South Crazy Mountains Land Exchange Draft Decision Released December 10, 2020
Big Sky Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) & Visit Big Sky (VBS) CEO Candace Carr Strauss will be departing her roles in Big Sky and heading to Sedona, Ariz. in February. She has been named President/CEO of the Sedona, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau.
The area elk herd will be on the move this winter, navigating pitfalls of Big Sky’s late season Porcupine Wildfire that ate up over 650 acres of United States Forest Service and Fish, Wildlife & Parks land.
Free community-wide COVID-19 surveillance testing will be available starting Dec. 7 thanks to an unprecedented partnership through Big Sky Relief.
There will soon be a door to open. A consistent place to go for help. It is a huge deal when research becomes action; when an initiative becomes a partnership. A recent announcement at the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues event means that the residents of Big Sky will soon have access to increased behavioral health services.
When Laura Seyfang, executive director of Big Sky Community Housing Trust (BSCHT) stood before the speakers gathered for the Chamber of Commerce Building Forum there were five and a half rental units available in Big Sky and “112 people on our waitlist desperately looking for places to rent.” She noted that median real estate prices in the area
Six hundred fifty acres of United States Forest Service and Fish, Wildlife and Parks land were ablaze this past week near Big Sky. The tally of scorched acres climbed significantly after an aircraft was able to gps the fire. No private land or structures were damaged.
A 100 acre wildland fire extending from just south of the Riverhouse Grill past the intersection of Highways 64 and 191 is being called the Porcupine Wildfire.
There was a steady stream of people turning-in their ballots and collecting their “I voted” stickers on Nov. 3 in Big Sky, according to election judges Sheila Krieg and Jennifer Staubach.
Noting well over 100% growth in the school district in the last decade, Big Sky School District (BSSD) Superintendent Dustin Shipman credited the forward thinking members of the school board for helping position the district.