Author Archives: Caitlin Avey

How knowing basic CPR could save a life

“It gives you the opportunity to keep someone alive,” said Mara Johnson, senior nursing student at Montana State University. Johnson and her classmates were on hand at the Madison Valley Health Fair last week to promote compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and teach people how to administer chest-compress-only CPR.

Grizzly bear trapping begins the Gravelly, Madison ranges

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, part of the United States Geological Service, in conjunction with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, has started trapping grizzly bears in Southwest Montana for research. The IGBST started on June 13 with baiting and trapping operations in the Gravelly and Madison ranges in an effort to monitor grizzly populations in the Yellowstone ecosystem. Trapping will continue through July 31, according to a press release from the USGS.

Bill Sinclair: giving back through search and rescue

“He has done a great deal of improvements in facilities, equipment and training … his group is the poster child for search and rescue groups in our state,” said Frank Colwell, one of the few people to nominate Bill Sinclair for The Madisonian’s volunteer spotlight.

Bob Cleverly All Star Game – blue team gets victory

It is a game known throughout eight-man, class C football – the ‘Clev’ game.
In its 34th year, the Bob Cleverly All Star Game saw Madison County athletes take to the field, joining together with past rivals for the title. This year, thanks to a switch up of districts, Ennis and Twin Bridges senior players once again put on opposing jerseys, and battled each other for a chance to be champions. The blue team, led by five Ennis players, prevailed.

Virginia City, Nevada City kick off 2017 season

Virginia City is officially alive for the 2017 summer season. Visitors and locals lined Wallace Street and the historic boardwalk for a parade on Saturday, May 27, to celebrate the season, as well as Memorial Day.