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.
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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.
Derek Brown, a 19-year-old Montana State University (MSU) student from Florence, Mont., was driving westbound on Highway 84 and crossed the centerline while rounding a curve, Madison County Undersheriff Roger Thompson said.
If you have traveled Highway 287 in the past few weeks, odds are you have noticed multiple wide-load trucks traveling to Yellowstone National Park.
“The trucks are going from [Boise, Idaho,] to Yellowstone Park via Madison County,” Madison County Undersheriff Roger Thompson said. “They can’t go through [Rexburg, Idaho,] due to construction wide-load restrictions, so we are the most direct route.”
Another construction project in Virginia City is about to get underway just down the road from the construction site for the new courthouse annex.
Madison County is home to an aging community – there are more baby boomers than generation x or y-ers. To accommodate that population, the town of Ennis is currently in the middle of a grant application to make their plans of a senior center, which will serve as a gathering place for the area’s elderly and a home for multiple community outreach programs, a reality.