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Standing water sits in a trench created by a mini excavator in a wetland off Andesite Rd. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Protected or not?

There is still no resolution to the damage done to the wetland off of Andesite Rd on lots 3 and 4 of the Northfork Creek Subdivision in mid-July. A mini excavator was stuck in the wetland after creating wide four foot deep trenches.

A photo shared by Big Sky County Water and Sewer District general manager Ron Edwards at the board meeting shows water flowing from test well 2 on the mountain. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Water on the mountain

The quest for water on the mountain was pursued with vigor by Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) in early October in an effort to track the potential for usable water at a strong enough flow to prepare for the impending growth of Big Sky. The board is being proactive and so far, the results are positive. 

Allyson Adams. Photo courtesy Allyson Adams

A Valentine to the Old West

Virginia City’s very own playwright Allyson Adams has always been bold. Afterall, she was the mayor who arranged for 400 goats to come to the town to clean-up noxious weeds in lieu of using chemicals long before such a move was fashionable. The story hit international news.

The Big Sky County Water and Sewer board discuss findings from the AE2S study that resulted in a rate hearing. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Addressing rate discrepancies

Ryan Graf with AE2S engineering firm teleconferenced with the Big Sky County Water and Sewer (BSCWS) board at the Oct. 22 rate hearing. 

He explained that the study was established to understand and fine-tune a plan to address cost of service incongruities between water and sewer users in the district. 

YES Compost owner Karl Johnson discusses sustainability with Dr. Kim Langmaid after her presentation. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

A sustainable future

More than 25 people gathered at Rainbow Ranch on Oct. 10 for Big Sky Chamber’s “Lunch and Learn” in which Dr. Kim Langmaid, founder and vice president of sustainability programs at Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail, Colo.

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