MONTANA – For nearly two decades, the “Hate Map” project for the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center has tracked hate groups across the nation, championing lawsuits that combat institutional racism and other forms of inequality, such as homophobia, white nationalism and anti-immigrant leanings.
TWIN BRIDGES -- Twin Bridges High School student Mhanon Sullivan recently received second place honors in the Montana Teenpreneur Roundup.
ENNIS – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) will close the Varney Bridge Friday, March 29 as work begins to replace the bridge. The bridge crosses the Madison River on Varney Road (S-249) approximately eight miles south of Ennis in Madison County. Construction is expected to be completed in December.
VIRGINIA CITY—At their weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 19, the Madison County commissioners approved the institution of a reimbursement fee for ranchers who legally harvest a wolf in protection of their livestock.
DILLON—March Madness has officially begun, but while fans were glued to the television watching the selection show for the NCAA’s top 64 basketball teams, maybe they should have been watching the smaller schools duke it out in the NAIA championships.
SHERIDAN—And just like that, the old Ruby Valley Hospital building in Sheridan is gone.
HELENA—Two bills before the Montana state legislature could carry significant implications for Madison County, particularly in reference to historic preservation in Virginia and Nevada cities.
SB241 – Resort Tax
ENNIS – The Madison River Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its next meeting March 25 and 26 in Bozeman at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks regional office. The meetings will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.
SHERIDAN—At its Tuesday, March 12, monthly meeting the Sheridan school board approved sending a follow-up letter to the Montana High School Association (MHSA), the state governing body for high school athletics, expressing disapproval at the lack of response they received after applying for a co-op between Twin Bridges and Sheridan football team
VIRGINIA CITY—The Madison County commissioners were busy as usual at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 12, covering happenings at the Twin Bridges and Ennis airports, new GIS data on the county’s roads and a livestock carcass composting site near Norris.