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March 19, 2012
Jackson’s Garden Hosts Talk on Specialties of Gardening in the Mountains
The second annual Spring Event will be held on Sunday, March 25th at 2:00 at Bethany Hall in Sheridan. John Austin will speak on methods of gardening in our local conditions. He will also touch on subjects of seed saving and Native American agricultural practices. Afternoon tea will be served.
John Austin, a long time resident of the Gallatin Valley tends the Native American gardens at the Museum of the Rockies and teaches gardening through Bozeman’s adult education program. John brings a wealth of knowledge of and enthusiasm for gardening, especially heirloom and locally appropriate varieties .
Everyone is invited to this free event.
PO Box 888, Sheridan, MT 59749
January 31, 2012
Celebration De La Corazon in Sheridan February 14th
A Celebration of the Heart or Celebration De Ala Corazon will take place on Valentines Day in the upstairs dinning room of the historic Ruby Hotel on Main Street of Sheridan from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Authentic Mexican cuisine including appetizer, entrée with side dishes and special dessert will be served. Home delivery will be offered in the Sheridan area and childcare service will be available. The charge is $20.00 per plate for this special evening, a fundraiser for Jackson’s Garden. Proceeds will be used to fund the irrigation improvement planned for this spring.
Reservations are strongly recommended, please call 596-1227, 842-5678 or email
November 1, 2011
Lewis & Clark Chapter of Montana's Trout Unlimited Meeting
The Lewis & Clark Chapter of Montana's Trout Unlimited will hold the last Board meeting for 2011 on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:00 pm. We will meet at the In-Back in Sheridan for an informal discussion of what to expect in 2012. The meeting is open to the public and we welcome input and participation in the LCTU Chapter.
Please visit the website for more information (www.lctu.org), or call 577-6727.
July 25, 2011
Jackson’s Garden to Host Second Annual Brunch Fundraiser
Sheridan, Montana (July 25, 2011) – The Second Annual Community Brunch Fundraiser will be held at Jackson’s Garden, located 2 miles east of Sheridan on Mill Creek Road from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM on Sunday, July 31st. The Community Brunch is a perfect opportunity for community members to enjoy good food, conversation, and see what’s growing at Jackson’s Garden.
An array of delicious breakfast casseroles, quiches, homemade pastries and fresh fruits will be offered for a voluntary donation. Bluegrass music will be performed by local musicians. The Bethel Methodist Church will hold a worship service at the garden at 9:00 AM. Everyone is invited to attend. Accommodations will be made to make the entire event handicapped accessible.
Jackson’s Garden is a non-profit organization formed to foster and grow the garden property which was generously given to the community by Les Jackson. We rely upon this fundraiser to support our mission of “sustainably supporting gardening for production, education and enjoyment for our community.”
Last year, over 3,000 pounds of vegetables were harvested and distributed to Jackson’s Garden members, sold at the farm stand and given to the Senior Lunch Program in Sheridan. Funds are currently needed to improve the irrigation system at the garden, establish educational programs, and help cover the costs of the installation of our Seasonal High Tunnel.
PO Box 888, Sheridan, MT 59749
July 6, 2011
Farm Stand at Jackson’s Garden
Jackson’s Garden will be selling the flowers and produce grown at the garden at a Farm Stand every Tuesday evening from 4 to 6 PM through out the summer. The Farm Stand will be at the garden which is located on Mill Creek Road 2 miles east of Sheridan. All proceeds will support the community garden project.
PO Box 888, Sheridan, MT 59749
June 13th, 2011
36th Annual Field Conference
Tobacco Root Geological Society
Geology of the Superior Area
Superior, Montana—July 28–31, 2011
FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT, LOGISTICS, AND REGISTRATION
The 36th annual field conference of the Tobacco Root Geological Society will be held Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon, July 28–31, 2011, at Superior, Montana. Topics will range from stratigraphy from the Belt through the Miocene, to this region’s complex structural history. These include episodes of thrust and strike-slip faulting; mineral deposits – particularly placer and lode gold deposits; and we will road trip through the remarkable landforms caused by catastrophic drainages of Glacial Lake Missoula.
This announcement provides information on the meeting schedule and events, lodging, and meals. The attached registration form should be completed and mailed to the Tobacco Root Geological Society (TRGS) at the address on the Registration Form. Please register by July 15 as we need to provide headcounts for meals prior to the conference. We are encouraging TRGS conference participants to make use of the meals we are having provided by a local service group, in addition to the traditional and unmatched TRGS barbeques. Motels and restaurants are available in Superior and nearby St. Regis. We have 5 rooms reserved under Bruce Cox’s name at the Big Sky Motel (ph 406 822 4831). The most convenient campground is probably Trout Creek, about 7 miles SE from town on Hwy 269 and Forest Rd 250. There are also three US Forest Service campgrounds in the area: Slowey, Trout Creek, and Quartz Flat. Please direct any questions you may have about the field conference to Larry Smith
. There may be additional conference information may be posted from time to time on the TRGS webpage (http://trgs.org) or the TRGS facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tobacco-Root-Geological-Society/122679619013?ref=sgm). If you are on facebook you are welcome to become a “friend” of our page.
Our primary venue is the Superior High School multipurpose room. Posters or maps are welcome and may be put up beginning Thursday evening. Breakfast Friday will be served at 7:00 am followed by a short business meeting and session of technical talks at 8:00. Friday’s field trips will leave from the High School when the talks are concluded, estimated to be between 10 and 11 am. Field trips Saturday and Sunday leave from the High School at 8:00 am. The field trips are all full day trips so you should select at most one Friday trip, one Saturday trip, and one Sunday trip.
Tobacco Root Geological Society P.O. Box 2734 Missoula, MT 59806
Beaverhead-Deer Lodge NF Requires Helmets for Children Riding ATVs
Dillon, Mont., May 20, 2011—With increased motorized recreation use by minors, the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge NF now requires children under the age of
18 to wear helmets while riding or operating All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s), motorcycles, Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV’s) and other Off Highway Vehicles (OHV’s). The order signed on May 17, 2011 addresses safe use of these vehicles by minors while recreating on National Forest lands. “We want our visitors to have a great outdoor experience while recreating on the Forest, but we also want them to be safe,” said Forest Supervisor Dave Myers.
Helmets must meet standards established by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and properly fit the child. More information about DOT approved helmets can be found on-line at www.dot.gov. Adults are also encouraged to wear helmets while riding.
The order provides consistency with current State of Montana laws regarding the use of approved helmets for minors on roadways and expands that requirement to include roads, trails and lands within the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge NF. For more information about State requirements go on-line to www.mt.gov.
Parents and responsible adults of minors may be subject to fines of $100 or more. For more information contact your local Beaverhead-Deer Lodge NF office, or go online to www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf.
For Immediate Release
Get Growing Workshop at Jackson’s Garden
Sheridan, Montana (May 26, 2011)
Jackson’s Garden will host a Get Growing Workshop Sunday, June 5th at 2:00 PM at the garden located two miles east of Sheridan on Mill Creek Road. Information will be offered on how to prepare a garden plot, soil amendments, garden layout and planting methods. The workshop will include hands on planting experience, a walk through Jackson’s Garden, an informational handout and time for questions and discussion. This free event is open to anyone interested in gardening and kids are welcome.
Also on Sunday there will be a potluck dinner at 5:00 PM at the garden to welcome Todd McPherson a Foodcorps summer VISTA. Todd will be working to develop the capacity of Jackson’s Garden as well as working with food production for 10 weeks. Everyone is welcome to join in for dinner and welcome Todd.
For more information you may call Janet at 842-5888.
PO Box 888, Sheridan, MT 59749
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 3, 2011
Innovative summer science program offered to local teachers
This summer, Montana teachers can participate in a free four-day workshop showcasing paleontological research in Garfield County.
Founded in 2010, The Discoveries in Geosciences (DIG) Field School was developed by Greg Wilson, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and UW graduate student Lauren Berg. It is designed to introduce elementary and secondary school teachers to the fields of paleontology and geology while immersing them in an interactive environment. The workshop runs Aug. 4–7 at the Hell Creek State Park north of Jordan.
Teachers will learn skills, gather information and create ideas for lesson plans that will be incorporated into science curricula. They also will receive hands-on exposure to scientific concepts in paleontology and geology. Participants will tour various local sites to collect fossils and geological data. In the evenings, University of Washington faculty and graduate students will facilitate discussions and activities about science education, research and communication.
Participation is free and open to K-12 teachers. Optional University of Washington credit (2) may be available for a small fee. Transportation and meals while in the field will be provided. No prior field experience is necessary, but space is limited and the registration deadline is June 5.
For more information or to register, contact: Greg Wilson
2011 April 27th
Many of you may have read about recent burglaries in Virginia City. We have had 3 occurring over a 2 week period. The items generally listed are unique in many ways and don’t fit the typical type of items that a pawn shop may take in. I am forwarding this general list to elicit your help. Due to the vast business expertise of your members, it is hoped that an influx of these types of items may be noticed if they should enter the economy of our area. If you have any additional contacts in other chambers or businesses elsewhere in our region that you think may benefit from this information, feel free to forward to them. Please contact Deputy Clay Garrison or myself at the numbers below if you have any questions or information you may want to pass on. On behalf of the Virginia City merchants and our Sheriff’s Office, thank you for your help.
Roger Thompson, Undersheriff Madison County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 276 Virginia City, MT 59755
(406) 843-5351 fax
March 11, 2011January 10, 2011
RE: Casino Night Scholarship Fundraiser
Dear Casino Night Donor:
The Twin Bridges Rotary Casino Night Scholarship Fund Raiser is scheduled Saturday March 26, 2011. Location: the Blue Anchor Bar and Café in Twin Bridges.Time: 7:00 -10:00 p.m. The silent auctiontakes place during the evening with the live auction wrapping things up about 10:15.
This fun evening is the major funding source for our Scholarship Program. Our Rotary Club provides a total of four $800.00 scholarships for graduates of Twin Bridges and Sheridan Schools. Items donated by you, our local sponsors, are used in the live and silent auctions and truly make this activity a success. All cash donations are used exclusively for the scholarships.
Receipts for tax purposes can be provided if you want one. Your participation helps provide a fun evening and is an investment in the future of our Community!
Members of our Rotary Club will be collecting donated items for the Auction on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday March 21 - 23 in Sheridan, Twin Bridges, Silver Star and Alder. You can also drop off items at the Prudential Real Estate Office in Twin Bridges or Sheridan.Please contact me at 684-5259 if you have questions or need additional information.
Thank you for your continued support.
Rand Bradley, President.
Dear Businesses of Madison County,Madison County Relay For Life would like to invite you to our annual Kick-Off! Kick-Off is held for those of you interested in registering a team for our Relay Event held in June. We encourage you to register your team before January 15th so that you and your team can take advantage of the discounted registration fee.
We will be hosting TWO Kick-Off events! These will be held on Saturday, January 15th, 2011.
Ennis Madison Square Athletic Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
Sheridan Moraine Center Philanthropy River Building1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Register your team now through January 15th and receive a discount of $25.00! Remember, you can also register on-line!
Receive an INCENTIVE PRIZE when you bring a friend that registers a NEW TEAM!
DOOR PRIZES will also be given out! Please call me if you have ANY questions!
Team Recruitment Committee 682-4490 (home) 581-1001 (cell)
Monday, October 18th, 2010
Mathew McClintock recently plead guilty to felony Deceptive Practices here in Madison County. McClintock was in Montana for several years from 2007 to 2009. During that time, he would conduct an ongoing scam where he would approach businesses and individuals posing as a production manager that is selling advertisements for the purpose of teaching children to read or to build a children’s ranch to benefit underprivileged/disabled children. He would also solicit money from others to help in his investment program. During this time he would take the money and spend it for his own needs. He would keep the scam going by delaying eventual investigations with the use of endless excuses and token efforts to disguise his motives. He would sometimes use his own name or use a false name to continue his actions. Victims of McClintock’s were business people, unwitting employees he hired to provide cover for him, churches and members of the public. Hundreds of people were affected in Montana but victims were also from Idaho, Utah, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico.
I am writing to the Chamber of Commerce’s listed above in hopes that this information can be disseminated out to businesses in your areas that were affected. McClintock is awaiting sentencing. It is my offer that anyone who has been affected by this person be given a chance to provide input to the Judge in this case with regards to his sentence. If anyone does want to contact me, I will do my best to forward any input to the Judge in this case for sentencing. I can also notify victims of a sentencing date if they wish to e-mail me and let me know they wish to appear.
ruby valley national bank parking lot, twin bridges
(Twin Bridges, MT) — Twin Bridges Horizons Steering Committee would like to announce the awarding of over $7,000 in grant money to local community groups. Our committee will have the honor of giving out checks during the Twin Bridges Fall Festival to be held on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 5-8 pm in the Ruby Valley National Bank Parking Lot located on Main Street in Twin Bridges. Receiving funds will be Twin Bridges Kid Country Day Care, River’s Edge Gallery, Twin Bridges Public Library, Twin Bridges Senior and Community Center and Twin Bridges Community Association. These grants will be used to continue much needed services to the Twin Bridges community including child care, technology, economic development, poverty abatement and access to technology.
Thank you to all who have provided the Horizons committee with donations of time and thoughts on the community of Twin Bridges. The group would not have been able to obtain the above mentioned grants without such wonderful community support. We look forward to seeing our community members and neighbors at the Fall Festival. If you’d like additional information on the grants being disbursed, please contact Paula Kindoshita at the Old Hotel 406-684-5959.
The Beaverhead Outdoor Association (BOA) and Keep It Rural: Southwest Montana (KIR) invite residents to a public meeting regarding the potential local impacts of Northwestern Energy’s (NYSE: NWE) proposed Mountain States Transmission Intertie (MSTI) line. The event features representatives from the Montana State Public Service Commissioner (PSC), NorthWestern Energy, BLM Dillon Field Office and the Jefferson County Commissioners. The event will be held on Thursday, August 5, at 6:00 p.m., in the Great Room at the University of Montana Western’s Swysgood Technology Center.
MSTI is a proposal by NWE to build a 500kV transmission line on 140-foot towers (approximately 4-to-6 a mile) from Townsend south through Dillon via several proposed routes. Based on the draft EIS from Montana DEQ, the line would run near Notch Bottom across the Big Hole River, across the Beaverhead Valley through the Frying Pan area and on to the west side of the Beaverhead Canyon. The line will cross at Dalys Spur and continue on the east side of the canyon to the Buffalo Lodge. From there, the line follows the Red Rock Valley over Monida Pass and into Idaho.
The sponsoring groups represent a diverse and bipartisan coalition of citizens deeply concerned about the MSTI project as proposed. The Beaverhead Outdoor Association was founded in 1996 and serves the interests of outdoor enthusiasts. The purpose of the BOA is to protect and insure the continued high quality outdoor recreational opportunities we now enjoy on public and private lands in Southwest Montana and promote true sportsman like conduct from all persons using these lands.
Founded in June 2010, Keep It Rural is a bipartisan organization devoted to keeping Montana residents informed and engaged in issues, such as the proposed MSTI line, which threaten Montana’s rural landscape, agricultural heritage, wildlife corridors, land owner rights and local economy. Information about the proposed MSTI line can be found at www.keepitrural.net, or on Facebook at Keep It Rural: Southwestern Montana.
June 14th, 2010
TWIN BRIDGES ROTARY CLUB-FATHER;S DAY FLY- IN
Rotary President Ken Kozimer announced today that the club will hold its annual pancake, sausage and scrambled egg breakfast at the Twin Bridges Airport FLY-IN on Father's Day, June 20.2010.
Breakfast will be served from 7AM to 9AM. Club members work closely together with members of the American Legion and VFW in preparing the breakfast. Rotary will have hot coffee available for both diners and others.
The club will hold its annual pot luck picnic at the Mill Creek Campground on June 30th starting at 6 PM. Steak Bradley,President; Frank Colwell, Vice-President; Lois Lehwalder. Treasurer:and Jim Shirk, Treasurer.will be provided. Members from the Rotary Clubs of Dillon and Whitehall including the incoming District Governor-Elect are planning on attending. Anyone in the community who would like to attend please contact Frank Colwell by June 23rd, a week before the picnic at his PRUDENTIAL REAL ESTATE oIffice in Twin Bridges, phone 684-5686.
New officers of the club for the year July 1,2010 to June 30,2011 will be Rand Bradley
June 11th. 2010
FREE BONE DENSITY SCREENING! Knowing about your health is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself. Ruby Valley Hospital and the University of Washington WWAMI R/UOP Program, in conjunction with the University of Montana IPHARM, will be sponsoring:
FREE Bone Density Screening
$10 HbA1c (Blood Glucose) Screening
$10 Cholesterol Panel Screening
(this test requires a 9-12 hour fast for complete results, but please drink plenty of water)
9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Wednesday, June 23rd at Bethel Methodist Church
Please call 842-5056 to schedule an appointment
June 10th, 2010
Headwaters RC&D Moving locations: Please note that we will be moving to a new location effective June 12th, 2010. The address is:
What: A Tax Staffer from the office of US Senator Max Baucus in Washington D.C. will be in Madison County on Wednesday, May 26 to discuss the tax ramifications of the new health care law.
Who: Kerra Melvin, a Butte native and a current staff member of Senator Baucus in Washington D.C.
When: Kerra will be in Montana for one week. She will be coming to Madison County on Wednesday, May 26th to host two meetings. The first is in the Ruby Valley from 9 to 11 AM at the Conference Room at the Ruby Valley Aviation Building in Twin Bridges. The second meeting is scheduled for Ennis from 1 to 3 PM in the down stairs community room at the First Madison Valley Bank.
Who Should Attend: The meeting is intended for CPAs, financial planners, small business owners, and entrepreneurs to better understand the tax policies related to the health care law. Please come with your questions on how the new law may or may not impact your business.
For more information, please contact Sam Korsmoe at 682-5923 or Debra McNeil at 684-5344. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can make appropriate arrangements.
Dear Runners, Supporters, Madison Marathon Volunteers, and Everyone else worthy of this message:
The Madison Marathon Website has been launched. Please check it out:
Personally, I think it is wonderful. The design credit goes to I Spy Design which is a company owned and operated by Brian Farrell of Bozeman. It is only fitting that the Highest Road Marathon in America also has the Best Marathon Website in America. The fact that the site even exists is because of the Kickstarter backers. Thank you all very, very much. You are now part of something truly wonderful.
Please take a few minutes and go through the site and send us your suggestions and comments. We want to make this website even better. For those of you who ran in the inaugural and 2nd annual race, please consider posting something on the ‘My Madison Marathon’ section of the site. We want that section to be very dynamic and interesting. Send your stories and photos to me and I’ll get them posted.
Finally a message to alumni runners: I’m getting lots of interest in the race even though it is still three months away. Literally today, I received a phone call from Illinois and an email from www.runnningintheusa.com about running in the race. The word is out and this website will make word of mouth advertising even faster and better. If you intend to run under the alumni deal, you should sign up sooner rather than later or risk getting shut out.
Thank you everyone. I look forward to hearing your comments on this site.
Stay healthy, happy, and keep running forward.
April 27th Grant Proposal Writing Seminar Offered
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Area Community Action Agency Offers Grant Proposal Writing Seminar
MADISON COUNTY, MONTANA — Human Resources Council District XII (HRC) is offering two organizational development seminars, focusing on strategic planning and grant proposal writing on May 12th and 13th in Sheridan and June 3rd and 4th in Ennis. The seminars, which will be presented by Janet Cornish of CDS of Montana, will be held at the Philanthropy River Building in Sheridan and the First Madison Valley Bank in Ennis. Funding for this training is being provided by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG). The CSBG program provides financial support to a nationwide network of community action agencies including HRC. These agencies fight poverty by providing services that help low-income people obtain the skills, knowledge, and motivation they need to become self-sufficient. Working in partnership with other local providers, HRC spends its federal CSBG dollars in local communities to meet the needs of the l ow-income people they serve in Southwest Montana.
Seminar participants will not only learn the basics of grant writing, but they will have the opportunity to explore implementation strategies for identified projects and programs. Every two years, HRC conducts ?Dialogues on Poverty? in each of the counties it serves, which help identify local issues and priorities, as well as potential solutions. As part of its mission to build capacity, HRC is sponsoring this seminar to enhance the organizational and proposal writing skills of those who attend, which will, in turn help foster successful programs at the local level.
Janet has presented grant proposal writing classes for nearly 20 years through Montana Tech and a variety of local, state and federal programs. Seminars are also being offered in Anaconda-Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Powell and Granite Counties.
Lunch is included and reservations are required. For more information, please call 406-496-4975 to reserve your space.
Contact Information: Elissa Mitchell, Executive Director
March 19th - 2010 Twin Bridges
As part of the One Book – One Community on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 12:30 to 3:30 the students in grades 7-12 would like to offer their services by helping the businesses/organizations in our community do a little SPRING cleaning! Please contact the school to sign your business/organization up for this event!
Also, Twin Bridges Schools would like to invite the community to read, Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson. You can pick up a copy of this book at local bookstores, the Twin Bridges Public Library, or the Media Center at Twin Bridges Schools.
Please fill out and return this portion of the email if you are interested in having help from Twin Bridges Students do a little SPRING cleaning and allowing them to give back to the community that gives us so much support!
Business Name: ______________________
Number of Students needed: _______________________
Contact Person and Phone Number: ___________________________
The school staff will help supervise this event. The businesses will have to provide the cleaning supplies, trash bags, etc. for this event. Please CONFIRM that your business/organization would like some help by Wednesday, April 7, 2010 by contacting:
CORE FOUR® Business Planning Course to be held in Twin Bridges, Montana.
Montana State University Extension Service and Twin Bridges Horizons Committee will hold CORE FOUR® Business Planning Courses in March. The Boulder Class will be held Mondays March 15, 22, 28 April 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. All classes will be held at the Twin Bridges School.
CORE FOUR® is designed to help people develop ideas for starting and expanding their own businesses and understand the business planning process. Topics include developing a marketing plan, projecting cash flow, and understanding standard business operating procedures. People with ideas for starting a new business, owners of growing businesses, struggling business owners, and those seeking business financing are encouraged to attend.
Scholarships are available to defray costs of the class. Assistance with childcare, elder care and transportation costs are also available.
Sheridan, MT, January 29, 2010:
Sheridan / Alder Parks & Recreation Commission Seeks Comments and Proposals.
The Sheridan/Alder Parks and Recreation Commission is considering a proposal to purchase a lot of land next to the Ruby Valley Swimming Pool. A splash park consisting of wading and fountain fun will be constructed on this land. The Commission is seeking comments and suggestions about this idea. To this end, the Commission is seeking several members of the community who are interested in helping out in the planning, development and implementation of a site plan for this project.
The Commission is also seeking proposals for one-time or ongoing recreational development or programs to groups and individuals within the District. These funds are provided on a cost-share basis. In 2009, funds went towards maintaining grounds at the Alder school, ball park, and fire hall Funds also went to betterment of the grounds around the Alder fire hall with the addition of picnic tables and fire pits and for the restoration of a historic cabin, soon to be located at Robber’s Roost. Deadline for application for special projects is March 1, 2010. This application and other information can be found at the District’s website: www.sheridanalderparks.org .
The Commission has a vacancy on the board, and are receiving applications from interested members of our community in filling this position. Applications can be downloaded from the website.
Commission meetings are typically held the last Friday of each month, at 8:15 a.m. at the Sheridan Library. The next meeting will be held March 26th. Please check the website to confirm meeting dates and times.
Chuck Bowey can be contacted about any of these topics at 842-5010.