The Nov. 6 Madison and Gallatin Counties Joint Commission Meeting saw numerous speakers during the public comment portion of the meeting, with a number of key issues and opportunities addressed.
There is still no resolution to the damage done to the wetland off of Andesite Rd on lots 3 and 4 of the Northfork Creek Subdivision in mid-July. A mini excavator was stuck in the wetland after creating wide four foot deep trenches.
The quest for water on the mountain was pursued with vigor by Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) in early October in an effort to track the potential for usable water at a strong enough flow to prepare for the impending growth of Big Sky. The board is being proactive and so far, the results are positive.
Johanne Bouchard is big into STEM, having majored in databases as a computer engineer.
Matt Jennings escaped the ticks, chiggers, snakes and humidity of Iowa, eventually settling in Big Sky with his wife Erika over 20 years go.
Virginia City’s very own playwright Allyson Adams has always been bold. Afterall, she was the mayor who arranged for 400 goats to come to the town to clean-up noxious weeds in lieu of using chemicals long before such a move was fashionable. The story hit international news.
Beau Blessing could be called Big Sky’s Renaissance Man. He has dipped his toe into nearly everything – law school, getting a CDL to drive a rafting bus, being a rafting guide, graduate school for information systems and operations management, teaching skiing.
Matthew Jennings stays busy between school, skiing with Big Sky Ski Education Foundation in the winter and mountain biking with Montana NICA. He reads science fiction when he has a chance and likes to create art.
He also sees the importance of creating community – even at 13 years old.
Ryan Graf with AE2S engineering firm teleconferenced with the Big Sky County Water and Sewer (BSCWS) board at the Oct. 22 rate hearing.
He explained that the study was established to understand and fine-tune a plan to address cost of service incongruities between water and sewer users in the district.
More than 25 people gathered at Rainbow Ranch on Oct. 10 for Big Sky Chamber’s “Lunch and Learn” in which Dr. Kim Langmaid, founder and vice president of sustainability programs at Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail, Colo.