One of the constants about Yellowstone National Park is the surge of traffic as Memorial Day approaches. The last few days has fit the profile with ever-increasing traffic in the park. The tour buses have appeared, and the motorhomes are everywhere.
With the help of nonprofits, businesses, special districts and citizens, unincorporated Big Sky has managed to function as a community straddling two counties since its inception in the 1970s.
The Clark Fork has flooded out more than 60 residents of Missoula’s low-lying Orchard Homes neighborhood and the Big Hole River is expected to greet Memorial Day campers with dangerous flood waters.
Imagine your driveway happened to be an emergency access for a few of your neighbors, and it was your responsibility to maintain a safe escape route. Now multiply that by 1,000, and you’re looking at the situation Moonlight Basin faces with its ownership of Jack Creek Road.
Ever heard of “Fortnight”? It’s an online multiplayer survival game where players cooperate on mapped-out missions, helping survivors of a storm and battling zombie-like creatures. The game, released in 2017, now has more than a million users—a number of Big Sky’s youth included.
Why in the world would anyone get into the newspaper business these days?
We’ve been publishing the “new” Lone Peak Lookout since last December, and it’s time we told you why we’re back or why you might care.
There’s a groundhog skull tattooed on the heads of both Drew Clendenin and James Clark. One might think the two lost a bet, but they’d be wrong. The giant rodent skulls are actually tributes to loved ones. For Clark, his niece, and Clendenin, it’s for his recently born daughter. But, why a groundhog skull?
Yellowstone National Park and in particular, the country from Tower Junction to Pebble Creek along the Lamar Valley, truly is America’s Serengeti. With the onset of the green grass, the amount of wildlife on display is amazing.
Getting sworn in as a trustee on the Big Sky School District board of directors has become somewhat commonplace for BSSD parent Matt Jennings. The May 9 ceremony was his third. So, why sign on for another three years?
Head scratching and guessing about when the Gallatin River will peak is a local pastime. This year, Gallatin River Guides is channeling everyone’s hydro-clairvoyance into its “Best the Crest” contest. Drop by the shop and guess the peak cfs (cubic feet per second) for $5 and the day it will peak for $15.