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A community is, ultimately, the sum of its people. Jefferson County is a spot on the map, but it is discovered only in part through its hills, streams, and by-ways. The true way into the soul of a place is to know the lives of those who call it home. Read Article

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Plans to redevelop the MDC campus are still in limbo. The Cowboy Hall of Fame didn’t happen. But lots did. A look back at the moments, good and otherwise, that shaped 2019 in Jefferson County.  Read Article

JeffCo Geographic
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There are 170 streams in Montana named Spring Creek, and three of them are in Jefferson County. One contributes to Little Whitetail Creek, just below where the McClusky Fire burned for two months last summer; another is a small tributary to Turnley Creek and its beaver dams just west of the … Read Article

Jefferson County History
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Friends Steve Olson of Bernice and Eric Moe were on the Continental Divide at Champion Pass, straddling Jefferson and Powell counties. To get there they drove up the Boulder River Road from Bernice; had they continued down the other side they would have come into Deer Lodge. Read Article

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Boulder United Methodist Church members, preparing for their holiday bake sale, set up an assembly line for apple pies at Fellowship Hall Dec. 1. Read Article

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Active Parenting Classes at Boulder Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 14 and 21. A proven program that encourages cooperation, communication, responsibility, courage and self-esteem at a time when the parent is most influential in a child’s life. There is no cost to attend th… Read Article

JeffCo Geographic
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Some 70 million years ago the magma of the Boulder Batholith rapidly cooled underground. The rapid cooling in conjunction with high water content resulted in fractures which formed pathways for water to carry metals in a solution throughout chunks of a block of igneous rock 70 by 40 miles in… Read Article

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The Whitehall Farmers Market is Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Legion Street Park. Visit booths featuring homemade products, baked goods and jams, and artisans’ works. For more information call 406-287-2260. Read Article

Hiking Jefferson County
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Whoever said, “You can’t squeeze water from a stone,” never struck the sweet spot southwest of Basin that cracked the cleft of Sullivan Gulch. One of few creeks in the Boulder area that retains a population of westslope cutthroat trout, Sullivan Gulch cradles a history in its upper reaches f… Read Article

Counseling Corner
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So what does the typical school morning look like in your house? Quiet conversation over a leisurely breakfast, everyone dressed and ready to depart on time, all their books, papers and lunch neatly packed and ready to go? No? Not quite? More like a minor riot with lots of stress? If so, it’… Read Article

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