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

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Healthy distancing

It is crucially important to take care of ourselves in this time of uncertainty. New information unfolds daily and change is the default. Sometimes, to remember the bright sides, you just have to take a step outside.

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THE NEW NORMAL

CLOSING UP SHOP IN A SMALL TOWN

Urban and rural, fortune 500 companies and mom- and-pop shops – COVID-19 is affecting every business in the world.

Madison County offices shut down

At a Special Commission Meeting, on Friday, March 20, 2020, the Madison County Board of Commissioners made and passed a motion to restrict public access to all Madison County buildings until further notice, effective March 20, 2020, at 5 p.m.  Services will still be available by telephone, email, or by U.S.

First Madison County COVID-19 case

Madison County’s first COVID-19 case was confirmed. 

The woman and her family have been isolated. The confirmation is not a surprise to local healthcare providers. As testing becomes more available, more confirmations are likely to follow. This does not mean that everyone who has coronavirus symptoms will or should be tested.

A committee for the stars

Virginia City, known for its national preservation, is attempting to preserve its night sky.

Montana’s view of the milky way is becoming a rare quality in the world. In many places, light pollution has faded out the starry nights that have blanketed humans for hundreds of years.

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'The Water Queen'

Five women made headlines running for the 2020 democratic nomination for president. Jeannette Rankin, a republican from Montana, was the first women elected to the House of Representatives. Sarah Gammon Bick- ford was the first woman in Montana, and probably the only female African American, to own a utility company in Virginia City.

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