Snowpack in Madison, Ruby below average

“I would love to give you better news but I can’t,” Lucas Zukiewicz, water specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, told The Madisonian on March 3. “It’s no surprise to folks in the area, but basin percentages have dropped.”

Zukiewicz said a few small storms moved through Southwest Montana in February, but a lack of snow contributed to below-average snowpack percentages in both the Madison and Ruby river basins.

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Though the weather outside is far too delightful to be considered winter, action on the hard court is ramping up for the 2014-15 basketball season. With teams playing their first games this week, action for the four Madison County high schools is sure to impress. Each area coach was asked to provide his or her outlook for this season. Here is a look at some of the local talent who will try to get the job done in the 2014-15 basketball campaign.

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