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A group of Basin residents submitted their written alternative plan for improving the community’s water system, but near the end of a contentious discussion at the Sept. 8 Water and Sewer District meeting, the group’s spokesman, Jack Lundberg, threatened to dissolve the District.   Read Article

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A few ideas bubbled to the surface last week from residents who offered alternatives to the Basin Water and Sewer District’s plan to take out a loan to install water meters and put the Quartz Avenue pump house back online.  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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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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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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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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The Basin County Water and Sewer District is proposing changing its rate structure and issuing about $196,000 in bonds to pay for a host of system improvements. Property owners and customers are encouraged to attend — ideally by phone, given COVID-19 social distancing — a public hearing at t… Read Article

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Your local Jefferson County Radio DES (Disaster and Emergency Services) station will provide COVID-19 news and updates at the top and bottom of each hour for the duration of this emergency. Read Article

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When the Jefferson County commissioners voted March 19 to restrict public access to county offices and buildings to minimize the risk of exposure to and the spread of COVID-19, they acted with urgency — and, as a result, with no public notice. Read Article

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Reported cases of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes, came later to Montana than most of the rest of the country. But soon after the last edition of The Monitor was printed, local urgency heightened quickly: Jefferson County declared a state of emergency and limited ac… Read Article

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On Sunday evening, March 15, Jefferson High School Superintendent Tim Norbeck had just arrived at home. He had canceled a motorcycling vacation with friends in the Southwest; that was to have been his first break ever during a school year. Read Article

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Montana voters in state and overseas are scheduled to fill out their ballots between April 17 and June 2 to decide on Democratic and Republican candidates for Montana and national offices. A lot is at stake — the Governorship, Attorney General and Secretary of State, U.S. Senate and House se… Read Article

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Within hours of declaring a countywide state of emergency Thursday, Jefferson County’s commissioners approved a resolution restricting public access to county offices and buildings to minimize the risk of exposure to and the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Read Article

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Instances of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) had been reported in a few dozen states as of March 8, but not in Montana. Meanwhile, worldwide more than 100,000 infected people and over 3,600 deaths had been reported in 101 countries, according to the World Health Organization Situation Report, a… Read Article

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After Monday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline, Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Bonnie Ramey and the Office of Montana Secretary of State announced the candidates that filed for county and state offices, respectively. Read Article

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In February of 2019, Jefferson County launched discoverjeffersonmt.org, an interactive website to promote all things Jefferson County with an emphasis on recreation and tourism. The goal was simple – assist in creating an economic impact for the county. Jefferson County is perhaps the best k… Read Article

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On Feb. 1, students from Basin, Montana City and Boulder Elementary schools (photo unavailable) graduated from Jefferson County’s DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Instructor and Sheriff’s Deputy David Kosola taught 160 students this session. Read Article

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Animal Shelter & Care Committee, the all-volunteer group that’s working to establish an animal shelter for Jefferson County, is looking for Boulder-area and North County residents to join its foster care program. Read Article

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Boulder and Bull Mountain Volunteer Fire Departments responded Dec. 20 to their annual tradition of delivering Christmas cheer to students at Basin and Boulder Elementary schools. They also visited city and county offices along the way. Read Article

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An agreement between the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and Jefferson High School will allow cheerleaders and other athletes to practice in the otherwise unused gym on the former Montana Developmental Center campus. Read Article

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