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.
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.
The Board of the Big Sky Resort Area District has received inquiries from the public regarding how the resort tax was going to or had been assessed against the sale of some of the services provided by Yellowstone Club, Spanish Peaks and Moonlight Basin.
Some of the biggest recent news about affordable housing—referred to locally as community housing—broke on Monday, June 4.
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.
Crayons, a heat gun and a hairdryer might not scream “art!” but it turns out this combination, paired with an artistically inclined operator, are the tools it takes to create vibrant canvases with themes like starry skies, hot springs and sunsets.
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.
Anyone interested in catching up with the latest on NorthWestern Energy’s plan to build a new mid-mountain substation can drop in on the June 7 meeting at the Big Sky Water and Sewer District conference room at 5:30 p.m.
Between 2001-2016, Gallatin County’s population swelled three times faster than the rest of the state. That’s one finding in a recent report from Headwaters Economics in Bozeman.
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.