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

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Apple orchard life lessons

On August 25, amidst the fields of Woodson Ranch and with the mountains of the Ruby Valley as his backdrop, Ruby Habitat Foundation Executive Director Les Gilman addressed a small crowd of listeners with varied backgrounds but at least one thing in common: their respect and admiration for the Ruby Valley.

Trends

Housing prices are going up and inventory is going down across the Ruby and Madison Valleys.

The Madison Valley has experienced a huge jump in prices from 2019-2020 while the Ruby Valley felt a more modest increase from 2018-2020 due to more limited inventory.

Kelly Elser, Mickie Benedict, Dr. Waren Swager, Carol Lee Swager, Eileen Pearce and Mary Pat Graham stand outside the Sheridan Senior Center. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

More than a spot for summer sun

Eileen Pearce, secretary of the Ruby Valley Swimming Club (RVSC) in Sheridan, moved to the area 20 years ago. In the early 2000s, she attended a pancake breakfast at the fire department and sat down next to a certain someone. “And that’s where it started,” she said of her Ruby Valley Swimming Pool (RVSP) involvement.

Photo by David Delisi

Healthy distancing

It is crucially important to take care of ourselves in this time of uncertainty. New information unfolds daily and change is the default. Sometimes, to remember the bright sides, you just have to take a step outside.

Boys and Barb Wire

The boys of the Ruby Valley Boys knew each other while going to college at Montana State University (MSU). They played at the Eagles in Bozeman together, appreciating that venue for its sizable dance floor. “It’s a whole lot easier playing when people are dancing,” Jim Anderson said.

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