Last week’s Graying Pains story explored the challenges of family farm succession as Montana’s agricultural demographic ages, and a program designed to connect up-and-coming farmers in western Montana. This week’s installment explores the same issue — and a community college proposal to address it — near the state’s eastern border.
The Virginia City July 4th Fireworks Display was canceled at the Virginia City Town Council’s special meeting June 22.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will wait until August to consider the Madison River Environmental Assessment for public comment.
Ennis Mayor Blake Leavitt will not sign the permit for the Fourth of July Parade.
The 68-year-old old poultry farmer pointed out the hen houses he built decades ago, providing details of each wooden tenement's residents.
Hugh Spencer built the hen houses and accompanying grain bins, which look like high-density housing for chickens, shortly after he and his wife, Viki, purchased the land in 1981.
The Madison River Environmental Assessment will go before the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commissioners June 12.
Sheridan’s Ruby Valley Swimming Pool will open on June 13.
The evening of June 2 saw the results of the 2020 Primary Election from mostly mail-in ballots. According to Kathleen Mumme, Madison County Clerk and Recorder, official results will be available June 12 after the canvass on Friday, June 12 and the audit board will audit a randomly selected precinct and two to three races on June 11.
The second phase of reopening Montana’s economy in a COVID-19 world went into effect June 1. Madison County aligned with the governor’s executive orders.
“Don’t bring in a rocker — I don’t need those kinds of things,” Pearl Hawkins told Seeley Lake Elementary preschool teacher Sheila Devins on her first day as a foster grandparent. “I’m going to get down in the beanbags with the kids.”