Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds.

The bird is the word

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?

The routes racers will follow during the Big Sky Biggie Aug. 25.

It’s a biggie deal

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.

A report from the chief

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.

DugalHealth won a national app competition in 2016 and Michael Fox traveled to Washington D.C. to receive the award. While there, the former Big Sky ski instructor met with Sen. Steve Daines (pictured). He also demonstrated the app for Sen. Jon Tester and a staffer.

A smarter dose

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.


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