Tags Archives: Virginia City

Virginia City begins process of creating source water protection plan

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.

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.

Virginia City rallies to support MHC

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.

Construction on the new courthouse annex in V.C. is nearly back on track after early delays

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.

Record breaking tourism in Virginia City, Nevada City

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.

The Thompson-Hickman Library will receive a 2,368 square foot addition

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.

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.”