Big Sky County Water and Sewer District 363 (BSCWSD) saw the writing on the wall a few years ago. Actually, they more accurately saw an increase in flushed toilets. Discussion of a Water Resource Recovery Facility upgrade began.
March equaled planning for a COVID-19 response for many organizations. NorthWestern Energy was no exception.
The Town Center taking shape right now has been decades in the making, according to Ryan Hamilton, project manager of Big Sky Town Center, who works with the Simkins family.
Two men – one Black and one White; one more liberal and one a staunch conservative are crossing bridges together, logging miles on bicycles all while hashing out complex and often controversial political opinions. And it all started over a couple of beers in a Tennessee tavern.
The Big Sky community showed real fortitude this spring, according to Brian Wheeler, vice president of Real Estate and Development at Big Sky Resort. The pandemic forced thoughts of prioritization for many people and businesses – an essential step when the world faced so much uncertainty. That time also allowed for core work to be done.
The Madison River looks benign – like a gentle lazy river from a theme park that was miraculously cast into stunning surroundings.
“People are lulled into a false sense of safety because the water isn’t swift and it isn’t deep,” Gallatin County Sheriff ’s Office Search and Rescue (GCSOSAR) Commander Scott Secor said.
The Big Sky Bridge Decks project continues next week, and crews will be active on Columbus Day, Oct. 12.
No one could have predicted what would happen in Big Sky as a result of COVID-19. There were a slew of variables and moving parts. The best and the brightest of the local business world made projections, but no one predicted how squarely Big Sky would be placed on the map by the pandemic.
The Big Sky Bridge Decks project continues next week.
On the bridge by Little Coyote Road, crews are finishing the barrier rail. Workers will reconstruct bridge ends to ensure a smooth transition from the road to the bridge. Paving of the bridge ends is anticipated the week of Oct. 5.
It is important for the community to have earlier access to emergency services on Highway 191 due to its remote nature and lack of cell phone coverage.