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THE JACK CREEK DEBATE: County claims to improve public safety, residents worry about stream health

Public safety is a county’s responsibility – sometimes, that requires maintenance on roadways to improve things like line of sight. On a particular country road in the Madison Valley with close proximity to a stream, residents are wondering if commissioner Jim Hart has overstepped his boundaries when doing maintenance on the road.

Jack Creek roadwork causes some controversy

When Madison County commissioner Jim Hart sent a road crew to clear brush on Jack Creek Road a few weeks ago, he said his plan was to create a better line of sight for safety and to clean up the brush along the side of the road, which is a fire hazard.

Meet the candidates: Twin Bridges Rotary Club hosts candidate forum

Frank Colwell, president of the Twin Bridges Rotary Club, welcomed over 50 community members to a candidates forum at the Twin Bridges high school on Oct. 8.

Forest Service money allotted to projects in Madison County

From weed control to trail maintenance, Forest Service resource advisory committees (RAC) approved funding for multiple projects on Oct. 1, many of which are located in Madison County.

Schulz named new MACo president

On Sept. 24, Dave Schulz became the first Madison County commissioner to accept the role of president for the Montana Association of Counties (MACo). Schulz, who has been a Madison County commissioner for 14 years, is now the face of MACo and will represent the organization for an entire year.

The future of Montana’s waters

The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) spent the last few years working with variousinterest groups to update the Montana State Water Plan. Now, a draft of the 2015 plan is available for review and public comment.

“[The plan] provides guidance for the conservation and management of water resources in Montana for the next 20 years,” the DNRC announced in a press release.