If you’ve been out on a public trail recently, you may have had to change course because of high water around a creek crossing or a collapsed bridge. We’ve all had that Rubicon moment: worth it to hike the rest of the day in sloshing boots, or call it and head back down to the trailhead?
Meet the honorees!
This year the Chamber of Commerce elected to have multiple honorees for Ennis’ big celebration. It seems a timely decision as we are all ready to honor the community and that has gotten everyone through some difficult times. Each honoree is a longtime resident of Ennis.
President Biden approves Montana Disaster Declaration for historic flooding after urging by Tester, Daines, Rosendale
After urging by U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale, President Biden approved their request on June 16 for a major disaster declaration as a result of severe weather and substantial rainfall.
Montana’s Motor Vehicle Division opens new office in Madison County
To further support customers in Madison County, Montana’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) opened a new office in Virginia City on Friday, June 17. Located at 103 Wallace St., the office will be open every Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for driver’s license services.
Emergency resolution in Madison County
The Madison County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to enact an emergency resolution appropriating funds to deal with flood waters during a regular meeting on June 14, 2022. This resolution allows two mills on a taxable valuation of a county homesite to be allocated.
All entrances to Yellowstone National Park CLOSED temporarily due to heavy flooding, rockslides, extremely hazardous conditions
Rapidly rising waters and “unprecedented rainfall” have led to emergency closures in Yellowstone National Park. The conditions are changing quickly, see: www.nps.gov/yell/learn/ news/220613.htm for the most up-to-date info.
Unofficial Primary Results
Unofficial results from the June 7 Primary are counted.
Results below, according to the Madison County Elections Office
Ready for FWP Commission Meeting
The Madison River Work Group met for the final time this spring on Thursday, May 26. The primary purpose of the meeting was to finalize their recommendations for the Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting on June 22. If adopted, the recommendations will go into effect in 2023.
Training for the real deal
Team members from both Madison Valley Medical Center in Ennis and Ruby Valley Medical Center in Sheridan received important first responder training on May 27 and May 28.