So Long Summer

So Long Summer

Compared to the rest of the country, Ruby Valley has had a pretty amazing summer for which we are thankful. Our communities got a good once-in-a-lifetime look at the total eclipse of 2017, we’ve so far managed to dodge any catastrophic drought and wildfires, the fishing and the farming yielded well, and, according to the forecast below, it’s looking like fall might be moving in. Time to put the all the fires and smoke–into the history books. The forecast is hopeful. We appreciate our local ranchers, truckers, and businesses who pulled together a generous relief effort for our neighbors to the east who’ve had an extremely tough year with drought and wildfire.

Fall weather pattern change beginning – some relief ahead.

A series of cold fronts will start affecting the northern Rockies the next several days. The first front this weekend should improve air quality with some showers, smoke-clearing winds and chillier nights expected. Patchy frost is possible Monday morning across NW Montana.

The bigger changes begin Thursday into Friday next week when a cool weather system moves into the region bringing better chances of rain and even high mountain snow. An area-wide overnight valley frost may occur as early as next weekend. Much wetter Pacific weather systems are then likely to follow every few days afterwards as fall begins in earnest.

New Ruby Valley HospitalThe new Ruby Valley Hospital and Healthcare facility is steadily taking shape. Watch for a quarterly update from the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation.

The Chamber congratulates several new businesses which opened locally this year. And, we’d like to introduce our newest members for 2017. All of these businesses can be found in the Business Directory–be sure to check them out!

Happiness Captured Creative – Photography and Video, Sheridan
O’Donnell Quarter Horses | Final Line Fence, Whitehall
RW Outdoors – Sporting Goods, Sheridan
Diamond H Embroidery, Twin Bridges
Schaeffer Oil, Whitehall
Tobacco Root Flooring, Sheridan
Twin Inn, Twin Bridges
Ruby Valley Brew, Sheridan
Lazy P Triangle Custom Wood Work, Dillon
Springhill Specialty Products – gifts, doTerra, Haircessories, Lima
Younique By Megan Webster, Dillon
LipSense, Bozeman
Bonnie’s Western Decor, Twin Bridges
Jefferson River Canoe Trail, Pony
Best Wyoming Registered Agent, asset protection, Wyoming


Bob & Coralene Walsh at bank picnicCongratulations to the Ruby Valley Bank of Sheridan and Twin Bridges which celebrated their 100th anniversary this summer. The Chamber would like to pay tribute to Bob Walsh, who passed away this summer, and to his wife Coralene and their family who have been dedicated members of the Ruby Valley for many, many years.

Another century business in Sheridan, Walter’s IGA and True Value Hardware, shared an excellent short history video recently. Click here to see the video  —  A sneak peek into the heart of small communities.