Dean Waltee, wildlife biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, surveyed different leks (sage-grouse mating habitat) from March until May around the southwest, and found that numbers across the region are down slightly from previous survey years.
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At 6 p.m. on May 10, Madison County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received reports of a controlled burn that was out of control, according to Dustin Tetrault, Madison County director of emergency management.
Russ Whitacre has been in the Madison Valley for four years and has been quick to jump into the community. He is involved with various boards and organizations, including the Ennis Area Chamber of Commerce, Ennis Lions Club and the Ennis Business Development Committee.
The state music festival was last weekend in Billings, and students from Ennis, Twin Bridges, Harrison and Sheridan spent two days battling it out with other musicians across the state.
“(The Madison Conservation District) is helping lead the community in a collaborative effort to identify our current, and future, resource concerns,” said Ethan Kunard, water programs manager for the MCD, as he welcomed 35 people to a watershed planning meeting on April 26 in Ennis. “Then we will identify our options.”
On April 27, Don Nichols, who was arrested in Madison County in 1984 after kidnapping a woman in Big Sky and murdering a man who attempted to rescue her, was granted parole.
Wildlife biologists for the Madison and Ruby valleys completed their spring mule deer surveys, both reporting an increase in populations
The American Legion Anderson-Simpson Post #89 in Sheridan has seen updates to the 80 year old building, thanks to Mike Morgan, adjutant, and the rest of the 30 legion members.
The Sheridan School Board meeting started off with a quick trophy presentation from Shawn Regnerus, who is the Formula 1 advisor for the school, about the team’s second place finish in the professional class in the F1 regional challenge in Butte.
The Marsh name is well known in the Ruby Valley, much thanks to the hard work of Paul Marsh.