JeffCo Geographic
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I enjoy walking through cemeteries. Names of the past seldom used anymore and symbols of fraternal organizations long gone adorn old headstones. My local cemetery, the Jefferson City Cemetery, is the kind I enjoy most: unmaintained, overgrown, seldom visited, and with a good view. There is b… Read Article

Parenting Montana
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Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series on intentional communication, a way of communicating that deliberately fosters social and emotional skill development. The content was assembled by Barb Reiter, prevention specialist for Jefferson County, and sourced by Parenting Montana. Read Article

Parenting Montana
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Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on intentional communication, a way of communicating that deliberately fosters social and emotional skill development. The content was assembled by Barb Reiter, prevention specialist for Jefferson County, and sourced by Parenting Monta… Read Article

Jefferson County Trails
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Every trailhead holds the promise of delivery: an honest trail whisks you away, and returns you. The drive into Ninety Cent Gulch approaches a passage both physical and primal. The trail itself is a conduit. The hike up a low flank of the Elkhorn Range shunts you on a scenic capillary from t… Read Article

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On Sunday evening, March 15, Jefferson High School Superintendent Tim Norbeck had just arrived at home. He had canceled a motorcycling vacation with friends in the Southwest; that was to have been his first break ever during a school year. Read Article

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It looked like a lot of senior gatherings: a chatty group of folks, mostly in their 70s and 80s, with friends and family in a church basement, dining on quiche, pastries, fresh fruit, and other goodies. There was plenty of laughter, and a strong sense of camaraderie. Read Article

JeffCo Geographic
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Most years, our family goes to Butte on July 3 for fireworks and to experience the American lawlessness that only Butte and her people can provide. Late into the night when the show is over, we point our car north and climb the Continental Divide. There comes a point when we are slightly abo… Read Article

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Since 2013, Jon Bennion of Clancy has served as Montana’s deputy attorney general under Tim Fox, overseeing the Legal Services Division. Now, he’s aiming to become the state’s top law enforcement official; a year ago, he announced his bid for attorney general. Read Article

Jefferson County Trails
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At the head of a narrow gorge draining the Elkhorn Mountains, the historic town of Elkhorn settles into its ragged mound of mines. Though the weathered camp shoulders tarnish, winter roads trace haul grades that shuttled loads of ore and salt, miners and woodcutters, by rail or wheel or beas… Read Article

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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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