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MAPS AND IMAGES COURTESY OF NORTHWESTERN ENERGY AND THE BURTON K. WHEELER CENTER

New possibilities

On March 9, NorthWestern Energy sent a letter to 3,650 Big Sky ratepayers inviting them to a public forum on April 11. At the meeting, NorthWestern Energy will unveil new renderings illustrating options for a mid-mountain substation at one of two proposed sites just off of Lone Mountain Trail.

[L to R] Big Sky Community Organization Director Ciara Wolfe, Discovery Academy seventh grader Kjetil Hassman, Erika Pankow Scholarship board member Odie Loomis, Discovery Academy eighth-grader Nate McClain and Discovery Academy middle school teacher and mentor Chris Corona. 

Finding their way

The memory and tenacious spirit of Erika Pankow lives on through Big Sky Discovery Academy middle schoolers Nate McLain and Kjetil Hassman—The pair of outdoor-minded students are the latest recipients of the Erika Pankow Scholarship.

Hiking the Swimming Woman Canyon area of the Big Snowies WSA.

Mine the wilderness?

In December, Sen. Steve Danes introduced a bill that would strip protection from nearly a half-million acres of Montana’s public lands that, if passed, would compromise fish and wildlife habitat, community drinking water, and the quiet backcountry that underpins our $7 billion outdoor recreation economy.

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