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School Board News

A day away from graduation and looking forward to the start of summer on June 8, the Big Sky School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on June 1 at Ophir Elementary. With the school year nearly behind them, the board was already discussing the next one to come.

Volunteers install a park bench on Uplands Trail during National Trails Day.

French draining dirt stompers

Judging by the lack of even a solo cloud in the sky on June 2, it appeared Mother Nature is a fan of Big Sky’s trails. Which made for a perfect outing as nearly 50 volunteers helped out during National Trails Day, organized locally by the Big Sky Community Organization. 

(L to R) Boy Scouts Ben Earl, Hunter Nowakowski, Jetty Burke, Luke O’Connor, Wilson Littman, Boone Jorgenson, Liam Barker, Keaton Miller and Tucker Nowakowski take a break from the work.

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It’s not just adults out there making a difference–Big Sky’s local Boy Scouts, ages eight and nine, recently headed to the intersection of Highways 287 and 87 west of Quake Lake near the Madison River to remove old ranch fence along a major wildlife corridor. 

Capital questions

It’s resort tax allocation time and the five-member Big Sky Resort Area District Board is reading through a stack of applications from local groups, nonprofits and public officials looking to fund future projects and operations through the rest of the year and beyond. 

U.S. Senate hopeful Troy Downing prepares to be interviewed by Kaitlin Corbett of KBZK CBS local news on election night when vote totals showed Downing stuck in third place.

Downing out

In his third-place finish behind Russ Fagg and winner Matt Rosendale, Troy Downing succeeded in staging the most ambitious political campaign ever mounted by a resident of Big Sky.

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