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

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

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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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

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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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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In “The Secret Garden,” Colin Craven is treated as a cripple and pandered to, which causes him to become selfish and hostile. Everyone pities him and caters to his whims, thinking he is helpless. Ultimately, it is discovered he was fine all along, and respect and independence is what he need… Read Article

Commissioner's Report
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Recently we Jefferson County Commissioners have been getting a number of questions about some of the projects we are working on. It has become obvious that most people have little or no knowledge about what their local government is doing. This has been an issue forever. It seems that about … Read Article

Checkpoint Jefferson County: The Veteran’s Perspective
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The availability of quality, inexpensive health care has always been important to individuals and families across the nation. In fact, health care has already become one of the most hotly debated topics in the run-up to the 2020 Presidential election. Part of the debate must be centered on p… Read Article

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