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Arnie and Mary Rosdahl outside their home in Sheridan, a part of the ranch where Mary was raised. Both Montana natives, the pair has lived and ranched in the Madison Valley since 1972. (R. Colyer)

‘A good life’

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.

Aaron Davis (right) holds the fish his daughter Anaiah landed with some help from Mom, Christen, at the Ruby Habitat Foundation’s Labor Day Family Fishing outing, held near Laurin on Labor Day, Sept. 3 (J. Taylor)

Great Catch!

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.

 More than a dozen Ennis community members volunteered to make and serve dinner to members of the Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team (SCIIMT) August 13, when it was discovered their catering truck wouldn’t arrive until the next night. (Photos courtesy of Terri James)

A community effort

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:

Reeves at work -  filing the hoof flat, with Ace, supervising

Johnny’s new shoes

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.

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