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ICE in Big Sky

On April 19, according to members of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents suddenly appeared in Big Sky offering help with the high-speed chase that ended in a crash on Lone Mountain Trail. 

Give Big Gallatin Valley is all about benefiting local nonprofits while making donors feel appreciated for their goodwill. This photo from last year’s GBGV celebration in downtown Bozeman highlights a donor who chose to support ROC Wheels, an organization that specializes in wheelchair manufacturing, wheelchair distributions, youth programs and partnerships in order to provide wheelchairs to severely disabled children in developing countries.

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The countdown is on for the fourth annual Give Big Gallatin Valley event, a 24-hour online and in-person donation celebration on May 3 and 4 put on by the Bozeman Area Community Foundation. The goal? To inspire 4,000 people to raise $1 million for charities from around the region.

The ground squirrels are coming out, like this pair in Westfork Meadows.

Whatcha seeing out there?

 

Late April in the mountains—the last few days of skiing, the dreaded taxman and bears coming out of hibernation.

     The grizzlies have been out for a few weeks now and just the other day we spotted a black bear. Time to remove the winter bird feeders and suet blocks. 

If the residents who signed the abandonment petition have their way, a gate would be installed at this location and the roads behind would be closed to the public.

Another gate?

A petition to abandon portions of Streamside Way and Great Horn Road made its way to the Gallatin County Commission in late March and a viewing committee comprised of Gallatin County Commissioner Don Seifert and Charlotte Mills with the county clerk and recorder’s office came to Big Sky recently to take a look at the roads.

Sergeant Brandon Kelly (center)—who patrols the Gallatin Canyon for the sheriff’s office—looks down at a ball cap later taken into evidence. Kelly is flanked by Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Patrick McCarthy (left) and Gallatin County Sheriff's Deputy Douglas W. Lieurance.

Road to nowhere

Show Place in Belgrade is a dead-end court lined with small apartment buildings and filled with cars. For someone on drugs who allegedly stole a vehicle in Billings and started to run out of gas in Belgrade, this quiet residential street looked like it held opportunity. 

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Lone Peak Lookout

235 Snowy Mtn Circle
Big Sky, MT 59716
www.lonepeaklookout.com

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