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Deer Lodge is the county seat of Powell County, Montana. The population was 3,111 at the 2010 census. The city is perhaps best known as the home of the Montana State Prison, a major local employer.  More museums and historical collections can be found here than in any other town in the Northwest.
Deer Lodge’s 1,500-acre Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site illustrates the development of the northern plains cattle industry from the 1850s to recent times. This was the headquarters of one of the largest and best known 19th-century range ranches in the country.
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, dedicated to the interpretation of the frontier cattle ranching era. This site was the home of Conrad Kohrs, one of the famous “Cattle Kings” of Montana whose land holdings once stretched over a million acres (4,000 km²) of Montana, Wyoming, and Alberta, Canada. The Grant-Kohrs ranch was built in 1862 by Johnny Grant, a Scottish/French/Metis fur-trader and trapper who encouraged his people to settle in Deer Lodge because of its pleasant climate and large areas of bunchgrass prairie, ideal for raising cattle and horses.
Deer Lodge was also once an important railroad town, serving as a division headquarters for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (“the Milwaukee Road”) before the railroad’s local abandonment in 1980.
The current Montana State Prison occupies a campus 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of town. The former prison site, at the south end of Deer Lodge’s Main Street, is now the Old Prison Museum. In addition to a former cell-block building, the museum complex includes a theater, antique and automobile museums, and a former Milwaukee Road “Little Joe” electric locomotive.

Deer Lodge. MT Weather Forecast

Local Time

4:33 pm

City Council Members

City Council Members

Mary Hathaway, Ward 1         mhathaway@cityofdeerlodgemt.gov

Thomas Malcomb, Ward 1      tmalcomb@cityofdeerlodgemt.gov

Robert Kersch. Ward 2             rkersch@cityofdeerlodgemt.gov

John Molendyke, Ward 2         jmolendyke@cityofdeerlodgemt.gov

Amanda Bohrer, Ward 3          abohrer@cityofdeerlodgemt.gov

Dick  Bauman,Ward 3              dbauman@cityofdeerlodgemt.gov

John Henderson, Ward 4         jhenderson@cityofdeerlodgemt.gov

John Skibsrud, Ward 4             jskibsrud@cityofdeerlodgemt.gov

Departments, Boards & Committees

City Council Committees

Council President: Rob Kersch

City Council Operations Committee:

Chair: Rob Kersch               Members: Mary Hathaway; Dick Bauman

Economic Growth & Development Committee:

Chair: Mary Hathaway       Members:  Amanda Bohrer; John Henderson

Finance Committee:

Chair:  Dick Bauman          Members: Mary Hathaway; Rob Kersch; Dick Bauman

Parks & Recreation Committee:

Chair: Amanda Bohrer           Members: John Molendyke; John Skibsrud

Public Health and Safety Committee:

Chair: Rob Kersch                    Members: Tom Malcolmb; John Skibsrud

Public Works Committee:

Chair: John Molendyke           Members: Tom Malcomb; John Henderson

City Council Board Representation

City Council Board Representation

City Council Board Representation:

Airport Board:                                     John Skibsrud

County Parks Board:                        John Molendyke

Chamber of Commerce Board:   John Henderson

Headwaters RC & D:                        Brian Bender, Dick Bauman

Historic Preservation Board:      Mary Hathaway

Landfill Board                                 Rob Kersch

Local Emergency Planning Committee:  Tom Malcomb

Library Board:  Amanda Bohrer

Planning Board:

Youth Board:   Amanda Borher

City Facilities

City Facilities

Deer Lodge City/County Airport
Airport Road, Deer Lodge

Animal Shelter
5 N. Berg Street, Deer Lodge

City Hall
300 Main Street, Deer Lodge

Deer Park Golf Course
838 Golf Course Rd, Deer Lodge

William H Kohrs Memorial Library
501 Missouri Avenue, Deer Lodge

Parks:

Jaycee Park :  519 Higgins Ave
Ball Fields, Picnic Areas, Playground, Community Garden, Recreational Trails

 West Side Park : 701 W. Pennsylvania Ave
Basketball Court, Picnic Areas, Playground

Arrowstone Park : South Main Street
Paved Riverfront Walking Trails, Boat Ramp, Fishing Pier, Pond

Public Works Facility
408 Pavilion Lane, Deer Lodge

City of Deer Lodge Wastewater Treatment Plant
198 North Frontage Road, Deer Lodge

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