By Jean Pocha
of the Pathfinder 

Deer Lodge School District unification passes


November 16, 2023

The Deer Lodge School District unification passed 876-520 on Nov. 7.

Rural areas in Avon, Elliston, Gold Creek, Precinct 2 (from Garrison to the Deer Lodge Fairgrounds), Helmville and Ovando voted against the proposition 156-290.

“I hope it’s a good change and beneficial to all involved,” Kelley Knight, Powell County Deputy Clerk and Recorder said. “The cards will play themselves out eventually.”

About 35% of registered voters participated in the election.

According to Rick Duncan, Superintendent of both Powell County High School and Deer Lodge Elementary, there will be no immed...

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