VIRGINIA CITY—Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor on Wednesday, September 5, by the State of Montana. All three charges are in connection with a drug-related investigation that took place in June of 2017.
VIRGINIA CITY—The Madison County Planning Board continued the process of updating Moonlight Basin’s Overall Development Plan (ODP) at its monthly meeting on Monday, August 27, finally approving a version of the developer’s proposal.
The Moonlight Basin spans around 8,000 acres along the northern flank of Lone Peak near Big Sky.
VIRGINIA CITY—The Madison County Public Health office released the results of its annual patient survey earlier this month, and most respondents felt favorably toward the services they’d received.
ENNIS - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is conducting an open house meeting on a proposal to replace the bridge on Secondary Route 249 (Varney Road) crossing the Madison River at reference post 7.8 south of Ennis in Madison County.
SHERIDAN—The idea of a new Ruby Valley Medical Center has been in the works since 2008, and this weekend the realization of that idea opened its doors to the residents of the Ruby Valley and the patients it will serve.
ENNIS—A fire camp big enough to be another Madison Valley town sprang up in Ennis last week as an incident management team from southern California arrived to begin work on the Monument and Wigwam fires.
ENNIS – The Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office has issued a fire prevention order temporarily closing the Axolotl Wilderness Study Area in Madison County due to the Monument and Wigwam fires.
U.S. Forest Service
DAILY UPDATE for MONUMENT and WIGWAM FIRES,
August 17, 2018
Monument Fire: 5,733 acres, 5% contained
Equipment and manpower - Engines: 8; Water Tenders: 4; Total Fire Personnel: 123
Wigwam Fire: 4,190 acres, 0% contained
ENNIS—The testing of some wells has already begun on the West Bench, but the Ground Water Investigation Program (GWIP) is still looking to expand the number of test sites for its data collection, set to continue until December of 2019.
ENNIS—The Monument Fire southwest of Cameron, first detected on August 6, continued to grow over the weekend and measured 4,215 acres as of Monday morning.
A second fire, the Wigwam Fire, was first detected on August 11 and has grown to almost 2,000 acres. Both fires are currently zero percent contained.