On Friday, Sept. 13, friends and coworkers of Nic Wellenstein gathered at The Corral for a good old fashioned retirement party. After nearly 19 years with the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) and decades in the community, he is regarded as the unofficial mayor of Big Sky.
Yellowstone grizzly bears are stocking up on food supplies and preparing to enter the next stage of life, which means they may be more visible. Bears consume a wide variety of sustenance throughout the year including army cutworm moths, whitebark pine nuts (WBP), ungulates and cutthroat trout.
Deep trenches weave through wetlands off of Andesite Rd on lots 3 and 4 of the Northfork Creek Subdivision. Until recently, the offending mini excavator was highly visible as well – stuck in the bog-like earth.
Montanans have an affinity to the land they live on whether they use it for purpose, play, or employment.
Women have certainly been In Action this summer! Not only has WIA welcomed two interns to the Big Sky community, but they were able to expand into some generously donated space in order to provide more service and continuity to clients.
Bradford Lartigue was fresh out of seminary, new to Big Sky and able to be part of the rallying effort for Big Sky Chapel.
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.
In a gift of love and support from the community, 63 people from the greater Big Sky area donated over $26,000 within 24 hours to a GoFundMe account for 12 year old Jayden Jacobson. The funds will allow for her to get an alert dog for her junior (Type 1) diabetes.
Brian Van Eps, friendly and funny pastor of Big Sky Christian Fellowship for nearly 5 years is venturing down the road. He insists it is not goodbye – it is, “see ya later.”