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

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Allyson Adams. Photo courtesy Allyson Adams

A Valentine to the Old West

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.

Endecott’s cow-calf operation outside of McAllister. PHOTO COURTESY OF RACHEL ENDECOTT

More than a job

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. 

SCHOOL BOARD ROUNDUP

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.

Image of the proposed sidewalk plan. The cross walk at Main Street and 5th Avenue is suggested to move to the intersection of 5th Avenue and Main Street. PHOTO COURTESY OF THAD KAISER/GREAT WEST ENGINEERING

TOWN COUNCIL ROUNDUP

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. 

Sheridan locals, Braeden and Mallory Gilman, hang out poolside at the Sheridan public pool Aug. 14. Photo by Susanne Hill

Sheridan Pool improvements underway

The Ruby Valley Swimming Club replaced the Sheridan pool filter Sept. 26. 

A new fiberglass pool filter replaced the public pool’s original filter from 1969. It was evident that the 50-year-old water filter had passed its useful life with the increasing problems of water quality, temperature and flaking rust from the steel filter.

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