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Jeff Trulen and Scott “STP” Leuzinger spend their Saturday digging holes for the new rink light location. It’s a labor of love for the BSSHA board members and hockey enthusiasts.

Ice for all

Skating and hockey seasons won't likely start this month, but work has already begun in earnest to get Big Sky’s ice rink in shape. This year it’s going to take a little more effort as the rink is being relocated to a flatter area to accommodate a refrigeration system.

Ryan Malinowski

Miner of the week

This week’s Miner of the week is fourth grader Ryan Malinowski. “Ryan is a great leader in the class, he is always on task and willing to help his classmates,” said his teacher Mrs. Suzie Klein. Ryan is always positive and caring to his classmates and teachers.

William B. Davis

OBITUARY

William B. Davis of Fishers, Ind., and Big Sky passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 26.

Bill graduated from Horace Mann in 1959 and attended Wabash College, running cross country. He transferred to IU and graduated in 1964, then earned a J.D. from IU School of Law, Bloomington, in 1967.  

Libby Flach, Tristen Clack and Ace Beattie combine compost buckets filled with apple cores destined for their compost bins.

One student’s trash...

Gathering buckets of half-eaten apple cores might not seem like a savory task for some, but for the students in Kate Eisele’s freshman science class, it was a duty they took on without complaint on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.

The Trump base turning out on the tarmac in Belgrade.

Home stretch

President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic crowd to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Saturday, Nov. 3. Stay tuned to lonepeaklookout.com for Big Sky focused election coverage starting tomorrow. 

 

Sen. Lindsey Graham, on the stump in Gallatin County.

Graham stumps for Rosendale

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham—who generated a lot of attention for his impassioned outburst during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings—showed up in Gallatin County on Halloween, stumping for fellow Republican Matt Rosendale.

 A special thank you to the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation for their generous donation. These funds will go towards the purchase of new extrication equipment for the department. (L to R) John Haas and Louise Astbury representing the Foundation, Big Sky Fire District Board Chair Alan McClain and Fire Chief William Farhat. Farhat offered updates about fire protection in Spanish Peaks at the October board meeting.

Prior planning

When the last Big Sky Fire Department Master Plan was completed at the end of 2015, consultants from Emergency Services Consulting, International looked at the next decade, predicting steep growth for Big Sky.

All hail “Queen Jean” Palmer. She said she hasn’t been able to ski as much as she’d like these past few years, but with retirement in sight she gets a gleam in her eye as she envisions the days ahead when she’ll have all the time in the world to enjoy the sport and mountain that brought, and kept her here in the first place.

Long live the Queen

Behind the scenes on a relatively-calm offseason afternoon at the Big Sky Community Post Office, Jean Palmer was busy sorting through a stack of change of address forms. Not her favorite task, she admitted, but an important one nonetheless. 

A map of the money pouring into the Tester-Rosendale senate race. Donors in Gallatin County—particularly the 59715 and 59718 zip codes—have given at high levels to both candidates.

Accounting for it all

With Montana’s 2018 campaign season into its final days, Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Greg Gianforte, the two incumbents in the midterm election, have charted clear fundraising advantages over their respective challengers, State Auditor Matt Rosendale and former legislator Kathleen Williams.

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