An unprecedented gathering of around 50 canyon residents and business owners and other interested parties met at Buck’s T-4 on Jan. 23 for the “Canyon Water Resources Meeting,” a gathering regarded as the first official meeting of its kind.
Former Big Sky local Karen Folaron, who previously went by the last name Sebastian, is “chasing this crazy dream to sail around the world.” She now spends her time on Tavernier Key on the Florida Keys, sailing every chance she gets, and living with her 17-year-old cat named Preshy in a converted van affectionately named Frannie Vannie.
“You should interview John Flach,” someone told me. “He doesn’t talk much, so I don’t know much about him.”
January 15, 2019
At 7:20 a.m. a deputy assisted Montana Highway Patrol with an accident in which a vehicle struck a deer on Gallatin Road. Upon impact the hood latch released, slamming the hood into the windshield. The driver was uninjured.
Anyone who has been in Big Sky for any amount of time has probably heard the voice of Brad “Mister” Tidwell. Part of that reason is because he shouts when he doesn’t wear his hearing aids – which is often.
Big Sky local Kathy Bouchard burst into Dr. Pete Schmieding’s office with an $800 check and the declaration that she wanted to sponsor a premature baby in Nepal. Schmieding had just made a Facebook post about the abandoned five-day-old baby who weighed well under five pounds.
David Magistrelli of Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley attended the Big Sky School District Board of Directors meeting on January 14, distributing map printouts to board members conveying the preliminary location of two tri-plex homes, which would ultimately create six units of teacher housing on school property.
I had heard tale of a mysterious group of do-gooders in Big Sky, initially thinking they were linked to another volunteer organization within the community. I was wrong. There’s no name for the group. No scheduled meetings. No 501c3 status. No minutes.
The stands were a sea of blue and red as the Lone Peak Big Horns battled district rivals the West Yellowstone Wolverines on the home court January 11.
This week we would like to recognize four fifth grade students who, on their own, organized a drive to support families who were affected by the California fires. Dylan Manka, Maddy Wilcynski, Piper Carrico, and Poppy Towle showed empathy and compassion for those families who lost their homes in the devasting fires last fall.