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Madison County moose population healthy, according to summer survey

Over the course of July and August, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Dean Waltee classified 121 moose across the area to determine post neonatal calf and bull to cow ratios. Through doing so, Waltee is able to provide data on herd production through an accumulation of pregnancy, female health and calf survival.

2.3 acres burn in VC Ranches

Madison Valley Rural Fire Department responded to a call of a grass fire in the Virginia City Ranches just after 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, according to fire chief Shawn Christensen. At the time of the initial call, it was reported to be an acre in size and growing, with a grader and diesel fuel tank located in the vicinity of the fire.

Accommodating easy access: ‘It’s all about working together’

Savinski, who moved to the Ruby Valley full time three years ago after recreating in the area for years, along with his friend Howard Chrest, who has called Sheridan home since 1960, reached out to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks earlier this year about making it easier for recreators to access the Ruby River.

Brucellosis detected in 1 Madison County heifer

According to officials with the Montana Department of Livestock, brucellosis has been detected in a cattle herd in Madison County. The National Veterinary Services Lab in Iowa confirmed the disease, and the news came in the form of a DOL press release on Aug. 24.