Bob Goggins has worked a variety of jobs during his life, but he kept coming back to one thing – cattle, but not just any breed of cattle. Goggins is a Hereford man. But before he was a rancher, Goggins learned first-hand about hard work. He was born in Brooks, a little town northeast of […]
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Nearly 250 people turned out Monday night to share their thoughts with Madison County Commissioners and the Madison County Planning Board about the most recent streamside setback proposal. The meeting lasted more than three hours and featured public comment both in support of streamside setbacks and against them. Many comments were focused on the specifics […]
The general thought among ranchers used to be that draining wetlands made them more productive for grazing. But times have changed and science has changed. It turns out that wetlands can provide an elevated water table, which in turn can make adjacent rangeland more productive for grazing, while providing important wildlife habitat. If you need […]
Incumbent Bob Wagner has fended off a spirited challenge from both Les Gilman and Ray Shaw to keep his seat as representative for House District 71 which encompasses all of Madison County and a portion of Jefferson County. Wagner wins a three-way Republican race that didn’t have a Democratic challenger. He will likely go on […]
The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a flood watch for Madison County and other parts of southwest Montana as spring rains and melting snows raise river levels. The flood watch is in effect until Tuesday evening, though forecasters may adjust it during the day Monday, said John Blank, from the National Weather […]
In a rare and meaningful gesture, Mother Nature parted her clouds and kept the rain from falling as Ennis 5th graders spent an educational day at Jack Creek.
By Bob Wagner, Representative House District 71
“To defend and protect the Constitution of the United States Against All enemies, Foreign and Domestic” – this is what our troops and persons serving in the Legislature have in common.
Work on Main Street of Ennis began Tuesday and if the weather cooperates – and that’s a big if – it should mostly be done in a couple weeks, according to the contractor working on the project. The first part of the project will be to put in ramps on several locations on Ennis’ sidewalks, […]
Fly fishermen often talk about the peace and tranquility. But it could be that knowing peace means a lot more when you’ve known the horrors of war.
The Ennis town commissioners voted unanimously at special meeting Tuesday night to put an Ennis resort tax before town voters, despite unified opposition to the move from citizens attending the meeting. “I really think this is bad timing,” said Sheri Shows, owner of the Fan Mountain Inn in Ennis. “With the way the economy is […]