VIRGINIA CITY—Two weeks ago, the Montana History Foundation facilitated the transfer of the Lee C. McFarland Curatorial Center into the ownership of the Montana Heritage Commission, which oversees the artifacts, curation and preservation of Virginia City and Nevada City.
SHERIDAN - On Sunday July 15, the Sheridan Public Works Director Curtis Green contacted Mayor Bob Stump to inform him that the potable water storage tank level had dropped to a critical level.
The storage tank was barely half full and that level would be inadequate to support any structure firefighting efforts in the town.
NORRIS—The cleanup efforts came just in the nick of time.
CAMERON – About 100 people gathered under a big white tent at the Cliff Lake Schoolhouse, along the Madison River, near Sportsman’s Paradise, on Thursday evening, July 12, to learn how they might coexist with the 718 grizzly bears currently roaming the Yellowstone ecosystem.
SHERIDAN – Water rates in Sheridan may soon be changing.
The town council is looking at raising the rates it charges for water.
The council approved a “resolution of intention” to change water rates at its July 9 meeting.
TWIN BRIDGES – The installation of a new council member, water, a potential curb, sidewalk and storm sewer system and the Walker fence issue dominated the Twin Bridges town council meeting on July 10.
New council member
SHERIDAN—At the end of May, the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation received the deeds to two properties in downtown Sheridan, an enormous donation in support of the Ruby Valley Hospital and the larger community. It was a transfer that had been in the works since the fall of 2017, says Foundation President Les Gilman.
ENNIS—When Esther Warburton left her home to run some errands on Thursday, July 12, there wasn’t a bee in sight.
By later that afternoon, a huge hive had built itself in the tree in her front yard.
“When I left I didn’t hear a thing,” she says. “And when I came back a couple hours later, the whole tree was buzzing.”
VIRGINIA CITY—At their July 3 meeting, the Madison County commissioners considered a wide array of topics, the most time-sensitive of which concern additions and work on the Madison County fairgrounds.
ENNIS - A stout snowpack and a wet spring have filled Madison County’s waterways and greened pastures to the point that some residents have said they haven’t seen things so verdant, so lush in nearly 50 years.
As a result, thoughts of last year’s drought and the fires it sparked are far, far away for most people.