It is no surprise that use of the Ennis Big Sky Airport is on the rise, and has been in recent years. In fact, the growth rate has been around 30 percent per year for the last few years, according to Lance Bowser, engineer with Robert Peccia & Associates, the firm that handles engineering and construction on Madison County’s airports.
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Madison County conservation districts recognize land stewards
In January, the Madison Conservation District held the first of six meetings in an effort to get the community involved before preparing a watershed report. The first meeting, led by Ethan Kunard, water programs manager for the Madison Conservation District, focused on water quality and quantity in the Madison Watershed. The second meeting, held March 29, focused on how past, present and future climate conditions affect the watershed.
Senate Bill 307, which would revise laws dealing with school funding, passed the Senate, 48 – 1, at the end of February, and had its first hearing in the House of Representatives on March 13.
Klatt will be turning 90 in October and said he felt it was time for someone else to take over after serving nearly two decades on the board.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks held a public meeting to discuss mountain lion trends, management and quotas for the 2017 hunting season in region three, which encompasses Madison County.
The first elk count surveys for the 2017 year are out for both the Madison and Ruby valleys, and both surveys show increased and healthy elk populations.
Snowpack in the Upper Madison is well above normal for the month of March, according to a report from water supply specialist Lucas Zukiewicz, with the Natural Resources and Conservation Service’s Montana snow survey and water supply forecasting program. Snowpack above Hebgen Reservoir is 131 percent of normal, compared 86 percent at this time last year.
The Ennis School Board met on March 8 to discuss new hires and rehires, legislative updates, revising the first aid/CPR class and resort taxes.
Last Saturday, March 11, students from the Ennis Elementary School showcased their thespian talents as they presented “Aladdin” as part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre.