Invasive zebra and quagga mussels may have been found in Montana recently, but Kate Wilson, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s invasive species outreach specialist, said there’s still hope for stopping the spread.
The recent marathon resort tax allocation meeting was the perfect crash course in “Big Sky 101” for Women In Action’s new executive director, Jean Behr. She’d been at the job for less than a month, and what better way to learn how Big Sky works than a combined meeting of all the nonprofits and organizations?
Known as “Tract II,” the swath of hillside above the ball fields at Community Park is on its way to becoming the Meadowview II development. This mix of duplexes, condos and apartments could house around 100 Big Sky residents, some who are currently unable to find properties priced low enough for them to purchase.
“Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.”
—Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. president
Tyler Dingerson is the person responsible for entertaining Big Sky with the fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. He started out working as a lift operator and now has been a ski patroller for 13 years. Additionally, he has worked with Big Sky Fireworks out of Helena for about 13 years, doing multiple shows in Big Sky.
It’s the closest thing Big Sky has to a city council budget meeting—the annual resort tax allocation, held on June 18 at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. Jamey Kabisch, chair of the resort tax board, kicked things off, saying, “Let’s go through the funds available.”
It’s a charismatic flower that can grow more than six feet tall and produce several hundred flowers. It draws energy from a sophisticated taproot system promoting patience and longevity.
The Wildlife Conservation Society praised Lone Mountain Land Company as “a unique conservation developer.” The Greater Yellowstone Coalition also gave a nod to LMLC’s efforts and sensitivity toward wildlife.
It was time for David O’Connor to hand over the reins. He stood at the podium, addressing a packed room at his place—Buck’s T-4—and as he spoke, he applied lessons learned in the hotel and restaurant trenches.
The wet, cool weather of the past week has kept the bears close to the roads around Tower as they work the grass in the lower elevations. On one day, we got really lucky and saw nine black bears before 10 a.m. One sow with triplets was in view for about an hour just before the Tower Junction.