Author Archives: Caitlin Avey

Virginia City council hears Montana Heritage Commission plans to renovate old pump station

With only a couple months of his term left, Scott Petersen led the Virginia City Council through a breezy meeting on Oct. 5. Petersen, who will finish his term in January, said he has enjoyed his time on the council and as mayor.

Funding for FWP enforcement shifts after 2017 legislature

According to a release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the department is being required to shift 30 percent of their enforcement hours to wildlife management. This decision stems from the 2017 Montana Legislative session after the Legislature applied for more federal Pittman-Robertson funding rather than increasing license fees.

Interagency partners gather for quarterly update meeting

The Madison County Commissioners hosted their quarterly interagency meeting on Oct. 5 at the fire hall and community center in Alder. Representatives from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Madison County Emergency Management and the commissioners’ office were all present.

Steve Orr: Giving back both in a career and as a volunteer

With 35 years total in law enforcement, Orr retried from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as a captain in 2008 after 21 years with the county. While he was with the sheriff’s office, Orr also volunteered his time with the Virginia City Volunteer Fire Department, which he gave 17 years to. He joined the Madison Valley Rural Fire District in 2005, and Madison Valley Search and Rescue after he retired in 2008.

Clash of the cats: Sheridan and Harrison go head-to-head in conference match

It was purple versus purple, cat versus cat in the Sheridan gymnasium on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The Lady Panthers hosted the Lady Wildcats for mid-season league action and were able to walk away victorious. The “W” put the Panthers in fifth place in league standings, as of Sept. 27.