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

An example of how future land use could be designated in Sheridan. MAP CREATED BY NORTHERN ROCKIES ENGINEERING. INC.

Read and react

Have an opinion on how to best manage the future and growth of Sheridan? Now is the time to speak up. The town recently issued an updated draft to its growth policy and is asking the community for its thoughts.

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

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.

67th Legislature update

Last week was transmittal week for the 2021 Montana State legislative session. Friday was the deadline for each House to pass bills and present to the opposite House.

House District 71 Rep. Kenneth Walsh got through his transmittal week last Wednesday.


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