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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

2020 Election
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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

Jefferson County Health Department
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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 incumbent on the Jefferson High School District No. 1 board was outvoted in a recent election where four candidates vied for two open positions on that board and three candidates ran to fill two open seats on the Montana City School district board — the latter a race in which the incumben… Read Article

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In what organizers hope will be the first of many “house concerts” in Basin, two touring nationally-recognized musicians will join local musician MJ Williams for a Thursday, May 3 performance. Doors for the concert, to be held at 90 Basin Street, open at 6:30 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. Read Article

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