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

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Canty: in good spirts, lively, brisk, cheerful. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

Beyond boots

Off Highway 287 entering Harrison, Mont. sits Canty Boots. From the inside looking out, one can see golden grass, dark blue mountains dusted white and a sapphire blue fall sky. The walls inside are lined with ankle boots of more colors than the outside scenery.

Ennis Volunteer named to top 100 in the nation, small town category

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Ennis resident Mary Sedwick has been named to the 2020 lists of Top 100 Volunteers in the Nation for towns of less than 5,000 in population. Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award organization is based in Kansas with a goal of spotlighting “small town heroes”.

“The gals definitely deserve it,” Principal Brown said of Griebenow and her assistant Mia Babcock. Pictured here is the first-place winning breakfast from Twin Bridges Schools. PHOTO COURTESY OF CINDY BROWN

Feeding the kids

Twin Bridges Elementary School Principal Cindy Brown received an email from Montana No Kid Hungry, an organization dedicated to promoting plentiful and healthy food for children in Montana, looking for entries into the Montana Schools Eats Photo Contest.

Joe took this picture of the Seven Sisters on Jan. 5, 2019. The blue color comes from the nebulosity, or the haze around the stars. “There’s so much color in the sky but you don’t see it with your naked eye,” Gwen said. PHOTO BY JOE WITHERSPOON

A constant

The way Joe Witherspoon and his wife Gwen decided to move to Twin Bridges in 2010 says a lot about how astronomy informed Joe’s entire life.

Kelly Elser, Mickie Benedict, Dr. Waren Swager, Carol Lee Swager, Eileen Pearce and Mary Pat Graham stand outside the Sheridan Senior Center. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

More than a spot for summer sun

Eileen Pearce, secretary of the Ruby Valley Swimming Club (RVSC) in Sheridan, moved to the area 20 years ago. In the early 2000s, she attended a pancake breakfast at the fire department and sat down next to a certain someone. “And that’s where it started,” she said of her Ruby Valley Swimming Pool (RVSP) involvement.

Near the Three Forks Upper Ruby Allotment, before the cowboy camp. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

Something for everyone

After a 35-day government shutdown at the end of 2019, Congress approved a spending package to fund the federal government for the next fiscal year. Part of this package included $1.38 million for Wildlife Services (WS) to hire employees responsible for nonlethally reducing conflict between predators and livestock in 12 states.

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