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Heed the weed

In response to the recent legalization of marijuana and at the behest of residents of Shining Mountains neighborhood residents, Madison County Commissioners charged Madison County Deputy Attorney with the task of creating an ordinance outlying the cans and cannots of the growing industry.

Envisioning Ennis

There’s no debate that the Town of Ennis has seen growth in recent years. According to data gathered by Cushing Terrell, Madison County’s summer population increases seasonally by 3,000, and many of those second homeowners are opting to stay year-round.

PHOTO BY JOHN STEMBER

Shedhorn fire holding at 75 acres

F irst called in by a concerned member of the public from Nine Quarter Circle Ranch on the afternoon of Sept. 27, the Shedhorn Fire has hovered around 75 acres for the last week in the Upper Taylor Fork drainage. As of Oct. 4, the fire is now 50% contained and the cause is still under investigation.

Photo by Jolene Palmer

Pioneer Bar assailants apprehended

Four men – Christopher Kase, William Haley, Dalton Fish and Karson Yuan – were recently charged with felonies in relation to a July 10 assault at the Pioneer Bar in Virginia City which left one man with injuries so severe facial reconstructive surgery was required. Two other individuals related to the victim were also injured in the fray.

 PHOTO COURTESY OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Experienced outdoorsman dead, another still missing in Yellowstone National Park

Despite backgrounds in the National Park Service (NPS), two men in their 60s and 70s were reported overdue from a four-night backcountry canoe trip at Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park on Sept. 19. Mark O’Neill, 67, from Chimacum, Wash., and Kim Crumbo, 74, from Ogden, Utah, were reported overdue by a family member via phone.

PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

Quarantine questions

The meeting room of the Madison County administrative building overflowed on Sept. 17 as community members filed in for a special commission meeting addressing the county’s quarantine process. Online, 60 more tuned in for the discussion which included input from Madison County’s school district leaders.

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