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NorthWestern Energy commissioned the “Restoring Our Waters” artwork to celebrate the success of the O’Dell Creek restoration project. Left to right, kneeling, NorthWestern Energy Director Environmental & Lands Permitting & Compliance Mary Gail Sullivan and renowned Montana artist Monte Dolack. Left to right, standing, Madison Farm to Fork Chair Kaye Suzuki, Granger Ranches owner Jeff Laszlo, NorthWestern Energy Chief Executive Officer Bob Rowe and Madison Farm to Fork GROWW Coordinator Janet BeanDochnahl.

NorthWestern Energy celebrates success of O’Dell Creek restoration project with original artwork by Montana artist Monte Dolack

The outstanding success of the Ennis-area O’Dell Creek Restoration Project, which began two decades ago, is recognized with a NorthWestern Energy-commissioned painting by renowned Montana artist Monte Dolack.

You’ve been served

As Madison County employees learned earlier this year when their county emails were down for several weeks, a functioning server is key to success for their jobs. With that in mind, Madison County Information Technology Director Brett Schriock came to the county commissioners in late April with a request for a new server.

This local chickadee enjoys a clean feeder. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

For the birds

Bird lovers who’ve tuned into the news lately may have heard about the multi-state spread of salmonella in wild songbirds resulting in bird fatalities and sickness in people.

Rough road ahead

For nearly three decades a portion of the rugged Axolotl Lakes Road, which connects the Shining Mountains neighborhood in Ennis to Virginia City, has been closed to automobile traffic but open to snowmobile use from December 1 to April 15.

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