COVID-19

The owners of Mountain and Canyon Cab Co. pivoted the business and has helped those in need during the pandemic. They are now providing door-to-door delivery service. PHOTO COURTESY MOUNTAIN AND CANYON CAB CO.

Start-ups charge ahead

The entrepreneurial spirit is admired for a reason. A level of grit is required to start a business. Add to that a business plan, financing, red tape and most recently – a pandemic. New startups in Big Sky had to assess their business ideas more thoroughly: is it sustainable? How will ramifications from the pandemic impact revenue?

Governor Bullock Issues Directive Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Indoor Spaces and Outdoor Gatherings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 declare that a state of emergency exists in Montana due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. The legislature has delegated to the Governor authority to respond to emergencies. During a declared

COVID-19 test results filtering in

Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), his wife Susan as well as his gubernatorial running mate Kristen Juras have tested negative for COVID-19 according Gianforte's spokesman Travis Hall. The tests came as a result of Susan's and Juras's exposure during a fundraising event in Big Sky. That event was attended by Donald Trump, Jr.

Shred Shack bicycle repair shop is now operating in By Word of Mouth, where an infrequently used server station used to be. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Pivoting prowess

Analytical thinking rates high with business-savvy folks, but when combined with creative ideas – well, that is when magic can happen. COVID-19 created countless obstacles for business owners, but it also generated a shift in thinking – and in some cases, opportunity. The power and the prowess to pivot cannot be underrated, especially now.

Steady rise in COVID cases

A holiday famous for gatherings, July 4th is being greeted by steadily growing COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County. The five days prior to Wednesday’s press call presented five new cases in West Yellowstone, six new cases in Big Sky and 38 cases in the Gallatin Valley.

Free COVID-19 testing

Testing is available for free to all asymptomatic individuals in the Big Sky community on July 1. 

The testing will come for a swab in the nose, but is not the nass-pharyngeal (NP) method that people find uncomfortable, Big Sky Resort Area District Executive Director Daniel Bierschwale explained. 

Ava King and Ace Beattie have a meeting at the Discovery Academy to discuss future steps of Big Sky Youth Corps. PHOTO COURTESY BARBARA ROWLEY

FOOTING from the FLUX

With the world in a state of flux, high school and college students look to a summer that will be startlingly different than anticipated. Lone Peak High School graduate and Yale University Sophomore Ava King noticed the unpredictable nature of life for her younger cohorts.

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