Carol Collins has some connections to some big dogs – the folks behind a big hot dog. Noting that recent news has been a bit of a soggy bun, she thought it might be nice to invite the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to visit Big Sky as a break from the pandemic, politics and fires.
Yesterday, Big Sky Resort season passes and lift tickets went on sale after a hiatus over the summer.
Big Sky Fire Department (BSFD) had boots on the ground over the weekend helping battle the zero percent contained, now over 7,000 acre blaze in the Bridgers.
BSFD Chief Greg Megaard, who was born and raised in the Gallatin Valley, said he does not remember ever seeing the Bridger mountains on fire like they were this last weekend.
Tim “Bo Tim” Pattison has faced many grizzly bears in his 45 years of hunting and picking up antlers around Big Sky. His foot was once in a sow grizzly’s mouth after he climbed a tree to try to get away from her – when she tried to pull him down.
The Big Sky Bridge Deck project continues.
On the bridge by Little Coyote Road, crews are finishing the rebar layer of the deck. Concrete pouring is anticipated towards the end of the next week and once poured, the deck will cure for one week.
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The Bridger Foothills Fire that kicked-off Friday afternoon is zero percent contained as of today. The cause remains a mystery and is under investigation, Corey Lewellen, Custer Gallatin National Forest Bozeman District Ranger said during the virtual public meeting held this afternoon.
With ski season in mind, Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) focuses on applying pressure on the congressional and state levels. The goal is to have a smart or sentinel testing program for COVID-19 in place for the community before skis hit the slopes.
Visitors to Corey Spring and Rainbow Point will now find warning signs thanks to the discovery of a toxin – anatoxin-a – that poses risk to people, pets and livestock.
From the beginning, Yellowstone Club skiers have been eyeing a cliff band of expert-level terrain adjacent to the club and thought, “If only…” However, that 500 acre stretch of land has been untouchable – owned by the United States Forest Service.