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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Facing a complicated and lengthy approval process for water rights needed to start construction, Boulder developers have scaled back plans for a proposed housing project near the city cemetery. Read Article

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As summer brings in the swimming season, the nation is predicted to face what CNBC news called the “worst chlorine shortage this country has seen.” Like municipal pool operators across the nation, the City of Boulder last week found itself scrambling to find chlorine tablets that would keep … Read Article

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For decades, Boulder residents have walked their dogs among the markers of the city cemetery. This simple pleasure — which turns out to be prohibited by the city —could now be at risk. Read Article

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Workers on May 12 installed a backing on the gateway sign on the south end of Boulder — in part to improve visibility, but also (on the back) to promote the Boulder Chamber and Jefferson County. Read Article

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The Boulder City Council on Monday began wrestling with the question of how it will spend over $300,000 in federal relief funds — and with the possibility that more aid will follow. Read Article

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On June 2, the Boulder Elementary School will bid farewell to 10 graduates — and to Maria Pace, its superintendent and principal since 2012. Pace will become director of special education at the Prickly Pear Cooperative in East Helena.  Read Article

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The City of Boulder faces the possibility of a year and a half review by the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) of water rights that would make possible construction of a housing development near Boulder Cemetery. Read Article

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More rodeo could soon be coming to Boulder:  The Jefferson County Rodeo Association last week announced plans to host a new, two-day competition on Independence Day weekend. Read Article

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Last March 12, the Boulder-Basin Senior Center served what would turn out to be its last lunch for more than a year. (For the record, the menu that day featured oven herbed chicken with brown rice, steamed broccoli, garden salad, and fruit medley.) The COVID-19 pandemic had just hit Montana,… Read Article

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A retention pond designed to alleviate stormwater runoff will likely not be part of the Town Pump expansion, according to Boulder Mayor Rusty Giulio. Read Article

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The Boulder City Council passed a resolution at its March 15 meeting “enthusiastically” supporting the Montana Highway Patrol moving its operations to the former Montana Development Center campus.  Read Article

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A Helena man plead guilty to assault, a charge that involved a Boulder police officer during a 2019 welfare check in the city.  Read Article

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The Montana Highway Patrol is eying a portion of the former Montana Development Center campus for part of its operation — a move that could bring more than 20 employees to Boulder and assist with the reuse of the facility that has sat vacant since 2018. Read Article

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The Montana Development Center campus in Boulder is now under the ownership of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services - a transfer that removed the land trust designation on the property. Read Article

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