Ken Walsh represents House District 71 which covers all of Madison County and a small portion of Butte-Silverbow and Jefferson counties. He took office this January with 74.4% of the vote, replacing Ray Shaw who held the position for eight years. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER
Representative Ken Walsh looks back at his freshman legislative session
Five days after the close of the 2021 legislative session republican HD 71 Representative Ken Walsh met with a handful of his constituents to reflect on the whirlwind experience. Walsh began the video call with the numbers: 700 bills were introduced in the House, 408 of which passed and 352 passed... Continue Reading


NorthWestern Energy commissioned the “Restoring Our Waters” artwork to celebrate the success of the O’Dell Creek restoration project. Left to right, kneeling, NorthWestern Energy Director Environmental & Lands Permitting & Compliance Mary Gail Sullivan and renowned Montana artist Monte Dolack. Left to right, standing, Madison Farm to Fork Chair Kaye Suzuki, Granger Ranches owner Jeff Laszlo, NorthWestern Energy Chief Executive Officer Bob Rowe and Madison Farm to Fork GROWW Coordinator Janet BeanDochnahl.
Proceeds of print sales donated to Madison Food to Fork
The outstanding success of the Ennis-area O’Dell Creek Restoration Project, which began two decades ago, is recognized with a NorthWestern Energy-... Continue Reading
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“We started out not knowing how many we were going to have and as you can see, we have quite a few,” Verta Dorseth said regarding the Falcon Wings awards. She told the audience the best thing she heard from students when she was a teacher was that she made them feel different or made them feel better. Falcon wings were given to many teachers, bus drivers, custodial staff, kitchen staff and administrative staff. Custodian/mascot Kelly Smith, pictured here, receive much applause from the crowd. “I can tell yo
Twin Bridges School and Community Foundation recognizes teachers and looks to the future
On May 4, Twin Bridges Schools had a special Teacher Appreciation Week assembly. Kindergarten through eighth grade students recognized their teachers... Continue Reading
Sheridan teacher awarded prestigious James Madison award
Artists adding color to Adirondack chairs
Mother and daughter recall unique dual pregnancy
Below average precipitation, above average temperatures


Grins after the win to top the conference. PHOTO COURTESY ANDY THOMAS
7-3 Ennis girls softball take Class C Conference title
The Ennis girls Mustangs stomped the Anaconda Copperheads on May 6, securing Ennis’ title as Montana’s 2021 Class C conference champs. The team,... Continue Reading
Ennis varsity golfers qualify for state
Monday, May 3, 2021 in Dillon
Local athletes rank high in Class C Western
Twin Bridges excels at Livingston track meet

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