Categories Archives: Community News

Cowboy poets take their show to the rodeo barn

After three successful years at Bear Creek, Cowboy Poetry Night moved into Ennis for the first time on Saturday afternoon. It was a good move for the town, and for the group’s fundraising efforts, as well. Between dinner tickets and auction items, the evening brought in about $7,000, reported Chad Coffman, president of the nonprofit […]

Twin Bridges Cemetery makes room for new trees

When Twin Bridges’ Mountain View Cemetery was created back in 1898, the windswept site southeast of town was bare of trees. By the time the stone pillars marking it as the Twin Bridges Cemetery were erected in 1958, at least two dozen pine and fir trees stood sentinel along the property’s western edge. A few […]

June 29 program celebrates ‘notable women’

By Lori Newman This year marks 150 years since Montana became a territory in 1864. To celebrate the sesquicentennial, a new summer series called “Climbing Mountains in Skirts,” is shining a historical spotlight on the contributions of three notable Montana women. The first program will be presented by Kristen Ruppel, assistant professor of Native American […]

Economist discusses role of natural resources in local economies

TWIN BRIDGES – During a potluck dinner held at Twin Bridges Public School on Thursday evening members of various watershed groups throughout southwest Montana listened to a presentation by Mark Haggerty of Headwaters Economics on the economic benefits of having a healthy watershed. The dinner was organized to bring together representatives from conservation districts and […]