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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.

Local elk will be battling deeper snow in their search for food this winter. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Elk on the move

The area elk herd will be on the move this winter, navigating pitfalls of Big Sky’s late season Porcupine Wildfire that ate up over 650 acres of United States Forest Service and Fish, Wildlife & Parks land.

 Laura Seyfang, executive director of Big Sky Housing Trust, presents at the Sept. Building Forum. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Big Sky Community Housing Trust on confronting the workforce housing crisis

When Laura Seyfang, executive director of Big Sky Community Housing Trust (BSCHT) stood before the speakers gathered for the Chamber of Commerce Building Forum there were five and a half rental units available in Big Sky and “112 people on our waitlist desperately looking for places to rent.” She noted that median real estate prices in the area

Caleb Schreiber, assistant fire management officer for the Bozeman Hebgen Lake Ranger District shows the difference and distance between the small controlled burn to the south and the over 600 acre wildlife to the north that started in the canyon on Thursday. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Investigation underway

Six hundred fifty acres of United States Forest Service and Fish, Wildlife and Parks land were ablaze this past week near Big Sky. The tally of scorched acres climbed significantly after an aircraft was able to gps the fire. No private land or structures were damaged.

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