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Despite ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, upcoming projects and several injections of relief funds from the federal government, Jefferson County and the city of Boulder are working through this fiscal year with budgets kept mostly level from last year. The Jefferson C… Read Article

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The Montana Highway Patrol will give away office equipment and furniture, and an assortment of other items, for free at a community day this Saturday that will also feature free hotdogs and drinks, opportunities to meet troopers and tour a mobile DUI processing center, and, possibly, a Highw… Read Article

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Following the Oct. 6 publication of a story about the Fuller Subdivision in Boulder, and in reference to a quote about the subdivision application's compliance with city regulations, Planning Board Member Sue Pasini clarified in an email to The Monitor that "I did not imply I was against the… Read Article

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What could the South Campus of the former Montana Developmental Center and the lands south of the fairground look like in the years and decades to come? County leaders aren't yet sure, but they're coming up with ideas and taking public comments in an attempt to figure it out.  Read Article

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Clarification: Following the publication of this story, and in reference to her quote about the subdivision application's compliance with city regulations, Planning Board Member Sue Pasini clarified in an email to The Monitor that "I did not imply I was against the entire subdivision; just c… Read Article

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For a third consecutive weekend, a massive plume of smoke rose from the mountains south of Boulder and towered over the town and surrounding terrain to the north and east, depending on the wind. But the smoke this past weekend was different: It was more from fires intentionally lit by the fi… Read Article

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Cool temperatures and occasional rain showers slowed the growth of the Haystack Fire south of Boulder on Sunday and early this week after the fire exploded to more than 10,000 acres on Saturday, but dangerous fire conditions forecast for later this week and this weekend could accelerate the … Read Article

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The Haystack Fire east of Elk Park and southwest of Boulder has grown to more than 1,760 acres and is burning in the upper reaches of the Little Boulder River drainage after high winds, low moisture and hot temperatures helped the fire run about 1.5 miles to the northeast last week, expandin… Read Article

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An abandoned house on the northeast side of Boulder burned to the ground around mid-afternoon on Sunday. As of Monday morning, no injuries had been reported and the cause of the fire remained unknown.  Read Article

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The city of Boulder is closer to deciding how it will spend money it received from the American Rescue Plan Act, planning to put most of it toward repairing a water distribution system that an engineering assessment showed is in need of major repair and improvement. Read Article

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The Jefferson County Commission unanimously voted to approve the city of Boulder’s request for $110,000 in county American Rescue Plan Act funds to purchase and transport a building from Jim Darcy Elementary School north of Helena to use as a child care facility in Boulder.  Read Article

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Multiple wildfires ignited and burned around Jefferson County in the past week, including the 60-acre Gatlin Gulch Fire southwest of Boulder that ignited on Friday and is being fought by a federal incident management team.  Read Article

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The future of a child care initiative spearheaded by the city of Boulder is unclear after two Jefferson County Commissioners were split on Tuesday over whether to spend $110,000 in county American Rescue Plan Act funds to purchase and transport a building from Jim Darcy Elementary School nor… Read Article

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The Jefferson County Commission allocated $250,000 each to the Basin and Clancy water and sewer districts, out of the $891,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds the county received for local water and sewer projects, leaving almost $400,000 remaining. The remaining funds could be distributed… Read Article

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The Boulder City Council formally requested $110,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds from Jefferson County to purchase a building from Jim Darcy Elementary School north of Helena to use as a child care facility. The request for county ARPA funds will be discussed at the July 27 County Comm… Read Article

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Boulder is currently in the market for—and, according to City Council President Drew Dawson, "really needs"—reliable ambulances. Boulder Ambulance Services currently has two ambulances, both of which are more than 20 years old, but a grant the city is vying for could help replace one of the … Read Article

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A June 23 story about a new Boulder Cemetery ordinance incorrectly stated the name of the city attorney. The Boulder City Attorney is Ed Guza. June 16 and June 23 stories about the Bullock annexation misspelled the name of a senior planner with Great West Engineering who consulted the city o… Read Article

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The Center for Mental Health has delayed opening its counseling office in Boulder, but its plan to open a local office is still in the works, according to Jefferson County Mental Health Local Advisory Council member Kathy Rux.  Read Article

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Two newcomers will vie for a Boulder City Council seat currently held by Sherry Lepley, who is not seeking reelection. Mayor Rusty Giulio and City Council President Drew Dawson are running for reelection unopposed.  Read Article

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The Boulder Police Department has been unstaffed since June 21, when acting Police Chief Jordan Grimsrud resigned. At the City Council meeting on June 21, the council authorized Mayor Rusty Giulio to begin negotiating a contract with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enfor… Read Article

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Montana's top law enforcement agency will soon call Boulder home, but not quite as soon as originally planned: The Montana Highway Patrol's ongoing transition from Helena to the North Campus of the former Montana Developmental Center is expected to be complete by early August, pushed back fr… Read Article

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Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the city attorney. The Boulder City Attorney is Ed Guza. The story has been updated. Read Article

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Editor's note: A previous version of this story misspelled the name of a senior planner with Great West Engineering who consulted the city on water rights and usage. His name is Jerry Grebenc. The story has been updated. Read Article

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Local artists, craftsmen, farmers and other vendors will return to Veterans Park to sell their goods at the year’s first Farmers and Artisans Market on July 1. The market, which is sponsored by the Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce, will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday through the sum… Read Article

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Editor's note: A previous version of this story misspelled the name of a senior planner with Great West Engineering who consulted the city on water rights and usage. His name is Jerry Grebenc. The story has been updated. Read Article

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The Center for Mental Health will bring counseling services to an office in Boulder Catholic Church’s parish hall starting June 25. Licensed Clinical and Professional Counselor Jessica Gruber from the CMH in Helena will offer in-person counseling appointments every Friday from 1–5 p.m. Read Article

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The city of Boulder will receive $281,622 in federal funds for water and sewer projects as part of the American Recovery Plan Act passed earlier this year. This money is in addition to $325,940 in general ARPA funds the federal government designated for Boulder.  Read Article

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