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At the January meeting of the Jefferson County Health Board, County Commissioner Leonard Wortman brought up the possibility of declaring a “state of emergency” concerning ongoing water quality issues in Clancy — signaling frustration with the lack of movement toward alleviating the problem, … Read Article

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Since Jefferson County’s long term health officer’s contract was not renewed last September, the county has been served by Sandy Sacry, a Health Board member and nurse, who had agreed to take on the position on an interim basis.  Read Article

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HELENA — Week two of the legislative session has concluded and there are 80 working days left before the 2021 legislative session comes to a close. The House of Representatives has been off to a productive start for the people of Montana.  Read Article

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HELENA — A bill under consideration by the Montana Legislature would give legislators more opportunity to check emergency powers granted to the governor in long-running disaster situations like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read Article

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Being short-handed didn’t dampen the fire for the Panther wrestlers, who nailed four wins over the weekend, including a 34-33 victory over eastern Montana’s powerhouse team, Colstrip.  Read Article

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JEFFERSON COUNTY —If you are currently using tobacco whether it be cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, or a combination of these and looking to quit, the Montana Tobacco Quit Line can help. With new and updated programs, you can quit your way by finding the program, coaching style, … Read Article

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HELENA — Lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee got their first look at a bill Friday that would add a new way for couples in Montana to divorce.  Read Article

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HELENA — The Montana Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would strike a section from Montana law saying law enforcement officers commit a misdemeanor if they deny enforcing state or county health orders. Read Article

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Sam Samson of Boulder received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday at the Jefferson County Public Health Department. It was administered by nurse Kim Franchi. The department began implementing Phase IB on Jan. 13, and it includes those age 70 and over, those age 16-69 wi… Read Article

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Montana’s 67th legislative session began on Jan. 4. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to move Montana forward and create jobs and economic opportunity for my constituents. The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected communities across Montana, and Montanans are counting on us t… Read Article

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The 67th Session of the Montana Legislature convened on Monday under extraordinary circumstances. Not only do Republicans hold every statewide office and both chambers of the Legislature, but we begin our work with unified government under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Article

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A Jefferson County judge denied a motion to suppress evidence against Devlin Howard, 39, of Helena, who was charged with assaulting a Boulder police officer and possessing drug paraphernalia after a welfare check in 2019.  Read Article

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Dirt is moving at Town Pump in anticipation of its upcoming expansion. The company is in the process of leveling a site so that it can relocate its diesel island, according to Dan Sampson, Town Pump construction and development manager. The main project is expected to begin in March. The Cit… Read Article

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Gary Craft with the Boulder Kiwanis Club presented $500 scholarship checks to Ethan Smartnick and Jadyn Bellander after completing their first college semester. Smartnick attends Montana Tech and Bellander is attending Montana State University. The Boulder Kiwanis members are proud of both s… Read Article

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A quarantined Anaconda team sidelined the Panthers without a match on Friday, but the team went on the next day to defeat Malta and make a strong showing against last year’s state runner-up, Huntley Project, on the Red Devils’ home turf.  Read Article

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HELENA — Members of the House Business and Labor Committee heard testimony Monday about a bill that would protect and reward whistleblowers who report  possible securities fraud. Read Article

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State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen, pictured right, joined Boulder Elementary School fifth graders for lunch Monday after her swearing-in ceremony. Arntzen was in Boulder at the invitation of Superintendent and Principal Maria Pace, left. (Photo courtesy of the Montana Office of Pubic Instruction) Read Article

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Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Jefferson County and health officials are following official recommendations on how those will be distributed, beginning with healthcare workers who have direct contact with patients and long-term care facility staff and residents, according to the P… Read Article

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As the State Legislature’s biennial session gets underway this week, Jefferson County’s two legislators are set to advance a handful of bills, including a proposal to allow children of military families to enroll in school before establishing residency, and another that would add a designati… Read Article

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HELENA — Members of the House and Senate kicked off the 2021 Legislature in person at the state Capitol on Monday, formally convening and electing leadership for what may be a turbulent 90-day session during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Article

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Tourism, encouraging business innovation, housing and coordinating health care were among the top priorities selected during a recent Economic Recovery meeting hosted by Headwaters Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Area Inc. Read Article

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Some Basin Elementary School students appeared to put a bit more animation into Christmas songs than others during an outdoor concert for the community on Thursday, Dec. 17. The students practiced social distancing while performing favorites such as “Frosty the Snowman,” the “12 Days of Chri… Read Article

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The Basin Water and Sewer District Board has asked the City of Boulder to assist with running its water system after its operator quit in November due to the ongoing controversy over proposed improvements that had included installing water meters.  Read Article

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A fire near Park Lake reported to the Clancy Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) this past weekend was the result of Forest Service slash piles that had been burned by the Forest Service days earlier, according to CVFD Fire Chief Tracy Leibbrandt. Read Article

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Some Basin Elementary School students appeared to put a bit more animation into Christmas songs than others during an outdoor concert for the community on Thursday, Dec. 17. The students practiced social distancing while performing favorites such as “Frosty the Snowman,” the “12 Days of Chri… Read Article

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Have you noticed the white minivan driving around the City of Boulder with the advertising “Whitehall Public Transportation”? Whitehall Public Transportation is actively working in Boulder providing transit services to those in need. Services began in July 2020, and due to the pandemic, pass… Read Article

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Dr. Mike Gallagher, an orthopedic trauma surgeon with Montana Orthopedics, St. James Healthcare, received the coronavirus vaccine last week along with his fellow health care professionals.  Read Article

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Amid a months-long stand-off over a location for a test well, two of the three existing Clancy Water and Sewer District Board members have resigned — leaving the board originally designed for five members with only one.  Read Article

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Reducing the COVID-19 quarantine period from 14 to 10 days is being requested by at least two Jefferson County school divisions and administrators, and is based on new data from the Centers for Disease Control.  Read Article

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