THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

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Madison County Board of Commissioners

The Public Health Department had multiple items on the agenda August 2nd. Training for suicide prevention for up to 30 people, professionals, and laymen alike welcome, was proposed. Unfortunately, suicide rates have increased, from 2011-2020 there were 17 in Madison County. In 2021 there were four, and in 2022 there have been four thus far.

 PHOTO COURTESY MT DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION

Road projects

As the saying goes, “there are two seasons in Montana: winter and road construction.” This time of year, Montana Dept. of Transportation (MDT) is busy repairing state roads that we all rely upon to get from one scenic spot to another, and to and from work or school.

PHOTO COURTESY BRUCE RICHARDS

Fire season once again

Fire season is upon us once again. The Clover Fire in the Beaver-head-Deerlodge National Forest has grown significantly in the past week.

According to the U.S. For-est Service, the fire is located near the Middle Fork of Warm Springs Creek in the Gravelly

Medication safety

When you or a family member reach into your medicine cabinet are you confident that the medications are safe? There are important safety factors to consider when keeping medication in your home, disposing of medication, and taking medications. Medications must be kept in the proper storage area to be most effective.

Fishing restriction in place for lower Madison River due to high temps

Adaily fishing restriction is now in place for the lower Madison River to reduce fish stress and mortality during high water temperatures. The hoot-owl fishing restriction, which prohibits fishing each day between 2 p.m. and midnight, applies from the Warm Springs Boat Launch to the Madison River’s confluence with the Jefferson River.

PHOTO BY KATE JOKI ROSE

Sheridan Town Meeting, July

This month’s Sheridan Town Council meeting opened with a reminder that the public meeting regarding the subdivision, previously postponed, will be held on July 26, 6 p.m., location to be determined. Mayor Stump encouraged people to look at the plans, and the source documents that can be found at the library or the Planning Board website.

PHOTO COURTESY USFS

Building bridges

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.

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