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The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases continues to inch up in Jefferson County, and as of Thursday morning, there are 32. Active cases have decreased, however, to four at this time, according to the Jefferson County Public Health. Of those 32 positive cases, 28 individuals have recovered. H… Read Article

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A system of multi-use trails running throughout Boulder, with the first segment targeted along the Boulder River, is being proposed as a way to add connectivity throughout the city. Read Article

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For several years, the Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce has faced inconsistent engagement with its members and turnover among its leadership. Some say it has struggled to articulate its mission and strategy.  Read Article

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While there are some activities moving forward as part of the Jefferson County Rodeo, a large portion of the annual event — the Northern Rodeo Association-sanctioned professional competition — was not approved by the county’s health officer. Read Article

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The Jefferson County Commission will consider changes to its burial ordinance to possibly allow for the construction of above-ground tombs or mausoleums.  Read Article

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BOULDER – Crews will begin replacing two pipe culverts carrying the Little Boulder River beneath Whitetail Road (S 399) with one larger box culvert on Friday, Aug. 7. Whitetail Road will be closed between Broken Limb Road and Hot Springs Road while the work is performed. During the closure t… Read Article

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The Clancy Elementary School Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider whether or not it will allow the Clancy Water and Sewer District Board to drill a test well on its property in its ongoing effort to create a centralized water system that would address long-standing water quality issues… Read Article

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One of the recurring complaints lodged against the Basin Water and Sewer Board at a recent community meeting was that the residents do not believe they were adequately informed of the plans to take out a loan to install water meters and make repairs to the system.  Read Article

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One mobile home owner has taken advantage of a new incentive program to remove derelict units, and there are three pending applications, according to Jefferson County Sanitarian Megan Bullock.  Read Article

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The Meadowlark Ridge Homeowners Association recently erected a “School Bus Stop Ahead” sign in the subdivision. One young resident of the neighborhood, Oli Davis, 9, was part of the process in getting the sign put in the ground, according to Bud Siderits, president of the MLRHOA. Read Article

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 The new Clancy Bookseller of the North Jefferson County Library District will be open Tuesdays, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25, 1-4 p.m. in the Old Red Schoolhouse meeting room; and the new Montana City Mini-Bookseller will be open the entire month whenever that library is open. Read Article

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The Jefferson High School Board of Trustees were given three options to address a host of facility issues, with the most expensive being a new school, estimated at $19.2 million for construction alone, according to Jason Davis, principal/partner with SMA Architects. Read Article

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The Basin County Water and Sewer District Board spent three hours last week defending its plans to install water meters and borrow $196,000 for repairs that have resulted in a rate change that began June 1.  Read Article

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Montana City School released its reopening plan for this fall, which includes a five-day a week schedule and a request for parents to transport their students when possible as the pandemic continues to be a threat, according to the draft plan released Monday. Read Article

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A month before classes begin, school administrators are facing challenges that, in any other year, would seem routine. How will kids pass safely in the corridors? Where and when will they eat lunch?    Read Article

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Farmers Market Master Connie Grenz was surprised to find Boulder’s business license ordinance stapled to her letter informing the city of the Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce’s plans to use Veterans Park for the market again this year.  Read Article

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Montana, surveillance testing designed to serve as an early warning system to prevent large outbreaks and keep businesses open is increasingly becoming ineffective, public health officials told Montana Free Press. Read Article

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Laura Harris went shopping for masks last week at the L&P in Boulder. The grocery store not only sells surgical-style face masks, but it recently added a display rack of more fashionable face coverings, designed to forgo with the ear loops — a feature Harris was interested in. She snappe… Read Article

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The Jefferson County Salary Compensation Committee is recommending a 2% cost-of-living wage increase for elected officials, with the plan for that to trickle down to the sheriff’s deputies and county employees, according to Commissioner Cory Kirsch. Read Article

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Maintenance to the transmission system will necessitate a power outage from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 21 for NorthWestern Energy electric customers in Basin. The work will improve service reliability for customers in the area. Read Article

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Creating a dedicated theater and drama area, replacing modular classrooms with permanent structures and updating the athletic facilities were a few of the recommendations made by an architectural firm hired by the Jefferson High School Board of Trustees to assess the building.  Read Article

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Boulder has two new signs announcing to motorists that they are entering the city via north- and south-bound Highway 69. The signs are the result of a two year process for the Boulder Transition Advisor Committee’s marketing arm, which developed the Boulder brand and logo that is featured on… Read Article

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Amanda Brown grew up in a small, quaint town called Strafford in Vermont, which had about the same population as Boulder, she said. She remembers the day her dad told her that being a part of a community comes with responsibilities, and it was her responsibility to give something back to the… Read Article

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