This week we would like to nominate two Miners of the Week, Elijah Harder and Sabine Hurlbut. Elijah and Sabine were the last two students standing at the recent spelling bee, and they showed courage and tenacity as they stood up there spelling words in front of a large crowd.

Local photographer Pat Clayton—whose arresting photos of water, fish and landscapes can be enjoyed and purchased at—donated this image to a petition drive effort to protect the Gallatin River. Read more on page 5.

What matters more than water?

Rushing past House Rock on the Gallatin River. Landing a 12-inch rainbow trout in the West Fork of the Gallatin. Skiing early season groomers at Big Sky Resort. Downing a cold glass of untreated tap water. These are all experiences valued by residents of Big Sky—and they all hinge upon a healthy water system.


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