JEFFERS—Over the weekend, Trinity Episcopal Church celebrated a community effort to renovate and renew the historic church and to soak up the last of summer’s sunshine before autumn sets in.
SHERIDAN—“I have some stories of things that have taken place. Some are worth writing about.”
That’s how Arnie Rosdahl begins the manuscript that will someday turn into his autobiography.
VIRGINIA CITY – The 1968 western, “Five Card Stud,” with crooner Dean Martin and the legendary Robert Mitchum, was a story about vengeance – about Van Morgan, Martin’s character, wanting revenge on the people who lynched his father, who allegedly cheated at a poker game in a saloon and was hung for it.
LAURIN – The Ruby Habitat Foundation hosted a Labor Day family fishing outing at the former Woodson Ranch near Laurin on Monday, Sept. 3.
About 15 people were fishing on the Ruby River and in ponds nearby at 9 a.m.
The fishing event is an annual thing, said Dave Delisi, Ruby Habitat Foundation Outreach Coordinator.
ENNIS—The wrap-up to Ennis’s summer season brought hundreds of fly fishing enthusiasts from all over the west to Peter T’s park last weekend. The Fly Fishing and Outdoor Festival featured something for everyone: dozens of vendors, several films, art, speakers, clinics, food and music.
ENNIS—As the Southern California Incident Management Team (IMT) began setting up camp in Ennis on August 13 to begin work on the Wigwam and Monument fires. But as the arrived, one key element was still missing:
SHERIDAN—The Moriah Motel has been in search of new owners for several months, but when Mark Johnson first drove down the Ruby Valley in June, he knew he’d come to the right place.
“I knew driving down that if the motel was anything like the rest of the valley, it was a done deal,” Johnson says.
ENNIS—When Lorraine and Chuck Ravis were evacuated from their home on August 12, they signed next-of-kin paperwork, uncertain whether they’d see their home again.
TRAIL CREEK – “Most people know me bent over better than face-to-face,” says a chuckling Kristi Reeves, while she trimmed the hooves of “Johnny,” a big bay quarter horse. “They don’t recognize me standing up. But they know I usually wear Wrangler jeans and have a (hoof) knife on the right side,” she continued.
ENNIS—As the days get hotter and drier, it’s important to watch the ground while hiking, running, horseback riding and walking dogs. The Madison Valley is home to several species of snakes, including Montana’s only venomous one: the prairie rattlesnake (also known as the western rattlesnake).