For nearly three decades a portion of the rugged Axolotl Lakes Road, which connects the Shining Mountains neighborhood in Ennis to Virginia City, has been closed to automobile traffic but open to snowmobile use from December 1 to April 15.
Montana Fish & Wildlife Commissioners moved to extend the closure of the Ennis Fishing Access Site (FAS) until June 30 during a meeting on April 1. Commissioners also voted 4-1 to delay the implementation of the Madison River commercial cap, as part of the Madison River Recreation Management rules adopted by the Secretary of State in Dec.
During the Madison County Commissioners’ Meeting on Jan. 12, extending hazard pay for nursing home employees was approved through the end of January.
The rules regulating recreation use on the Madison River will be official on Dec. 24, even though nearly all of the rules, as adopted by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission, won’t be implemented until 2022.
VIRGINIA CITY—At their weekly meeting on Tuesday, October 23, the Madison County commissioners approved a loan to facilitate a Habitat for Humanity project that will take place in Ennis’s North 40 subdivision north of town.
VIRGINIA CITY—At their weekly meeting on Tuesday, October 2, the Madison County commissioners voted to lift the countywide burn ban now that the 2018 fire season is winding down.