The first three weeks of October have treated the Madison and Ruby river basins well.
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Following the human-grizzly bear encounter 3 miles up North Fork Bear Creek on Oct. 1, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest temporarily closed trails and the area surrounding Bear Creek leading into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.
A 50-year-old Bozeman man was scouting hunting locations about 3 miles up the North Fork Bear Creek outside of Cameron on Saturday morning when he spotted a sow grizzly bear with cubs.
“We have a (bus) route we’ve been advertising for since before I came here,” said Ennis School Superintendent Casey Klasna, referring to how difficult it is to find bus drivers in the area. “We’ve had no interest.”
“We asked a lot of questions but we didn’t really finalize or decide anything,” said Ron Nye, after all three Madison County Commissioners traveled to Jefferson County to meet with the neighboring commissioners regarding the Madison-Jefferson County Fair.
Crisp air and storm clouds heralded in the start of September and fall over Labor Day Weekend. “We’re on the upswing here,” said Lucas Zukiewicz, water supply specialist with the Natural Resources and Conservation Service’s Montana Snow Survey. “As we move into fall, we’ll start to see more of these types of events in this […]
More than 50 people gathered at the fire hall to learn about bear behavior, how to avoid encounters and what to do if an encounter happens.
On Aug. 26, the MVM held an open house to showcase their new facility to community members, county commissioners and foundation members. The open house included tours of the new interior, mingling with residents, lunch and cake.
During Montana’s peak tourism months in the summer, the rest area in downtown Ennis and Twin Bridges are utilized by passersby. Both locations are part of Montana Department of Transportation’s City Park Rest Area program, which means they are owned by the local community but historically have received MDT assistance.
On Aug. 15, results from tests Great West Engineering performed on all four of the town of Sheridan’s source wells, and the collection point through which the wells feed the system, showed only two of the wells had lead above the level where action is required.