While the Big Sky School District has been successful in recruiting new instructors to its growing schools, it’s still subject to the same issues most Big Sky businesses eventually face—including employee burnout when the commute to and from Bozeman rears its head, often due to the lack of affordable housing options in Big Sky.
Before local photographer Dave Pecunies began snapping photos professionally, he found himself on the flip side of the photo.
Christmas Giving Tree returns
Ah, the pure, childhood joy of opening up a colorfully wrapped Christmas present. The suspense, the excitement, the glee! But for some families, purchasing all those hopeful holiday requests from young ones is easier imagined than afforded.
Charlie is a remarkable young man in so many ways. The seventh grader has been described as mature, independent and thoughtful, which accurately describes him both in and out of the classroom. He has a natural curiosity that is evident in his actions toward helping others.
Gretchen Gerhardt Sewell, 81, of Reno, Nev., passed away peacefully on Nov. 17 with family and friends by her side after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Tecumseh, Neb., “Gretty” was raised in Reno, where she met her husband (the late) A.W. “Buster” Sewell. They were high school sweethearts, who later married.
The spectacularly glaciated Gallatin Range stretches south from Bozeman into Yellowstone National Park. The 250,000-acre roadless area is the largest unprotected wildlands left in the northern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Aaron Teasdale, author of the above story, was twice named “Travel Writer of the Year” by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation and has collected lots of other accolades during his impressive career. At one point, he nearly moved to Big Sky to work as editor of the Lone Peak Lookout.
Ten people lost their lives in the Gallatin Canyon in 2006, the year Tracy Pabst, owner of Big Sky Shuttle, opened her business. Pabst said the goal of the business was to save lives, and now, more than a decade later, she’s hoping to do more to benefit the Gallatin Canyon.
In what turned out to be a five-plus hour discussion, the Big Sky County Water & Sewer District board of directors, led by consultant Scott Buecker, held a community meeting on Nov. 27 to discuss the brass tacks of the recently-completed wastewater treatment plant upgrade study.
A fleeting billboard just before the gas stations as you enter Four Corners made an appearance for a stint recently that was eye-catching because of its starkness. Commuters on Highway 191 were confronted with plain black text on a white background—nothing extraordinary in presentation—but it aimed to give people pause.