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PHOTO COURTESY OF BSSD

MINER OF THE WEEK

Terry Wetzel is the transportation supervisor, aka “Bus Driver Extraordinaire” for the Big Sky School District. Mr. Wetzel ensures that all bus riding students are transported to and from school safely. Mr. Wetzel is loved by his riders. “He’s a really good bus driver and he’s really, really fun. I love him as my bus driver.

PHOTO COURTESY OF B VANDENBOS

Snow on the brain

Checking in with GNFAC 

Big Sky got blanketed over the past week, and while it’s deep out there, the good news is the slopes around us are mostly stable and open for backcountry business.  

PHOTO COURTESY OF ROB LEIPHEIMER

35 tram laps in one day

Valentine’s Day began as just another aggressive ski day for 50-year-old Butte native Rob Leipheimer. Clouds continued to move in and visibility at the top of Big Sky Resort was more pea soup than blue bird, so there was hardly a wait in the tram line. 

PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

An impressive run

The final District 11C tournament game in Churchill for the Lady Big Horns began with the team huddling up and cheering “Fight! Fight! Fight!” It ended with a second-place trophy. 

(L to R) Ivy Hicks, Brooke Botha, Jayleen Cole, Sara Wilson, Emma Flach, KP Hoffman, Solae Swenson and Reilly Germain. 

MINER OF THE WEEK

Dezi Putnam is this week’s Miner of the Week. Dezi is an 8th grader at Ophir Middle School. Dezi is an active part of our school community. You can often find her fundraising for the 8th grade D.C. trip or any other events we have at school. 

Beth Cox chats with a young racer, one of thousands who’ve come through her starting gate over the last 24 years.  PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

59716 VOLUNTEER

Beth Cox stands like a sentry, guarding the timing gate and little bar ski racers push through to begin each timed run. It’s the start of the Lone Peak Speed Series super-G and she works with others on the volunteer race crew to sync the timing system so everything proceeds with the precision Cox expects. 

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Big Sky, MT 59716
www.lonepeaklookout.com

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