The Elders played in Big Sky twice, including in 2018, when this photo was taken. “It's especially sentimental because the great Steve Phillips (on guitar in the photo) passed away in 2020 from COVID complications,” said Brian Hurlbut, executive director of the Arts Council of Big Sky. PHOTO COURTESY OF RICH ADDICKS
Regional and national bands slated for Music in the Mountains
Legendary guitar riffs; the beat of the drum; powerful, playful and beautiful vocals will once again be heard on summer nights in Big Sky – if all goes well. Those behind Music in the Mountains are vowing to do everything they can to bring the music back. The connecting power of music extends like... Continue Reading


Members of Big Sky School District staff and the board of trustees socially distance during the recent school board meeting. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS
Spring Break did not give some of the kids a break from COVID
The Big Sky School District (BSSD) board recently voted to extend the mask requirement in the school. The BSSD COVID-19 surveillance testing dashboard indicates a rise in cases from previous weeks. BSSD Superintendent Dr. Dustin Shipman said he does not have a theory on the origin of the cases. “Hard to say really, we have been in the same model for at least two months and our case numbers were way down,” he said. “We’re looking forward to getting back from spring break and getting a good benchmark through our surveillance testing.” In other... Continue Reading
2,842 COVID-19 vaccination doses administered
Johnson & Johnson vaccination paused
Big Sky Fire Department donates $95,000 in gear
Gallatin City-County Health Officer becomes first chief executive officer of the Montana Public Health Institute


Photo courtesy of Jill Bough
Michael Romney is one of 575 semifinalists receiving a $3,200 NHS scholarship
The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Michael Romney, a high school senior at Lone Peak High School and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Michael Romney was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200... Continue Reading


Scheduling and playing sports has proven challenging in the time of COVID. Big Sky School District winter sports teams faced some challenges, including team quarantines. Even student transportation to games for various sports has taken some effort. Still, BSSD Activities Director John Hannahs said... Continue Reading

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