In May of 2016, Madison County commissioners established a road review committee intended to research contentious county roads, one of which is Jim Alan Road south of MT Highway 87 near the Montana/Idaho border and Horn Creek Road, and report their findings back to the commissioners.
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Madison County Commissioners met with outgoing District Court Judge Loren Tucker, Clerk of District Court Dianne Kaatz and Sheriff Roger Thompson on Friday, Jan. 6 to look at blueprints of the intended renovations to the historic Madison County Courthouse in Virginia City.
County employees sworn in for 2017
According to Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson, 30 core car batteries were stolen from behind the Twin Bridges Napa sometime last Friday night.
During the State Land Board’s regular meeting on Dec. 19 meeting, board members unanimously approved a land swap between the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and SRI River Holdings.
The Montana Highway Patrol and the Montana Department of Transportation both reported water flowing over the Odell Creek Bridge south of Ennis on Dec. 26.
Before the storm hit last Wednesday, nearly 40 members of the community and surrounding conservation districts gathered at the Ennis school cafeteria for a presentation on mapping the Madison River regarding floodplains and channel migration.
Last week, the Blaine Spring Creek Bridge construction wrapped up – traffic can now cross the creek, 10 miles south of Ennis. The bridge replacement was necessary considering the original bridge was slowly deteriorating.
Late last week and over the weekend, a significant change in the weather pattern brought a large storm system through Madison County and Montana.
Through the end of October and the first week of November, the Madison and Ruby river basins received above average precipitation.