The Big Sky County Water and Sewer board discuss findings from the AE2S study that resulted in a rate hearing. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Addressing rate discrepancies

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. 

YES Compost owner Karl Johnson discusses sustainability with Dr. Kim Langmaid after her presentation. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

A sustainable future

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.

Anna Pierce and her boyfriend Geoff Miller. She says he always gives her perspective. PHOTO COURTESY ANNA PIERCE

Not So Average Jane

Anna Pierce is refreshingly quirky – a self-described nerd with a cat named Penny who is currently reading a book about the history of the design of the national parks pamphlets – “for fun.” Next, she is buying the one about NASA. She is in the middle of Inktober – a month of daily challenges in the illustration community. 

Pat Krause assists Oliver Distad with a word in the book he is reading as Shadow the therapy dog looks on with contentment.  PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

59716 Volunteer

Miniature poodles and therapy dogs trained to an elite level, Shadow and his sister Cuddles have been reporting to the library on Monday afternoons for the past few weeks in an attempt to find some children to read with them. 


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