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ROCKIN THE RIVER AND THEN SOME!

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moods-of-the-madison-tickets-11307784889

    BUDDY GUY COMES TO ENNIS IN JULY...CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS ONE...GONNA KICK IT...GET DOWN WITCHA BAD SELF!Buddy_Guy

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NEW OWNERS OF HEBGEN DAM PARTY IT UP IN BUTTE!

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http://mtstandard.com/news/local/update-hundreds-turn-out-for-northwestern-energy-groundbreaking/article_50033e3a-e1e0-11e3-817a-0019bb2963f4.html

 

 

The folks in charge of protecting your electricity bill and the Madison River trout are partying hard in Butte after breaking ground on their new headquarters building. nwstn_2

   Word is the new offices will be decorated with colorful outdoor artwork,...leaping rainbows and cruising brown trout. As the new owners of the Hebgen Dam, they promise to bring us good flows of river water to the Madison and happy trout for all. happy_fish

   With all those hard hats behind us, how can we lose?

 

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WATCHING THE RIVER FLOW - PUBLIC MEETING 4/29/2014

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   THE MEETING WAS HELD AT EL WESTERN RESORT CONFERENCE CENTER, ENNIS, MT, 4/29/14...6PM...hosted by Brent Mabbott of PP&L, open to the public... TOPICS DISCUSSED AND PRESENTED AS FOLLOWS:

 

1. Fish work, electroshocking results, trout population estimates, Pine Butte, Varney and Norris sections of Madison River.

2. Madison River flows in 2013, 2014 compared to past years and projections.

3. Pulse flow data from every year 2000-2007, 2009-2013.

4. Status of building a fish barrier on Upper Cabin Ck.

5. Flushing flows/objectives, 2014 snow pack readings, sites/redd surveys.

6. Water temperature data from Madison R, history and comparisons...Pat Clancy.

7. Flow releases from Hebgen Res. 10%-30%...reasons and limitations.

8. Update on PP&L sale to NorthWestern Energy.

9. Hebgen Dam repair...progress and projections.

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PETER MATTHIESSEN, 1927-2014

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/books/peter-matthiessen-author-and-naturalist-is-dead-at-86.html?hp&_r=0

 

 

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    We lost a giant yesterday. Peter loved the Madison and he loved to fish, but mostly he liked to hang with fishing guide types and listen to the wind. Read about his incredible, interesting and adventurous life and you will be left amazed, as I was, to know him...he did so much...he left a lot of tracks. RIP.

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MADISON RIVER FOUNDATION NEW LEADERSHIP

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   Had a productive meeting with Hans Figi, newly appointed Exec. Dir. of the Madison River Foundation. He is reaching out to folks in the Madison Valley to get their input, needs and concerns regarding the river and the Foundation. This is a good thing. Best of luck, Hans!

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