Being Gallatin City-County Health Department (GCCHD) Health Officer during a pandemic, particularly during one with such polarization and debate regarding masks and vaccinations is a career-defining task.
There is no stagnancy during a pandemic. As the virus has altered, so have local health rules. The Gallatin City-County Board of Health, with the job of keeping the populace safe, has made a number of changes to local emergency rules. Those rules have been established to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Gallatin County.
Reverent whispers of awe were spoken by the crowd gathered to witness something few are lucky to see: the release of a rehabilitated bald eagle back to the wild.
The seventh annual Friends of Big Sky Education (FOBSE) senior recognition ceremony took place on April 2. Twenty-two seniors applied and received scholarships funded by various local donors, facilitated by FOBSE.
Q: Hi Pat! When does the pursuit of good health become an obsession? Ok, I get it. I need to take care of myself. But tracking every breath I take, every morsel I eat, every step I take, and every minute of quality zzzz’s is not for me.
History is sprinkled with individuals who single-handedly generate change; those who observe the status quo and say: “No. That is not good enough.”
The domino effect created by such people can alter entire communities and even the world.
Sergeant Daniel “Dan” Haydon, Gallatin County Sheriff ’s Office, Canyon Section is clearly and admittedly uncomfortable talking about himself.
Volunteers make the small unincorporated community of Big Sky what it is. Thousands of people have donated countless hours to help mold organizations and bolster efforts. Twenty Big Sky residents stepped up to interview for the vacant volunteer board positions with Big Sky Community Housing Trust (BSCHT).
Several years ago, we of the University of Montana began our relationship with Lone Peak High School by assisting with the Capstone project, then a requirement for all LPHS students.
Montana State University Professor and Invasive Plant Specialist Jane Mangold has spent more than two decades studying and educating Montana communities about noxious weeds. Her work locally has included outreach classes for ranchers, herbicide trials and articles in The Madisonian.