South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham—who generated a lot of attention for his impassioned outburst during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings—showed up in Gallatin County on Halloween, stumping for fellow Republican Matt Rosendale.
When the last Big Sky Fire Department Master Plan was completed at the end of 2015, consultants from Emergency Services Consulting, International looked at the next decade, predicting steep growth for Big Sky.
Behind the scenes on a relatively-calm offseason afternoon at the Big Sky Community Post Office, Jean Palmer was busy sorting through a stack of change of address forms. Not her favorite task, she admitted, but an important one nonetheless.
Michael Schreiner and a team of investors bought the land across the street from the Big Sky Conoco on April 20, and are moving forward with improvements.
With Montana’s 2018 campaign season into its final days, Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Greg Gianforte, the two incumbents in the midterm election, have charted clear fundraising advantages over their respective challengers, State Auditor Matt Rosendale and former legislator Kathleen Williams.
“When I worked at the Yellowstone Club, that’s how I got medical care,” said Big Sky resident Caitlin Lundin, detailing her connection to the Medicaid program in Montana. “By the time I finished working at Yellowstone Club, I had spent enough hours there to qualify for their medical insurance.
Around 50 percent of Gallatin County is public land managed by the federal and state government. County government benefits from this arrangement because it annually receives about $2 million through the “Payment In Lieu of Taxes” or PILT program.
For all those whose lives straddle Gallatin Canyon—wake up the in valley, drive Highway 191, work all day in Big Sky, then return home in the evening—here are a few “heads up” comments about what to expect when it comes to growth.
Volunteers with Willing Workers Ladies Aid arrived ahead of the crowd. Like in the build up to a big church social, they gathered in the side kitchen off the main room in the Gallatin Gateway Community Center and set out enough sweets to hold a bake sale.
Community service projects are always on the minds of the 30 or so members of the Lone Peak Interact Club, a service-focused group for high schoolers sponsored by Big Sky’s Rotary Club. So last month when they saw the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, they wanted to do something to help those affected.