The Boulder Monitor

The Boulder Monitor is a weekly newspaper in Boulder, Montana in the United States.

The Boulder Monitor
"Serving the Future of Jefferson County"


The Boulder Monitor was established in 1907.[1] Between 1915 and 1969 the newspaper was published by Adolph Eiselein.[2] From 1977 to 2002 The Boulder Monitor was owned by Vern Sutherlin. That year, it was purchased by Boulder residents David and Jan Anderson, who had founded the competing Jefferson County Courier in 1997.[3][4] The Jefferson County Courier and the The Boulder Monitor were merged by the Andersons in 2011, continuing under the latter newspaper's name.[4]

In 2014 The Boulder Monitor sued the Jefferson County School District over what the newspaper alleged was the district's failure to provide public notice of a school board meeting. The case was ultimately decided by the Montana Supreme Court which ruled that the district's failure to publish notice was not a violation of Montana's open meetings statutes as the meeting in question was a committee hearing and not an assembly of the full board.[5]

In 2017 the newspaper was listed for sale for $102,500.[6] It was purchased in 2018 by Keith Hammonds and Jackie Dyer.[1]


In 2008 the The Boulder Monitor received the Thomas Dimsdale Sweepstakes Award from the Montana Newspaper Association for "best weekly newspaper in Montana".[7]

See also


  1. "About Us". Boulder Monitor. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  2. "Adolph Eiselein Dies at Alhambra". Independent-Record. December 25, 1974. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  3. "Andersons Buy Boulder Monitor". Montana Standard. March 10, 2002. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  4. Windmueller, Jeff (October 9, 2011). "Down to Business: Jefferson County Courier, Boulder Monitor newspapers merging". Independent Record. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  5. "Court's Decision Weakens Open Meeting Law". Independent-Record. April 20, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  6. Inbody, Kristen (May 8, 2017). "10 neat businesses for sale in Montana". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  7. "Standard Honored for Best Online News Product". Montana Standard. June 16, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
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