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From October 2022 to February 2023, the Jefferson County Museum plans to look back at the history of Glacier National Park with an exhibit of antique photographs curated by collector Lee Silliman, with Silliman himself presenting a lecture associated with the exhibit on Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. Read Article

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North Jefferson County Public Libraries will receive a much anticipated delivery of items including new chairs and tables on Sept. 28, courtesy of a $4,000 ARPA grant allocated to the district to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the libraries. Read Article

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The Jefferson Local Development Corporation board voted in favor of buying the Roberts Building – located on the northwest corner of Whitehall’s interchange with Interstate 90 – for $850,000 during its Sept. 21 meeting.  Read Article

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According to an email from Jefferson County Public Health Department Clinic Coordinator Molly Carey, as of Sept. 19, Jefferson County has a total of 3,012 reported cases of COVID-19,  with five active cases and a total of 25 recorded deaths related to the virus. There has not been another co… Read Article

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This summer, Montana City School took on the challenge of maintaining and improving students’ educational and social well-being by hosting two programs: summer school and a social skill camp. Both appear to have been successful. Read Article

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During a Jefferson County Commission meeting Sept. 12, Jefferson Local Development Corporation Project Officer Leah Lewis, who administers American Rescue Plan Act funds, shared updates on the community’s “ARPA journey,” sharing what applications she’s receiving and what applications she hop… Read Article

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At Bingo night Sept. 7, spirits seemed high at The River, with Billy Bullock the Bingo caller pulling out all the stops, wearing a wig, an oversized hat, a dress and even high heels.  Read Article

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Clancy will get another chance at a clean, centralized water system free of the harmful nitrates permeating private wells throughout the area, after the Clancy Water and Sewer Board approved a test well draft easement agreement during its Aug. 30 meeting, selecting a property owned by Steve … Read Article

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Boulder has been selected to participate in the 2022 Reimagining Rural Virtual Gathering that is designed to bring some fresh ideas about how to create a vibrant future for rural communities across Montana.  It has been a challenging year and organizers hope to help local volunteers and lead… Read Article

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The Jefferson High School Board of Trustees approved significant increases to the school’s 2023 budget for transportation, adult education and utilities to reflect price inflation and revitalize programs during its Aug. 16 meeting. Read Article

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A week before the first day of school, Jefferson High School administrators and parents received the news that students could no longer park their vehicles at the Jefferson City Volunteer Fire Department to catch the school bus, leaving administrators scrambling for another solution and pare… Read Article

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The Jefferson Local Development Corporation (JLDC) announced its Business of the Year award winners at its annual members dinner Aug. 17 at the county fairgrounds in Boulder. Read Article

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When construction workers unearthed a set of bones while digging the Town Pump stormwater retention system on Aug. 10, news of the discovery – and speculation associated with it – quickly spread throughout Boulder, even traveling as far as Livingston. Read Article

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The Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have both installed updated digital communication systems, enabling the county’s dispatch function and local ambulatory and fire departments to pursue a federal initiative referred to as the “next g… Read Article

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It’s late afternoon in August. You look out your window and a typical bright summer day is suddenly growing very dark. You step outside and the air is filled with a thick brown haze blotting out the sun, and you can hardly make out your neighbor’s house across the street. The wind is howling… Read Article

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On Aug. 10, construction workers at the Boulder Town Pump discovered a set of bones 12.5 feet underground, which the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office later identified as animal remains. Read Article

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At its monthly meeting Aug. 15, the Boulder City Council approved a plan by the Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce to move an events sign currently in front of the memorial at the northwest corner of Veterans Park.Chamber President Bruce Binkowski said the Chamber plans to move the south-facin… Read Article

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Jefferson County, the City of Boulder, and the Town of Whitehall are participating in an update to the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The updatung process includes input from the public regarding perceptions of hazards and mitigation opportunities. All residents are welcome to provide feed… Read Article

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put in place waivers giving all school children access to free breakfasts and lunches through the National School Lunch program. Now, with the height of the pandemic past, the FDA has mostly discontinued the waivers — and so… Read Article

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When Tafadzwa “T” Nemuseso, a traveling nurse from Zimbabwe and Florida, received his first assignment in December 2021 to the Intensive Behavioral Center in Boulder, his search for affordable housing led him to a small-scale residence in an unlikely location. Read Article

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For 27 years, Sanitarian Megan Bullock has kept track of septic tank permits issued in the county — the “pulse of the economy,” as she says. So she knows: Jefferson County is witnessing a septic boom. Read Article

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The Rocky Mountain Development Council, known locally as Rocky, will bring resource specialists to the Boulder/Basin Senior Center on August 11 to discuss benefits available to area seniors. Justin Belgarde and Anita Linden will describe Medicare resources and programs offered by Rocky and i… Read Article

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Over the last two years, the county’s public health department has become highly visible – and unaccustomedly provocative — as it has stewarded the area’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it will ask voters to keep paying the bills. Read Article

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Facing the rising costs of fuel and the lack of available nearby housing, some Jefferson High School teachers struggle to continue working in and connecting with the community of Boulder, causing some to leave their career behind in favor of job opportunities closer to home. Read Article

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Clancy School, along with other schools in Jefferson County, has struggled to fill several staffing positions in preparation for the 2022-23 school year. Further complicating the school's difficulty finding job applicants is a trending increase in class sizes, which may prevent the school fr… Read Article

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On July 26, momentum picked up for the Animal Shelter and Care of Jefferson County, as  workers began leveling land for the placement of a garage, breathing new life into hopes for a facility. This construction comes thanks to local donations and fundraising following two failed attempts at … Read Article

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