Steady progress being made on Building 4 in the Town Center. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

No lull in sight

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.

Pandemonium found the peaceful shoreline of Hebgen Lake when an altercation erupted from people becoming territorial of a spot on Whiskey Bay. PHOTO BY JANA BOUND

Mayhem at Hebgen Lake

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.

The Big Sky Community Library’s new hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-6 p.m.. Certain restrictions are in place including only six patrons allowed in at a time and visit duration limited to 30 minutes. All books and materials are to be returned using the outside bin. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

An unexpected $15,000 gift

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.

Our backyard

“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.

For four-year-old Charlotte, nothing says happiness like cruising around in her purple Jeep on a sunny day. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

A happy family

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.


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