Montana is rough country. It presents unique challenges to residents and emergency workers. Montanans are, by nature, tough and capable people; yet, some weather hazards surpass anyone’s capabilities.
Sales and use tax for accommodations and campgrounds will be increased July 1 by 1 percent via Senate Bill 338. This will bring the statewide lodging tax to eight percent.
Britt Ide, executive director of the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation could not imagine stepping away from her role with the foundation without first completing one of her favorite fundraisers of the year – Give Big Gallatin Valley.
With the departure of winter powder, the controversial multi-resort ski passes have seen their play for 2019. Big Sky Resort has delved into another multi-pass market to drive tourism in Big Sky – this time with golf.
On Tuesday, April 30, a group of teachers piled into the “Big Blue Bus” with Jeremy Harder at the wheel in a journey to Town Center. They were wielding American Flags and pins, asserting, “It’s all about the vote” or the more simple request, “Vote.” They went en masse to appeal to Big Sky voters.
Big Sky has 4 great parties during the ski season. New Year’s Eve, Snow Bar, The Dirt Bag Ball and Pond Skim. Pond Skim never disappoints for great entertainment. The combination of warm weather, crazy costumes, amazing skiing and even more amazing crashes is always a favorite and draws a big crowd to Big Sky on the closing weekend.
Around 20 parents, babies, wobbling toddlers and young children gathered to read children’s books at Ophir Community Library partly in celebration of 5-year-old Levon Wilson, Ava Van Eps– who will be 5 years old in June, 3-year-old Connor Ruuhela, and 5-year-old Dylan Frederick.
There are certain challenges to training for track and field in a mountain town. One main hurdle is the winter lifeblood of the town: snow.
My own struggle was revealed in the first part of this series. I lost someone. He was brilliant and kind, gregarious and handsome. That loss gutted me in every possible way. As he started his military career a Marine, I joined Team Rubicon in memoriam of him.
A few months ago, Tim and Sally Ryan were at Olive B’s quietly celebrating the likely sale of the River Rock Lodge. Big Sky locals had whispered the news. The couple was greeted with periodic handshakes and hugs and a visit at the table from the chef/owner of Olive B’s himself – Warren “Bipper” Bibbins.