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The community housing conversation is called to order

First, there’s the remarkable cross section of Big Sky locals who stepped up and bought into the notion that, “It takes a community to build a community.” There are 21 names listed in the acknowledgements section of the recently released “Big Sky Community Housing Action Plan” and those folks are stand ins for the more than 1,000 people who pour

Big Sky Resort President Taylor Middleton welcomes public for tour of the newly renovated Golden Eagle Lodge.

The Eagle has landed

Back in December, Big Sky Resort’s Brian Wheeler pointed to renovations going on at the Golden Eagle Lodge and explained their significance like this: “That’s the foundation of community housing. If you don’t have adequate seasonal workforce housing, you will disrupt the community housing year-round.”

Black bear looking from the green grass: In 2008, the author found this black bear along the Tower Road peeking over the green grass after an evening thunder shower. With a long lens and steady tripod, he was able to capture this image in extremely low light.

Snapping at your own pace

Bugs, bugs, bugs. With the abundant rain and the improving temperatures, the bugs are starting to appear in earnest, mostly mosquitos and horse flies, so be prepared if you venture into the park. These pesky creatures will be with us for the duration of the summer until the first frost of early fall.

Gale Anne Hurd stumbled upon the work of Bozeman artist Ben Pease while perusing an art gallery in Town Center. Pease created the poster for Hurd’s documentary, “Mankiller,” which recounts the life of the Cherokee Nation’s first female leader. The film will be screeened Saturday, June 9. Individual tickets can be found here: https://bit.ly/2IAdRfB. 

"Mankiller"

Hollywood producer Gale Anne Hurd had some time to kill in Big Sky while she waited for her ride to the airport to arrive.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BIG SKY SCHOOL DISTRICT

School Board News

A day away from graduation and looking forward to the start of summer on June 8, the Big Sky School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on June 1 at Ophir Elementary. With the school year nearly behind them, the board was already discussing the next one to come.

Volunteers install a park bench on Uplands Trail during National Trails Day.

French draining dirt stompers

Judging by the lack of even a solo cloud in the sky on June 2, it appeared Mother Nature is a fan of Big Sky’s trails. Which made for a perfect outing as nearly 50 volunteers helped out during National Trails Day, organized locally by the Big Sky Community Organization. 

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