Virginia City’s municipal water source is unique – the water comes from two groundwater springs east of the town. Currently, various invested partners are beginning the process of creating a source-water plan to ensure the quality of the town’s drinking water into the future.
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After a few minor delays early on in the construction process, the new courthouse annex is back on schedule and the project is moving at a good pace.
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.
Another construction project in Virginia City is about to get underway just down the road from the construction site for the new courthouse annex.
Virginia City government officials and concessionaires are relieved because the Montana Heritage Commission (MHC) is one step closer to ensuring management of its properties does not change hands and move to Helena.
After a Sept. 10 meeting in Helena, the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) unanimously voted to support SJR4, a proposed bill intended to assist the MHC in changing some of its government statutes.
It’s been a busy summer for Virginia City and one of Madison County’s main projects is not ending any time soon. Construction on the new courthouse annex is entering its third month of construction in the yearlong project, which will give the county facilities to compliment the Madison County Courthouse.
Virginia City and Nevada City are the number one state-owned tourist attraction in Montana. From July 2013 through June 2014, the two little towns hosted 401,736 visitors and this coming year is headed in the same direction.
When bids for an expansion to the Thompson-Hickman County Library came in higher than the library board’s budget, it was back to the drawing board until Aug. 14, when the board accepted a bid from G&G Housing out of Whitehall for the construction of the addition.
Virginia City is known for its rich history but one slice of that history is just now being discovered and researched.
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.”