Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic, cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those challenges, opportunities.
A steady cadence of hammers wielded by workers and procession of construction vehicles to Big Sky demonstrate the continual march to development. According to Big Sky Chamber of Commerce CEO Candace Carr Strauss, there has not even been a hint of a lull.
Thomas Odenthal embraces the Big Sky life as fully as anyone. Adventuring is something he has always done, it was finding a solid home base that was the problem.
Staffing shortages are hitting the area hard, but Morningstar Learning Center staffing issues are proving particularly troubling for some parents and community leaders.
There has now been an arrest for the Aug. 8 active shooter situation on the northern side of the Madison Arm of Hebgen Lake. Gallatin County Sheriff ’s Office personnel responded en masse to victims’ claims that a suspect pointed a handgun at them before shooting multiple rounds into the ground. Brian J.
(West Yellowstone, Mont.)
The Big Sky Bridge Deck project continues next week.
Any funding for a community library is beneficial, but a $15,000 grant from 3 Rivers Communications for the Big Sky Community Library – during all the uncertainty a pandemic provides – was an unexpected gift. Don Serido, Marketing Manager for 3 Rivers Communications explained in a library press release that a few things made the grant possible.
“We never had any bear conflicts until about five years ago,” Bob Sitz with Sitz Angus Ranch in Harrison said. There are so many bears in the environment now, competition for habitat has fueled their food and territorial aggression, he said.
It is tough to raise an outdoors oriented toddler from a second story apartment. For Marsha, Brian and their four-year-old daughter Charlotte, winning the Big Sky Community Housing Trust (BSCHT) housing lottery also meant a big win for their quality of life.