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Jennifer Mohler with the Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance explains why the resort tax board should seed continued work fighting unwelcome weeds in Big Sky.

Resort tax funding

Jamie Kabisch, chair of the Big Sky Resort Area District Tax Board, described the annual allocation of resort tax revenue as, “One of              the most fun processes for our community that happens every year.” 

Doe antelope and fawn: In the morning light this antelope doe appeared near the north gate of Yellowstone with her prancing fawn and its beautiful mane.

Don’t want to be the next victim?

Over the last couple weeks, three people have been injured in Yellowstone by wild animals. On Sunday, June 3 and again on Tuesday, June 5 people were injured in the Mammoth area by cow elk protecting their calves. Then on Wednesday, June 6, a bison gored a woman near the Fountain Paint Pots in the Lower Geyser Basin.

NPR buzzing in the background, Big Sky artist Brett Ozment describes some of his work. The wooden bow tie in his hand includes an image he took off the old Big Sky Resort Challenger Lift on a white-out day (see the chairs?). He hopes the bow ties will hit the Montana wedding scene soon. “I wear one at the farmers market, and any time I go to a wedding I’m always sporting one,” Ozment said.

Found while fishing

Big Sky artist Brett Ozment started his creative career far from Montana in an off-the-grid cabin located deep in the woods of the Ozark region of south-central Missouri. It’s a land of spring-fed rivers, black bears, turtles and ticks.

Rotarians Lee Griffiths, Jim Anderson and Sam Lightbody install the support for a new bouncy frog at the Community Park playground.

All work for more play

The playground at the Big Sky Community Park was showing its age. But the Big Sky Community Organization, which has plenty on its plate, did not have any immediate plans to spiff up things. Seeing the need to keep the playground in working order, the Big Sky Rotary Club stepped in to lend a hand.

Bozeman-based Kitchen Dwellers come to Big Sky on the first day of summer to kick off the annual Arts Council of Big Sky Music in the Mountains Thursday night series. The band’s signature approach to traditional music has been dubbed “Galaxy Grass.” Formed while attending Montana State University, the group has burst onto the bluegrass scene sharing the stage with acts such as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Twiddle.

You can dwell on it

Lone Peak Lookout: We checked out your tour schedule and it looks like you guys will be busy this summer, from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Nevada and so on. What are some of the locales you’re most looking forward to performing at?

The corner property

Corner property changes hands

It’s Big Sky’s doorstep and current home to the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and destination marketing organization Visit Big Sky. In April, the Dolan family sold it to Michael Schreiner and his partners, organized under a pair of LLCs— Winchester Holdings and Western Mountain Investments. 

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