Madison Valley Rural Fire Department responded to a call of a grass fire in the Virginia City Ranches just after 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, according to fire chief Shawn Christensen. At the time of the initial call, it was reported to be an acre in size and growing, with a grader and diesel fuel tank located in the vicinity of the fire.
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After breaking ground on the home of the new Ruby Valley Hospital last fall, the facility is coming to life.
Hunting season in Montana, and particularly in Southwest Montana, is unlike anything else. With one of the longest hunting seasons in the west, healthy wildlife populations and access to millions of acres of public land, it is not just wildlife migrating west.
Savinski, who moved to the Ruby Valley full time three years ago after recreating in the area for years, along with his friend Howard Chrest, who has called Sheridan home since 1960, reached out to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks earlier this year about making it easier for recreators to access the Ruby River.
On Thursday, Aug. 24 at approximately 10:30 p.m., lightning started a fire 7 miles northeast of Whitehall, near Conrow Creek.
After a scheduled power outage on Aug. 8 by NorthWestern Energy, the Madison Valley has experienced two nonscheduled outages, leaving residents in the dark.
The Madison-Jefferson County Fair market sale grossed $381,459.75, down $450,000 from last year’s market.
“Even though we were down from last year, we still had a phenomenal sale,” said Leif Funston, president of the volunteer livestock sales committee.
During their meeting on Aug. 8, Madison County commissioners Jim Hart, Ron Nye and Dan Allhands signed off on permit applications for construction to start on two bridges in the county.
Kay Gogerty has been gardening in the Jeffers Community Garden for about seven years. Throughout that time, she has noticed families in the garden and watched as children looked longing into the dirt.
Last week, the Madison County Fair took place in Twin Bridges at the county fairgrounds.