As of Thanksgiving week, construction on the Blaine Spring Creek Bridge was nearly complete.
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Nov. 26 and 27, the final weekend of the general deer and elk hunting season in Southwest Montana, saw little change in hunter harvest success, according to FWP’s Andrea Jones.
MT Highway 64, which branches off U.S. Highway 191 and goes to Big Sky, has not been the subject of a Montana Department of Transportation speed study since the early 90s.
The Honorable Judge Loren Tucker steps down from his office on Jan. 27, 2017, and one of 12 applicants will fill his shoes as the judge of the Fifth Judicial District serving Madison, Beaverhead and Jefferson counties.
In a nail-biter match, the Lady Mustangs lost to the undefeated Belt Huskies and took home the second place title. The Huskies, who capped off a perfect season with the title match, knocked the Mustangs into the consolation bracket early in the tournament, but the hungry Ennis team made their way back, better than ever and looking for redemption.
On Nov. 1, members of the Ennis School Board, administration, faculty and a mix of community members gathered in the school library for a strategic planning meeting with the Montana School Board Association.
On Nov. 1, more than 40 people gathered at the Twin Bridges School for a public meeting hosted by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.
“To think that, over all these years, we’ve come to a point where we’ve reached our goal is very positive,” said John Semingson, Ruby Valley Hospital CEO.
Last Wednesday, Oct. 26, community members gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on the lot that will be the home of the new RVH.
In an Oct. 24 ruling, United States District Judge Sam Haddon issued an order in favor of the United States Forest Service and a prescriptive right to trail No. 328, or the Indian Creek Trail, which provides public access to the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and crosses a parcel of the 80 acre Wonder Ranch.
On Oct. 20, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest lifted the closure of the Bear Creek area of the Madison Mountain Range southeast of Ennis.
The area was closed following the Oct. 1 human-grizzly bear encounter 3 miles up North Fork Bear Creek on a recommendation from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.