After the release of the first set of 2020 census data, it was recognized that with the state’s population growth, Montana will receive a second congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Experts are saying it will happen: Big Sky will face fire, and not just on the outskirts of the community. Big Sky ranks at 97% higher risk for wildland fire than anywhere else in the nation and 84% higher than anywhere else in the state, according to a recent study created in partnership with Headwater Economics and the U.S.
The longstanding tradition of hurling losing bingo cards at winners kicked-off once again.
“Happy” was the word of the night for people participating in Big Sky Bingo hosted by the American Legion Post 99 at the River House BBQ & Events.
“Bingo is making me very happy,” Isabella Vendramin said.
When Brock Kelley got the call that there was a vicious animal attack he anticipated it would be a grizzly bear. He has responded to a few bear maulings in his 32 years volunteering for the fire department and Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) in West Yellowstone.
Snowmaking as a means for treated water reuse has been part of the discussion in the Big Sky Community going back 20 years, according to Big Sky County Water and Sewer District 363 General Manager Ron Edwards. Granted, at that time it was more casually suggested.
Minutes – even seconds – matter in the quest to save a life. Sharing resources with partners is essential in small communities like Big Sky, explained Big Sky Fire Department (BSFD) Chief Greg Megaard.
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).
Two companies that help facilitate Summer Work Travel (SWT) programs, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and InterExchange, reached out to Chambers of Commerce throughout the country, concerned about a presidential proclamation that extended the limitation of the number of J-1 visa applicants able to come to the United Stat
Playing in backcountry powder often feels like connecting to the primal rhythm of the wilderness. At its greatest, it can even become an emotional and spiritual practice, according to avalanche survivor Ken Wylie, who is a writer, speaker, guide and human factor risk management specialist.
Rest assured – if you’ve attempted to contact county officials and employees over the past two weeks but haven’t received a response, they are not ignoring you.