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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 Park Lake Campground and Picnic Area 5 miles west of Clancy reopened to the public on Monday as firefighters continued to mop-up a small wildfire that ignited near Park Lake on July 16.  Read Article

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UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. July 16: According to Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Public Affairs Officer Chiara Cipriano, firefighters have managed so far to limit the Park Lake fire to about 3–5 acres.  Read Article

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The new board of the Clancy Water and Sewer District—comprised entirely of former board members—was sworn in at the board’s meeting on June 22. It then began plotting a path forward for possible grant funding through the American Rescue Plan Act. Read Article

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Clancy Days and the Governor’s Cup running races both resumed their annual schedule on Saturday, allowing residents of Jefferson County to celebrate the warmth they felt from both the beaming sun on a nearly cloudless day and from their ability to finally gather again as a community. Read Article

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The Jefferson County Commission appointed three familiar faces to the Clancy Water and Sewer District board on June 8: Lori Gilliland, Bob Johnson and Bill Hammer returned to the board on which they had previously served before resigning in recent months.  Read Article

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This year, you can run the Governor’s Cup Marathon in your backyard even if you don’t live in Montana. After canceling last year’s race due to the coronavirus, this year’s event can be run virtually as well as in person. Read Article

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The Jefferson County Health Board held two back-to-back meetings on May 18 at the Clancy Elementary School. One turned out to be a mostly pro-forma exercise; the second was more contentious — leading to the resignation of Clancy Water and Sewer District (CWSD) Board President David Leitheiser. Read Article

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Clancy residents, who once confronted the prospect of switching to a public sewer system, now are facing another change when it comes to their septic systems. The Jefferson County Health Board has proposed the creation of a Special Management Area and Septic Maintenance Program, to be discus… Read Article

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Monica Linkenbach looks at her empty field off Warm Spring Creek Road in Clancy and sees striking, high-end events — tastefully designed weddings and showers, and lavish group date nights.  Read Article

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While the Clancy Water and Sewer District Board continues to consider the possibility of a centralized water system, the pastor of the Clancy United Methodist Church has voiced concerns that the financial burden of the project could cause the church to close. Read Article

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After a heated discussion that devolved into pointed jabs between Board members, the Clancy Water and Sewer District (CWSD) agreed to have a town hall meeting with the Jefferson County Health Board, County Commissioners, and the public at a date and place to be determined. Read Article

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The Jefferson County Sanitarian has recommended that the area lying within the current Clancy Water and Sewer District be placed under a special management area for septic systems in an attempt to improve water quality due to elevated levels of nitrates in some private wells.  Read Article

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The results of a community survey in Clancy so far show that close to half of those who responded do not support any action toward building the centralized water system being proposed by the Clancy Water and Sewer District.  Read Article

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Granny’s Wacky Prizes, Spleems, Tootles and a vision board  — it’s an odd-sounding group of concepts, but they’re part of a social and emotional learning model called PAX that Jefferson County wants to implement in more of its elementary schools over the next three years.  Read Article

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At the January meeting of the Jefferson County Health Board, County Commissioner Leonard Wortman brought up the possibility of declaring a “state of emergency” concerning ongoing water quality issues in Clancy — signaling frustration with the lack of movement toward alleviating the problem, … Read Article

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Due to community opposition for the Marks Ranch test well site at the Oct. 27 meeting, the Clancy Water and Sewer District (CWSD) has requested that Great West Engineering identify other possible sites. Read Article

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The future of the Clancy Water and Sewer District’s plan for a test well remains unresolved as Clancy residents both in and out of the district voiced their staunch opposition to the Marks Ranch test site at the September meeting. Read Article

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The Clancy Volunteer Fire Service Area Trustees are asking the Jefferson County Commissioners to allow it to double its fee to property owners from $95 to $195 a year as a way to provide needed revenue to cover recurring costs for a growing volunteer fire department.  Read Article

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In a meeting that focused heavily on fall sports, the Clancy School Board of Trustees discussed changes to the coming year due to COVID-19. While football was the primary concern for many who attended the meeting, cross country and volleyball were also addressed. Read Article

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The Clancy Elementary School Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider whether or not it will allow the Clancy Water and Sewer District Board to drill a test well on its property in its ongoing effort to create a centralized water system that would address long-standing water quality issues… Read Article

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The long-anticipated remodeling of Clancy Old Red Schoolhouse’s public restrooms is the latest in a series of projects headed by the passionate volunteers of the Clancy Old Red Schoolhouse Foundation and heavily funded by a community that heavily relies on the beloved and historic building. 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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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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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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