Big Timber and Sweet Grass County continue to be beautiful areas to visit or live. Sweet Grass County is truly where the plains become the Rockies and is known for magnificent scenery and western culture!
Surrounded on three sides by the Absaroka-Beartooths and the Crazy Mountains, our area hosts the gateway to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and contains breath-taking scenery. The Yellowstone River, Boulder River, and the many smaller streams in our county provide some of the most acclaimed fishing, camping, and outdoor recreational opportunities in the state.
Spend some time in Big Timber and the Sweet Grass County area to experience western hospitality off the fast lane. Our annual Rodeo, Sweet Grass Fest, Crazy Mountain Christmas, and County Fair are exciting events for the whole family.
After self introductions, the minutes from August 13th were approved with a spelling correction.
Monte Koch reported that American Federal’s name change to Opportunity Bank. An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for October 22 around “noon-ish”. All are welcome to attend.
Treasurer’s Report was presented.
Kelli’s Report is attached. The Barrel racing will be canceled for tonight due to the weather. Debbie did suggest that for next year, we have bigger and bolder signage. Judy Riter gave a report about the Visitor Center. So far this year, 2247 people stopped at the center. All 5 continents were represented! The numbers are down from last year, largely in part to the rest area being completed! Friday, September 12th, will be the last day it is open. The Visitor Center does need a new computer. The old one is on it’s last leg.
Thank you to Randy and Suzie Moore for hosting the Business after Hours on September 9th! About 20 people attended!
Sweet Grass Fest- What is our vision for this event? Do we want to see it grow, keep the music like last year?
7:00-8:30PM - Wednesday
TOWN HALL MEETING
Big Timber Civic Center
YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A
RESOURCE TEAM ASSESSMENT
For Big Timber and Sweet Grass County region
Tuesday & Wednesday
OCTOBER 7 & 8
Various times and locations, see details
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT?
It is a planning process that brings a team of resource providers and economic development specialists to Big Timber for one and half days to tour the community and listen to its residents and turn what they learn into an action plan to help Big Timber and Sweet Grass County identify and reach its goals.
WHAT DO THEY NEED FROM YOU?
They need you to answer three questions
1. What are Big Timber/Sweet Grass County’s strengths?
2. What are Big Timber/Sweet Grass County’s challenges?
3. What projects should take place within two years? five years? ten years? twenty years?
Conducted by the Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) and Beartooth Resource Conservation & Development District in partnership with the Montana Department of Commerce.