THE JACK CREEK DEBATE: County claims to improve public safety, residents worry about stream health

Public safety is a county’s responsibility – sometimes, that requires maintenance on roadways to improve things like line of sight. On a particular country road in the Madison Valley with close proximity to a stream, residents are wondering if commissioner Jim Hart has overstepped his boundaries when doing maintenance on the road.

“If the crews were just doing what (Hart) says they are, there wouldn’t be a problem,” resident Howard Sheridan said. “But they are knocking down trees and eroding the bank along Jack Creek.”

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On Saturday afternoon, with a cold fall storm impending, the rain started falling as the Powder River County Hawks scored on the final play of the game to outscore the Twin Bridges Falcons 60 – 57 in the first round of the state football playoffs.

While the loss ends Twin Bridges’ season, the Falcons were a few seconds away from advancing in the playoffs after staging a remarkable comeback, storming back from a 40-13 deficit.

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