Madison County, MT

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Virginia City hosts a mobile vaccine clinic

As of June 15, Madison County reported two active coronavirus cases and 789 confirmed positive cases throughout the pandemic. There are currently no active hospitalizations. The state of Montana saw an increase of 932 cases over the past week, resulting in a total of 112,761 cases through the pandemic. An...
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Thank you & encouragement

Big Sky Relief formed as the pandemic progressed last year to help the community through the challenges of quarantines, Stay at Home directives and shortages. Now, the organization put together by the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation (YCCF), the Moonlight Community Foundation, the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation and the Big Sky Resort Area District are moving to the next phase of the pandemic—vaccinations.
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When our powers combine

Sometimes, size does matter. For the Sheridan Fire Department, that boils down to the size of its station: the department’s firefighting equipment can barely fit inside the aging building. Just backing into the station is a feat in and of itself. It’s gotten to the point that something needs to be done about the tight quarters.
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Yellowstone Club Receives Approval to Use Wastewater for Snowmaking

HELENA, Mont. (NMB) – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a permit to use reclaimed wastewater for snowmaking at the Yellowstone Club located in Madison County, Mont. The application, submitted by the Yellowstone Club, is the culmination of a community-led initiative to find sustainable ways to reuse wastewater.
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DEQ hands down final approval for Yellowstone Club recycled snowmaking

BIG SKY – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued a final permit on June 7 granting the Yellowstone Club allowance to use treated wastewater for snowmaking. The Yellowstone Club, a private residential club and ski and golf resort in Madison County, first applied for the permit in March 2020. Montana DEQ issued a draft permit in March 2021, triggering a period of public comment. The Yellowstone Club plans to draw 80 percent of the recycled water from the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District and 20 percent from the Yellowstone Club’s wastewater treatment plant.
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38% of Madison County residents vaccinated

As of June 1, Madison County had three active COVID-19 cases, zero hospitalizations and 786 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Montana reports a 43% rate of residents fully vaccinated, and Madison County sits just below that at 38%. Two thousand nine hundred and seventy-one Madison County residents are fully vaccinated, 3,275 have received their first dose and 7,777 residents are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Sheridan, MTLone Peak Lookout

Two YC subdivisions discussed

The Madison County Planning Board reviewed a preapplication for the Ruby View Subdivision in Sheridan. This subdivision was first brought up in the March meeting during discussion regarding the Sheridan Growth Policy, primarily in the sense that the board was not considering this subdivision when reviewing the Policy as the planning office had only just received the preapplication before the Policy discussion.
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Crossing the finish line

Madison County’s Class C competitors had a strong showing at the Montana High School Association Class AA-C State Track and Field Meet held May 27-29. Here are the athletes that made the top 10. Men’s 100 Meters #2: Twin Bridges’ Chase Fitzpatrick – 11.53. Men’s 200 Meters #8: Twin Bridges’...
Sheridan, MTmadisoniannews.com

Preapplication for Ruby View Subdivision considered

The Madison County Planning Board reviewed a preapplication for the Ruby View Subdivision in Sheridan. This subdivision was first brought up in the March meeting during discussion regarding the Sheridan Growth Policy, primarily in the sense that the board was not considering this subdivision when reviewing the Policy as the planning office had only just received the preapplication before the Policy discussion.
Madison County, MTNBCMontana

Mold problems continue at Madison Co. Courthouse

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Madison County employees are concerned about working in the historic county courthouse because of a growing mold problem in the building. Air samples and samples of water-damaged areas in Montana’s oldest functioning courthouse revealed several types mold, which are toxic at high levels. Tommy Luksha, Madison County’s...
Madison County, MTthreeforksvoice.com

Fish mortality observed in lower Madison River

Fisheries biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are monitoring an area of the Madison River where a number of dead fish have been observed. A cause of the mortalities has not yet been determined. Biologists have collected many samples from dead and dying fish and submitted them for testing.
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Fish deaths investigated in Madison River

Town Crier “Briefs from the Region” (2) – 5/26/21. An investigation is underway following the discovery of a number of dead fish in the Madison River, first reported in Bear Trap Canyon on May 18. Since the first report, biologists and staff with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks found additional dead fish over 10 miles just upstream of Ennis Dam to the Warm Springs Boat Launch on the Madison River. “These include about 814 whitefish, 11 brown trout, 6 rainbow trout, and three suckers so far,” said a press release from FWP. The fish have been submitted for testing and if recreationists see more, they are encouraged to report it at 406-577-7900.
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Madison County authorities investigating large house fire

MISSOULA, Mont. — Madison County authorities are investigating after a large house fire at 6 Joes Loop Road in Norris on Friday. Madison County Deputy Director of Emergency Management Joe Brummell says the fire was reported at around 10 a.m. A large family was inside at the time, but made...
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An end of Mental Health Awareness Month reminder

Around 2018, the Women’s Resource Center in Dillion, changed its name to the Community Support Center (CSC). Sherry Paddie, lead advocate for CSC, has worked there for a little over a year now and finds that the community does not completely understand that it is still the same people offering the same services, with just a broader focus.
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On track for success

The Montana State Class C track and field competition takes place May 28-29 in Missoula. The top seven athletes from each divisional event move on to the grand finale. Here’s a list of the talented Madison County athletes that made the cut. Ennis Mustangs. Megan Knack – 3rd place 300m...
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Fish mortality observed in lower Madison River

Fisheries biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are monitoring an area of the Madison River where a number of dead fish have been observed. A cause of the mortalities has not yet been determined. Biologists have collected many samples from dead and dying fish and submitted them for testing.
Three Forks, MTBozeman Daily Chronicle

Hundreds of dead fish found in lower Madison River

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana fisheries biologists are investigating after hundreds of fish were found dead in a stretch of the lower Madison River south of Three Forks, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Friday. The cause of the deaths have not been determined. The first dead fish...
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Another graduation during a pandemic

This is the second graduating high school class to celebrate this milestone amidst a pandemic. In 2020, virtual ceremonies were the norm, and families and schools tried to adapt to honor the coming-of-age event the best they could while following national, state and local guidelines regarding social distancing and mask wearing. This year, many of those things remain, but photos of in-person ceremonies and smiling faces are more mainstream.