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12 apply for 5th Judicial District judgeship

The Honorable Judge Loren Tucker steps down from his office on Jan. 27, 2017, and one of 12 applicants will fill his shoes as the judge of the Fifth Judicial District serving Madison, Beaverhead and Jefferson counties.

Mustang volleyball fights all the way to title game, takes second

In a nail-biter match, the Lady Mustangs lost to the undefeated Belt Huskies and took home the second place title. The Huskies, who capped off a perfect season with the title match, knocked the Mustangs into the consolation bracket early in the tournament, but the hungry Ennis team made their way back, better than ever and looking for redemption.

Construction of new Ruby Valley Hospital to commence next spring

“To think that, over all these years, we’ve come to a point where we’ve reached our goal is very positive,” said John Semingson, Ruby Valley Hospital CEO.
Last Wednesday, Oct. 26, community members gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on the lot that will be the home of the new RVH.

Judge Haddon rules Indian Creek Trail is public land

In an Oct. 24 ruling, United States District Judge Sam Haddon issued an order in favor of the United States Forest Service and a prescriptive right to trail No. 328, or the Indian Creek Trail, which provides public access to the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and crosses a parcel of the 80 acre Wonder Ranch.

Bear Creek area closure lifted

On Oct. 20, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest lifted the closure of the Bear Creek area of the Madison Mountain Range southeast of Ennis.
The area was closed following the Oct. 1 human-grizzly bear encounter 3 miles up North Fork Bear Creek on a recommendation from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.