Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks constructed an access site at the Coy Brown Bridge on the Ruby River mid-October. It is the fourth access built off a Madison County bridge since the deadline to appeal the Montana Supreme Court’s decision, involving the Kennedy vs Public Land and Water Access Association case, passed in 2016.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is investigating a grizzly bear mortality in the Eureka Basin of the south Gravelly Mountains, after a hunter reportedly shot the bear in self-defense Oct. 26.
When a fire, which consumed a house in Pony and killed a dog, was dispatched to the Harrison-Pony-Norris-Summit Valley Volunteer Fire Department in the early morning hours of Oct. 30, the full roster of six volunteers reported to the fire department in Harrison.
About 450 Montana FFA and 4-H students competed in the 48th annual Ruby Valley Invitational at the Morse Land Co. Arena in Sheridan Sept. 24.
The Ennis Mustangs were behind the Absarokee Huskies before Maida Knapton and Wyatt Fredson were announced homecoming king and queen. The Huskies scored twice before the Mustangs reached the endzone toward the end of the second quarter. The second half started with the Huskies leading by six points.
Falcons didn’t go easily
Tough competitions lead to two losses for Twin Bridges volleyball
The Falcons volleyball team traveled to White Sulphur Spring to take on the Hornets Sept. 27. The competition was close throughout the game, but the Hornets came out on top in five rounds.
The American Red Cross awarded Parker Walter, 6, with a Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action from their National Lifesaving Award Program in the Sheridan School gym Sept. 26.
It was the first time in at least 20 years that a Montanan has been awarded a Lifesaving Award.
Donivan Campbell wrapped his hands around the back of his head and neck as a grizzly bear pinned him face down in a forest west of Black Butte, the highest peak of the Gravelly Mountains. He felt the moist warmth of the bear’s mouth on the hand covering his head as a large tooth slid between his fingers.
In a world that values individualism and independence almost to an extreme, people like Dottie Fossel are instrumental in promoting community values. Fossel is hardworking and self-reliant, but also community-minded, selfless and devoted.
Two Ennis School employees were awarded certifications during the monthly school board meeting Sept. 11.
Ginger Martello, Ennis School’s district clerk, completed an extensive professional certification program with the Montana Association of School Business Officials.