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National Guard Infantryman Eric Petz to presents the Patriot Award to his employer John Delzer. John’s wife, Toni, stands by with a proud smile.

A flight for patriotism

John and Toni Delzer, owners of Delzer Diversified, a long-standing Big Sky snow and ice maintenance company, will soon get to fly in a Chinook or Blackhawk helicopter – a surprise which led to many high fives and mile-wide grins.

BEST OF THE BLOTTER

December 17, 2018

A Skywood Road homeowner confirmed with deputies at 8:15 a.m. that a burglar alarm was set off by their property manager, not a burglar. A number of other false burglar alarms sounded in Big Sky throughout the day.

Emma Flach dribbles down the court. The 5’7” junior brought in 12 points during the December 20 home game, the most of any player on the team.

Home game heartache

Lone Peak Big Horns fans showed up full force for their girls and boys varsity teams’ first home games of the season on December 20, spilling into visitor seating as all the spots began to fill on the home team’s side. Attendees seemed to agree – it might have been the biggest fan turnout they’d ever seen.

All but the glue and the nails have been harvested from nature for Brett Ozment’s creations.

Art on the fly

It is clear that to Brett Ozment art is freedom and freedom is art. He left the familiarity of his Missouri home with long nights spent fishing on the Jacks Fork River and moved to Montana over a decade ago to chase the powder and carve into slopes. Fishing had been his only artform – he’d skip high school classes to cast a line.

Attorneys and taxes

The decision was made at the December 21 Big Sky Resort Area District Board of Directors meeting to move forward in drafting legislation with Taylor Luther Group, PLLC that – if approved at the legislative session – would raise the threshold of resort tax at the state level from three to four percent.

Resort tax talk

Highlights of the December 12 Big Sky Resort Area Tax District board meeting include fees for paper remittances, changes in staffing structure and developments in resort tax legislation. We know not everyone can make these meetings, so here’s a rundown on what was covered.

Paper remittance fee begins Feb. 1

Baby, it’s cold outside

The human body is a remarkable machine which alters depending on surroundings. We started asking questions at a recent staff meeting in anticipation of a cold snap: How do locals fair so much better playing in the cold than people from warmer climates? Why do visitors from flatter areas struggle so much with elevation?

Streamside Way winds up to Great Horn Road and Greathorn Ranch. Roads leading to the relatively remote neighborhood were requested by residents of the area to be abandoned, effectively making the roads private. That request was shot down by Gallatin County commissioners in late November.

Road abandon 'No'

Headed south towards Firelight Meadows on Ousel Falls Road it’s easy to overlook Streamside Way, an unassuming road that leads up to a mountainous residential development known as Greathorn Ranch. Likely, not many passersby opt to turn left and head up the hill.

BEST OF THE BLOTTER

A deputy met with a woman on Aspen Leaf Drive just after midnight on Dec. 12. The woman wished to report that she had been punched in the face and pushed down by another woman. However, she did not have any marks or redness on her face, and two witnesses stated that she had not been knocked down.

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