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Andre Block Sr. and Jonathan Williams on their Unity Ride from New Orleans to Toronto. PHOTO COURTESY UNITY RIDE

Unity across the miles

Two men – one Black and one White; one more liberal and one a staunch conservative are crossing bridges together, logging miles on bicycles all while hashing out complex and often controversial political opinions. And it all started over a couple of beers in a Tennessee tavern.

Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Community Building Forum series

The Big Sky community showed real fortitude this spring, according to Brian Wheeler, vice president of Real Estate and Development at Big Sky Resort. The pandemic forced thoughts of prioritization for many people and businesses – an essential step when the world faced so much uncertainty. That time also allowed for core work to be done.

The Madison River hosts constant tubers and fishermen in the summer due to its scenic beauty, outstanding fishing and the perception of its safety. PHOTO COURTESY GALLATIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SEARCH AND RESCUE

Disaster on the river

The Madison River looks benign – like a gentle lazy river from a theme park that was miraculously cast into stunning surroundings.

“People are lulled into a false sense of safety because the water isn’t swift and it isn’t deep,” Gallatin County Sheriff ’s Office Search and Rescue (GCSOSAR) Commander Scott Secor said.

Project on track

The Big Sky Bridge Decks project continues next week.

On the bridge by Little Coyote Road, crews are finishing the barrier rail. Workers will reconstruct bridge ends to ensure a smooth transition from the road to the bridge. Paving of the bridge ends is anticipated the week of Oct. 5.

Curing

The Big Sky Bridge Decks project continues.

On the bridge by Little Coyote Road, the deck is curing and crews are rebuilding bridge ends, enabling a smooth transition from bridge to road. Construction workers are also working on forming a barrier rail on the sides of the bridge.

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