The coronavirus has dealt a major blow to the economy of southwest Montana. The enforced closure of all bars and restaurants along with the decision by many small businesses to shut up shop, means added pressure on an already struggling workforce. That coupled with the threat of illness is putting added pressure on many low income families.
Madison County is on the brink of confirming its first coronavirus patient. A number of people have contacted the Madison Valley Medical Center with COVID-19-like symptoms. At least one has been tested for the virus and doctors are awaiting results from the state laboratory in Helena.
Madison County is taking preparedness measures for a coronavirus outbreak.
A bright blue bus with the Republican State Legislature from Kalispell, Sen. Al Olszewski, painted on was the first indicator that “Doc” was in town.
The 2020 Madison County Spelling Bee took place on Feb. 27 at the County Administration Building in Virginia City.
Seats in several Madison County offices will be elected or need to be appointed.
Mental health is often a community effort. Madison Valley Medical Center organized an eight-hour mental health first aid training for the public Feb. 3-4.
Ennis took the win against Sheridan Jan. 31, but it was a battle to the end.
The Madison County Planning Board met on Monday, Jan. 27 to discuss a postponed public hearing, a new addressing system, variances and meeting format. The next meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 24.
Twin Bridges followed up their loss against Ennis with two conference wins.The Falcons and Mustangs had a close game until the end. The slap of a blocked shot rang in the half. Twin Bridges’ Hadley Johnson smacked a last-second shot from Shae Lovett of the Mustangs.