Categories Archives: News & Features

The Big Sky dilemma

In Kevin Germain’s opinion, development activity in Big Sky is as big as he remembers it since 2007, when the recession hit. Now the question is workforce housing. Germain is the vice president of planning and development for Lone Mountain Land Company and is also on the board of directors for the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce.

Virginia City tourism benefit to Madison County

Virginia City and Nevada City are popular destinations for Montana tourists and out-of-staters. Now, a recently released economic impact study about the towns shows how they affect Madison County as a whole.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks names Sheppard as new region three supervisor

Last Friday, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced Sam Sheppard was named the new region three supervisor.
Sheppard, a Montana native, said the outdoors, ranching, stewardship and wildlife has been in his blood since he was born. After growing up in rural, northeast Montana, Sheppard graduated from Montana State University with a biology degree and went to work for Idaho Fish and Game.

Will Ennis residents pay to maintain the streets or contest a proposed maintenance district?

Paying for road maintenance now will cost less than having to replace streets in the future, according to Ennis town officials.
More than 20 Ennis residents gathered at town hall for the town commission’s regular meeting on Nov. 13 – the majority of those in attendance had questions about a maintenance district the commissioners are considering creating.

Ice jam season – Be prepared for possible flooding in coming weeks

The national weather service out of Great Falls issued a flood advisory on the Jefferson River near Twin Bridges over the weekend, due to the potential for flooding as a result of an ice jam.