Big Sky

One of the major tools of the trade, a spotting scope, allows for birders to see the nuances in bird behavior.

The beauty of birding

Self-professed bird nerd John Parker with the Sacajawea Audubon Society seems continually distracted, but really his focus is on everything but the humans in front of him during the Hike Big Sky Tuesday hike on July 9.

Community leaders and citizens gathered in the Big Sky Chamber conference room to discuss water issues and options for the canyon. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Canyon debates the water issue

Nearly 20 people gathered in the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Conference Room on Wed. June 19 to discuss water treatment options for Gallatin Canyon residents, including options like a septic maintenance program or the potential for forming a district and constructing a centralized treatment system.

 

Building Big Sky

The May 16 recent Big Sky Community Building Forum hosted by the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce spoke to rampant and unprecedented growth for Big Sky in the next few years, but with a level of strategic planning behind it.

PHOTO COURTESY RENEE ZIMMERMAN

Learning naturally

Yellowstone National Park has inspired countless poets, writers, politicians, dreamers and children since it was established by Congress on March 1, 1872, as the world’s first national park. Since 1985, Expedition: Yellowstone!

“We’re either a week away from a drought or a flood at any point in Montana,” Arin Peters, senior service hydrologist with the NWS, said. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Weird weather

Montana is rough country. It presents unique challenges to residents and emergency workers. Montanans are, by nature, tough and capable people; yet, some weather hazards surpass anyone’s capabilities.

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