Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the Eight Mile Ford fishing access site on the Madison River near Ennis on Oct. 28 to construct a new bridge across the irrigation canal.
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Virginia City’s municipal water source is unique – the water comes from two groundwater springs east of the town. Currently, various invested partners are beginning the process of creating a source-water plan to ensure the quality of the town’s drinking water into the future.
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.
The Ennis Town Commissioners welcomed a new face to the board on Thursday, Oct. 16 at their regular board meeting. Following former town commissioner Alinon Arpin’s resignation this summer, the board appointed Ennis resident Larry Pine.
The Sheridan Public Library currently has thousands of historical articles and documents dating back to the 1890s, but is without a climate-controlled archive room to store them.
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.
A semi truck slid into downtown Ennis on its side, spilling fresh produce on Main Street after losing control on the bridge over the Madison River in the early morning hours of Oct. 2.
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).
Highly recreated Montana rivers, like the Madison River, are often the subject of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) recreation plans, which address potential social conflict, congestion and public safety on the river and at fishing access sites.
The crash on Highway 84 between Norris and Bozeman two weeks ago was the second fatal crash on that stretch of road in 2014.