Sage-grouse and mountain-grouse habitats and populations are in good condition, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ annual wing collection.
A survey to help identify housing needs in Madison County showed a majority of responders (61 percent) said that housing costs are 30 percent or more of their income.
A new trial was scheduled for the former Madison County Sheriff, Roger Thompson.
The court granted the prosecution a new trial on the remaining two felony charges against Thompson during a status conference Nov. 14.
Regional landowners lead an effort to improve compatibility between healthy grizzly bear populations and healthy ranching communities.
Madison County towns of Ennis and Twin Bridges voted on town council seats, while Virginia City residents voted on a temporary 1 percent increase in their resort tax. Mailed-in ballots or ballots filled out at the Madison County Annex building for the 2019 Municipal General Elections were accepted until 8 p.m. Nov. 5.
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.
The Nov. 6 Madison and Gallatin Counties Joint Commission Meeting was to capacity – more seats had to be brought in.
The public comment period was robust, with a variety of projects and organizations represented.
As for agenda items, the most notable to Madison County was the debate of Jack Creek Road.
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.
Former Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson was found guilty of official misconduct, a misdemeanor, in Madison County’s District Court in Virginia City Nov. 7