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Hunter dollars impact the local economy

An estimated $324 million in 2016 alone circulates through Montana as a result of big game hunting, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. That figure includes resident and non-resident spending and combines elk, deer and antelope hunters, according to a FWP economic impact study.

For the love of conservation

The Madison Valley community has been inundated with young people hoping to make a difference in 2017. Three members with the Big Sky Watershed Corps, an AmeriCorps program that assists Montana’s watershed communities, have taken placements in Ennis as part of an effort to make a difference in local conservation efforts.

Representatives from Virginia City, Big Sky approach Madison County Commissioners about resort tax

A resort tax legislation is currently in the works, according to Kevin Germain with Lone Mountain Land Company and Virginia City Mayor Scott Petersen, who asked for support from the Madison County Commissioners to get a bill to the Capitol.

Road review committee meets to discuss Jim Alan Road

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.

Updating the courthouse

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.