A warm, dry January in Southwest Montana means snowpack percentages in the Madison and Ruby river basins are below normal, according to Lucas Zukiewicz, water specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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In the early morning hours of Jan. 20, the Ennis restaurant and bar caught fire
The popular tourist destination of Virginia City and Nevada City benefit Montana’s economy, and this year the 2015 legislature has a few bills that may impact the towns.
Commissioners approve scope of work for Blaine Spring Creek bridge replacement
According to Lucas Zukiewicz, water specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snowpack percentages in the Madison River Basin and the Ruby River Basin improved with last week’s storm, but are still below average.
In early January, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks plans to relocate 40-50 bighorn sheep to Wolf Creek in the Madison Mountain Range, from their current location in the Quake Lake area.
A much-anticipated Verizon cell phone tower is under construction in the Ruby Valley. The tower is located just outside of Twin Bridges and should improve coverage throughout much of the Ruby Valley. According to Verizon media contact Meagan Dorsch, the tower will be up and running in early 2015.
In an easily accessible mountain range like the Gravelly Mountains, where livestock producers graze cattle on summer Forest Service allotments, integrity is key. Producers rely on the integrity of people driving the Gravelly Range Road not to mess with their cattle.
Public safety is a county’s responsibility – sometimes, that requires maintenance on roadways to improve things like line of sight. On a particular country road in the Madison Valley with close proximity to a stream, residents are wondering if commissioner Jim Hart has overstepped his boundaries when doing maintenance on the road.
The Mustangs’ season drew to a close at the final buzzer of the state semifinal game versus the Wibaux Longhorns in Ennis last Saturday, losing 20 – 22.