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Many of us here in Jefferson County are tired of party politics and feeling ignored by political elites who only care about their own agendas. These days it seems like elections are so partisan that no one really wins. We have to ensure that our elections are fair from the very beginning whe… Read Article

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Last week, the Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted to raise the debt ceiling to allow the government to continue paying their past debts, thereby avoiding a government default that would cause a catastrophic financial disaster for our country (per Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chair). If… Read Article

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We are writing in support of Jefferson High's upcoming bond election. Our kids attended JHS, so we had many years of attending events there, and multiple generations of our family are JHS alumni. Even though we are of retirement age, we have grandchildren who will attend JHS in the future. H… Read Article

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I support JHS’s bond because I support children. I support their education base that will guide them to becoming engaged citizens. This past week, I had the pleasure of taking students to the Last Chance Pow Wow in Helena. What struck me was that the theme, the reason to have the pow wow, wa… Read Article

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Kudos and more kudos to our new editor and The Boulder Monitor! The Monitor has taken on a great many improvements. I particularly congratulate you on your use of our friends and neighbors to share their passion, wealth of knowledge, and wisdom. Read Article

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This letter is a response to the "When free speech damages democracy" publisher's note in the Sept. 8 Boulder Monitor. I remembered a few times when the F-word was used to slander me. Read Article

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You may not like Joe Biden but he is our president. I may not have liked Donald Trump as president, but I didn't fly a flag or display a bumper sticker using vulgar language in front of children and adults to register my dislike. The office of the President of the United States must be respe… Read Article

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This morning an email from a high school classmate sparked recollections of a children's Bible school song from my youth, with verses: "Be careful, little ears, what you hear," "Be careful, little mouth, what you say," and "Be careful, little hands, what you do". Read Article

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While watching the wonderful rodeo parade in Boulder, I was very disgusted when I saw the large grey flag with rude political words regarding our U.S. president, and in smaller letters referring to all those that voted for him, boldly flying on a pickup pulling the float for the Outlaw Saloo… Read Article

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Thank you for bringing your wonderful exhibits to the Jefferson County Fair! Thank you, especially, for your patience with the new online entry system. It was far from smooth. We are already working on next year's fair and working out the kinks, so entering your exhibits will be much easier.… Read Article

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The JCRA would like to thank YOU ALL for the support of our rodeos! Our loyal sponsors, attendees and volunteers made this year’s rodeos the best ones yet. Thank you to Vossler Excavating and L&P Grocery for purchasing the wood calcutta, and thank you to all of our Wild Ride and calf dre… Read Article

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The Boulder Kiwanis Club thanks everyone who supported our concessions stand at the 2021 Boulder Chamber of Commerce Car Show! The proceeds will be used to support our many projects for kids in the Boulder area. We received some very generous donations and truly appreciate the support we rec… Read Article

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Hello, I am the new fire chief in Jefferson City. Just letting you know a little about myself. I have lived here in Montana for 29 years. I have lived in Jefferson City for 21 years. I have four children; two live here in Montana, one in Arizona and one in California. I am retired from my bu… Read Article

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I find it interesting that the new Basin Water and Sewer District board is jumping on the government funding bandwagon. These same people, before they became the current board members, made it clear that they didn’t want to use any government money. The current board members and some communi… Read Article

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Right now, our access to voting is being chipped away in Montana and across the country. Did you know that for the past 15 years, over 60,000 Montanans registered and voted on Election Day without a single case of voter fraud? This access to voting is now gone. Starting this year, did you kn… Read Article

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I would first like to thank Jane Lee Hamman for the wonderful column, "America's Vision: The Declaration of Independence," published in the July 28 issue of The Boulder Monitor. As a member of the state Board of Public Education, she will also avow the importance of September 17.  Read Article

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I enjoyed Jodi Makela’s poem about Joe Archibald in last week’s Boulder Monitor. As a former editor of the newspaper and at risk of being accused of bias—never a good time for a journalist—I will admit to favoring the line, "The Boulder Monitor always broughten." Read Article

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My husband and I took a tour recently which took us through Boulder and we decided to stop at The River cafe. We have lived in the western part of Montana for 50 years and are checking out the lovely backroads of our home state. We were so impressed with the local folks we met in our brief s… Read Article

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It has been a few issues ago that Aleka Kroitzsh, reporter for The Boulder Monitor, interviewed me and printed the article regarding the reopening of The Heritage Center after being closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic. Thanks to her and your newspaper for this. Read Article

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The Boulder Kiwanis Club is very thankful to everyone who supported our annual fireworks sale. All of the proceeds were used to buy the wonderful Fourth of July fireworks display put on by our local fire departments.  Without your support this celebration display would not happen! Read Article

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To fellow Montanans who say there is no threat to our voting rights in our country: Please consider that in 2021, 389 bills were proposed in 48 state legislatures to suppress our right to vote. In our own state of Montana, we saw four new laws enacted that restrict our access to voting: SB 5… Read Article

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You know I write few letters to the editor, and you know that I read your paper carefully, but the long piece, How to Vaccinate a Rural County? It Starts With Trust, insulted my sense of value to the extent I thought I’d lend my hand to the two hours writing this might take. Nonsense. Read Article

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Last month’s “Sweeping the Sidewalks” and the Cemetery preparation for Memorial Day were very productive. Volunteers at the Boulder Cemetery included Gyle Nix, Rhonda Craft, Sally Buckles, Deanie Ramey, Colleen Llewellyn, Steve McCauley, & the JHS Honor Society. If we missed anyone, plea… Read Article

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“The story of Boulder’s ‘Bryher Patch’/youth garden,” by Rochelle Hesford got me thinking — about thanking! It really does take a village to implement and sustain projects like community gardens. According to Hesford’s piece, it seems like many Boulder folks (and beyond) were able to benefit… Read Article

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Thanks to The Monitor for the wonderful graduation and Year in the Life of JHS section last week.  I was drawn to read every word — from the student interviews to the school staff’s challenges during this past year.  I am also inspired and hopeful of our future.    Read Article

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Why doesn’t the Boulder Hot Spring let everyone who wants use the springs for healing? The Hot Springs are a gift from the Creator, are they not? Do we not all come from the same source?  Read Article

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For those who have never had the honor or privilege of attending a military funeral, I cannot adequately express how beautiful, sacred, and honorable the ceremonial traditions and customs of the United States Military are.  Read Article

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I read with great interest the article, “Gold Rush: County plans for $2.4 million windfall” (May 12). It appears the folks planning how to spend — or is it invest? — this windfall have overlooked where this money is really coming from. It is being stolen from our kids, grandkids, and great-g… Read Article

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Recently I saw an article about public lands being threatened. This article was sent Montana-wide by the Montana Wildlife Federation. It was an interesting read that claimed there were several bills set out to take away, intrude upon or defund public lands. I have been following the goings o… Read Article

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Please email our Senators and ask them to oppose S. 1 because it gives the federal government too much authority over our local, state and national elections in ways inconsistent with Montana values and the U.S. Constitution. (https://www.tester.senate.gov/contact/; https://www.daines.senate… Read Article

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This is a heart-felt letter of commendation to Diana McFarland, former Monitor editor, as she leaves Boulder. Read Article

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=I joined the Basin Water and Sewer Board in March of 2015 along with MJ Williams. At that time, the three-member Board was in the process of raising the rates to help position the water system for improvements and to help qualify for state and federal funds.  When I recently reread the minu… Read Article

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Many thanks to the former Basin Water and Sewer District Board in Basin for their hard work and dedicated service to our community. MJ Williams, Joy Lewis, Mike Jellison and Dave Englund, along with former water operator Nissa Manley and former board member Brian Gasch, have worked for the p… Read Article

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The AS&CC Spay and Neuter Program would like to specially thank everyone for their constant help and support making our Low Cost Spay & Neuter program such a huge success. A big shout out for Cory Tebay of Western Veterinary Services for his constant help and support. Read Article

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