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Manor receives top-notch survey marks

Madison Valley Manor has some rare bragging rights after a Department of Health and Human Services (DPPHS) survey rated them deficiency-free, a ranking very few facilities across the state receive.
All long-term care facilities – like nursing homes – are subject to yearly health and life safety surveys through the DPPHS.

County receives around $550,000 for road in south Madison Valley

Commissioner Jim Hart received good news from the Federal Land Access Program (FLAP) on Oct. 6. The good news was approximately $550,000 to complete a road project from Highway 287 to Highway 87 in the south Madison Valley next spring – the road connects both highways with Forest Service land and the highly recreated Cliff and Wade lakes, Hart said.

Construction timeline on Sheridan Main Street changes again

Sheridan residents who are ready for a new Main Street have a reason to be excited – the contract for the Sheridan Main Street project that was awarded to Helena Sand and Gravel, Inc., will begin on Oct. 20, which is months earlier than expected, according to Geno Liva, project engineer with the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT).

Watch out for wide-load trucks traveling on Highway 287

If you have traveled Highway 287 in the past few weeks, odds are you have noticed multiple wide-load trucks traveling to Yellowstone National Park.
“The trucks are going from [Boise, Idaho,] to Yellowstone Park via Madison County,” Madison County Undersheriff Roger Thompson said. “They can’t go through [Rexburg, Idaho,] due to construction wide-load restrictions, so we are the most direct route.”