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Firelight Meadows residents’ water supply is being supplemented via this irrigation well located between the condos and the chalets. The 200-plus unit development’s normal water supply has run dangerously low, so the company managing Firelight’s water came to the Big Sky Water and Sewer District June19 requesting to purchase some of the district’s water.

The price of emergency water

Firelight Meadows is running out of water.

     On June 17 a well designated for irrigation was repurposed to fill the development’s drinking water supply. That’s what Matt Huggins of HLH Utility—the company managing the 220-unit development’s standalone water and sewer system—told the Big Sky W&S Board at a June 19 meeting.

Jennifer Mohler with the Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance explains why the resort tax board should seed continued work fighting unwelcome weeds in Big Sky.

Resort tax funding

Jamie Kabisch, chair of the Big Sky Resort Area District Tax Board, described the annual allocation of resort tax revenue as, “One of              the most fun processes for our community that happens every year.” 

Doe antelope and fawn: In the morning light this antelope doe appeared near the north gate of Yellowstone with her prancing fawn and its beautiful mane.

Don’t want to be the next victim?

Over the last couple weeks, three people have been injured in Yellowstone by wild animals. On Sunday, June 3 and again on Tuesday, June 5 people were injured in the Mammoth area by cow elk protecting their calves. Then on Wednesday, June 6, a bison gored a woman near the Fountain Paint Pots in the Lower Geyser Basin.

NPR buzzing in the background, Big Sky artist Brett Ozment describes some of his work. The wooden bow tie in his hand includes an image he took off the old Big Sky Resort Challenger Lift on a white-out day (see the chairs?). He hopes the bow ties will hit the Montana wedding scene soon. “I wear one at the farmers market, and any time I go to a wedding I’m always sporting one,” Ozment said.

Found while fishing

Big Sky artist Brett Ozment started his creative career far from Montana in an off-the-grid cabin located deep in the woods of the Ozark region of south-central Missouri. It’s a land of spring-fed rivers, black bears, turtles and ticks.

Rotarians Lee Griffiths, Jim Anderson and Sam Lightbody install the support for a new bouncy frog at the Community Park playground.

All work for more play

The playground at the Big Sky Community Park was showing its age. But the Big Sky Community Organization, which has plenty on its plate, did not have any immediate plans to spiff up things. Seeing the need to keep the playground in working order, the Big Sky Rotary Club stepped in to lend a hand.

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