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Commissioner Jim Hart picked-up the microphone and approached the crowd to discuss the complexities of the Jack Creek Road issue at the Nov. 6 Madison and Gallatin Counties Joint Commission meeting . PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Jack Creek Road debate continues

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. 

Allyson Adams. Photo courtesy Allyson Adams

A Valentine to the Old West

Virginia City’s very own playwright Allyson Adams has always been bold. Afterall, she was the mayor who arranged for 400 goats to come to the town to clean-up noxious weeds in lieu of using chemicals long before such a move was fashionable. The story hit international news.

Endecott’s cow-calf operation outside of McAllister. PHOTO COURTESY OF RACHEL ENDECOTT

More than a job

Mental health affects everyone, regardless of gender or occupation. Suicide rates are higher in rural America and Montana leads the nation in number of suicides. The isolation and job factors associated with agricultural work in rural Montana, and the stigma tied to identity, makes seeking out help difficult. 

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