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Basketball season preview

Though the weather outside is far too delightful to be considered winter, action on the hard court is ramping up for the 2014-15 basketball season. With teams playing their first games this week, action for the four Madison County high schools is sure to impress. Each area coach was asked to provide his or her outlook for this season. Here is a look at some of the local talent who will try to get the job done in the 2014-15 basketball campaign.

Meet the candidates: Twin Bridges Rotary Club hosts candidate forum

Frank Colwell, president of the Twin Bridges Rotary Club, welcomed over 50 community members to a candidates forum at the Twin Bridges high school on Oct. 8.

Construction timeline on Sheridan Main Street changes again

Sheridan residents who are ready for a new Main Street have a reason to be excited – the contract for the Sheridan Main Street project that was awarded to Helena Sand and Gravel, Inc., will begin on Oct. 20, which is months earlier than expected, according to Geno Liva, project engineer with the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT).

Madison Valley Manor will receive facelift in 2015 to make facility more comfortable

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.

Livestock sales at Madison County Fair continue to climb

Whoever first said, “It takes a village to raise a child,” must have spent time in the Madison and Ruby valleys. In Madison County, community members and business owners show up year after year with wallets in hand to support 4-H and FFA students during the livestock sale at the Madison County Fair.

County commits $20K to economic development

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.”

Forest Service grazing allotments sustain Madison County producers

A significant portion of Madison County’s largest industry – agriculture – depends on Forest Service land in the Upper Ruby for summer grazing pastures.