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The Montana City School and Clancy Water and Sewer District will likely receive funding for proposed water projects through competitive grants offered by the state with money from the American Rescue Plan Act; the Basin Water and Sewer District is unlikely to receive funding, as is a propose… Read Article

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A fire that began on a propane grill on July 17 tore through a Montana City home, causing no injuries but destroying the home and prompting a massive firefighting response that prevented the blaze from becoming a wildfire.  Read Article

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Jefferson County's North Tax Increment Finance Industrial District is operating at a deficit and unable to afford expenses and bond payments that exceed revenue, and leaders are unsure of the district's path forward.  Read Article

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How do you define modesty? That was the question at the May 12 Montana City School board meeting, when possible new language was introduced for the school dress code for the 2021-2022 student handbook. Read Article

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When Montana City School went remote in November for an extended period due to COVID-19, it was able to use additional CARES Act funding to cover the ongoing costs associated with the pandemic.  Read Article

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Two of the Montana City Volunteer Fire Department newest firefighters recently observed pump operations conducted by trained and experienced MCVFD firefighters during Static Water Supply training at MCVFD Station 1. Jacob Quinn, (far left) studies the finer points of operating the fire engin… Read Article

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Montana City School released its reopening plan for this fall, which includes a five-day a week schedule and a request for parents to transport their students when possible as the pandemic continues to be a threat, according to the draft plan released Monday. Read Article

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Montana City School will celebrate its eighth grade graduates with individual yard signs and videos to be posted on Facebook and given to parents as a keepsake. The signs will be placed along McClellan Creek Road. 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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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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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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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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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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Montana City Library is now open 30 hours a week: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at 1 Jackson Creek Rd. Read Article

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In February of 2019, Jefferson County launched discoverjeffersonmt.org, an interactive website to promote all things Jefferson County with an emphasis on recreation and tourism. The goal was simple – assist in creating an economic impact for the county. Jefferson County is perhaps the best k… Read Article

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On Feb. 1, students from Basin, Montana City and Boulder Elementary schools (photo unavailable) graduated from Jefferson County’s DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Instructor and Sheriff’s Deputy David Kosola taught 160 students this session. Read Article

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