A grizzly bear feeding on an elk carcass charged a bow hunter over the holiday weekend, sending the man to the Madison Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, resulting in 90 stitches.
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Hunting season in Montana, and particularly in Southwest Montana, is unlike anything else. With one of the longest hunting seasons in the west, healthy wildlife populations and access to millions of acres of public land, it is not just wildlife migrating west.
On Thursday, Aug. 24 at approximately 10:30 p.m., lightning started a fire 7 miles northeast of Whitehall, near Conrow Creek.
The Madison-Jefferson County Fair market sale grossed $381,459.75, down $450,000 from last year’s market.
“Even though we were down from last year, we still had a phenomenal sale,” said Leif Funston, president of the volunteer livestock sales committee.
Last week, the Madison County Fair took place in Twin Bridges at the county fairgrounds.
The annual Sheridan Days is Sheridan’s main summer event that brings the community together. The three-day happening mostly takes place at the Roy Silve Memorial Baseball Park with a car show, kickball and horseshoe tournament and music in the park, as well as a fireman’s barbeque, parade and brunch at Jackson’s Garden.
Burning through core sage grouse habitat, pine trees and dead and down debris, the fire has scorched much of the agricultural landscape, leaving people without feed for livestock. In an effort to help, many families and individuals in the Ruby and Madison valleys are stepping up.
Madison County Solid Waste and Recycling Board has been focused on promoting recycling around the county. As of July 18, commissioners officially signed off on adopting a one year pilot program to promote recycling in county facilities. The official kick off is expected to take effect no later than September 2017.
After an update from Director of Emergency Management Dustin Tetrault, Madison County Commissioners decided to move forward with a negligent debris burning plan during their July 11 meeting.
It seemed like a normal training swim for Stew Larsen – taking to the mountain lake known to locals and visitors alike as Cliff Lake. But Larsen finished this swim with more than your typical sore muscles and pumping heartbeat. He finished with bites.