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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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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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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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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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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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The Jefferson County Library Board hopes voters in June will support an additional 9 mills — currently $141,534 — in annual funding for the Boulder and Whitehall libraries, a 43.4% increase over current funding. The Jefferson County Commission first must approve putting the funding question … Read Article

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On Nov. 5, Gyle D. Nix was voted in as Boulder’s Ward 1 councilman, while in Whitehall Katy James and Maxine Samuelson were elected as Ward 2 and Ward 3 aldermen, respectively, while the Ward 1 vote resulted in a tie between Pat Peterson and Logan Reiff, according to unofficial election resu… Read Article

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Boulder and Whitehall this past weekend both kicked off four nights of pre-Halloween fun for kids and families: “Big Rock Fright Nights” at the Jefferson County fairgrounds in Boulder, and “Screams Come True” at the Whitehall Community Center. There is still one more weekend to attend both e… Read Article

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The planned relocation of a wind turbine manufacturer to Whitehall that has been years in the making has community leaders hopeful for economic benefits to the area beyond jobs with the manufacturer. Read Article

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Jefferson County Election Administrator Bonnie Ramey reminds residents that this year’s election of Councilmen in the City of Boulder and Aldermen in the Town of Whitehall will be conducted by mail ballot only; the polls will not be open Election Day, Nov. 5. Read Article

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Joe Rebal was a radio guy. He earned an associate degree in radio broadcasting from Great Falls College and was the audio guy for the Answer Auction Show with Group W Cable while still in school. After graduating, he hosted a morning show in Helena for KMTX, an afternoon show on KHKR and a m… Read Article

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The Culpepper and Merriweather circus is coming to Boulder June 27— the first big top circus to visit in several years, according to Jefferson County Event Coordinator Bruce Binkowski — and will stop in Whitehall the day after. Read Article

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