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The Boulder Monitor met online with two graduating Jefferson High School seniors on May 21, Hadassah Auch of Boulder and Mariah Maichel of Montana City. They both volunteered to share their views. They told us how COVID-19 has affected their senior year, they looked toward the future, as wel… Read Article

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Montana City School will celebrate its eighth grade graduates with individual yard signs and videos to be posted on Facebook and given to parents as a keepsake. The signs will be placed along McClellan Creek Road. Read Article

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A man who intended to press the brakes instead hit the gas and drove his tan Chevy SUV over a curb and into the side of an apartment at Big Boulder Residences on May 20 at 5:40 p.m., according to Boulder chief of police, Joe Canzona and a complaint filed in Jefferson County Justice Court. Read Article

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Jefferson County ranchers have struggled for the past five years with falling prices and rising expenses, but the COVID-19 crisis has exposed another crack in the system — a supply chain backup, leading to uncertainty for producers planning to sell their stock in the fall.  Read Article

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Area medical clinics have so far been able to obtain adequate supplies to conduct COVID-19 testing, with those results being processed by the state Public Health Lab, said Karen Wandel, RN, department supervisor for Jefferson County Public Health. Read Article

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While teachers of academic classes have adapted their lessons to mostly online platforms for remote learning due to COVID-19, some hands-on curriculum instructors have had a harder time.  Read Article

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Boulder Hot Springs Inn, Spa and Retreat Center plans to re-open its outdoor pool and allow limited guest stays after Gov. Steve Bullock last week issued new guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Read Article

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The Montana Department of Health and Human Services reported a third COVID-19 case in Jefferson County on Monday, but at least one local official complained that the information was misleading. Read Article

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The Whitehall Biological Weed Control Project is up and running this season, modified a bit due to COVID-19.  The first step is looking for eight to 10 Canada thistle fungus release sites.  This will include two visits to each site, (May/early June) to set up a long-term sampling transect.  … Read Article

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Jefferson High School and Basin and Clancy elementary schools are the latest Jefferson County schools to decide not to reopen for the remainder of the academic year.  Read Article

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The long-anticipated remodeling of Clancy Old Red Schoolhouse’s public restrooms is the latest in a series of projects headed by the passionate volunteers of the Clancy Old Red Schoolhouse Foundation and heavily funded by a community that heavily relies on the beloved and historic building. Read Article

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Jefferson County residents had an opportunity to listen to the views of three candidates running for the Senate District 38 seat in the Montana Legislature during an April 29 forum, sponsored by The Boulder Monitor.  Read Article

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Candidates vying to represent Jefferson County in the Montana Legislature fielded questions ranging from mental health to an aging population to partisanship during a forum April 27, hosted by The Boulder Monitor.  Read Article

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On April 27, The Monitor hosted the first of its 2020 Candidate Forums, featuring primary candidates for House District 75: Republican Marta Bertoglio of Clancy; Republican and incumbent Greg DeVries of Jefferson City; and Democrat Bryher Herak of Basin. Here's a link to the full recording o… Read Article

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A Boulder boy facing five sex offense charges and being tried as an adult in Montana Fifth Judicial District Court in Boulder might face two trials after a judge ruled in favor of the defense’s motion to sever, or separate, one charge from the other four. Read Article

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Parent survey results from four county schools — Jefferson High School and Boulder, Montana City and Clancy elementary schools — showed that parents of K-8 students are more inclined to remain closed, while the high school parents are about equally split on the question of reopening.  Read Article

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The usage-based water rates that will replace flat rates in Basin on June 1 will mean unchanged monthly bills for residential customers and reduced bills for business customers -- so long as their usage does not exceed 10,000 gallons a month. Read Article

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A Jefferson County judge declined a request to reduce bond for John Russell Howald, 43, of Basin, who is accused of multiple counts of criminal endangerment, as well as assault on a county deputy.  Read Article

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Haley Pesta, a Jefferson High School senior, was selected by Oro Fino Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution to receive the $500 Montana State Society DAR Traveling Scholarship for 2019-2020. A resident of Jefferson City, Pesta will attend Helena College University of Montana to study … Read Article

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Getting the gear needed to protect health workers and first responders during the COVID-19 crisis has “been a bit of a struggle,” according to Doug Dodge, Jefferson County disaster and emergency services coordinator Read Article

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Jefferson County has managed to keep the number of COVID-19 cases down to two, and it’s been a few weeks since those individuals — a man and a woman — tested positive, said Karen Wandel, RN, department supervisor for Jefferson County Public Health.  Read Article

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Boulder’s Main Street has grown quieter than usual as a result of Gov. Steve Bullock’s directives asking Montanans to shelter in place and closing all but essential businesses. For two of the latter, L&P Grocery and Elkhorn Pharmacy, business amid the COVID-19 threat has not been as usua… Read Article

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