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PHOTO COURTESY JUSTIN FRANZ

The out of stocks we are seeing are largely manufacturer issues- workforce shortages with facilities that can’t work at full capacity, delivery trucks to transport product.

Montana Rail Link, the Missoula-based 
railroad company
owned by billionaire
industrialist Dennis Washington,
announced Monday that it will
terminate a long-term lease of its
tracks through southern Montana
and return them to owner BNSF
Railway.

 PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

It’s gorge-ous

It doesn’t happen every winter, but the not-so-unusual, yet always awe-inspiring gorge of the Madison River was underway as of Friday, Dec. 31. The rise in ice and water led to temporary closures of the Ennis and Valley Garden fishing access sites, still in place as of Jan. 4.

More work to do

Madison County Commissioners met with Great West Engineering Principal Jeremiah Theys at their Dec. 14 meeting to discuss the currently inactive but ongoing Jack Creek Road improvement project.

When Theys asked how the road was looking heading into the winter, Commissioner John Heckler gave it a C- grade.

Firestorm’ of public comment leads FWP to rethink elk management proposals

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has backpedaled on a controversial elk management strategy after a public response that FWP Director Henry “Hank” Worsech described as a “firestorm.” Even after the department backed away from the most contentious proposal it had planned to present to the Fish and Wildlife Commission, public commenters continued

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