Visitors and locals alike will likely recognize the colorful, Big Sky-themed watercolor cards sold all around town. But odds are good they wouldn’t recognize the artist behind the iconic images. Her name is Kathy Kovala—a 78-year-old artist who has been coming to Big Sky with her family for years, and she’d love to meet you.
To hear Raymond Reinke tell it, the whole mess started as a fight about parenting.
I’m floating in the Missouri River, holding my camera lens at water level to give the scene an ominous, moment-of-panic look and feel. In frame is a raft with three Helena teenagers and a youth pastor. From the bank, a television producer barks “action!”
Professional chamber choir The Crossing is wasting no time during their short stay in Big sky. They’ll perform a number of shows, collaborate with Montana community choirs, and even create the frameworks of what will become a performance unlike any other—a 24-hour act which combines historical film accompanied by the chorus.
With just a few weeks of summer left before classes commence, Big Sky School District Superintendent Dustin Shipman was pleased to tell the BSSD Board of Directors on Aug. 3 that all the hiring had been completed and the district was fully staffed.
The famed geographer Henry Gannett was about 50 feet from the top of an unexplored summit not far from Big Sky on a stormy July day when he felt an electrical current pass through his body.
Wine Spectator recently announced its annual restaurant awards, and it came as no surprise to the wine experts at Buck’s T-4 and Rainbow Ranch Lodge that their restaurants made the list—they’ve done so for decades. Both Big Sky restaurants received the Award of Excellence, wh
“In the West, it is said, water flows uphill toward money. And it literally does.”
Author Marc Reisner wasn’t talking about Big Sky when he made this observation in his classic 1986 book “Cadillac Desert,” but this community’s current water challenges prove his point.
He’s the man now known around the globe for appearing in a recent viral video taunting a bison in Yellowstone National Park.
But Raymond Reinke—who describes himself as a pet owner with compassion for wildlife—claims that’s not the whole picture.