When Governor Steve Bullock signed House Bill 2 into law on May 9, the Montana Heritage Commission, which oversees Virginia City and Nevada City, received $2 million for maintenance and preservation to be used over the next two years.
In 2012, the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University and the Craighead Institute started a project to look at the effects of U.S. Highway 287 and MT Highway 87 in the Madison Valley on road related wildlife mortality and movement patterns, said Lance Craighead of the Craighead Institute.
On April 27, Don Nichols, who was arrested in Madison County in 1984 after kidnapping a woman in Big Sky and murdering a man who attempted to rescue her, was granted parole.
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.
An estimated $324 million in 2016 alone circulates through Montana as a result of big game hunting, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. That figure includes resident and non-resident spending and combines elk, deer and antelope hunters, according to a FWP economic impact study.
Madison County had a white Christmas this year, as multiple winter weather systems moved throughout the valleys, bringing 2-5 inches of snow on the valley floor, according to meteorologist Roger Martin with the National Weather Service in Great Falls.
Late last week and over the weekend, a significant change in the weather pattern brought a large storm system through Madison County and Montana.
Sandru was recently selected as Conservation District Supervisor of the Year for the Montana Association of Conservation Districts for his work and collaboration with various ranching and grazing associations, conservation districts and government agencies.
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The Northern Rodeo Association announced Ennis Rodeo Inc., won the 2016 Gold Rodeo of the Year award, a top honor in the rodeo circuit. The last time Ennis received the award was in 1982.