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  • Dear Editor: No Joke Campaign

    NICOLE PALMER and BARB REITER|Apr 12, 2023

    Dear Editor, Jefferson County Southwest Prevention and Tobacco Use Prevention services have presented throughout JC a social norming campaign called "NO JOKE." The campaign message is: MOST TEENS DON'T DRINK OR SMOKE! As you frequent local businesses, medical facilities, restaurants, schools, etc. you will see large posters with various messages: "Don't you know that stuff makes you an airhead?" - Most teens don't approve of smoking marijuana. "Nothing erases your brain cells faster than...

  • JeffCo Sheriff Dept. Conducts Compliance Checks

    BARB REITER, JeffCo Prevention Specialist|Jan 19, 2022

    On December 30, 2021, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office conducted an Alcohol Compliance Check from the north to the south end of the county. During the compliance checks, all businesses that serve or sell alcohol were checked for compliance with alcohol sales and service laws. The Cardwell General Store and Whitehall Liquor were closed by 7 PM and not included. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has made Alcohol Compliance Checks a priority in conjunction with the current statewide initiative “Vision Zero” to eliminate deaths and inj...

  • Buckle Up For Everyone's Safety this Memorial Day

    barb Reiter, Jefferson County DUI Task Force Coordinator|May 26, 2021

    The Memorial weekend kicks off the busy summer travel season when many Montanans hit the road for vacation, celebrations, and recreation. Memorial weekend also marks the start of the deadliest time of year on Montana roads. In Montana, nearly 50 percent of all fatal crashes occur during the summer months. Many of these fatalities could have been prevented by wearing a seat-belt – reducing the chance of fatal injury by nearly half. Law enforcement agencies across Montana are adding additional p...

  • Dear Editor: Our Health Department is Super

    Barb Reiter|Mar 3, 2021

    Dear Editor, We have a super Health Department - aren’t we lucky? I wish to add my voice to all those who have expressed gratitude to the Jefferson County Health Department for their tireless efforts to keep us all safe during this COVID pandemic. In addition, I have great appreciation and respect for our county health board and officer for issuing a mask directive for Jefferson County. Thanks for keeping us safe and focused on what is important – the health and safety of all residents. Barb Reiter Boulder, MT...

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