Tags Archives: Virginia City

12 apply for 5th Judicial District judgeship

The Honorable Judge Loren Tucker steps down from his office on Jan. 27, 2017, and one of 12 applicants will fill his shoes as the judge of the Fifth Judicial District serving Madison, Beaverhead and Jefferson counties.

Candidates Dan Allhands, Dave Schulz participate in forum before election

More than 70 people gathered at the Alder Fire Hall on Oct. 20 for a final candidate forum before residents head to the polls on Nov. 8. The forum, which was hosted by The Madisonian, provided an opportunity for community members to have their voices heard by asking questions directly to the candidates running for commission district one. Those candidates are incumbent commissioner of 15 years, Dave Schulz, and his opponent, Dan Allhands.

Reconstruction of dams at kid’s pond, horseshoe pond complete

Last October, Rowe Excavation, Inc., out of Dillon started reconstructing the dam at the kid’s pond, which is located between Virginia City and Nevada City. After installing and stabilizing a new dam, they moved onto the dam at the horseshoe pond, located just up the gulch toward Virginia City.

Bear on the tracks: FWP, sheriff’s office respond to Virginia City, Nevada City train to chase bear away

“He must have been trying to get a free ride or something,” joked Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden Ryan Picken, referring to the cinnamon black bear that was hanging around the train tracks between Virginia City and Nevada City on Aug. 21.

Crews return to fire camp after a day on the Blue Lake Fire

A long stretch of headlights toured down MT Highway 287, turning into the Ennis Rodeo Grounds. Engine after engine lined the open field as firefighters unloaded their packs after a 14 hour day on the Blue Lake Fire.

Blue Lake Fire

The Blue Lake Fire, which is burning 10 miles southwest of Ennis was 314 acres and 0 percent contained as of July 22 at 9:30 a.m., according to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The lightning-caused fire was reported at 2:45 p.m. on July 21. It is burning on privately owned and Bureau of Land Management land […]

Economic development council meets at newly restored round barn in Twin Bridges

The round barn north of Twin Bridges, which was constructed by Noah Armstrong in 1882 and restored last year, hosted members of the Madison County Economic Development Council, county commissioners and other interested parties on June 29 for a meeting of the minds.
“Instead of our normal set up, where you hear a lot of talk from (me), I want to do it a little differently,” said Rob Gilmore MCEDC coordinator. “I want to hear from all of you. I thought we could share how things have been in our areas.”