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Forest Service grazing allotments sustain Madison County producers

A significant portion of Madison County’s largest industry – agriculture – depends on Forest Service land in the Upper Ruby for summer grazing pastures.

Will Ennis residents pay to save their streets?

Something has to be done about the awful condition of Ennis’ streets, but there’s not enough money in the town’s road-repair budget to make that happen, according to public works director Kelly Elser.

“If we don’t start to repair and maintain things, all our roads will be gravel in a few more years,” Elser told the town commissioners at last Thursday’s meeting. Not only will all the asphalt be worn away, the streets will undoubtedly be even rougher and more full of potholes than they are now, he said.

Snowpack runoff and June rains help valleys transition to summer

Though area snowpack was melting rapidly in early June, dryer conditions to close out the month slowed that melt, creating the best-case scenario to prevent major flooding.

“We had a dramatic improvement in our water pattern,” said Lucas Zukiewicz, hydrologist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. “It was pretty dry through the end of the second week of June, which allowed the snowpack to melt in little increments instead of one big wave.”

Search And Rescue: The life they save may be your own

The weekend’s on-again-off-again rain showers didn’t bother Madison County’s two search and rescue units gathered at the county fairgrounds in Twin Bridges to learn more about saving lives. After all, bad weather is often what calls them into action. Saturday’s agenda included learning about using search dogs, and how to wrap and load packs onto […]

Unofficial primary election results for Madison County are in

Polls closed at 8 p.m. yesterday and election officials instantly began tallying primary election ballots. All eight Madison County precincts reported numbers by 11 p.m., though the results will remain unofficial until after a statewide canvass, where designated canvassers recount the ballots.