Special Weather Statement issued for Beaverhead and Western Madison below 6000ft by NWS
Target Area: Beaverhead and Western Madison below 6000ft; Big Belt, Bridger and Castle Mountains; Canyon Ferry Area; Elkhorn and Boulder Mountains; Gallatin Valley; Gallatin and Madison County Mountains and Centennial Mountains; Gates of the Mountains; Helena Valley; Little Belt and Highwood Mountains; Madison River Valley; Meagher County Valleys; Missouri Headwaters; Northwest Beaverhead County; Ruby Mountains and Southern Beaverhead Mountains; Upper Blackfoot and MacDonald Pass.
The top 10 places people in Beaverhead County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Beaverhead County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Southwest Montana Trout Populations Continue Alarming Decline
The Big Hole, Ruby, Beaverhead, Jefferson, and Clark Fork rivers are seeing severely reduced trout populations. Where are the Montana officials and agencies?. The Big Hole and other southwest Montana rivers are facing an ongoing decline in their trout populations, and guides, outfitters, fly-shop owners and anglers are expressing grave concerns about the worsening situation.
Guest view: Emergency request
As business owners, guides and concerned community members, we are requesting your help and immediate assistance in addressing the dire, emergency situation occurring within the rivers of southwest Montana’s Jefferson Basin. According to Montana's Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, trout population numbers have reached historic lows, including little...
Deadline Approaching in Montana for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Drought
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Montana small nonfarm businesses in Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Jefferson, Madison and Silver Bow counties of the July 3, 2023 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in Silver Bow County that began Sept. 6, 2022.
Museum board seeks trustee, research hours suggested
The Beaverhead County Museum board is looking for a new trustee, following the resignation of Treasurer Neal Straus. Straus told the board at its May 17 meeting that his responsibilities at the Beaverhead Community Food Pantry have increased, and he has been unable to manage both that and serve as the museum board’s treasurer.
Compensation board recommends $3,500 raise
Beaverhead County elected officials may get a $3,500 base pay increase for the upcoming fiscal year, if the county commissioners approve it for the budget. The county compensation board recommended the increase — which works out to an estimated $1.68 per hour wage increase for staff — at its May 22 meeting.
'Ride the Rails' exhibit set to wow train buffs
Train lovers can revel in the newly-revamped Beaverhead County Museum Depot miniature train exhibit. The renewed display, part of the new permanent “Ride the Rails into Montana” train exhibit at the Depot, has been a labor of love for a team of volunteers. The original Depot train display was aging and needed to be redone — the base was falling apart, the glue was running dry and parts were coming loose. Museum officials decided it was time to fix the display, and the only way to do it was to start from the beginning.
BCHS: Union contract approved
Beaverhead County High School’s teachers will get a 4% base pay increase as part of its 2023-24 contract negotiations package with the district. The school board unanimously approved the package at a special May 17 meeting. The package includes a 50/50 split of the 8% increased insurance premium, added one personal leave day for the activities director, and increased the maximum number of accumulated personal leave days from 10 to 12, Superintendent Gary Haverfield said.
Beavs bow out of Western A softball
The Beaverhead County High School softball team fielded well at last weekend’s Western A Super Divisional, committing just one error in two games. Dillon also performed pretty well on offense, pounding out 11 hits and scoring 8 runs combined against Polson and Stevensville led by Tyler Gibson’s 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs performance vs. Polson.
UM Western and Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce hold Treasure Hunt
MISSOULA, Mont. — More than 100 one-of-a-kind, beautiful glass objects will be hidden around businesses in Bannack, Dillon, Lima, Dell, Grant, Jackson, Wisdom, Wise River, Dewey, and Glen as part of the annual Treasure Hunt. The art was made by students in the University of Montana Western Glass Arts...
BCHS tennis playing divisional this week
The Beaverhead County High School tennis teams this week play in Missoula for the chance to play in Missoula again next week. The Beaver boys and girls compete at the Western A Divisional Tournament May 16–17 on the courts at Fort Missoula, where the top divisional performers in girls and boys singles and doubles will return to contend at the Montana State A Tennis Tournament May 25–27.
MT Dept of Livestock Hosting Brucellosis Info Sessions
Dillon, Three Forks, and Emigrant. The Montana Department of Livestock is hosting a series of important meetings over the next several days focused on brucellosis in the vicinity of Yellowstone National Park. Mike Honeycutt, the Director of the Montana Department of Livestock, joined us Monday morning in advance of the...
Softball surges into divisional
The Beaverhead County High School softball team started its final home game of 2023 on Thursday by pretty much finishing off the game in the first inning. The Beavers batted around twice in the bottom half of the first inning to skyrocket to a 20-5 victory over Butte Central on the field behind Dillon Middle School.
BCHS: Graduation incoming, participation fees upped
Beaverhead County High School’s graduation is right around the corner, and staff is preparing for the event and looking toward the 2023-24 school year. The school’s 132nd graduation is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28 at the B.W. Lodge Gymnasium. Retiring Assistant Principal John English noted 74 seniors are gearing up to graduate; and there are currently five valedictorians and one salutatorian in the graduating class.
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