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.
S taffing has always been a challenge for Chris Gentry, owner of Madison Foods grocery store in Ennis. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the issue became even more apparent.
L amenting upon the recent loss of his oldest brother, Madison County Commissioner Jim Hart announced at the Oct. 5 regular commission meeting that he’d be resigning from his seat at the end of the month.
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.
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.
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.
Madison County school boards are now considering a mask-related proposal passed down from the Madison County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 23.
The Ennis Town Commission approved its 2021/22 budget at their Sept. 9 meeting.
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.
Madison County Commissioners have been learning a lot about the now legalized marijuana industry in the county. Their interest stems in part from concerns expressed by Shining Mountains residents who have grown weary of a medicinal marijuana grow operation in their neighborhood. As Commissioner Dan Allhands explained at the Sept.