Tags Archives: Madison Valley

A master plan: Ennis Big Sky Airport plans for future

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.

Honoring those who care for the land

Madison County conservation districts recognize land stewards

Madison Conservation District talks climate impacts during watershed planning meeting

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.

Legislation tackles transparency, permissive building reserve levy for schools

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.

Madison County river basins see above average snowpack

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.