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City Park Rest Areas may not receive future funding from MDT

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.

2 Sheridan town wells have lead above action level

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.

Amber Alert issued for Sheridan teen Sandy Moore

The Department of Justice issued an Amber Alert for 16-year-old Sandy Moore from Sheridan, who went missing from her residence during the early morning hours of Aug. 3.
According to Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson, Rodney Lee Zahn, 60, is believed to have taken her.

Sheridan town discovers low levels of lead in drinking water

According to a release from the town of Sheridan, elevated levels of lead have been found in some areas of Sheridan’s drinking water system.
“Levels of lead in the Sheridan public water supply were discovered during routine sampling of the system during the Department of Environmental Quality prescribed sampling period of Jan. 1 to June 30, 2016,” according to the release. “Results of 29 samples taken during this period identified an exceedance of the lead action level of 0.015 micrograms per liter.”

Blue Lake Fire

The Blue Lake Fire, which is burning 10 miles southwest of Ennis was 314 acres and 0 percent contained as of July 22 at 9:30 a.m., according to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The lightning-caused fire was reported at 2:45 p.m. on July 21. It is burning on privately owned and Bureau of Land Management land […]

ENNIS TOWN: Conservation district attends to discuss stream health

Since 2010, the Madison Conservation District has worked with community volunteers and the Department of Environmental Quality to monitor the health of various streams in the Madison Watershed. Throughout the years, they found few impairments on most area waterways, but one creek in particular suffers from issues with sediment, nutrients, E.coli and more – Moore Creek.