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Many of you probably read Roger Siemens' obituary in the Whitehall Ledger (Jan. 12) or in the Montana Standard. Facebook has some complimentary posts that many of you will find interesting. Roger led a full life with many accomplishments. Read Article

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Standing in the park in Boulder, Jan. 6, 2022, with light snow falling, my fellow county neighbors and I were contemplating. We were not demonstrating nor were we protesting. We were acknowledging that we live together, and that when we give a tiny space for it, we can work productively toge… Read Article

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Jan. 6, 2021, left me with mixed emotions. On one hand I agreed with many of the people who stormed the Capitol that the 2020 election was mishandled. However, I agree with their opposition that their violent actions were unacceptable. Therefore, I decided to stand with the Boulder community… Read Article

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January 6, 2020 was truly a sad day for our nation. This year we hope to convey the message that our community supports a different approach to addressing the issues that face our community, state and nation. Read Article

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Boulder Chamber membership: I urge you to consider the membership and its value. The Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce is only being run by three people and not providing benefits to the business owners that are members. A chamber of commerce is designed to benefit its members and the economi… Read Article

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The science has been conclusive for decades. The polar ice caps are melting. Sea levels and temperatures are rising. Forest fires, hurricanes, droughts and flooding are increasing in intensity and frequency. The human-induced climate crisis is real and is escalating out of control. Read Article

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A friend and I agree that most of us are going through a kind of PTSD from the last year and the growing stresses in our world. Unfortunately, we are slowly realizing we may never go back to "normal." Read Article

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After reading the article in the Nov. 24 issue of The Monitor titled "Reports find high cost to revamp South Campus," I couldn’t help but think of the Boulder Hot Springs. Read Article

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In the recent past, the Boulder Area Chamber of Commerce has gone through several changes. It has been difficult to maintain a cohesive board of directors. In the upcoming year, 2022, there will be five vacancies on the board. That leaves only three directors to carry on. I am writing this t… Read Article

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Mandates! No one likes to be told what to do, I get that. However, lots of "mandates" are generally accepted: stop signs, speed limits, no-smoking areas, etc. Read Article

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Freedom House, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization conducting research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom and human rights, recently reported that U.S. democracy has been in decline for the last decade. They urgently recommend reforms to reverse this nefarious trend toward aut… Read Article

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The Saarinen family would like to thank all the people who donated to Bear Grass Suites on behalf of Judi Saarinen, and all of her very good friends thank you. Thank you for all the cards.  Read Article

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Rochelle Hesford was recently awarded the 2021 Montana Kiwanis At Large Community Award for Service to Youth. The Boulder Kiwanis Club nominated Rochelle for her unmatched dedication and her determination to benefit the children of the Boulder community. Rochelle has been an integral part of… Read Article

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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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