Billings native Kira Fercho either loves or hates things. There is no in-between. Exercising self-control, she makes one New Year’s resolution per year to do something she hates. One year that was to endlessly listen to Mariah Carey’s music. “And now I love it,” she said.
Big Sky local Chance Lenay was busy recently, packing up his gear and snowboard and heading to Revelstoke, British Columbia to compete in the Freeride World Qualifiers held on January 10.
While many companies are inclined to shut down for the holidays due to paying a premium for workers: from time-and-a-half to double-time or overtime wages, according to a study by the Society of Human Resource Management, Big Sky and resort communities in general operate differently.
Like it or not, the controversial Saunders Outdoor Advertising billboard in the Beckman Flats area of the Gallatin Canyon will likely remain.
"Expect to be blown away!" was what Pam Flach said to me as she recounted how much she loved the Take 6 show that graced the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center back in 2015. I figured, if WMPAC invites a performance back a second time, you know it's going to be amazing!
Jacob is an impressive and amazing freshman at Lone Peak High School. He has shown maturity seldom seen in students of his age. This is evident through his kind and thoughtful actions towards his fellow classmates and LPHS staff. Jacob’s positive spirit and humbling ways have not gone unnoticed.
There is nothing Lee Griffiths does that is not well thought-out. His move to Big Sky years ago was quite researched and intentional. He knew he wanted to escape the rat race of the East Coast and settle in a ski community out west, so he spent an entire season visiting many resort areas.
Beneath the surface is one of this community’s – and the world’s – most valuable resources: groundwater. National Geographic research has shown that only 2.5 percent of the nearly 70 percent of the water covering the world is fresh water.
This week's Miner of the Week is kindergartner Norma Troxler. "Norma is a very caring student who is always willing to help her friends or classmates. She is a cheerful, kind, compassionate and loving student. She is a role model for all students and an enthusiastic learner," said her teacher Ms.
Gus Hoffman believes it was a grizzly which spooked his horse, Soldier, after he dismounted for trail cleanup in June of 2017. He was alone, the lead rope in one hand and a saw in the other, when the 15-hand horse’s powerful rear hoof launched to his throat. Gus fell back, dropped the rope and felt disoriented – like he couldn’t breathe.