“The least studied species in Yellowstone National Park is the human,” quipped Dan Wenk, as he delivered a stream of provocative insights to those gathered for the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Black Diamond Awards on June 26.
Lone Peak Lookout: Your Big Sky performance is the start of a quick tour through the Rockies— Targhee Fest on the July 13 and a performance at Snowbasin Resort on the 15th, before heading back to the East Coast to finish out the summer. What are you looking forward to on your western adventure?
With the record rains of June and the promise of soaring temperatures next week, it is flower time in Yellowstone. When the conditions are right, the color, variety and abundance of the wild flowers is amazing.
Big Sky resident Kelly Piccardo comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. She’s been working in retail for a number of years, and recently decided it was time to start a business of her own—Antlers—which opened in the Town Center on July 1.
Sixty days from race day, Big Sky Biggie organizer Natalie Osborne had a lot on her mind. Trails needed clearing, routes needed finalizing, and more bikers were still signing up. There’s a lot of unknowns in a first-annual event, but Osborne is looking forward to Aug.
The monthly Big Sky Fire Department board of directors meeting began with a few video clips. The first was the department’s firefighters demonstrating for a group of Eagle Mount kids how to gear up. The goal is to have all the gear on, including the final piece—gloves—in a minute. In Chief Bill Farhat’s opinion, they did well.
Michael Fox was 12-years-old when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and not long after getting the difficult health news, Michael moved with his family to Italy. This placed him outside “the system of diabetes care” in the U.S., said Fox. Those with type 1 typically inject themselves with insulin before meals.
Invasive zebra and quagga mussels may have been found in Montana recently, but Kate Wilson, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s invasive species outreach specialist, said there’s still hope for stopping the spread.
The recent marathon resort tax allocation meeting was the perfect crash course in “Big Sky 101” for Women In Action’s new executive director, Jean Behr. She’d been at the job for less than a month, and what better way to learn how Big Sky works than a combined meeting of all the nonprofits and organizations?
Known as “Tract II,” the swath of hillside above the ball fields at Community Park is on its way to becoming the Meadowview II development. This mix of duplexes, condos and apartments could house around 100 Big Sky residents, some who are currently unable to find properties priced low enough for them to purchase.