In response to the last Big Sky Resort Area Tax Board’s subcommittee meeting held earlier this month, Big Sky Resort General Manager Taylor Middleton attended the second annual Resort Tax Summit, offering his two cents on the question of whether private club membership dues should be subject to the 3 percent resort tax.
It’s the rarest of wildlife found—and not found—in the forests around Big Sky, and recently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intent to begin the process of removing protections for Canada lynx under the Endangered Species Act.
Before the start of the boys’ varsity match up with Gardiner, Lone Peak’s sophomore big man Brayden Vaile sat in the stands in a shirt and tie. The 6΄3˝ backup injured his knee in the junior varsity game and that sidelined him for varsity play. He usually gets minutes in both games, but not against Gardiner.
With elk grazing on the football field outside the Gardiner High School gym, the lady Big Horns just kept feeding their senior leader KP Hoffman on the inside for a hard-fought win. The victory over the Bruins followed one of the worst defeats of the season the night before against Twin Bridges.
The last time the Lookout caught up with Trevor House he was 16 years old, one of the first students at Lone Peak High School, and just back from Cambodia where he had participated in an American Youth Leadership program. Four years later, he’s majoring in economics with a minor in computer science at Stanford University.
When it comes to Highway 64, the stakes are high because it’s Big Sky’s one link to the outside world.
“If that road fails,” said David Kack, with Montana State University’s Western Transportation Institute.
“Then the whole community is going to fail.”
Wendy Sullivan remembers when Ketchum, Idaho first started to wrestle publicly with its affordable housing issues. It was around 2000 and Sullivan was working as a planner for Blaine County in nearby Hailey.
You don’t subscribe or pick up the ’zine Combat Skier. Instead you encounter it by chance. It’s out there somewhere, appearing whenever its creators are inspired to staple together another issue.
It was the night before Christmas and all along the fence line near the junction of Gateway South Road and West Williams Road, around 30 horses gathered to feed. Then a shot rang out sometime after staff at the Flying D Ranch made its second daily routine check of the horse herd.
After 24 years providing walk-in medical service to the Big Sky community, Dr. Jeff Daniels has sold his practice—the Medical Clinic of Big Sky—to Bozeman Health.