Madison County schools run more than 1,000 miles in bus routes every school day.
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Something has to be done about the awful condition of Ennis’ streets, but there’s not enough money in the town’s road-repair budget to make that happen, according to public works director Kelly Elser.
“If we don’t start to repair and maintain things, all our roads will be gravel in a few more years,” Elser told the town commissioners at last Thursday’s meeting. Not only will all the asphalt be worn away, the streets will undoubtedly be even rougher and more full of potholes than they are now, he said.
Though area snowpack was melting rapidly in early June, dryer conditions to close out the month slowed that melt, creating the best-case scenario to prevent major flooding.
“We had a dramatic improvement in our water pattern,” said Lucas Zukiewicz, hydrologist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. “It was pretty dry through the end of the second week of June, which allowed the snowpack to melt in little increments instead of one big wave.”
Madison County’s pre-disaster mitigation (PDM) plan was last updated in 2009, and the plan really needs to be revised every five years to take changing conditions into account, said Chris Mumme, the county’s director of emergency management.
More than $17 million and four years of renovations later, the Ruby Dam is again sending water to ranchers in the Ruby Valley. Now the updated dam should ensure a reliable water supply for at least another 75 years, according to officials.
The weekend’s on-again-off-again rain showers didn’t bother Madison County’s two search and rescue units gathered at the county fairgrounds in Twin Bridges to learn more about saving lives. After all, bad weather is often what calls them into action. Saturday’s agenda included learning about using search dogs, and how to wrap and load packs onto […]
The Madison County Commissioners have accepted a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Helena for the construction of the runway at the Twin Bridges Airport, which is scheduled to begin July 1, according to Commissioner Dave Schulz.
Polls closed at 8 p.m. yesterday and election officials instantly began tallying primary election ballots. All eight Madison County precincts reported numbers by 11 p.m., though the results will remain unofficial until after a statewide canvass, where designated canvassers recount the ballots.
According to meteorologist Bryan Henry with the Northern Rockies Coordination Center (NRCC), Southwest Montana has experienced below normal spring temperatures with cold nights, which means a slow snowpack melt and delayed entry into fire season.
Producers from Madison, Beaverhead and Silverbow counties met in Dillon on May 20 for a Southwestern Montana Stockmen’s Association meeting. The association gives involved producers the opportunity to have a say in the issues affecting Southwest Montana, Twin Bridges rancher Rick Sandru said.