Big Sky School District #72 (BSSD) board of trustees made the strategic decision to stagger 100% in person learning at the regular meeting on Jan. 19. Now, K-5 students are in their third week of 100% in person learning and the current plan is for Ophir Middle School students to return completely to in person learning on Feb.
It was an observation of democracy; an ode to the shaping of this nation and the impact of laws on its citizens. It was also an event signifying hope, Master of Ceremonies Tony Coppola pointed-out, because America’s hope lies with its youth.
At least an additional 90 rental units for Big Sky’s workforce may soon exist on Highway 64. Details are being hashed out between the nonprofit Big Sky Community Housing Trust (BSCHT) and Lone Mountain Land Company (LMLC) for a rental development that will also include dorm style units.
There is a nationwide childcare crisis underway and Big Sky has not been immune. Faced with a staffing emergency during a pandemic, Morningstar Learning Center (MLC) board members rolled up their sleeves, asked for help and started hatching a plan with a Big Sky Relief steering committee.
Many Americans have been highly adaptable to Covid times in regard to shifting to online work, especially since they got to have more creative wardrobe choices.
Big Sky School District students will soon be fully returning to the hallowed halls of in-person education, per a recent unanimous school board decision. School districts across the nation are engaged in a calculated dance with Coronavirus.
Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) had a rude introduction to 2021 – unprecedented vandalism at the Big Sky Community Park. BSCO Communication & Development Director Michelle Kendziorski and BSCO Parks and Trails Director Adam Johnson concurred that the vandalism was unlike anything the organization had ever encountered.
Who owns the road?
Two 1,000 gallon propane tanks and one propane truck pack a lot of punch. A series of explosions rocked the canyon just south of Big Sky on Jan. 6, but the forethought of a gas truck driver prevented injuries or loss of life.
A two-vehicle head-on collision between a sports utility vehicle and a semi tanker truck resulted in the shut down of Highway 191 for three and a half hours the evening of Dec. 22.