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Watershed assessments ready for public review

The South Tobacco Root Watershed between Twin Bridges and Ennis, covering 31,500 acres of public land with 33 grazing allotments and 428 acres of unleased public land, is one of two watersheds recently analyzed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon field office, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Interior.

Alder School showcased at the White House

The two-room Alder schoolhouse, with all its 23 students, was part of history in 2016 as they were asked to create 12 ornaments for the National Christmas Tree display located in President’s Park in Washington, D.C., according to a release from Sheri Jarvis with the Montana Arts Council.

Ennis School Board has special visit from school mascot Thunder

“Two years ago when (Gavin Terrell) and his family moved here, he was in seventh grade and asked if the school had a mascot,” said Dan Olkowski, special education teacher at Ennis Schools. “He expressed it was a dream of his.”
This year, Terrell started high school, but still had not given up on his dream. When he brought up his desire to be the school mascot at the start of the year, Olkowski had him apply for the position. Terrell interviewed with school administration was officially given the role of Thunder, the Ennis School Mustang.