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Sawyer Donaldson works away at the car wash station at Morningstar Learning Center. PHOTO COURTESY OF STEPHANIE KISSELL

Now hiring

There is a nationwide childcare crisis underway and Big Sky has not been immune. Faced with a staffing emergency during a pandemic, Morningstar Learning Center (MLC) board members rolled up their sleeves, asked for help and started hatching a plan with a Big Sky Relief steering committee.

Connecting…

Many Americans have been highly adaptable to Covid times in regard to shifting to online work, especially since they got to have more creative wardrobe choices.

Two toilets were destroyed in the vandalism. The full cost to repairs may not be known until water is turned back on. PHOTO COURTESY ADAM JOHNSON

It stinks

Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) had a rude introduction to 2021 – unprecedented vandalism at the Big Sky Community Park. BSCO Communication & Development Director Michelle Kendziorski and BSCO Parks and Trails Director Adam Johnson concurred that the vandalism was unlike anything the organization had ever encountered.

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams from Big Sky and Bozeman were mobilized for a seriously injured paraglider who suffered a rough and unexpected landing. PHOTO COURTESY GALLATIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Paraglider in peril

A paraglider in Big Sky recently had a rough scrape when his flight suddenly and unexpectedly ended. His landing left him with a broken pelvis. The injury was “an 11 on a scale of one to 10,” Gallatin County Sheriff ’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Commander Scott Secor explained.

Phenomenon on the mountain

Preliminary test results from a recent push for water on the mountain have revealed “a phenomenon that seems to have some extent in the Mountain Village,” said Mark Cunnane, environmental consultant and engineer with Western Groundwater Services, LLC.

Filling the void

Resort Tax Executive Director Daniel Bierschwale said a few months ago that pressures of COVID-19 have revealed that organizations need to diversify funding sources. Resort Tax funding is not a guarantee, particularly since resort tax is so heavily dependent on tourism – something that does not often bode well during a pandemic.

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