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In a previous issue of the Boulder Monitor there was an interesting article about the difficulties the county had in finding volunteers for the volunteer fire department and emergency medical services. In the same issue, there was a rambling sermon by Rep. Greg DeVries. Read Article

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Two thumbs up for looking into using the former Montana Developmental Center administration building to house artisans. Perhaps their art could be put out for sale, a room or two dedicated to the building’s history, or sculptures placed on the grounds nearby. I’d send a check to help support… Read Article

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We would like to thank the Boulder area people for their prayers, cards, flowers, monetary donations, food, phone calls and help during Anika’s hospitalization and brain surgery. Read Article

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I was given the film “I Am Israel” by Christians who believe Israel is God’s Promised Land and watched with great interest as it began: “It was on this mountain that God first promised my people that He would care for us in this land.” Read Article

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Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, was the 232nd anniversary of the 1787 signing, by Constitutional Convention delegates in Philadelphia, of the U.S. Constitution. As Public Law 915 designated Sept. 17- 23 as Constitution Week, it is fitting this week to read and reflect on both the greatest document … Read Article

Commissioners’ Report
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The Jefferson County budget for Fiscal Year 2020 reflects the Commission’s desire to continue to progress while keeping taxpayers in mind. For the past couple years, we have been able to reduce the mill levies at the county level, and this year we reduced them by four mills. We are not sure … Read Article

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The cold bite in the air signals that school is upon us. As a fifth-grade teacher, I know it’s an exciting time for students, teachers and parents. Like other Montana teachers, I have been preparing for my new students. My goal as a teacher is to create a learning environment that engages st… Read Article

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Most of us have, at one time, encountered or heard about military imposters. Famously, actor Brian Dennehy, who played Sheriff Will Teasle in the 1982 Stallone film First Blood, claimed to have fought and been wounded in the Vietnam War. While he, in fact, did serve in the United States Mari… Read Article

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To celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17, the tri-county Oro Fino Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a commemoration of the 1787 signing in the Capitol Rotunda at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. (Last year’s event won the National Society DAR 2018 First Place C… Read Article

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Thank you Clancy Volunteer Fire Department and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for sending firefighters and equipment in response to our request for mutual aid Friday evening as we responded to a wildland fire a half-mile south of Jefferson City. Read Article

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I absolutely despise the polarization of politics in America today. Those responsible for this nasty dichotomy need to step back and reflect on how this ever-widening rift affects the lives of all Americans, young and old alike. So I was greatly annoyed when I noticed a presidential campaign… Read Article

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Rep. Greg DeVries’s “Vision,” in the Aug. 21 Boulder Monitor, apparently reflects his life’s experience. Gratefully, my life has been blessed with more “saints” than “sinners.” Read Article

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I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all my friends and family that sent cards, called me and prayed for me while I was in the hospital. Read Article

Commissioner’s Report
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We held our board meeting in Elk Park on July 30 at the fire station. It was a great meeting with around 20 folks attending. We had reports from the county planner and county extension agent. We also had some good discussion about roads and their maintenance in the area. There were some conc… Read Article

Publisher's note
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For 112 years, The Boulder Monitor has provided Jefferson County with local news, features, and perspective — every week, once a week. Read Article

Montana Viewpoint
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When a large company decides to expand or move its headquarters it considers many factors: labor market, transportation, “amenities” that make employees want to live there (or at least not leave), and bribery. Read Article

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A year or so ago I emailed President Donald Trump, much as I do my legislators, with a concern. I did not receive a response, but did start receiving a daily email titled “West Wing Reads.” In the Aug. 6 email was a column with the headline: “President Trump Urges Nation to Condemn White Sup… Read Article

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As the month of July has ended, the busy schedule of prepping JHS for the coming school year continues. The custodial crew has been working diligently with cleaning, waxing and painting. The FCS room is currently being updated and remodeled, and the library has received new carpet. Additiona… Read Article

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In response to the recent article in the Boulder Monitor, “County groups and services face volunteer shortages,” Boulder Kiwanis would like to remind residents that members meet monthly on the first and third Saturday at the Elkhorn Café at 8 a.m. We have experimented with different days, ti… Read Article

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The Boulder swimming pool ignites a lot of memories for many of us in Boulder. I have had the privilege and honor of being its manager for the past nine years. It is with a heavy heart that I have resigned effective Aug. 9. Read Article

Commissioner’s Report
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Our road department has been busy with projects throughout the county this summer. They have been fixing parts of roads that had major frost heave damage from the significant winter we had earlier this year. They have been prepping roads for dust oil but have had to postpone the application … Read Article

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In any given issue of The Monitor, you most likely will not read about traffic stops for drunk driving or drug-related arrests. You probably won’t see reports on home burglaries or auto thefts, or stories on domestic assault or disturbing the peace. All of these happen in Jefferson County, o… Read Article

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President Trump, true to his tweets, appears to be on a record pace in creating jobs: good-paying positions with ample travel opportunities, health benefits and freedom to redecorate one’s office. The downside is the requirement to relocate to D.C. on a “temp” basis. Read Article

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I have had the honor and privilege to serve as a Montana legislator in the House and the Senate since 2009. I am proud to represent Jefferson County as your Montana state senator. I have learned a great deal about our wonderful state of Montana. For a legislator, the learning experience is n… Read Article

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