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Edie McClafferty is a committed and hardworking public servant for Jefferson County. Not only has she served our District 38 well, she has also been a teacher for the Butte Public Schools for many years. She cares about public schools and opposes sending our hard-earned tax money to private … Read Article

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I have to chuckle when I see all the ridiculous ads trying to make Kathleen Williams out as an extremist. Kathleen has a legislative record that shows she has worked with both parties to get common sense things done for Montana. She’s a strong defender of public lands, will fight for our hea… Read Article

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Once again, I want to thank the people of Boulder for helping me during this difficult time in my life. I want to first thank Roy Tomich for offering to mow my yard and when his lawn mower broke down he finished the whole property with his weed eater. What a great friend and neighbor! He cla… Read Article

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Boulder Mayor Rusty Giulio has issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, Sept. 20 as CROP Walk day in Boulder and urges residents to participate. The CROP Walk got its start at the end of World War II when people wanted to share the country’s abundance with European war victims. Today, the loc… Read Article

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Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, commemorates 233 years of America’s most important document — words we live by. Our 1787 Constitution preamble set the nation on its course:  “We the People…in Order to form a more perfect Union…secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” … Read Article

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At our regular Commission meeting on Sept. 1, we gave preliminary plat approval to the Malyevac Minor Subdivision near Whitehall and did a boundary relocation for lots 42 and 47 in the Meadowlark Ridge Subdivision at Jefferson City.  We did our public hearings for the permissive levy for hea… Read Article

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As someone who grew up in the foster care system I am particularly interested in how our state government oversees the care of youth.  Whether it is kids who live in foster care or teens residing in religiously-based youth ranches: it is the state government’s job to make sure our children g… Read Article

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I’m excited to vote for Melissa Romano for Superintendent of Public Instruction this fall. Montanans are justifiably proud of our quality schools. We need a superintendent who shares that pride and will work to make our schools even better. Melissa Romano is the strong, articulate leader Mon… Read Article

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The Jefferson County Rodeo Association says thank you to our generous sponsors, members and volunteers for putting on a great community event. Thank you to all of the spectators and parade participants. Congrats to our silver bullet winner, Sally Buckles, along with our parade winners; 1st p… Read Article

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I was saddened and concerned when I heard that Joan Van Duynhoven will no longer be the Jefferson County Health Officer as of Aug. 31.  Read Article

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Well, here we are, 2020, with a President messing with our mail, a trusted service dating back to the founding of our country.  I’m not surprised, given his hiring criteria.   Read Article

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It’s not too early to make sure your voice will be heard in the November election. Whatever your positions on the issues of the day, the best way to influence the direction of your county, state and nation comes down to one thing. Vote. Read Article

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Research from Stanford University shows that teenagers and young adults who vape face a higher risk of COVID-19. And while the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services works to control the coronavirus spread and proposes a flavored vape ban rule, a group of 20 legislators launc… Read Article

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COVID-19 continues to cause problems across Montana.  We have seen a pretty substantial increase in cases in Jefferson County over the past few weeks.  One of the casualties was the NRA Rodeo in Boulder.  The Health Officer wouldn’t approve it, the Health Board doesn’t have an appeal process… Read Article

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The words, “I have the right to/not to (fill in the blank),” are being heard around the United States a lot these days.  It’s true.  We Americans have a multitude of rights as compared to billions around the world. Read Article

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Sometimes when I am trying to get to sleep, I think of a really great idea.  When I get up in the morning the “great” idea I had the previous night turns out to be a really dumb idea.  I think this applies to the “Local Journalism Sustainability Act” you are trying to sell.  Early in your ar… Read Article

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We would like to publicly thank all the generous people that made a contribution to our grave marker/flag holder project this spring.  Read Article

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We need representatives who work for us and Senator Steve Daines clearly doesn’t.  All you have to do is look at his campaign donations to see why. Daines has taken more than $2 million from corporate special interest groups during his time in Congress (https://search.maplight.org/contributi… Read Article

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I heard that the two new “Welcome to Boulder” signs cost $24,000. Some one please tell me that is not true. I know a local, really good, fabrication company that could have made 10 for that cost.  Read Article

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Thanks to Drew Dawson for penning the insightful opinion, published on July 29. I agree; we must each do our part to recognize our own biases and work to overcome them. I particularly liked Drew’s closing sentence: “I am, it seems, still learning – and, hopefully, growing.” It’s a never-endi… Read Article

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This letter is to commend Jefferson County Public Health Officer Joan Van Duynhoven and the public health staff. They are doing a thankless job and doing it very well. The job of the Health Department is to oversee the general well being of the community and every decision they have made so … Read Article

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Recycling is important to me! I see other people also trying to recycle and that is great! I know it is not easy and it does take some effort. Recently, I took cans to the Boulder Transfer Site (lovingly called “The Dump”). I was appalled at the number of bags of cans in the recycle containe… Read Article

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The Jefferson City Community Day and Kid’s Day at the Firehall will be cancelled this year.  Support has been greatly appreciated.  See you next year!    Read Article

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It was with dismay that I read the article in last week’s Monitor  about the tension between our county health department and county commissioners regarding COVID-19 protocols. Granted this virus is new to everyone, and, human nature being what it is, our first response is most likely going … Read Article

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Kudo’s to the Jefferson County Solid Waste people for a great job setting up the temporary waste disposal area for Montana City.  The transition was obviously well-planned and executed rapidly.  It seemed like one day we were going to the old site and the next day the new site was up and run… Read Article

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As a former resident of Boulder for many years and one of the founders of the Animal Shelter and Care Committee (AS&CC) I was very disappointed that the animal shelter levy failed. For the last 12 years the AS&CC has held many spay/neuter and low cost shot clinics, held fundraisers, … Read Article

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Remember when the Republican Party’s motto was Compassionate Conservatism? Since this Party has morphed into the “Trump Party” with former Republicans unabashedly supporting a self-serving leader who acts and wants to be king — that motto is currently a joke. This is not the type of compassi… Read Article

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We, at Boulder Hot Springs (BHS), want to thank everyone for all the calls, messages and emails letting us know how important these healing waters are to you and asking when we are re-opening. Receiving your supportive words has been affirming to our mission of maintaining BHS and making it … Read Article

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The Boulder Fair and Rodeo has long been a wonderful weekend of fun, friends and tradition, and it helps the local economy as well. We all love and enjoy it. Read Article

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With gratitude I write to express my deep appreciation to many friends and neighbors for your support with advice, signs, contributions, information and encouragement during the unique 2020 Primary Election campaign. Special thanks to campaign Treasurer Lynora Rogstad and Terry Churchill for… Read Article

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The Animal Shelter and Care Committee would like to thank those who voted in support for the Commissioners animal shelter levy. Although it failed, the facts still remain — Jefferson County truly needs these services and funds to accomplish those goals.  Read Article

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We want to thank all of you for your kindness, prayers, cards, and attending Laurie’s Memorial Service.  — The Laurie Vossler Family Read Article

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The COVID 19 crisis can make everything else, including the Census, seem less important.  But completing your Census form only takes 10 minutes and will benefit and influence our community for the next ten years. Read Article

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I truly want to thank all of the folks in this town who have helped me out during this time of me being handicapped: L& P Grocery, Boulder Post Office, Town Pump, Boulder Cash, Ruby and Tom, John and Debbie, Frank, Chad, Bonnie, Alex  and John Bonan and my family. I especially would like… Read Article

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I appreciated your editorial (“Montana is Mars, New York is Venus”) in the June 3rd Monitor.  Many of us here in Jefferson County have connections to friends and family in places like New York, Boston and Chicago to name a few. It is difficult to maintain proper protocol about pandemic issue… Read Article

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   On behalf of Jefferson High School, I would like to extend a giant thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their support in promoting literacy at Jefferson High School: L&P Grocery, The Sweet Spot, Buffalo Wild Wings, Lorie Carey, Linda Allen, Cassidy Parsons (coupon… Read Article

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