It is bug season in Yellowstone and the warming daytime temperatures and abundant melt water ponds are producing a bumper crop of biters and blood suckers. Evenings are the worst, so go with bug spray and appropriate clothing. A good hoodie with a built-in buff can be useful along with bite-proof gloves and long pants.
Lone Peak Lookout
Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office captain Ryan Stratman is the commander of the regional Missouri River Drug Task Force. He recently provided an update to members of local media regarding the task force’s purpose and discoveries. Two deputies who often operate undercover also presented findings.
The May 16 recent Big Sky Community Building Forum hosted by the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce spoke to rampant and unprecedented growth for Big Sky in the next few years, but with a level of strategic planning behind it.
Yellowstone National Park has inspired countless poets, writers, politicians, dreamers and children since it was established by Congress on March 1, 1872, as the world’s first national park. Since 1985, Expedition: Yellowstone!
Montana is rough country. It presents unique challenges to residents and emergency workers. Montanans are, by nature, tough and capable people; yet, some weather hazards surpass anyone’s capabilities.
Sales and use tax for accommodations and campgrounds will be increased July 1 by 1 percent via Senate Bill 338. This will bring the statewide lodging tax to eight percent.
Big Sky Resort Area District Tax Board (Resort Tax) is looking into amending the local ordinance regarding alcohol and tobacco sales. Currently, the 3 percent resort tax only applies to alcohol sold in restaurants, but, by the start of the 2019/2020 ski season, residents could expect a shift to all alcohol and tobacco sold.
With the departure of winter powder, the controversial multi-resort ski passes have seen their play for 2019. Big Sky Resort has delved into another multi-pass market to drive tourism in Big Sky – this time with golf.
On Tuesday, April 30, a group of teachers piled into the “Big Blue Bus” with Jeremy Harder at the wheel in a journey to Town Center. They were wielding American Flags and pins, asserting, “It’s all about the vote” or the more simple request, “Vote.” They went en masse to appeal to Big Sky voters.
Big Sky has 4 great parties during the ski season. New Year’s Eve, Snow Bar, The Dirt Bag Ball and Pond Skim. Pond Skim never disappoints for great entertainment. The combination of warm weather, crazy costumes, amazing skiing and even more amazing crashes is always a favorite and draws a big crowd to Big Sky on the closing weekend.