The Madisonian

The Madison County Courthouse is revered as a functioning historical landmark, but with old age comes maintenance challenges. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

Can you smell that smell?

On Mondays, Madison County GIS Tech Analyst Tommy Luksha has no problem getting things accomplished at his office in the Madison County Courthouse. By Tuesday, he’s able to remain productive, but by Wednesday, the effects of what he suspects to be mold exposure take their toll.

Alex Hogle demonstrating the difference between the base flood elevation and lowest adjacent grade in his office. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

Not so high & dry

Last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) in collaboration with Gallatin, Beaverhead, Jefferson and Madison Counties presented a series of public meetings to discuss new floodplain mapping on the Madison, Jefferson, South Boulder and Ruby-Beaverhead Rivers, a

County teachers vaccinated

Madison County has four active coronavirus cases. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 throughout the pandemic remains at seven and there are currently zero active hospitalizations.

“This is the first time in a long time we have no active hospitalizations” Joe Brummell, head of the incident management team, said.

Members of the public brought up items of concern during a commissioners’ meeting on March 2. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

People are tired

The Madison County Board of Commissioners’ meeting last Tuesday was the setting for a relatively heated discussion regarding the county public health department’s use of funding from the federal government and employee timesheets.


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