A federal judge once again denied a request from an environmental group asking to block domestic sheep grazing in the Gravelly Mountains. The injunction request comes from the Gallatin Wildlife Association and Yellowstone Buffalo Foundation, which was denied for a fifth time since 2015.
VIRGINIA CITY - At a joint meeting of the Madison County Commissioners and the county’s Planning Board on Monday, April 30, the commissioners and planners learned about a new tool in the county’s planning arsenal, Wild Planner software.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected a proposed plan regulating recreation use on the Madison River during an April 19 meeting in Helena. The Madison River Recreation Plan, which was drafted by state fisheries officials, would have regulated commercial fishing use on the river.
The Gravelly Landscape Collaborative met at the Alder Fire Station on April 23 and received a report from Bureau of Land Management officials on South Tobacco Root watershed projects.
An April 17 work session on the Ennis draft zoning ordinance drew close to 30 members of the public. Led by the zoning commission, made up of volunteers Kaye Suzuki and Mark Odegard and town commissioner Lisa Roberts, the intent of the work session was to discuss and work on the first two chapters of the draft ordinance.
Tourists will need to take a detour when they walk down the historic Virginia City boardwalk this summer. Part of the boardwalk on the south side of Wallace Street will be blocked due to a potentially hazardous structure.
Virginia City Town Council discussed the Zweifel Building during its meeting last Thursday.
Twin Bridges Town Council approved two resolutions during last Tuesday's meeting to raise the town's water and sewer rates. The increases are necessary to balance the town's water and sewer accounts and build up a reserve fund for future repairs.
American Legion Post 31 in Twin Bridges presented Twin Bridges High School students with numerous awards on April 5. Earlier this winter two contests were conducted. Post 31 organized a Senior Government survey contest followed later by a Constitutional Essay contest. The 1st place winning papers were sent to the state competitions.
BOZEMAN – Unlike February, snowfall wasn’t record-breaking in Montana during March, but it was sufficient to keep the snowpack near to well above normal on April 1, according to snow survey data collected by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).