Two years ago, the Madison County commissioners purchased a county-wide air ambulance membership through what is now AirMedCare Network. Due to legislation passed in the 2017 session, AirMedCare Network has pulled its membership program from the state of Montana. But what does this mean for Madison County residents?
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On Sunday, July 9, early in the afternoon, Madison Valley Rural Fire District responded to a fire 4 miles east of Cameron, at the base of the Madison Mountain Range.
Though fire danger was low this Fourth of July, one blaze was ignited near Sheridan as a result of fireworks, according to Dustin Tetrault, Madison County director of emergency management.
Residents addressed the solid waste board at the meeting asking what could be done to control the overflow of trash and keep people who are not Madison County residents from utilizing the site. Everything from constructing a fence around the site to signs to enforcing a fine was suggested.
“It gives you the opportunity to keep someone alive,” said Mara Johnson, senior nursing student at Montana State University. Johnson and her classmates were on hand at the Madison Valley Health Fair last week to promote compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and teach people how to administer chest-compress-only CPR.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks held an elk brucellosis working group meeting last week in an effort to review elk management options and the spread of brucellosis, according to a release from FWP.
John Ellingsen honored for commitment to preserving history
“He has done a great deal of improvements in facilities, equipment and training … his group is the poster child for search and rescue groups in our state,” said Frank Colwell, one of the few people to nominate Bill Sinclair for The Madisonian’s volunteer spotlight.
Sheppard, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ region three supervisor, was in Twin Bridges last week to host a meeting on aquatic invasive species, focusing on Zebra and Quagga mussels.
By the end of June, the Ruby Valley Ambulance will operate under the umbrella of the hospital.