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Warm temps in Beaverhead and Jefferson impact river health

After an extensive study, the Department of Environmental Quality determined the Ruby Valley’s lower Beaverhead and upper Jefferson rivers do not meet water quality standards for temperature.
“We went out and looked at the streams and determined they have high temperatures,” said Paul Driscoll, DEQ public information officer. “Now all the data we’ve collected will go out to any interested parties so everyone can address it together.”

Sheridan Main Street construction to begin next spring

Sheridan residents have only a little longer to wait before construction begins on Montana Highway 287. Locals refer to it simply as “Main Street.”

Road construction will probably begin in mid-April, depending on the weather, said Geno Liva, Butte District construction operations engineer with the Montana Department of Transportation.

Ruby Valley hopes for new hospital facility

An exact timeline is still up in the air for the construction of the new Ruby Valley Hospital because the hospital’s board and administration are waiting to submit a loan application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist with funding.

Debate continues over public access from roads

How far do public rights-of-way extend from a county road?

The issue is still undecided, two years after Fifth Judicial Court Judge Loren Tucker ruled that public use of the Seyler Lane Bridge doesn’t guarantee public use of the Ruby River from the land around that bridge. And it’s been 10 years since the issue first arose in court.