Big Sky

Meet the winning team.

VICTORIOUS

Wins against Home School, Anderson and Monforton during the Bozeman Rural Schools Championship on Feb. 25 were the icing on an already delicious cake for the undefeated Ophir Middle School girls 7thand 8thgrade Miner basketball team. The Miners finished out their perfect season as champions of their district.

The Ikon Pass, which offers unlimited and limited access to a total of 38 resorts, will go on sale for the 2019/20 season this spring. The full Ikon pass sold for $899 and $599 for the full and base passes, respectively, for the 2018/19 season. Seven days with no blackouts were included at Big Sky Resort.

Clues from Colorado

Local skier morale seems to be falling as quickly as the snow on deep powder days. Tensions are high as locals struggle to come to terms with an influx of multi-resort pass holders and those who found Big Sky on the map last year–when the resort kept a steady blanket of snow as most other areas struggled.

Hunter Strauss: a stand-up Big Sky student.

MINER OF THE WEEK: Hunter Strauss

Hunter Strauss is a well-liked student with his eighth-grade classmates. He has shown major growth in becoming an effective and positive leader among his peers. His teacher relays he has been taking creative risk and makes learning look effortless. Hunter continues to shine by developing characteristics seldom seen in his peers.

Blue Moon Bakery General Manager Chris Rouse boils bagels. It’s a night preparation for early mornings at the Blue Moon Bakery.

Baking and breaking bread

Chris Rouse good naturedly razzes local customers as well as his coworkers at Blue Moon Bakery. As the bakery’s general manager, it doesn’t hurt that he knows many Big Sky residents. He spent almost a decade in the community helping create structure for restaurants at Big Sky Resort before returning to his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota.

Lone Peak High junior Nick Brester takes a shot. This mid-January home game against regional rivals the West Yellowstone Wolverines was a win for Lone Peak – 52-44.

A fight 'til the bitter end

In the great microcosm of life – sports – Lone Peak Big Horn varsity boys and girls basketball players learned the attributes they were meant to learn: hard work; resilience; determination. 

Their record is not perfect, but the lessons learned should make them better adults. 

Blotter: February 11-17, 2019

February 11, 2019

Big Sky deputies assisted the Missouri River Drug Task Force with serving a search warrant at around midnight. 

A non-injury accident occurred at the Town Center traffic light at 8:30 a.m. A truck was reportedly totaled in the incident and Two Moons Road was partially blocked.

A seemingly innocuous day of sledding quickly turned serious when Big Sky youngster Elijah Brauer suffered a brain injury after hitting a tree. He was flown to Salt Lake for treatment, and is now back to his regular antics, but his parents want to spread the word that helmets really can save lives.

Helmets save lives

Elijah (Eli) Brauer just rode the tram and skied Liberty Bowl with his dad, Jeff. It’s an amazing feat for any seven-year-old. What makes it even more remarkable is that just three months ago young Eli was collapsed by a tree, virtually immobile and bleeding from his nostrils. 

BEST OF THE BLOTTER

February 4, 2019

A deputy attended the Great Kindness Week assembly at Big Sky School District.

A man waiting to have court papers served to him requested a callback from a deputy. He believed the papers may be a criminal summons.

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