 or email email@example.com.