July 12 was a day of sunshine, grins and golden shovels on the grounds owned by Big Sky School District.
The trail system in Big Sky lays out the veins of the community. A Master Trails Plan, the heart, if you will, was finished in Jan 2019 and provides a blueprint for any future trails and a standard for how to maintain current ones.
Project manager Mitch Hendrick with specialized environmental planning firm Logan Simpson recently outlined the community vision strategy the company is completing in Big Sky.
Many Big Sky residents simultaneously celebrated the summer solstice and the grand opening of Lone Mountain Land Company’s latest venture The Wilson Hotel on Friday, June 21 within the new hotel and at the new Town Center Plaza next to the hotel. Family friendly fun was in abundance at the new establishment.
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.
Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) executive director Ciara Wolfe explained at both the Gallatin-Madison County Joint Commission meeting in Dec. 2018 and the recent Community Building forum that BSCO recently completed a 10-year master plan for parks and open spaces as well as trails in order to expand and connect.
Beginning in August and continuing through November, guardrails will be updated along Highway 191 resulting in 15 minute delays during construction times. This project will start near Moose Creek Campground and end by the Hellroaring trailhead.
On a sunny June 14, as tourists poured into the community and a traffic jam developed on Highway 2 just south of Big Sky – from the spotting of a moose cow and calf, more than 50 people flowed in and out of the newly revamped Big Sky Chamber and Visit Big Sky building.
It is bug season in Yellowstone and the warming daytime temperatures and abundant melt water ponds are producing a bumper crop of biters and blood suckers. Evenings are the worst, so go with bug spray and appropriate clothing. A good hoodie with a built-in buff can be useful along with bite-proof gloves and long pants.
Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office captain Ryan Stratman is the commander of the regional Missouri River Drug Task Force. He recently provided an update to members of local media regarding the task force’s purpose and discoveries. Two deputies who often operate undercover also presented findings.