Madison County race and age statistics from the 2010 census. PHOTO COURTESY OF CENSUS VIEWER

All about the money

Census data defines communities for a decade. Data is used to redistrict, refund and redefine demographics. While Madison County is a travel destination for many, it is also home to many more, and as such it is important for those living here to make sure they are counted.

Marc Comaratta set a new course record for the Tour de Gravelly with a time of 4:01:39. PHOTO BY JESSLYN MARIE

Up yours COVID

At the beginning of my conversation with Sam Korsmoe, Greater Yellowstone Adventure Series (GYAS) director, I told him I was worried I may die running the Big Sky Half Marathon. I had not done a half since 2015 and seven miles straight seemed to be the distance my body could handle consistently since then.

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Summer reading roundup

It is the perfect time to do some extra reading. Whether you are finding yourself with some spare time, finding yourself needing more screen-free options to entertain your kiddos, or are finding yourself with a desire to learn more about different people and places, the following recommendations from local libraries have you covered.

Cooper Clemens holds on during the bareback riding competition at the Ennis Rodeo July 3. PHOTO BY MARK LAROWE


One of the seven riders representing Madison County in the Ennis Rodeo placed first.

Cooper Clemens, a part-time local of Cameron, took first place in the bareback riding competition. He scored 76 points, a single point higher than J2 Bridges of Dillon, July 3.

Pam is wearing her father’s letter sweater from when he played at MSU in the 1930s. Gary is wearing a sweater he was given after being inducted into the Bobcat Hall of Fame. Pam’s son, Brant, was a captain for the MSU Bobcat football team. PHOTO COURTESY PAM BIRKELAND


“I would yell so loud and then I would come back on Monday to Helena to work and I couldn’t talk, and I think that’s what happened,” Pam Birkeland said as an explanation for her soft voice. Beyond cheering, Birkeland sang the National Anthem at Montana State University (MSU) football games twice during her son’s collegiate football career.


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