There is a nationwide childcare crisis underway and Big Sky has not been immune. Faced with a staffing emergency during a pandemic, Morningstar Learning Center (MLC) board members rolled up their sleeves, asked for help and started hatching a plan with a Big Sky Relief steering committee.
Many Americans have been highly adaptable to Covid times in regard to shifting to online work, especially since they got to have more creative wardrobe choices.
Big Sky School District students will soon be fully returning to the hallowed halls of in-person education, per a recent unanimous school board decision. School districts across the nation are engaged in a calculated dance with Coronavirus.
Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) had a rude introduction to 2021 – unprecedented vandalism at the Big Sky Community Park. BSCO Communication & Development Director Michelle Kendziorski and BSCO Parks and Trails Director Adam Johnson concurred that the vandalism was unlike anything the organization had ever encountered.
Who owns the road?
Two 1,000 gallon propane tanks and one propane truck pack a lot of punch. A series of explosions rocked the canyon just south of Big Sky on Jan. 6, but the forethought of a gas truck driver prevented injuries or loss of life.
A two-vehicle head-on collision between a sports utility vehicle and a semi tanker truck resulted in the shut down of Highway 191 for three and a half hours the evening of Dec. 22.
A paraglider in Big Sky recently had a rough scrape when his flight suddenly and unexpectedly ended. His landing left him with a broken pelvis. The injury was “an 11 on a scale of one to 10,” Gallatin County Sheriff ’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Commander Scott Secor explained.
Preliminary test results from a recent push for water on the mountain have revealed “a phenomenon that seems to have some extent in the Mountain Village,” said Mark Cunnane, environmental consultant and engineer with Western Groundwater Services, LLC.
Resort Tax Executive Director Daniel Bierschwale said a few months ago that pressures of COVID-19 have revealed that organizations need to diversify funding sources. Resort Tax funding is not a guarantee, particularly since resort tax is so heavily dependent on tourism – something that does not often bode well during a pandemic.