On Sat., March 17, the Elling House Arts & Humanities Center in Virginia City will host its third Chautauqua of 2018. The EHAHC hosts a winter series of Chautauquas in January, February, March and April. The monthly event begins with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. and performances start at 7:30 p.m.
Election season is fast approaching, as filings for county positions have officially closed. According to the Montana Secretary of State’s website, candidate filing for both legislative and non-legislative positions also closed on March 12.
TWIN BRIDGES -- Twin Bridges town council approved two resolutions during its March 13 meeting, stating the town's intent to raise water and sewer rates. The town is raising rates to balance its water and sewer budgets, pay off a sewer system revenue bond, and build up a reserve fund for future repairs and upgrades.
Acting on Mayor Bob Stump's recommendation, Sheridan Town Council amended a contract with Northern Rockies Engineering during Monday's council meeting. NRE has been working for the town to locate, design and test a new water well.
During the Twin Bridges Council meeting on March 13, Sherifff Roger Thompson reported no serious law enforcement issues in Twin Bridges for the previous month, but said storage shed burglaries had occurred around the county.
During the Twin Bridges Council meeting on March 13, Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson reported a 30-year-old male was found dead outdoors in Virginia City, apparently killed by cold weather.
Moonlight Basin Montana Acquisitions LLC, a property development company operating at Big Sky, has requested an increase to the maximum number of residential units it can build on its 8,700-acre resort property. The company also requested to build 100 additional units in an environmentally sensitive area known as Moonlight Territory.