According to Lucas Zukiewicz, water specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snowpack percentages in the Madison River Basin and the Ruby River Basin improved with last week’s storm, but are still below average.
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In Roxane Shammel’s classes at Sheridan Schools, students are taught the importance of family – they explore a variety of topics from personal finance management to raising a family to cooking.
A much-anticipated Verizon cell phone tower is under construction in the Ruby Valley. The tower is located just outside of Twin Bridges and should improve coverage throughout much of the Ruby Valley. According to Verizon media contact Meagan Dorsch, the tower will be up and running in early 2015.
More than 30 parents and community members packed into the Montana Room of the Twin Bridges School during the school board’s regular meeting on Nov. 18 to pose questions about school safety plans and parent alert systems.
The national weather service out of Great Falls issued a flood advisory on the Jefferson River near Twin Bridges over the weekend, due to the potential for flooding as a result of an ice jam.
With two weekends of Montana’s general big game season come and gone, both the Cameron and Alder check stations showed moderate hunter success rates.
This week (today, in fact!) marks my one-year anniversary as a reporter for The Madisonian. That means I’ve called Madison County home for a year. Nineteen more of those and folks around here tell me I will finally be able to say I’m from Montana.
From weed control to trail maintenance, Forest Service resource advisory committees (RAC) approved funding for multiple projects on Oct. 1, many of which are located in Madison County.
By December 2015 the Madison Valley Manor (MVM) will have an entirely new interior, thanks to a long-overdue remodel project, manor administrator Darcel Cook said.
With more baby boomers than generation x or y-ers, Madison County is an aging county, Commissioner Jim Hart said. It is for that reason the two county-owned nursing homes – the MVM in Ennis and the Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center (TRMCC) in Sheridan – are so vital to the area.
A new agreement between Madison County and the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District (NRMEDD) will give businesses and not-for-profits in the Madison and Ruby Valleys resources for economic growth.
“What is important to me is the end result,” said Les Gilman, a Madison County Economic Development Council board member and owner of IH Cattle Company near Alder. “In the end, we want economic development.”