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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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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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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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Tory Vincent Gee, the man who escaped from Jefferson County Detention Center last Oct. 11 and was apprehended a week later in Lake County, was sentenced April 8 to five years in prison. Read Article

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Lerum Auto in Boulder is open for business — but you wouldn’t know it. The repair shop is exempt from Gov. Steve Bullock’s March 26 closure order, but “it’s really, really dead,” said owner Dana Lerum. “There’s one possible job coming, I’m not sure. I’ve been in business since 1976, and I’ve… 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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The board overseeing the allocation of the Boulder Development Fund recently realized it had misunderstood a crucial deadline, but the state agency behind the $500,000 money pot has worked with the board in hopes that no funds will go unused. 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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The Montana Department of Transportation seeks public comment on a proposal to chip seal 9.6 miles of Highway 69 south of Boulder, beginning at reference post 22.2 and extending north to the intersection of Elkhorn Road at 31.8. 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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