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Willing to put in the work

According to an assessment from Safe Tech Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in emergency medical services, the long-term sustainability of the Ennis Ambulance Service is questionable. Stakeholders of EAS met in the Madison Valley Bank conference room to discuss the assessment Aug. 12. 

A Pony Day parade winner walks down Broadway Street and tosses candy to spectators as bubbles float around his Candy Wagon. PHOTO BY HANNAH KEARSE

PONY DAYS 2019!

Every three years people line Broadway Street in Pony, Montana to celebrate Pony Days with a parade. Local businesses, cowboys and cowgirls throw out candy and wave to spectators as they parade through the town’s center. 

This year’s judges were Dr. Andrea Cady, Martin Shepaherd and Hannah Kearse.

Photo courtesy Jim Murphy.

On the Way Out

Jim Murphy thought he’d be working at R.L. Winston Rod Company for at least five more years. He moved to Sheridan, Montana in 2016, adopted a dog named Beau from the Beaverhead County Animal Shelter, rented a white house along Mill Creek and took his place as the Director of Exports at the warehouse in Twin Bridges, Montana.

Madison County 911-Dispatch Communication Manager, Lynda Holt, using the current computer-aided dispatch system, Swift Justice, at the Madison County Dispatch office on July 26. PHOTO BY  HANNAH KEARSE

Madison County 911-Dispatch Upgrade

Madison County 911-Dispatch was approved a $270,000 grant from the State of Montana 911 Program in May, to update its equipment. Madison County’s emergency response and dispatch record keeping will be more efficient with the installation of a new computer-aided dispatch system, which could be operating as soon as next summer.

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