ENNIS – It was another excellent year for Ennis at the State FCCLA Leadership Conference, taking place March 21-22. This year the conference moved to MSU in Bozeman, and students were able to take advantage of the university connection, participating in workshops and trainings led by faculty and staff.
ENNIS – Jack Creek Preserve was founded in 2005 by Jon Fossel and Dottie Fossel, who established the 4,500-acre conservation easement to serve as a corridor for wildlife migrating through different parts of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.
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.