Snow conditions Jan. 9, 2024. COURTESY NRCS

Where's the snow?

“Warm temperatures and lack of precipitation over the last couple months have resulted in a bleak start to the seasonal snowpack in Montana and northern Wyoming river basins,” said Eric Larson, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Water Supply Specialist.

Seniors enjoy the 2023 Bicentennial Banquet. PHOTO COURTESY FRED MORGANTHALER

Christmas came early

The Frontier Event Center in Dillon hosted Bicentennial, Inc. for their Senior Banquet. A traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings was set atop white linens to honor seniors of Dillon and the Ruby Valley. Approximately one-hundred and ninety people were in attendance.

Unofficial election results

Unofficial results for Virginia City Town Commission from the municipal general election on November 7, 2023, according to Paula McKenzie, Madison County Clerk & Recorder/Election Administrator. 

Top two for Town Commissioner:

David Bacon: 74

Justin Gatewood: 80

Gay L. Rossow: 26

Ennis Town Hall

The Town of Ennis Commissioners discussed a request made on behalf of the Madison Conservation District (MCD) to change the North 40 subdivision roundabout into a pollinator garden.

Participants in a multi-scenario training exercise at Sheridan Schools on Friday, May 12. PHOTO COURTESY JOE BRUMMELL

Active shooter training event

In an ongoing effort to prepare for an active shooter event, the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Communication Center, Motor Carrier Services, and Emergency Management teamed up to conduct a multi-scenario training exercise. The exercise occurred Friday, May 12, 2023, while the Sheridan Elementary School was out of session.

Children's Drama Club

Library Drama Club

The Thompson-Hickman Madison County Library in Virginia City runs a Drama Club for Children ages 6-12 and the VigilanTeen Drama Club for teenagers. On Saturday, April 22, around 120 people attended the Library Drama Clubs' spring performance at the VC Elks Lodge.


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