Madeline Pruszenski found the Madison Valley with service in mind. Originally from Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh native took on a service term with AmeriCorps after graduating college, but always new she wanted to move to Montana.
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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.
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.
After breaking ground on the home of the new Ruby Valley Hospital last fall, the facility is coming to life.
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.
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.
After a scheduled power outage on Aug. 8 by NorthWestern Energy, the Madison Valley has experienced two nonscheduled outages, leaving residents in the dark.
During their meeting on Aug. 8, Madison County commissioners Jim Hart, Ron Nye and Dan Allhands signed off on permit applications for construction to start on two bridges in the county.
Kay Gogerty has been gardening in the Jeffers Community Garden for about seven years. Throughout that time, she has noticed families in the garden and watched as children looked longing into the dirt.
She is in Virginia City, through SHRAB, for a 10 week stint to organize all of Madison County’s records from 1865 as part of an effort to preserve and sustain all of Montana’s records.