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Pemberton described the glow he saw in people’s faces after a haircut. He felt it was brought on more by the human connection than the haircut. PHOTO COURTESY OF KYLE PEMBERTON

Connection

One way to look at a hairstylist or a barber is to see them as bartenders—they hear all your secrets and stress, and it is kind of their job to keep it confidential, at least from the people it would matter to. The other way is to see them as a source of physical and emotional connection.

Ken Morton, owner of Canyon Auto Repair & Towing, turns around in the Cinnamon Lodge parking lot in route to help another stranded traveler. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Winter finally arrives

The snow gods smiled upon Big Sky and the bulk of Montana over the past week and a flurry of avalanche warnings went out. Excited skiers faced treacherous driving conditions when they headed to the slopes for storm skiing.

Pam said Tom takes giant steps while hiking. “I call him my mountain goat,” she said. PHOTO COURTESY OF PAM URELL

Jack Creek hero

Tom Urell and Jim Singer were out hiking up Jack Creek Trail, U.S. Forest Service Trail 6317, about 10 miles east of Ennis, Mont on Jan. 27. Both men were familiar with the area and were experienced outdoorsmen— both hunters and Singer formally employed at Glacier National Park.

Busy week of Big Horns basketball

It has been a busy few days for Big Horns basketball players and fans. The Lone Peak Big Horns boys basketball team bested their longtime West Yellowstone rivals during a nail-biter of a game. Big Horns Head Coach John Hannahs explained that the Wolverines were not quite as ferocious since they were short of players.

The Training Corner

Q: Hi Pat! Meet Mindy, the train wreck. When I read your columns, I think “Come on, Mindy, get your act together. You’re only 42 years old.” I have so many issues that I don’t know where to start. I am borderline on everything; BP, lipids, inflammation, glucose and A1c, that diabetes thing.

Big Sky Ski Education Foundation offers competitive Alpine, Freeride and Nordic skiing programs to kids. PHOTO COURTESY OF BSSEF

Ski Ball goes virtual

Big Sky Ski Education Foundation (BSSEF) is hosting its Annual Ski Ball fundraiser on Feb. 14 – the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The Ski Ball is going virtual, but the organization has creatively come up with ways for attendees to be engaged while socially distanced.

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