On July 25, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest will begin work on the dams at the upper and lower Branham Lakes, according to Leona Rodreick, public affairs officer with the BDNF.
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“We’ve been meeting for a number of years, and we’ve continually found open dialogue helps all of us,” said Madison County commissioner Dave Schulz, addressing a group of 20 agency and county representatives at an interagency meeting on July 14.
Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society, Ennis Fish Hatchery and conservation districts met with Madison County government officials at the BLM’s cabin at Axolotl Lakes Wilderness Study Area, southwest of Ennis.
The group meets quarterly, and Schulz said the gatherings serve a dual purpose: first, everyone is aware of various projects happening in the area, and second, because people from various organizations find they can help each other.
On Sunday, July 10 just after noon, two funnel clouds were spotted in the Dillon/Twin Bridges/Sheridan area, according to Madison County director of emergency services Dustin Tetrault.
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The round barn north of Twin Bridges, which was constructed by Noah Armstrong in 1882 and restored last year, hosted members of the Madison County Economic Development Council, county commissioners and other interested parties on June 29 for a meeting of the minds.
“Instead of our normal set up, where you hear a lot of talk from (me), I want to do it a little differently,” said Rob Gilmore MCEDC coordinator. “I want to hear from all of you. I thought we could share how things have been in our areas.”
Last week, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission amended the rules pertaining to outfitters’ use of temporary client days on the Beaverhead and Big Hole rivers.
At the beginning of June, a team of seven AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members landed in Virginia City to work with the Montana Heritage Commission.
Bill Yeager always dreamed of being a Bobcat. And now, that dream has quickly become a reality.
“To finally achieve that, I still can’t believe it,” Yeager said. “It’s amazing.”
Yeager got the call from Montana State’s track coach Dale Kennedy the day he was planning to sign on with Montana Tech.
The Madison County Fairgrounds is in transition – in the last decade, use of the fairgrounds has skyrocketed, especially during the summer months. Because of that, however, there is increased pressure on the facilities and staff, so the fair board is now working with the county commissioners to plan for the future.