Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is investigating a grizzly bear mortality in the Eureka Basin of the south Gravelly Mountains, after a hunter reportedly shot the bear in self-defense Oct. 26.
When a fire, which consumed a house in Pony and killed a dog, was dispatched to the Harrison-Pony-Norris-Summit Valley Volunteer Fire Department in the early morning hours of Oct. 30, the full roster of six volunteers reported to the fire department in Harrison.
Former Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson was found guilty of official misconduct, a misdemeanor, in Madison County’s District Court in Virginia City Nov. 7
Town of Ennis
Municipal General Election-Four-year commission seats
-Cory Hardy: 188
-John Bancroft: 136
-Misty Wright Ranson: 133
-Carl Kautz: 112
Town of Twin Bridges
Virginia City’s very own playwright Allyson Adams has always been bold. Afterall, she was the mayor who arranged for 400 goats to come to the town to clean-up noxious weeds in lieu of using chemicals long before such a move was fashionable. The story hit international news.
The 2019 municipal general election ballots were mailed to all qualified voters in Ennis, Virginia City and Twin Bridges Oct. 18. Sheridan’s elections are canceled because seats that are eligible for reelection are uncontested.
Mental health affects everyone, regardless of gender or occupation. Suicide rates are higher in rural America and Montana leads the nation in number of suicides. The isolation and job factors associated with agricultural work in rural Montana, and the stigma tied to identity, makes seeking out help difficult.
Twin Bridges School Board meets for September
Sidewalks and water drainage discussed
Twin Bridges School Board met on Tuesday to discuss grants, new hires, increased Driver’s Education rates, a 2021 trip to Belize and business operations.
Selecting an interim mayor
A Twin Bridges’ Town Council decision
The council will choose an interim mayor for Twin Bridges before their next monthly meeting. A subcommittee, comprised of two council members, conducted interviews with the two applicants, Patti Haze and Joe Willauer, Oct. 11.
A hydraulic system for new mechanical lids at the Nevada City dumpsite was installed to help keep trash contained and out of reach from bears Oct. 2.