Calling all Bigs! There are Littles out there looking for a match. So says Jolene Clark, branch coordinator for the Big Sky Chapter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program—adult mentors for the BBBS Community Program are always needed.
There are, presumably, lots of secrets in Big Sky as in any small town. But one well-kept secret keeps local kids guessing all winter long: The title of the Big Sky Broadway musical that will be performed in June.
Twenty-two-year-old Matilda “Silly” Tilly Mattox was enjoying a sunny off-season afternoon, taking advantage of the free time to catch up on one of her favorite activities: painting. She said it’s a form of expression akin to journaling for her, a pastime she also partakes in. But with art, her words take a visual form.
$1.2 million from 4,700 donors giving to 194 nonprofits throughout the Gallatin Valley.
That’s the final tally from Give Big Gallatin Valley’s 24 hours of online and in-person giving held from 6 p.m. on May 3 to 6 p.m. May 4.
Results came in around 8:20 p.m.. Steve Johnson was headed back to Big Sky after a fly tying session at the Warriors and Quiet Waters Ranch north of Bozeman. Sarah Blechta was at the Mountain Haven Salon.
It wasn’t even noon, and nearly 200 plants were already in the ground at Moose Creek Campground. That’s thanks to the efficient volunteers who lined the banks of the Gallatin River, plonking small pine trees and native bushes into holes.
Calling all artists! Your creations could become public art in Big Sky. A number of new bear-proof trash cans and utility boxes are coming to town, and the Arts Council of Big Sky’s Art on the Streets project aims to cover them with creativity.
Since the Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) started keeping track in mid-December 2017, more than 5,000 users have been counted at the Beehive Basin Trailhead.
In late 2015, the Big Sky Fire Department adopted an Emergency Services Master Plan—a 141-page guide meant to help the department improve safety and the work of responders. In the plan, it was estimated that by the end of 2020, the BSFD would see upwards of 762 calls per year.