MADISON COUNTY—As of Monday, January 21, the federal government’s partial shutdown has stretched on for 31 days, the longest in U.S. history by 10 days.
MADISON COUNTY—Beavers may not be the primary animal that visitors to Big Sky Country come to see, but perhaps they deserve a little more attention.
ENNIS—The Ennis town commission reviewed a plan for an extensive project at the east end of Ennis’s Main Street at its monthly meeting on Thursday, January 11.
TWIN BRIDGES – Twin Bridges town council unanimously approved a resolution to create a storm water Special Improvement District in the town and proceed with $600,000 plans for collecting and moving storm water from city streets at their January 8 meeting.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan school board continued deliberations on a potential football co-op with Twin Bridges Schools at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 8, ending with a vote that approved moving forward on the proposal in a split on the board of 4-3.
Virginia City hosted its annual Winter Fest on Saturday, January 5. The day included broomball played on the town ice rink, sledding, marshmallow toasting, a log sawing competition and a fire hose roll, plus a lunch provided by the Virginia City Elks Club.
MADISON COUNTY—In 2018, four fatal avalanches were reported to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC). Overseen by the U.S. Forest Service, the GNFAC covers the Bridger, Madison and Gallatin mountain ranges—from Bozeman to West Yellowstone, Big Sky to Island Park, Idaho.
SHERIDAN – If the good citizens of Sheridan were wondering what a quintet of strangers with binoculars – one with a camera – were doing roaming around town early Saturday morning, January 5, the answer is counting birds.
TWIN BRIDGES—After more than a year without a reliable water source, the Madison County fairgrounds in Twin Bridges finally has a new water main to replace the one that ruptured in November 2017.
ENNIS—Montana has 58 conservation districts, but the Madison Conservation District (MCD) recently joined a list of a dozen or fewer to put a strategic plan in place.