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.
VIRGINIA CITY – The Montana Heritage Commission (MHC) recently released a report that tallied the economic impacts it and the visitors attracted to its four historic properties, two local, produced during 2017.
The numbers are pretty incredible.
NEVADA CITY – On Friday afternoon, June 22, Andy Thomas and Darlene Tussing stood at the Nevada City train station staring down at three large maps laid out on the bench in front of the station.
The maps contain an idea they share for a public multi-use trail that would connect Nevada City and Alder.
HARRISON - Last week and earlier into this week, the Dillon Field office of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) completed an “interdisciplinary assessment” of the Rochester watershed.
SHERIDAN - An undertaking that began in March of 2017 in Sheridan should be finished and open by the end of the summer.
The new Ruby Valley Hospital and Medical Center is quickly nearing its completion, and staff toured their new facility on Friday, June 21.
TWIN BRIDGES – The fence between Four Rivers Fishing Company, owned by Chris Knott and Seth McLean, and Jeff and Patti Walker’s property was again an issue at Twin Bridges town council meeting on Tuesday evening, June 12.
SHERIDAN – Despite all the water coming off the mountains from snowpack and abundant spring rainfall, just one of Sheridan’s five town water wells is producing water. As a result, water projects were front and center on the Sheridan town council’s June 12 meeting.