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A man charged with assaulting a Boulder Police officer in late November 2019 pleaded not guilty to the felony offense in Montana Fifth Judicial Court in Boulder Jan. 8. He also pleaded not guilty to criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Read Article

From the Jefferson County Public Health Department
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It is that time of year: The holidays are over, your house is cleaned up, but the visitors left more than a box o f chocolates. You thought your tiredness was a result of all the festivities, but now your head and throat hurt, your muscles ache and “a bug” has settled into your lungs. Read Article

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Jefferson County and three state agencies recently signed an agreement a county commissioner described as a “positive and necessary step” for the potential handoff to the county of part of the former Montana Developmental Center campus. Read Article

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Sometime before the middle of next year, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office expects to upgrade its 9-1-1 system. People who call 9-1-1 in emergencies may not notice much difference – but behind the scenes, the Office could provide faster, more efficient service. Read Article

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One thing not to fear about this year’s inaugural Halloween events in Boulder and Whitehall was failure. Organizers of both — “Big Rock Fright Nights” and “Screams Come True,” respectively — were pleased with how things went and plan to make them even better next year. Read Article

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A “strange noise” caught the attention of a Jefferson County Detention Officer and led to his discovery that inmate Tory Vincent Gee was “not in his cell” prior to his escape the night of Oct. 11, Sheriff Craig Doolittle said Friday morning a few hours prior to Gee’s capture in Lake County. Read Article

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Preparations have been underway for “Big Rock Fright Nights” at Jefferson County fairgrounds: Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 11 pm; Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Whitehall is celebrating Halloween, too, with “Screams Come True” at … Read Article

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On first glance, the Jefferson County budget seems straightforward: The County anticipates total spending of $22.1 million in the 2019-20 budget year, down 3.3% from its 2018-19 budget. State law limits how much counties can increase property taxes from year to year, so there are rarely big … Read Article

2019 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo
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How can you put a price on a good, home-baked pie? Actually, it’s not that hard: You put a fast-talking auctioneer on a table-top, fill a barn with a few dozen highly competitive folks, and let the bidding begin. At the Jefferson County Fair’s annual baked goods auction on Saturday night, th… Read Article

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