Snowpack in Madison, Ruby still below average

A warm, dry January in Southwest Montana means snowpack percentages in the Madison and Ruby river basins are below normal, according to Lucas Zukiewicz, water specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

“We had some snowfall in the first week of January in both basins,” Zukiewicz explained. “We briefly got closer to normal, but since then the weather had not yielded much snowfall in the area and we are continuing to fall more below normal.”

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Though the weather outside is far too delightful to be considered winter, action on the hard court is ramping up for the 2014-15 basketball season. With teams playing their first games this week, action for the four Madison County high schools is sure to impress. Each area coach was asked to provide his or her outlook for this season. Here is a look at some of the local talent who will try to get the job done in the 2014-15 basketball campaign.

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