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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 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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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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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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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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Drop off your plastics to be recycled while picking up fresh produce and more at the Boulder Farmers Market beginning Thursday.  Read Article

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Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) and yellow toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) are two closely related state designated noxious weeds that were inadvertently brought over from Eurasia.  Both damage farming, range lands and wildlands.  They have yellow flowers that look like garden snapdragon … Read Article

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The one screen theater in Whitehall, which remains the only movie venue in Jefferson County, and the rustic bar in Boulder, which doubles as the county’s only bowling alley, are looking forward to the end of restrictions due to COVID-19. Owners of both businesses are searching for a return t… Read Article

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Volunteers were out digging up the soil and clearing weeds recently in anticipation of spring planting season at the 21st Century Youth Garden on Main Street in Boulder. Read Article

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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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