“Serendipitous” is an adjective that John Heckler, recently appointed Madison County commissioner, uses. That a retired civil engineer who specialized in water issues was appointed to a vacant seat at a time when water is a top issue could also be described as serendipitous. Or good luck. Or good planning.
Ballots will be posted Jan. 19 to Madison County’s Ennis School District voters. The mail-in bond election represents a 20-year, $59 million ask from Ennis School District.
It doesn’t happen every winter, but the not-so-unusual, yet always awe-inspiring gorge of the Madison River was underway as of Friday, Dec. 31. The rise in ice and water led to temporary closures of the Ennis and Valley Garden fishing access sites, still in place as of Jan. 4.
North winds blew and temperatures struggled to reach zero degrees in the pre-dawn hours of December 29. It was midway through a holiday week, inviting many to sleep in.
Planning to drive over Homestake Pass to visit family in Butte? Or take a sick child to your local emergency room? Or need any kind of emergency help?
Madison County Commissioners met with Great West Engineering Principal Jeremiah Theys at their Dec. 14 meeting to discuss the currently inactive but ongoing Jack Creek Road improvement project.
When Theys asked how the road was looking heading into the winter, Commissioner John Heckler gave it a C- grade.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has backpedaled on a controversial elk management strategy after a public response that FWP Director Henry “Hank” Worsech described as a “firestorm.” Even after the department backed away from the most contentious proposal it had planned to present to the Fish and Wildlife Commission, public commenters continued
While it feels weirdly like fall at lower elevations in southwestern Montana, winter is beginning to hit in the high country. According to Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC), seven inches of new snow fell Monday to Tuesday night in the Bridger Range, Big Sky area, and Cooke City.
Citing an increase in demand for emergency services, as well as an ongoing, albeit expected budget deficit, Madison County’s two hospitals are asking the community to approve the creation of a special ambulance district.