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Shedhorn fire holding at 75 acres

F irst called in by a concerned member of the public from Nine Quarter Circle Ranch on the afternoon of Sept. 27, the Shedhorn Fire has hovered around 75 acres for the last week in the Upper Taylor Fork drainage. As of Oct. 4, the fire is now 50% contained and the cause is still under investigation.

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Pioneer Bar assailants apprehended

Four men – Christopher Kase, William Haley, Dalton Fish and Karson Yuan – were recently charged with felonies in relation to a July 10 assault at the Pioneer Bar in Virginia City which left one man with injuries so severe facial reconstructive surgery was required. Two other individuals related to the victim were also injured in the fray.

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Experienced outdoorsman dead, another still missing in Yellowstone National Park

Despite backgrounds in the National Park Service (NPS), two men in their 60s and 70s were reported overdue from a four-night backcountry canoe trip at Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park on Sept. 19. Mark O’Neill, 67, from Chimacum, Wash., and Kim Crumbo, 74, from Ogden, Utah, were reported overdue by a family member via phone.

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Quarantine questions

The meeting room of the Madison County administrative building overflowed on Sept. 17 as community members filed in for a special commission meeting addressing the county’s quarantine process. Online, 60 more tuned in for the discussion which included input from Madison County’s school district leaders.

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Growing pains

Madison County Commissioners have been learning a lot about the now legalized marijuana industry in the county. Their interest stems in part from concerns expressed by Shining Mountains residents who have grown weary of a medicinal marijuana grow operation in their neighborhood. As Commissioner Dan Allhands explained at the Sept.

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No wall too heavy

As leadership expert John Maxwell once said, “It takes teamwork to make the dream work.” This sentiment could not have been better represented in Ennis on Sept. 8. That was the day that volunteers convened on Otis Avenue for the official Habitat Raise the Walls event at the organization’s second homesite in the community.

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