THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

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Local mental health professionals see the community center as a space to promote whole-family and whole-community wellness. PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDSAY DEGROOT

A one-stop shop

Early conversations have started again about a community center in Ennis, Mont. Local mental health leaders and community members met on Monday to discuss benefits and hear concerns about having a focal point with resources for the whole family.

Other items of importance to Shaw included mental health, trade schools and teacher’s salaries. Here he sits at his seat in Jan. 2019. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAY SHAW

Across the aisle

Walking into the Montana House of Representatives Chamber, one steps through an aisle in the center and looks towards a Charlie Russell painting. Democrat representatives sit on the right, if you are facing the painting, and Republicans on the left.

Representative Ray Shaw described the aisle in between as Montana.

CTC’s website states that youth in CTC communities were 25%-33% less likely to have health and behavior problems than youth from control communities. PHOTO COURTESY OF CTC

Communities That Care

In partnership with Southwest Montana Prevention, community members are working on implementing Communities That Care (CTC) in Madison County. The process began a year ago but was set back due to the pandemic.

Bill Tate uses his metal detector to find the metal stakes inside the fenced-in area where it is possible that Virginia City volunteers are buried. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

Volunteers

Forty miles from Alder, past Upper Canyon Outfitters on the right side of the road near Poison Creek, sits a fenced in portion of grass.

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