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

The Volunteer Gap
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Across rural America, public safety volunteers are in decline. Their dwindling ranks are determining how fires are fought and how emergency medical care is provided. Rural communities that have long relied heavily on volunteers for these services are struggling to fill the gap. Read Article

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The 27th annual Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24th at Veterans Park in Boulder. With over 80 classic cars expected and free admission, the show is part of the weekend of festivities surrounding the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo. Read Article

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Citing health reasons, Dean Hildebrand resigned July 9 as Justice of the Peace for Jefferson County. Former Justice of the Peace Dennis Giulio is among “several individuals that will fill in until we can appoint [someone] and the new person takes over,” according to Commissioner Leonard Wortman. Read Article

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The Jefferson County commissioners recently approved funding maintenance and improvements at the county fairgrounds that should be completed in time for the annual fair and rodeo from Aug. 22-25. Read Article

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Animal care advocates have been pressing for more than a decade for a shelter in Jefferson County. On July 2, the Jefferson County Commission took a big step toward advancing the project, voting unanimously to put a mill levy for a Jefferson County animal shelter on the June 2020 ballot. Read Article

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The three Montana State University extension agents assigned to Jefferson County are at the heart of what happens here. They appear at city council and county commission meetings, community fairs and public hearings — seemingly wherever and whenever decisions are informed or made, and often … Read Article

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