Twin Bridges students were recognized at the state capitol last week for their Montana Financial Scholars Program certification. The school is the first in the state to implement and complete the program. “The mission of the Montana Financial Scholars Program is to ensure that educators teach financial literacy to students to ensure they are college […]
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Fire chief Ted Woirhaye addressed the Sheridan City Council about plans to change the organizational structure of the fire department to a rural fire district that incorporates the town at the council’s April 14 meeting.
The corner of Main Street and Hamilton in Sheridan was illuminated at 8:30 p.m. on April 2 when the Main Street Improvement Team (MSIT) flipped the switch on its first period-style lamppost as approximately 35 community members gathered to toast the ceremonial lighting. “It is 100 percent better in person,” MSIT president Macel Anderson said […]
Residents in Ennis were left without running water for eight hours after a water main was damaged early in the afternoon on Thursday, April 3. The main was fixed and water was restored to the town Friday morning, but the water was not considered safe for consumption until test results prove it to be safe […]
The Ruby Valley Dam project is scheduled to begin making operation releases, which means the outlet and spillway will be functional, by May 23, 2014, and construction should be completed by the end of June. The project, which replaced the dam’s deteriorating spillway and is currently installing a new outlet, began construction in September 2013.
On Thursday, March 27 and Friday March 28, the Sheridan School Board publically interviewed four candidates for the superintendent position, but chose to deliberate until a special meeting on Wednesday, April 2 before making a job offer.
The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (BDNF) is the largest national forest in Montana. Out of the 3.38 million acres—spanning eight counties including Madison County—approximately 40 percent is affected by the mountain pine beetle, according to Leona Rodreick, BDNF public relations officer. “In my opinion, we are in an emergency situation,” Madison County Commissioner Dave Schulz said.
The Madison Valley Rural Fire Department (MVRFD) broke ground on Station 3 Monday afternoon. Located at 74 Fish Hatchery Road, the station will help the MVRFD respond to calls in that area in a timelier manner, according to fire chief Shawn Christensen. Christensen said about 500 houses are in that area and are not currently […]
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) gave Garnet USA its final approval on March 10 for the Alder mine’s requested amendment to its operating permit. The amended permit, which has been in the works for more than a year, means Garnet USA can now mine ore at a nearby hard rock mine, according to […]
The Ennis School Board renewed Superintendent John Overstreet’s contract and approved an election resolution for the school election in May at its meeting on March 13. The board also approved the 2014-15 school calendar to prepare for next school year. A two-trustee committee of Maria Lake and Lisa Frye met with Overstreet on March 4 […]