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Will Ennis residents pay to maintain the streets or contest a proposed maintenance district?

Paying for road maintenance now will cost less than having to replace streets in the future, according to Ennis town officials.
More than 20 Ennis residents gathered at town hall for the town commission’s regular meeting on Nov. 13 – the majority of those in attendance had questions about a maintenance district the commissioners are considering creating.

Ice jam season – Be prepared for possible flooding in coming weeks

The national weather service out of Great Falls issued a flood advisory on the Jefferson River near Twin Bridges over the weekend, due to the potential for flooding as a result of an ice jam.

Virginia City begins process of creating source water protection plan

Virginia City’s municipal water source is unique – the water comes from two groundwater springs east of the town. Currently, various invested partners are beginning the process of creating a source-water plan to ensure the quality of the town’s drinking water into the future.

Manor receives top-notch survey marks

Madison Valley Manor has some rare bragging rights after a Department of Health and Human Services (DPPHS) survey rated them deficiency-free, a ranking very few facilities across the state receive.
All long-term care facilities – like nursing homes – are subject to yearly health and life safety surveys through the DPPHS.