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LOCAL FISHING REPORT

Upper Madison: We are at the point in the season where consistent insect hatches can be hard to come by on the river. That being said, the terrestrial fishing has been very good most days and relatively consistent throughout the day. Hoppers, ants and beetles all have been working well.

Time to make some noise

This comes to you at the urging of the Montana Newspaper Association and the Boston Globe—which has asked every newspaper in the country to publish an editorial on or near Aug. 14, defending the newspaper industry and educating the public about the critical role journalism plays in our democratic society.

Classic rock perch: The Eagle soars from here.

Lacking local radio?

As chief engineer for Yellowstone Public Radio, Jim Nichols is responsible for overcoming any technical challenges blocking Big Sky listeners from their favorite NPR programs, like the “Weekend Edition” news show broadcast until recently at 95.9 FM. 

Starting with a photo, Kovala said all the paintings she does come from personal experiences and memories.

Capturing Big Sky

Visitors and locals alike will likely recognize the colorful, Big Sky-themed watercolor cards sold all around town. But odds are good they wouldn’t recognize the artist behind the iconic images. Her name is Kathy Kovala—a 78-year-old artist who has been coming to Big Sky with her family for years, and she’d love to meet you. 

On Aug. 3, The Crossing Choir was practicing “the easy stuff,” songs they would be performing alongside Montana community choirs. But their big push was to begin the groundwork on “Montaña,” the first ever, to their knowledge, 24-hour choral film performance. If all goes well, it will debut in Montana in 2021.

A day-long tribute to the Wild West

Professional chamber choir The Crossing is wasting no time during their short stay in Big sky. They’ll perform a number of shows, collaborate with Montana community choirs, and even create the frameworks of what will become a performance unlike any other—a 24-hour act which combines historical film accompanied by the chorus. 

School board update

With just a few weeks of summer left before classes commence, Big Sky School District Superintendent Dustin Shipman was pleased to tell the BSSD Board of Directors on Aug. 3 that all the hiring had been completed and the district was fully staffed. 

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