This landslide along Jack Creek Road is one of two, this one being much more pronounced. The slide was repaired around seven years ago, but soon began its creep downhill again. Moonlight Basin is currently investigating better ways to deal with the slide, the most recent possible fix costing upwards of $750,000.

Our other way out

Imagine your driveway happened to be an emergency access for a few of your neighbors, and it was your responsibility to maintain a safe escape route. Now multiply that by 1,000, and you’re looking at the situation Moonlight Basin faces with its ownership of Jack Creek Road.

Sherine Blackford


Ever heard of “Fortnight”? It’s an online multiplayer survival game where players cooperate on mapped-out missions, helping survivors of a storm and battling zombie-like creatures. The game, released in 2017, now has more than a million users—a number of Big Sky’s youth included.


Why in the world would anyone get into the newspaper business these days?  

     We’ve been publishing the “new” Lone Peak Lookout since last December, and it’s time we told you why we’re back or why you might care.

Is that a rodent skull on your head? Both Drew and fellow tattoo artist James Clark have an homage to the groundhog on their skulls. But, like many designs, the quirky tattoo has a deeper meaning.

It’s a personal thing

There’s a groundhog skull tattooed on the heads of both Drew Clendenin and James Clark. One might think the two lost a bet, but they’d be wrong. The giant rodent skulls are actually tributes to loved ones. For Clark, his niece, and Clendenin, it’s for his recently born daughter. But, why a groundhog skull? 

Wild families abound

Yellowstone National Park and in particular, the country from Tower Junction to Pebble Creek along the Lamar Valley, truly is America’s Serengeti. With the onset of the green grass, the amount of wildlife on display is amazing.

Peak flow in 1997 pushed water over House Rock, challenging boaters like Kevin Kelleher.

Best the Crest

Head scratching and guessing about when the Gallatin River will peak is a local pastime. This year, Gallatin River Guides is channeling everyone’s hydro-clairvoyance into its “Best the Crest” contest. Drop by the shop and guess the peak cfs (cubic feet per second) for $5 and the day it will peak for $15.

Meet the 2018 Big Buddies. Left to right: Tristan, Kole, Eli, Frankie, Pepper, Ms. Jolene, Bri, Vanessa, Mina, Mayla and Frankie. Not pictured: Lily, Solae, Olivia and Ethan.


Calling all Bigs! There are Littles out there looking for a match. So says Jolene Clark, branch coordinator for the Big Sky Chapter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program—adult mentors for the BBBS Community Program are always needed.

Seeing green

There are, presumably, lots of secrets in Big Sky as in any small town. But one well-kept secret keeps local kids guessing all winter long: The title of the Big Sky Broadway musical that will be performed in June.


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