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Lane Wintermute addresses the BSFD board and explains findings from the Long Range Master Plan. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Positive findings

Lane Wintermute, senior associate with Emergency Services Consulting International guided the Big Sky Fire District (BSFD) board through the Long Range Master Plan Update on Sept. 25. The study assesses and projects up to 2025. 

 “There’s been a lot of change in this community,” he said. 

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.

Attorney Kim Beatty gestures toward the working redlined document shown on the screen. The board was able to edit section by section. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Tackling the tedious

Big Sky Resort Area District Board (BSRAD) had a special meeting on Sept. 20 to work through the amendment of the current taxability ordinance – Ordinance 98-01 to include all alcohol and tobacco sold in the district and to clean-up ambiguous language within the ordinance.  

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. 

Photo courtesy of Sarah Blechta

Boardrooms of progress

A recent study by the Alliance for Board Diversity found that women and minorities are slowly making traction in boardrooms. After serving on the Morning Star board for 4 years, Sarah Blechta’s friend mentioned that she would be a good fit for Resort Tax. She had not thought of joining it before that conversation – but ran and won. 

A beautiful day for removing fences with the Boy Scouts.

Service oriented: Nicole Miller has spent a lifetime helping others

Nicole Miller stays busy – and not just because she has three kids and works for Big Sky School District. 

She spent Monday night decorating the hallways of Lone Peak High School with other moms for Homecoming week, is a regular at the scorekeeping table for volleyball games and is on the list to help with football games. 

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