Tags Archives: Madison Valley

2.3 acres burn in VC Ranches

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.

Forecasting the future: What hunter expenditures bring to Madison County

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.

Brucellosis detected in 1 Madison County heifer

According to officials with the Montana Department of Livestock, brucellosis has been detected in a cattle herd in Madison County. The National Veterinary Services Lab in Iowa confirmed the disease, and the news came in the form of a DOL press release on Aug. 24.

Neighbor helping neighbor

Burning through core sage grouse habitat, pine trees and dead and down debris, the fire has scorched much of the agricultural landscape, leaving people without feed for livestock. In an effort to help, many families and individuals in the Ruby and Madison valleys are stepping up.