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NorthWestern Energy hasn’t made a decision about the location and type of substation it will build, but the company sees a lot of upside in a low-profile traditional substation, pictured here in a rendering of the Midway site.

Substation evaluation

Looking to flip the breaker on the public’s perception of plans for a new mid-mountain substation, NorthWestern Energy invited Big Sky residents to the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on April 11 for a presentation by company representatives, an engineer working on the project and a professional facilitator from Montana State University. 

BEST OF THE BLOTTER

Cheers to correcting record

After stopping and warning a driver on Gallatin Road for making a questionable pass near Portal Creek, a deputy went back to the scene and determined the man had actually made a legal pass. The deputy called him back and apologized for pulling him over.  

April 3, 2018

Erik Borge on duty at Maverick Mountain. PHOTO BY LYNN DONALDSON. CHECK OUT HER WORK AT LYNNDONALDSON.COM

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Big Sky native Kristi Borge and her husband Erik were living in Northeast Bozeman when they started wondering if it might be a good idea to sell their house and buy a ski area. 

Maverick Mountain was on the market, so the couple drove over on a spring day after the area’s lone lift stopped spinning for the season. 

Ramcharger 8’s roomy bucket seats will zoom skiers and snowboarders up Andesite Mountain in comfort, shortening the current ride by two-thirds. According to Boyne Resorts President Stephen Kircher, each chair weighs 2,200 pounds and “costs more than a Porsche.” Photo Courtesy Big Sky Resort

North America’s first eight-seater chairlift, night skiing coming to town

Before announcing Big Sky Resort’s official upcoming moves in its 10-year plan, Taylor Middleton, Big Sky Resort general manager and president Taylor Middleton touched on another recent milestone - for the first time in its 45-year history, Big Sky Resort will exceed 500,000 skier visits by the end of this season.

These eye-catching signs are staked just under the Conoco sign on Lone Mountain Trail at the entrance of Big Sky.  Photo by Jolene Palmer

You’ve seen the signs

J.D. Bingman, Montana outfitter license number 614, says he’s not much for making ripples in the pond when it comes to the controversial topics of the day. It’s just that he earns his living on rivers, including the Yellowstone.

In search of home

Greg Blaufuss is worried about his son Spencer, who lives in a 1984 Bluebird International bus near the corner of Gooch Hill Road and Highway 191 in Gallatin Gateway. A few weeks back, Spencer—who is 24 and works at Big Sky Resort—bought a load of green wood and that triggered an unfortunate cascade of events.

Special Olympian Skye Breitenfeldt rounds the corner during the afternoon snowshoe races. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

More cowbell

Heavy, windblown snow came down sideways at times, but that didn’t discourage 11-year-old Special Olympian Payton Fulton. He flew down the Cupajo run, whipping through the gates with ease as his volunteer helper pulled up the rear and Lone Peak High cheerleaders celebrated from the sidelines.

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