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.
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The Ruby Valley was well represented during 2017 Winterfest activities in Virginia City Jan. 13 and 14.
Business owners from Ennis and the surrounding areas convened at the First Madison Valley Bank on Jan. 6 to hear about economic development in the county, and how to best expand business.
The fourth annual pond hockey tournament took place Jan. 6 and 7.
Lee Sargent: Giving back with the American Legion
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.
Madison County had a white Christmas this year, as multiple winter weather systems moved throughout the valleys, bringing 2-5 inches of snow on the valley floor, according to meteorologist Roger Martin with the National Weather Service in Great Falls.
“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.
After an undefeated season and a state championship, Ennis football coach Chris Hess has one more accolade to add to the list.
On Thursday, Nov. 17, the commission started that process – the Madison River from the north Ennis Lake Bridge to 600 feet above the Madison Dam is now a no wake zone, according to FWP public information officer Andrea Jones.