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Congratulations Gary! Having collected signatures from over 13,000 registered voters in our 40 county Eastern District, Gary Buchanan, Independent, will be on the November 8 general election ballot. It’s a four-way race. An “R”, a “D”, an “L” and an Independent.  Read Article

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Now that the Animal Shelter mill levy has been voted down for the second time by a margin ten times larger than it was voted down the first time, it is time for the County Commissioners to take action.  They should sit down with the sheriff, people from ALL the animal shelters in the County,… Read Article

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After reading the June 7 edition of the Monitor, I was amazed at the collection of trophies that this year's sports teams earned. Drilling down to the Junior Varsity level, the football and women's basketball teams had excellent records, as well. I am not familiar with the other JV teams. Ha… Read Article

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After a Winter of work on the event, Clancy Days officially kicked off Summer on June 4. As with many events, hours and hours of planning and preparation went into creation of this great day before it actually happened. These people and a host of volunteers did their magic Saturday for your … Read Article

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Throughout all of the years I have lived in this community, I have always noticed the flag of my country flying over the local grade school. Over the many years, I have seen it flown at full staff while others had been lowered to half-staff in honor of one thing or another. I have seen her f… Read Article

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Thanks to all the Boulder youth baseball players, families, coaches and volunteers for sharing their time and helping make the 2022 season a memorable one for so many! The positive sportsmanship and fairness shown by coaches and families are a true asset to our community. Read Article

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On May 24 we witnessed yet another horrific, senseless killing of innocent little children! At least 19 elementary school students, two teachers and one sick individual! Twenty-one innocent people dead so one individual can get a high from killing. Read Article

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who sobbed watching the pictures and stories of the children and teachers massacred in Texas. Here’s what I have to say to Mr. Ted Cruz, Mr. Donald Trump, and the rest of your GOP—you who only think of reelection: You must think Americans are stupid.  Read Article

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I’m voicing support for Mary Janacaro Hensleigh for Jefferson County Commissioner, District 1. As Whitehall’s town attorney since 2015, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mayor Hensleigh since she took office in 2018. Under her leadership, bitterness and fighting has dropped considerably.… Read Article

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The Jefferson Valley Sportsman’s Association urges all Jefferson County voters to vote for the continuation of the existing three (3) mill levy for the Jefferson County Weed Control District. Unless reauthorized by voters during the June 2022 primary election, the mil levy will sunset on Jun… Read Article

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We have an opportunity to vote for a new county commissioner and we are blessed with four good candidates. Normally, I never get involved with political discussions, but feel I need to address and support one candidate, who in my humble opinion rises above the other three good people in this… Read Article

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As election/voting time comes upon us again, I encourage everyone to get informed and get out and vote! Voting is an important privilege and way to participate in our community. Another way we participate is by our tax contributions. As frustrating as it is to see how much it costs to surviv… Read Article

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While reading the May 4 issue of The Bolder Monitor I was reminded of the very important issues facing us in Jefferson County lately. I was struck by the vote to leave the land in the Holmes Gulch proposal zoned basic resource, rather than residential. I live on a piece of property that was … Read Article

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After the lack of  water, weeds are the most critical problem in this part of the world. Every few years we have to renew the special mill levy to support the county cost-share program for herbicides. What does this cost-share program accomplish? Let me give a personal example. Read Article

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Thank goodness Marta Bertoglio is our local legislator. She is a true asset in protecting the integrity of our election. She supported a package of bills that were enacted into law this past legislative session designed to curb abuses in the election process and protect our citizens from out… Read Article

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When it comes to choosing our legislator for Jefferson County, there is only one choice—Marta Bertoglio. Marta is a rural Montana native who understands our family values. As an Air Force Academy graduate, military officer and small business owner, Marta is an engaged community leader who wi… Read Article

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I watched the "Frontline" television special “Putin’s Road to War”. Putin does not care about the Ukrainian people or the world’s view of him, he cares only to win, at whatever cost. He is more dangerous than ever. During the program there was footage of the infamous Helsinki meeting between… Read Article

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We are living in very difficult times, but they are our times. Times we have helped create and need to help heal. For democracy to work we need a healthy government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Dark money stands between us and the healthy government we need. Read Article

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Many folks, including the local Animal Shelter & Care Committee (AS&CC), are passionate and have concerns regarding abandoned and abused animals and their related care. Here are few questions I believe are important for all taxpayers to consider, comparing the social benefits and eco… Read Article

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Jefferson County residents have an important decision to make in this coming primary election on June 7. As a former four-term legislator from Clancy, I’m supporting the reelection of our proven state Rep. Marta Bertoglio from Montana City. Marta grew up in Deer lodge and clearly understands… Read Article

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Kneeling in the garden, He could already hear the shouts of his accusers, the mocking voices, the derision. He could feel the blows sting across his face, the cutting cords of the whips, the piercing of the nails. He saw the betrayal and abandonment of his closest friends at his darkest hour. Read Article

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Editor's note: The following letter, written by Boulder resident Joel Schreibman, contains remarks submitted as public comment on the draft master plan for "Boulder Commons" on the South Campus of the former Montana Developmental Center, which was released earlier this month. Schreibman sent… Read Article

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"The invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked. Putin has taken leave of his senses. He’s crazy. He’s evil. He wants to reconquer all of Eastern Europe. He thought he’d be welcomed by the Ukrainians. He wasn’t. He’s a warmonger. Anyone who suggests otherwise is a traitor. His attack on Ukraine was … Read Article

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The First Amendment of the Constitution is a beautiful thing! Freedom of speech and religion is as important as the Second Amendment—maybe more so. Recently, I observed the Freedom Convoy rolling by Whitehall on Interstate 90 protesting mandatory COVID restrictions. Whether your car has a Bi… Read Article

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Dan Hagerty for county commissioner. We as concerned citizens are always looking for honest, conscientious representation. We look for a commissioner who wants to be involved in public service and wants to do it truly to be a true public servant. Those public-spirited people are few and far … Read Article

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Near the end of the Trump presidency, his legacy was already beginning to take shape. A majority of the accomplishments that were made during his tenure are likely to be overshadowed by the unprecedented attempt by Mr. Trump and his supporters to overturn a free and fair election. The Trump … Read Article

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Well, Bob, Ed and Susan, I too am glad there are people who volunteer and donate to help animals in Jefferson County. (Letters, Feb. 9.) However, that may be the only thing I agree with you on. I believe we desperately need an animal shelter here in our county. At this time, we have seven ca… Read Article

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I am glad we have people in Jefferson County that are willing to spend their time and effort working with stray and unwanted animals. Many people donate funds to nonprofits that do this work, and I hope they continue. Read Article

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According to a May 6, 2020, Boulder Monitor story, the Lewis & Clark Humane Society in Helena “takes in 125-154 animals a year from Jefferson County, and in turn, charges the county $125 for each one.” For those without a calculator handy, that’s $19,250 that the county is spending (at t… Read Article

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Thank you to my See N Save pals, family, church family, friends and Whitehall Public Transportation. I extend a heart felt thank you for the cards, phone calls, lovely gifts, food, visits, transportation and prayers that came our way for the past three months. You all have been a great suppo… Read Article

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The Salt Lake Tribune recently published a letter to the editor by a young Republican who stated that an overwhelming majority of young, college-age Republicans want conservative leadership on climate issues. He is a proponent of legislation that will expand electric vehicle charging infrast… Read Article

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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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