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Virginia City, Nevada City see an estimated 582,304 visitors in 2017

According to an economic impact analysis report from the Montana Heritage Commission, Virginia City and Nevada City once again saw record tourist numbers in 2017.

Football: Mustangs continue charge, Whitehall falls in nail-biter

“I feel like we are finally clicking on all cylinders,” said Ennis head coach Chris Hess, following the Mustangs’ playoff win Nov. 4 against Belt. The boys in green amassed more than 300 rushing yards, while stopping the Huskies’ running game completely, which propelled them to a 72-52 win on the road.

Multiple Madison County athletes finish in top 15 at state meet

The street going into the Bill Roberts Golf Course in Helena was lined with cars and buses –runners, coaches, parents and supporters packed into the state cross country meet on Oct. 21. The air was crisp and the wind was present but manageable as runners from across the state charged around the 3 mile course, […]

Funding for FWP enforcement shifts after 2017 legislature

According to a release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the department is being required to shift 30 percent of their enforcement hours to wildlife management. This decision stems from the 2017 Montana Legislative session after the Legislature applied for more federal Pittman-Robertson funding rather than increasing license fees.

Interagency partners gather for quarterly update meeting

The Madison County Commissioners hosted their quarterly interagency meeting on Oct. 5 at the fire hall and community center in Alder. Representatives from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Madison County Emergency Management and the commissioners’ office were all present.

Steve Orr: Giving back both in a career and as a volunteer

With 35 years total in law enforcement, Orr retried from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as a captain in 2008 after 21 years with the county. While he was with the sheriff’s office, Orr also volunteered his time with the Virginia City Volunteer Fire Department, which he gave 17 years to. He joined the Madison Valley Rural Fire District in 2005, and Madison Valley Search and Rescue after he retired in 2008.

Ponies for Pony: Reach Inc. residents help manufacture horse statues

The horse sculptures have a special meaning to the people of Pony, and not just because they are ponies. The sculptures are creative works by the hand of Jim Dolan, a metal sculptor and artist based out of Bozeman. But while Dolan has created over 170 large-scale sculptures all around the world, these horses are unique. Residents from Reach Inc., a service for adults with developmental disabilities, helped create the statues.