Six or so months ago the Big Sky School District board of directors met in the Ophir Elementary cafeteria for their regular monthly meeting – a fresh batch of teachers was just settling in to the new school year.
The momentum for Senate Bill 241, an effort to allow Montana’s resort tax communities to vote on an option to raise their resort tax rate by a percent to fund infrastructure projects, continues to build in Helena.
On March 18 Montana senators voted 33 to 16 in favor of SB 241, with one senator excused.
Richard Schultz and I were introduced by a mutual friend while attending the Lone Peak High School home basketball games. “You need to write about him,” my friend said. Richard launched into good-natured razzing thick with a New York accent.
Recently I was in a state park in Arizona and witnessed a feat of incredible strength and athleticism. It reminded me of something I have observed several times hiking around Big Sky. This specific hike is a moderate-plus out and back, close to six miles roundtrip.
In design class the past few weeks, Lone Peak High freshman Cody McVey has been an exemplary model of taking academic risks. He has been exploring new digital presentation platforms, handing his projects in on time with innovative ideas, and outperformed an engineering challenge that most students found difficulty with.
Part one of a multi-part series
News flash! On March 23 the James Sewell Ballet group will be performing in Big Sky on the WMPAC stage for their sixth annual winter performance there. If you have not had a chance to experience one of their one-of-a-kind shows, now is your chance.
Senate Bill 241 was neither tabled nor killed by the Montana Legislature’s Senate Taxation Committee. The bill passed the first major hurdle by a vote of 10-2 and is now set for debate on the Senate floor.
This is the time of year when many of us think about, deal with and often stress about taxes and tax policy. It is also seems to be a time when, for some, there is confusion regarding tax policy and tax rates.
Throughout the year, eighth-grader Jaiden Spence has been a caring and principled student. She is considerate of the feelings of others and has demonstrated compassion to her peers. She is enthusiastic about learning and remains humble in the classroom. Thanks for being such a great role model Jaiden.