VIRGINIA CITY – Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson spoke with The Madisonian last week and discussed his major goals for the department in the coming year. In a Jan. 5 email, the sheriff summarized those goals.
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A young moose visit to First Madison Valley Bank in Ennis on New Year’s Day has caused community members to speculate if the visit was a portent of a strong economy or world peace in 2018.
Five years after Willie and Robin Blazer ran the first batch of brandy through their copper still in downtown Ennis, their small-batch liquor is flying off the shelves and the business has plans to expand. Starting off with just Willie and Robin at the controls, Willie’s Distillery now employs 19 workers and the team is […]
VIRGINIA CITY – Residents, ranchers and emergency vehicles will have easier access to the west side of the Ruby River in Laurin when a new bridge is completed next month. Great West Engineering project manager Jeremiah Theys updated the Madison County Commission last Tuesday on the status of the Laurin Bridge project. Theys reported construction […]
Madison County fish and wildlife and were the key topics during a joint meeting Wednesday of the Gravelly Landscape Collaborative and the Ruby Watershed Council at the Philanthropy River Building in Sheridan. Non-profit Future West coordinated the meeting with the goal to exchange information between the GLC, RWC and other interested agencies and citizens. Bozeman-based […]
There’s a new out building behind the Sheridan High School. It’s home to the school lawnmowers, track equipment and a grab bag of various other previously homeless tools. “A lot of people don’t know that kids built this,” said Mike Wetherbee, Sheridan School’s superintendent, pointing to the new building. It is projects like this that […]
Did you know every 77 years, the state of Montana will likely experience a 7.0 magnitude earthquake? According to statistics presented from the Madison County Emergency Management’s office during an earthquake exercise, the state is about due for an earthquake. “It’s not a matter of if, but when,” said Joe Brummel with the emergency management […]
Madison County’s Superintendent of Schools Pam Birkeland gave the Madison County Commissioners a report on all area schools last week. The report, which evaluates student enrollment, special education needs, gender ratios and even transportation numbers, helps Birkeland and the schools determine a budget for the next fiscal year.
Nov. 25 is recognized as Small Business Saturday – the point is to encourage shoppers to look to their local business and stores, versus large corporations or online.
According to an economic impact analysis report from the Montana Heritage Commission, Virginia City and Nevada City once again saw record tourist numbers in 2017.