TWIN BRIDGES – The Madison County Fair Board approved the fairgrounds master plan during their April 19 meeting. After receiving the plan earlier this year, both the board and the county commissioners were unhappy with the finished product. Commission Chair Ron Nye said he felt the product was inadequate for what it cost.
Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol, Ruby Valley EMS and the Alder Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a one vehicle rollover on Montana Highway 287, mile marker 25 at approximately 2:41 a.m. April 28, according to Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson.
A federal judge once again denied a request from an environmental group asking to block domestic sheep grazing in the Gravelly Mountains. The injunction request comes from the Gallatin Wildlife Association and Yellowstone Buffalo Foundation, which was denied for a fifth time since 2015.
VIRGINIA CITY - At a joint meeting of the Madison County Commissioners and the county’s Planning Board on Monday, April 30, the commissioners and planners learned about a new tool in the county’s planning arsenal, Wild Planner software.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected a proposed plan regulating recreation use on the Madison River during an April 19 meeting in Helena. The Madison River Recreation Plan, which was drafted by state fisheries officials, would have regulated commercial fishing use on the river.
The Gravelly Landscape Collaborative met at the Alder Fire Station on April 23 and received a report from Bureau of Land Management officials on South Tobacco Root watershed projects.
An April 17 work session on the Ennis draft zoning ordinance drew close to 30 members of the public. Led by the zoning commission, made up of volunteers Kaye Suzuki and Mark Odegard and town commissioner Lisa Roberts, the intent of the work session was to discuss and work on the first two chapters of the draft ordinance.
Virginia City was the winner of this past week-ends 2018 Film-Friendly award at the Governor’s Tourism Conference in Big Sky, MT with the production of The “Ballad of Lefty Brown” which was filmed in the NC Museum ( Montana Heritage Commission) and was the recipient of this years award.
HELENA – Lt. Governor Mike Cooney on Monday night joined attendees of the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation to congratulate finalists and winners of the 2018 Montana Tourism Awards.