“I think Alder School is important because the school gives a parent hope that their child is happy, smart and that their child wants to take care of the community.”
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Montana Governor Steve Bullock nominated nearly five million acres of national forest land on April 7 as priority landscapes ready for restoration in accordance with the Agriculture Act of 2014—the Farm Bill act.
Dan Doornbos grew up in the Ruby Valley—Laurin specifically. After graduating from Sheridan High School, he attended Montana State University (MSU), then married his wife Janet and went back to school to get his masters. Janet also grew up in the Ruby Valley. Her grandparents started the Sauerbier Ranch near Alder around the turn of […]
The Board of Madison County Commissioners spent Friday, March 21 interviewing four candidates to fill the interim position for the soon-to-be vacated Justice of the Peace seat for the county, ultimately selecting attorney Suzanne Nellen.
Local contractor Brad Schwend received a call on Friday, March 14 from a person hiking Wisconsin Creek who reported damage to a cabin Schwend built in October 2004. The cabin, which is used as a summer home by a couple residing in Virginia, was directly in the path of a boulder, which came off a […]
A number of factors combined to create flooding conditions in areas of Madison County last week. Warmer temperatures caused rapid snowmelt, but a frozen ground kept the water from soaking in—the snowmelt spilled into yards, roadways and waterways. Also complicating the matter were bands of rain in the area on Thursday.
Of the 70 elk recently captured and tested by the Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) in the Tobacco Root Mountains, all tested negative for brucellosis. That figure comes from FWP lab specialist Neil Anderson whose team also tested 40 in the Black’s Ford area east of the Madison River and 20 in the Red Mountain […]
Ryan David Maddison was sentenced to the Department of Corrections (DOC) for five years with three suspended by Judge Blair Jones on Friday, Feb. 21. According to court documents, Maddison pled guilty to three counts of criminal endangerment and waived the right to a trial by jury during an Aug. 26, 2013, hearing when he […]
Governor Steve Bullock’s appointment of Twin Bridges native Angela McLean as Montana’s 31st Lieutenant Governor on Feb. 10 was not a big surprise to teachers and community members in her hometown.
The rising cost of propane—which, according to the Montana Governor’s Office, is used to heat 13 percent of Montana homes—has impacted Madison County residents.