A much-anticipated Verizon cell phone tower is under construction in the Ruby Valley. The tower is located just outside of Twin Bridges and should improve coverage throughout much of the Ruby Valley. According to Verizon media contact Meagan Dorsch, the tower will be up and running in early 2015.
With two weekends of Montana’s general big game season come and gone, both the Cameron and Alder check stations showed moderate hunter success rates.
Frank Colwell, president of the Twin Bridges Rotary Club, welcomed over 50 community members to a candidates forum at the Twin Bridges high school on Oct. 8.
Whoever first said, “It takes a village to raise a child,” must have spent time in the Madison and Ruby valleys. In Madison County, community members and business owners show up year after year with wallets in hand to support 4-H and FFA students during the livestock sale at the Madison County Fair.
A new agreement between Madison County and the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District (NRMEDD) will give businesses and not-for-profits in the Madison and Ruby Valleys resources for economic growth.
“What is important to me is the end result,” said Les Gilman, a Madison County Economic Development Council board member and owner of IH Cattle Company near Alder. “In the end, we want economic development.”
A significant portion of Madison County’s largest industry – agriculture – depends on Forest Service land in the Upper Ruby for summer grazing pastures.
Madison County schools run more than 1,000 miles in bus routes every school day.
More than $17 million and four years of renovations later, the Ruby Dam is again sending water to ranchers in the Ruby Valley. Now the updated dam should ensure a reliable water supply for at least another 75 years, according to officials.
When Cellular One goes dark on July 31, 1,836 customers in the Ruby Valley alone will be without cell phone service, according to Matt Greemore, Twin Bridges Town Council member.