ENNIS—Balmy late-summer weather matched Ennis High School’s homecoming theme of a tropical luau: parade floats on Friday, September 7 featured palm trees, leis and water guns on an 80-degree afternoon.
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 1968 western, “Five Card Stud,” with crooner Dean Martin and the legendary Robert Mitchum, was a story about vengeance – about Van Morgan, Martin’s character, wanting revenge on the people who lynched his father, who allegedly cheated at a poker game in a saloon and was hung for it.
LAURIN – The Ruby Habitat Foundation hosted a Labor Day family fishing outing at the former Woodson Ranch near Laurin on Monday, Sept. 3.
About 15 people were fishing on the Ruby River and in ponds nearby at 9 a.m.
The fishing event is an annual thing, said Dave Delisi, Ruby Habitat Foundation Outreach Coordinator.
ENNIS—The wrap-up to Ennis’s summer season brought hundreds of fly fishing enthusiasts from all over the west to Peter T’s park last weekend. The Fly Fishing and Outdoor Festival featured something for everyone: dozens of vendors, several films, art, speakers, clinics, food and music.
SHERIDAN—The Moriah Motel has been in search of new owners for several months, but when Mark Johnson first drove down the Ruby Valley in June, he knew he’d come to the right place.
“I knew driving down that if the motel was anything like the rest of the valley, it was a done deal,” Johnson says.
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 Ennis school board approved a new budget that’s slightly less than last year’s at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 15. They also discussed the school’s partnership with Ennis police officer John Moore and several staff and coaching changes.
ENNIS—When Lorraine and Chuck Ravis were evacuated from their home on August 12, they signed next-of-kin paperwork, uncertain whether they’d see their home again.