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
Town of Ennis
Municipal General Election-Four-year commission seats
-Cory Hardy: 188
-John Bancroft: 136
-Misty Wright Ranson: 133
-Carl Kautz: 112
Town of Twin Bridges
The 2019 municipal general election ballots were mailed to all qualified voters in Ennis, Virginia City and Twin Bridges Oct. 18. Sheridan’s elections are canceled because seats that are eligible for reelection are uncontested.
An advisory council to help determine how Montana and its partners will collectively manage and conserve grizzly bears met in Helena Oct. 3 - 4.
Selecting an interim mayor
A Twin Bridges’ Town Council decision
The council will choose an interim mayor for Twin Bridges before their next monthly meeting. A subcommittee, comprised of two council members, conducted interviews with the two applicants, Patti Haze and Joe Willauer, Oct. 11.
A hydraulic system for new mechanical lids at the Nevada City dumpsite was installed to help keep trash contained and out of reach from bears Oct. 2.
Simulation in Motion – Montana Inc. conducted a weekend of emergency medical training for members of the Ennis Ambulance Service, Madison Valley Rural Fire Department, Lifeflight and neighboring emergency medical technicians at the Ennis Fire Hall Sept. 28 -19.
The Ruby Valley Swimming Club replaced the Sheridan pool filter Sept. 26.
A new fiberglass pool filter replaced the public pool’s original filter from 1969. It was evident that the 50-year-old water filter had passed its useful life with the increasing problems of water quality, temperature and flaking rust from the steel filter.