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Standing water sits in a trench created by a mini excavator in a wetland off Andesite Rd. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Protected or not?

There is still no resolution to the damage done to the wetland off of Andesite Rd on lots 3 and 4 of the Northfork Creek Subdivision in mid-July. A mini excavator was stuck in the wetland after creating wide four foot deep trenches.

YES Compost owner Karl Johnson discusses sustainability with Dr. Kim Langmaid after her presentation. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

A sustainable future

More than 25 people gathered at Rainbow Ranch on Oct. 10 for Big Sky Chamber’s “Lunch and Learn” in which Dr. Kim Langmaid, founder and vice president of sustainability programs at Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail, Colo.

Fire ravages the home at 2510 Curley Bear Rd. PHOTO BY PAULBUSSI-IDEALPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Close call

Smoke inhalation caused Dustin Long to speak with a gravelly voice nearly three days after the house fire where he and his family lived at 2510 Curley Bear Rd. He said he does not want to focus on the near-miss for his family this last Saturday.

AE2S project manager Scott Buecker and WGM representative Chris Allen show meeting attendees the district boundary lines created during the previous study. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

To district or not to district

More than 40 people gathered in the Montana Room at Buck’s T-4 on Sept. 19 for cookies, coffee and a discussion of the future of the canyon. 

A feasibility study supported by the Gallatin River Task Force is underway and being conducted by engineering consultants WGM Group and AE2S. 

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Claws and jaws and teeth

Two separate grizzly bear attacks resulted in three injured hunters on the west side of the Gravelly Mountain range on Monday according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. It is unclear whether one or more bears were involved. FWP is asking hunters to leave the area, and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is closing Cottonwood Road.

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