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Fire ravages the home at 2510 Curley Bear Rd. PHOTO BY PAULBUSSI-IDEALPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Close call

Smoke inhalation caused Dustin Long to speak with a gravelly voice nearly three days after the house fire where he and his family lived at 2510 Curley Bear Rd. He said he does not want to focus on the near-miss for his family this last Saturday.

Attorney Kim Beatty gestures toward the working redlined document shown on the screen. The board was able to edit section by section. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Tackling the tedious

Big Sky Resort Area District Board (BSRAD) had a special meeting on Sept. 20 to work through the amendment of the current taxability ordinance – Ordinance 98-01 to include all alcohol and tobacco sold in the district and to clean-up ambiguous language within the ordinance.  

AE2S project manager Scott Buecker and WGM representative Chris Allen show meeting attendees the district boundary lines created during the previous study. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

To district or not to district

More than 40 people gathered in the Montana Room at Buck’s T-4 on Sept. 19 for cookies, coffee and a discussion of the future of the canyon. 

A feasibility study supported by the Gallatin River Task Force is underway and being conducted by engineering consultants WGM Group and AE2S. 

A beautiful day for removing fences with the Boy Scouts.

59716 Volunteer

Nicole Miller stays busy – and not just because she has three kids and works for Big Sky School District. 

She spent Monday night decorating the hallways of Lone Peak High School with other moms for Homecoming week, is a regular at the scorekeeping table for volleyball games and is on the list to help with football games. 

Acra Samuels is surviving and thriving thanks to a new cancer treatment and the love and support of family, friends and the Big Sky community. PHOTO BY JESSIE MOORE

Not So Average Jane

Acra and Chris Samuels are set to celebrate their 25thwedding anniversary and 12thyear together in Big Sky – something that seemed nearly impossible during much of 2016. 

 Acra began to have pains and digestive issues in early 2016 and finally ended-up in the emergency room in Bozeman in the latter part of March.  

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Claws and jaws and teeth

Two separate grizzly bear attacks resulted in three injured hunters on the west side of the Gravelly Mountain range on Monday according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. It is unclear whether one or more bears were involved. FWP is asking hunters to leave the area, and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is closing Cottonwood Road.

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