Author Archives: Caitlin Avey

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.

Ponies for Pony: Reach Inc. residents help manufacture horse statues

The horse sculptures have a special meaning to the people of Pony, and not just because they are ponies. The sculptures are creative works by the hand of Jim Dolan, a metal sculptor and artist based out of Bozeman. But while Dolan has created over 170 large-scale sculptures all around the world, these horses are unique. Residents from Reach Inc., a service for adults with developmental disabilities, helped create the statues.

Volleyball: Twin Bridges Falcons go 1-1 during homecoming week, lose to Mustangs in 3

Last week was homecoming for the Twin Bridges Falcons, who hosted Manhattan Christian and Ennis for back-to-back games. After defeating the Eagles on Friday night, the Falcons took on the mighty Mustangs, who sit at number one in conference standings.

GLC meets to talk scoping comments for proposed restoration

The purpose of the Sept. 13 meeting was for members of the collaborative and the general public to ask questions about the project, as well as develop talking points for a comment letter from the GLC.

Madison County moose population healthy, according to summer survey

Over the course of July and August, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Dean Waltee classified 121 moose across the area to determine post neonatal calf and bull to cow ratios. Through doing so, Waltee is able to provide data on herd production through an accumulation of pregnancy, female health and calf survival.