A recently released U.S. government agricultural census said the value of Montana agricultural products is up, and local ranchers and farmers agree that this is a good thing for the state and for Madison County. “It is an amazing time to be in the cattle business,” Twin Bridges rancher Dave Ashcraft said.
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In his second year as part of the Montana Association of Counties (MACo) leadership, Madison County Commissioner Dave Schulz said he continues to work closely with the current Montana Association of Counties (MACo) president and other MACo leadership to prepare for his impending year as the association’s president, which will coincide with the 2015 Montana […]
First appointed to her current position on January 1, 1994, Madison County Justice of the Peace MaryAnn O’Malley will retire in April. While serving one year as justice of the peace after a mid-term appointment, O’Malley decided to run for the office and was elected to the position five times.
Election season kicked off at 8 a.m. on Jan. 9 when Montana’s secretary of state, Linda McCulloch, officially opened statewide candidate filing. The period for interested parties to file for state and county offices lasts until 5 p.m. on March 10.
Broomballers, log sawers and wheelbarrow racers crowded Virginia City for the town’s annual Winterfest from Feb. 14 through 16. Friday night broomball kicked off the weekend and carried through until Sunday, when the Allhands team took first place for the fourth consecutive year. The Ice Holes claimed second and Mad Cou Style came in third.
With approval from a majority of Ennis School Board trustees on Feb. 12, the Ennis Public Schools’ technology budget committee was given the green light to purchase 145 iPads and iPad cases with funds from the technology budget.
A cold spell hit western Montana and much of central Idaho beginning late Feb. 3 and impacting travel, local schools and day-to-day happenings in the area. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Missoula, wind chills were expected to be as low as 25-35 below zero, which was colder than the cold snap the […]
At the Harrison School Board’s regular meeting on Feb. 10, Superintendent Fred Hofman addressed the board and attendees—over 30 people—about the school’s potential radio station before steering the discussion toward new business, specifically a co-op renewal, a conversation about school safety and a vote on superintendent contract renewal.
Sage grouse management plans have been in the works for a year or more by agencies like the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), United States Forest Service (USFS) and also by Montana’s Sage-Grouse Advisory Council. The plans, which have received some pushback and concern from a number of sources, vary in some ways, but will […]
Various groups in Madison County have come together to continue the discussion about a possible carcass composting site and pick up program in the county with the help of necessary state agencies as they zero in on a location at the Twin Bridges landfill. Staff from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), Wildlife Conservation Society […]