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Vandals again set sights on memorial playground at Madison County Fairgrounds – Local women look to hold fundraising event for repairs

Once again vandals have damaged the Aubrey Broksle Memorial Playground at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Recently, vandals broke the back out of a play house on the playground and destroyed some of the plastic playground pieces, said Dana Escott, Madison County Fairgrounds manager. Vandalism at the playground and the fairgrounds seems to always be a […]

Community garden gets new nature trail

SHERIDAN – On the banks of Mill Creek below Jackson’s Garden a new nature trail now winds it’s way through cottonwoods and brush thanks to a group of Montana Conservation Corps volunteers from Bozeman. The group of nearly 20 volunteers was in Sheridan last week for two days to build the trail with pulaskis, pickaxes […]

Spring Burning in Southwest Montana

A Bureau of Land Management prescribed fire near McCartney Mountain on Sunday got people’s attention. The burn was planned for up to 1,000 acres in size, according to a BLM press release. The primary objective of the burn was to reduce conifers encroaching into sagebrush/grassland habitat and promote habitat biodiversity.  Photo by Debra McNeil

Local artist has work featured in new state building in Butte

When you walk into the new natural resources building at Montana Tech University in Butte, you’ll see a prominently displayed triptych painting by Bernie Sundell of Ennis. Sundell’s paintings, entitled “Serenity” were shipped and installed in Butte on Tuesday. Sundell was one of six artists selected to create works for the new building, but his […]