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The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2020 population data for cities and unincorporated places. The new numbers aren’t surprising: Communities in Helena’s orbit, to the north, have accounted for nearly all of Jefferson County’s overall growth. Boulder and Whitehall, meanwhile, have stayed abo… Read Article

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Despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, upcoming projects and several injections of relief funds from the federal government, Jefferson County and the city of Boulder are working through this fiscal year with budgets kept mostly level from last year. The Jefferson C… Read Article

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The Montana Highway Patrol will give away office equipment and furniture, and an assortment of other items, for free at a community day this Saturday that will also feature free hotdogs and drinks, opportunities to meet troopers and tour a mobile DUI processing center, and, possibly, a Highw… Read Article

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Following the Oct. 6 publication of a story about the Fuller Subdivision in Boulder, and in reference to a quote about the subdivision application's compliance with city regulations, Planning Board Member Sue Pasini clarified in an email to The Monitor that "I did not imply I was against the… Read Article

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Students are back in schools, and so is the coronavirus—but this year, schools across Jefferson County have so far maintained relative normalcy and continued in-person instruction without seeing large outbreaks of the virus or reverting to widespread remote learning and mandated mask wearing.  Read Article

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What could the South Campus of the former Montana Developmental Center and the lands south of the fairground look like in the years and decades to come? County leaders aren't yet sure, but they're coming up with ideas and taking public comments in an attempt to figure it out.  Read Article

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Clarification: Following the publication of this story, and in reference to her quote about the subdivision application's compliance with city regulations, Planning Board Member Sue Pasini clarified in an email to The Monitor that "I did not imply I was against the entire subdivision; just c… Read Article

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For a third consecutive weekend, a massive plume of smoke rose from the mountains south of Boulder and towered over the town and surrounding terrain to the north and east, depending on the wind. But the smoke this past weekend was different: It was more from fires intentionally lit by the fi… Read Article

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Cool temperatures and occasional rain showers slowed the growth of the Haystack Fire south of Boulder on Sunday and early this week after the fire exploded to more than 10,000 acres on Saturday, but dangerous fire conditions forecast for later this week and this weekend could accelerate the … Read Article

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The Haystack Fire east of Elk Park and southwest of Boulder has grown to more than 1,760 acres and is burning in the upper reaches of the Little Boulder River drainage after high winds, low moisture and hot temperatures helped the fire run about 1.5 miles to the northeast last week, expandin… Read Article

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Previous reporting on coronavirus cases and other health issues described Molly Carey as the "Boulder medical clinic coordinator." Carey is the clinic coordinator for the Jefferson County Public Health Department, which shares the Taylor Medical Building in Boulder with an SCL Health clinic.… Read Article

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An abandoned house on the northeast side of Boulder burned to the ground around mid-afternoon on Sunday. As of Monday morning, no injuries had been reported and the cause of the fire remained unknown.  Read Article

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As classes get underway this week and next, Montana school and county health officials are grappling with how a new state law that bans vaccine discrimination should apply to quarantine orders for students and staffers exposed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Read Article

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An Aug. 25 story about memorial awards and dedications at the Jefferson County Fair incorrectly stated the name of the late Anika McCauley’s husband. His name is Jim McCauley. Read Article

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Fire restrictions across Jefferson County have been rolled back from stage-two restrictions to stage-one restrictions—allowing, among other activities, campfires in designated areas and the operation of motor vehicles off-trail where otherwise normally allowed.  Read Article

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Due to an editing error, an Aug. 18 story about a sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Jefferson County incorrectly referred to the Headwaters Country Jam as having already occured. The concert was held Aug. 19–21.  Read Article

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The city of Boulder is closer to deciding how it will spend money it received from the American Rescue Plan Act, planning to put most of it toward repairing a water distribution system that an engineering assessment showed is in need of major repair and improvement. Read Article

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The Montana City School and Clancy Water and Sewer District will likely receive funding for proposed water projects through competitive grants offered by the state with money from the American Rescue Plan Act; the Basin Water and Sewer District is unlikely to receive funding, as is a propose… Read Article

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