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Four candidates are running for a single seat on the Jefferson County Commission representing the county's south end. Although this commission seat represents southern Jefferson County, including the communities of Cardwell, Whitehall and Pipestone, and the candidates must live in the south … Read Article

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It started as one car parked on state Highway 2 alongside Interstate 90 near the Cardwell Store. Then one became two, a few flags popped up, two became three, and eventually 11 vehicles and nearly two-dozen people were gathered on a gray Wednesday afternoon next to the interstate, waiting fo… Read Article

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A once-blighted historic building that anchors the intersection of Whitehall's Main Street and Legion Avenue is up for sale following successful renovation and mixed-use leasing orchestrated by the Jefferson Local Development Corporation. Read Article

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The Bureau of Land Management will study a proposal to vastly expand a Cardwell-based outfitter's permitted hunting area in the southern Elkhorn Mountains and around Bull Mountain after the agency's original plan to consider the proposal without studying its impacts drew criticism from local… Read Article

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Longtime Jefferson County Commissioner Leonard Wortman, the current County Commission chair, will not seek reelection in 2022, ending a more than decade-long run that wasn't his first stint representing the county's south end on the commission. Read Article

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Both parents and one of three children in a family of five from South Dakota are dead after their vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 90 near Pipestone early Saturday morning. The driver of the vehicle traveling the wrong direction also died.  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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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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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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