THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

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You’ve been served

As Madison County employees learned earlier this year when their county emails were down for several weeks, a functioning server is key to success for their jobs. With that in mind, Madison County Information Technology Director Brett Schriock came to the county commissioners in late April with a request for a new server.

This local chickadee enjoys a clean feeder. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

For the birds

Bird lovers who’ve tuned into the news lately may have heard about the multi-state spread of salmonella in wild songbirds resulting in bird fatalities and sickness in people.

Rough road ahead

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.

School elections

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it might be how important boards are to communities. Madison County residents have school board trustees to elect and levies to consider. Ballots will be mailed to residents on April 16.

Economic impact of the J-1 visa exchange visitor program reduction following presidential proclamations and lack of prioritization for nonimmigrant visas in Montana. Information is from a survey conducted by the Alliance for International Exchange. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLIANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

Visa decline

Two companies that help facilitate Summer Work Travel (SWT) programs, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and InterExchange, reached out to Chambers of Commerce throughout the country, concerned about a presidential proclamation that extended the limitation of the number of J-1 visa applicants able to come to the United Stat

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