Steady progress being made on Building 4 in the Town Center. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

No lull in sight

A steady cadence of hammers wielded by workers and procession of construction vehicles to Big Sky demonstrate the continual march to development. According to Big Sky Chamber of Commerce CEO Candace Carr Strauss, there has not even been a hint of a lull.

Are true locals heard?

Eleven years ago, very few people cared about what Big Sky teens thought about their hometown needs and politics mainly because there were no teens. But since Lone Peak High School opened its doors in 2009, the teen population in the area has gone from nearly zero to well over 100.

Debbie Rogers stays busy with all her outdoor pursuits. Her two dogs go on long hikes with her, tag along when she goes horseback riding, or when she rides around on her ATV. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Faith and gardening

Debbie Rogers delights in the natural world. Everyday she is out in it – horseback riding, hiking, and then digging around in the dirt of her organic garden. The chickens cluck and the rooster struts, all pecking at the dirt, ridding the garden of invaders. Raspberry bushes provide sustenance and shade on hot days.

Pandemonium found the peaceful shoreline of Hebgen Lake when an altercation erupted from people becoming territorial of a spot on Whiskey Bay. PHOTO BY JANA BOUND

Mayhem at Hebgen Lake

There has now been an arrest for the Aug. 8 active shooter situation on the northern side of the Madison Arm of Hebgen Lake. Gallatin County Sheriff ’s Office personnel responded en masse to victims’ claims that a suspect pointed a handgun at them before shooting multiple rounds into the ground. Brian J.


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