Analytical thinking rates high with business-savvy folks, but when combined with creative ideas – well, that is when magic can happen. COVID-19 created countless obstacles for business owners, but it also generated a shift in thinking – and in some cases, opportunity. The power and the prowess to pivot cannot be underrated, especially now.
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The census only happens once every ten years and the data received from the count goes towards funding communities, shaping political districts and defining demographics. Thus, obtaining an accurate count is crucial.
Over 10 hours of deliberations over the course of three days allowed Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) to distribute $2,513,372 with its FY21 Spring funding cycle.
Resort Tax Executive Director Daniel Bierschwale said the process went smoothly even with COVID–19 best practices in play.
Some players step up to the plate and point their bats to the fenceline – a nod to Babe Ruth’s iconic 1932 World Series–called home run. Is there actually anything more American than baseball? People in this community might argue that summer would not feel like summer without playing baseball’s close cousin – softball.
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The American flag – a symbol of what George Washington deemed the “great experiment” can exemplify myriad things to many people. When Sergeant Brandon Kelly with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office looks at the flag, he reflects on the five generations of his family that have fought for this country in the U.S. military.
On an overcast, chilly day, the hillside of the Big Sky Community Park was dotted with movement and color. Volunteers in various shades of jackets all had different motivations for digging into the earth. On the forefront for many was the effort to honor Peter Scherfig – a Big Sky resident who was mauled by a grizzly bear on Memorial Day.
A holiday famous for gatherings, July 4th is being greeted by steadily growing COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County. The five days prior to Wednesday’s press call presented five new cases in West Yellowstone, six new cases in Big Sky and 38 cases in the Gallatin Valley.
Testing is available for free to all asymptomatic individuals in the Big Sky community on July 1.
The testing will come for a swab in the nose, but is not the nass-pharyngeal (NP) method that people find uncomfortable, Big Sky Resort Area District Executive Director Daniel Bierschwale explained.
Michelle Clark-Conley admits there are not too many differences between the childhood and adult versions of her. Though her hair has changed, she has remained a tomboy throughout the years.