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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. 

A 2017 Gallatin Weed Pull with GISA. PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER MOHLER

A look at noxious weeds nearby

Currently, the Montana Department of Agriculture lists 46 different species of noxious weeds found throughout the state. It is illegal, according to Montana State Law, for landowners to have noxious weeds on their property, and landowners are required to submit a weed management proposal for approval by local weed management districts.

Getting things moving

Big Sky County Water and Sewer District made moves that were essential to moving things forward with wastewater treatment plant expansion at the July 16 board meeting. 

 

Membrane Bioreactor decision 

Community leaders and citizens gathered in the Big Sky Chamber conference room to discuss water issues and options for the canyon. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Canyon debates the water issue

Nearly 20 people gathered in the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Conference Room on Wed. June 19 to discuss water treatment options for Gallatin Canyon residents, including options like a septic maintenance program or the potential for forming a district and constructing a centralized treatment system.

 

Building Big Sky

The May 16 recent Big Sky Community Building Forum hosted by the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce spoke to rampant and unprecedented growth for Big Sky in the next few years, but with a level of strategic planning behind it.

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