Six hundred fifty acres of United States Forest Service and Fish, Wildlife and Parks land were ablaze this past week near Big Sky. The tally of scorched acres climbed significantly after an aircraft was able to gps the fire. No private land or structures were damaged.
A 100 acre wildland fire extending from just south of the Riverhouse Grill past the intersection of Highways 64 and 191 is being called the Porcupine Wildfire.
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.
It could be called the canyon crunch – the dreaded commute between Bozeman and Big Sky. Many are making the trek as employment opportunities continue to flourish in the area, the population steadily increases and affordable housing remains an issue.
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.