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HELENA — The state of Montana has exonerated 15 people wrongfully sent to prison since 1997, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. Some of them have sued the state for millions of dollars. Read Article

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With two historically large events scheduled for August, the Jefferson County Health Board discussed eliminating the cap on event attendance that had been put in place due to the pandemic at its April 13 meeting.  Read Article

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The Jefferson County Health Department (JCHD) has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s single-does COVID-19 vaccine based on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation.  The two federal agencies recommended the pause af… Read Article

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In late 2020, the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved for use in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On December 23, 2020, Jefferson County Health Department received its first allotment on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. We were overjoyed. There was cheering and singing and a few tears of relief… Read Article

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A retention pond designed to alleviate stormwater runoff will likely not be part of the Town Pump expansion, according to Boulder Mayor Rusty Giulio. Read Article

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A Clancy woman tells the story of going from denial to acceptance of her mother’s dementia and offers hope for others in a similar situation Read Article

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HELENA — A bill that would restrict a specific kind of funding local governments can use for streets, parking and other infrastructure projects is drawing criticism from opponents who say it could irreparably change a process cities heavily rely on.  Read Article

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Remnants of the western mining industry make up the newest exhibit at the Jefferson County Museum. This exhibit features images of an historical remnant critical to the nineteenth century mining industry in the Western states — the stone or brick kiln.  These large ovens allowed materials to… Read Article

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BOZEMAN — Just when it seemed like the snowpack was on the right track to rebound from the dry December and January, March yielded substantially different weather patterns than the cold and wet conditions experienced during February. Read Article

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A records request for ballot envelopes in Missoula County has generated allegations about the 2020 election results, and given legislators fodder for debates about changing statewide election laws. Read Article

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While the Clancy Water and Sewer District Board continues to consider the possibility of a centralized water system, the pastor of the Clancy United Methodist Church has voiced concerns that the financial burden of the project could cause the church to close. Read Article

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A bill enabling the Montana Highway Patrol to move its headquarters to Boulder is making its way through the legislative process, but Sgt. Jay Nelson is still watching and waiting, as he won’t consider it a done deal until all the pieces are signed off by the governor.  Read Article

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Wayne Berkas of Montana City offers to pay for his two boxes of Thin Mints Saturday as members of Daisy/Brownie Troop 3270 look on at their booth in front of the Sweet Spot in Boulder. In addition to the classic Thin Mints and Trefoils, the Girl Scouts this year is offering Lemon Do-si-dos, … Read Article

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Children on the hunt for Easter eggs in Clancy on Sunday also enjoyed spring-like temperatures that soared to nearly 70 degrees — allowing for a show of  Easter finery. The hunt was also the first in two years, as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being lifted. The hunt was sponsored by the C… Read Article

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Mocha looked a bit anxious as Dr. Cory Tebay of Western Veterinary Service in Whitehall vaccinated the dog Saturday while owner G.W. Alexander lent a steadying hand.  The vaccination clinic, held at Volunteer Hall at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, was sponsored by the Animal Shelter and C… Read Article

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Now firmly into the second half of the Legislative session, Jefferson County’s two elected representatives at the state capitol met with constituents at the third legislator forum, hosted by The Boulder Monitor and the Boulder Transition Advisory Committee, via Zoom on Sunday evening. Read Article

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After a heated discussion that devolved into pointed jabs between Board members, the Clancy Water and Sewer District (CWSD) agreed to have a town hall meeting with the Jefferson County Health Board, County Commissioners, and the public at a date and place to be determined. Read Article

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The month of March has nearly ended and a number student activities and competitions have taken place. Winter sports have concluded and a couple of Panthers gained All-Conference and All-State recognition for basketball.  Rachel Van Blaricom was named 1st Team All-Conference and All-State, a… Read Article

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HELENA — As lawmakers implement a 2020 ballot initiative that legalized recreational marijuana, supporters of a bill that would change the ballot initiative process say it would increase transparency and protect Montanans from out-of-state interests. Critics say it would threaten the public’… Read Article

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The following Jefferson High School students made academic All-State. The student athletes need to have lettered in his or her sport and had a 3.500 or more GPA during the time they were competing.  Read Article

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=HELENA — In June of last year, Missoula County voters narrowly agreed on a 2 cent per gallon gas tax to help pay for  infrastructure projects. Now, lawmakers are advancing a bill that would overturn that decision and remove the option for other local governments to tax gas sales with voter … Read Article

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The Boulder City Council passed a resolution at its March 15 meeting “enthusiastically” supporting the Montana Highway Patrol moving its operations to the former Montana Development Center campus.  Read Article

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The Jefferson High School Business Professionals of America Presentation Management Team, composed of Josh Smerker, Jamie Rimestad, Ellen McLean and Hayden Smerker, took first place in the state competition, beating out 10 other teams from across Montana. The Video Production Team of Luke Ec… Read Article

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A Helena man plead guilty to assault, a charge that involved a Boulder police officer during a 2019 welfare check in the city.  Read Article

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