Can you hear the buzz? The familiar buzz of chainsaws at work is often evident just south of Sheridan as the Firewood Bank of Ruby Valley volunteers prepare to keep hearths in need in fuel.
If you see Tundra pickup cruise slowly along Ennis Lake, then pull to a stop before a long-lensed spotting scope emerges from the driver’s window, like a periscope, you may have encountered bird expert Gary Swant or his partner and grandson, Caleb Lashway, counting migrating birds as they take a break, or “stage,” on their journey south.
Growing up watching her mother Sheila make cowboy hats, Ericka Kirkpatrick certainly learned a lot about the unique trade. She’d help with all the aspects of the trade, but she was sure it wasn’t something she’d take on as her own career.
“It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living. I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live.” - Augustus McCrae played by Robert Duvall in “Lonesome Dove”
Kay Marie Cogdill Von Bergen embarked on her lifetime passion in 4-H at the age of 10 as a first year member. Throughout her time in 4-H, Kay was engaged in many activities including sewing and swine.
Hey, what’s all the buzz about? By 8 a.m. on an early August morning honeybees were in full force at the Jeffers Community Garden, alighting upon poppies, cosmos, tomato blossoms – if it’s blooming, those bees were pollenating.
Approximately 1,500 to 2,000 pronghorn live in the Madison Valley. How do we know? Because the Montana Dept. of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) conducts regular surveys of wildlife. Last week FWP wildlife biologist Julie Cunningham surveyed three pronghorn herds on the west side of the Madison River.
Two weeks ago, the Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association (SWMMBA) helped clear the Gazelle Creek trail because “once a trail disappears, it’s gone forever.”
The Ennis Arts Association is pleased to have awarded two $1000. scholarships to two Ennis High School graduates: Ty Rolfe and Rebekah Faith Cook.
Where were you when the 911 attacks occurred? It’s a question many of us have asked and answered; an event of such magnitude is sure to be burned into memories for a lifetime.