In December, Sen. Steve Danes introduced a bill that would strip protection from nearly a half-million acres of Montana’s public lands that, if passed, would compromise fish and wildlife habitat, community drinking water, and the quiet backcountry that underpins our $7 billion outdoor recreation economy.
The Arts Council of Big Sky is pleased to be hosting its sixth annual fundraising art auction event on Thursday, March 22, at the Moonlight Lodge from 6-10 p.m. The event is sponsored by Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty.
Lodging tax collections were up 7 percent in the Big Sky Resort Area District, and 5 percent statewide from the year before, according to a recently released report from the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.
In Big Sky’s resort area district, $2.27 million in bed tax was collected from $56.8 million in 2017 revenue.
Big Sky Antler owner Craig Krzycki’s art studio is a one-room cabin likely relocated from the Twin Cabins trailhead and now situated against the hillside just north of Big Sky in the Gallatin Canyon. This is a fitting space in a fitting place—It’s where Krzycki makes his art and useful items out of antlers.
In May, Peter Manka will become a director on the Big Sky Water and Sewer District Board. But on March 20, Manka he was unofficially welcomed with a seat at the table inside the district’s conference room during the board’s monthly meeting.
The Best in the West Showdown came to Big Sky March 17 and 18, gathering more than 1,000 spectators to the competition.
The Big Sky School District will request a one year, $40,000 levy to support its general fund on the upcoming May 8 mail-in election. The BSSD Board of Directors approved the district’s levy proposal at its March 20 meeting.
This week’s Miner of the week is Devan Miller. Devon participated in the Special Olympics two weeks ago at Big Sky Resort. Devon works hard both in the classroom and on the slopes. “She overcame a lot of fear to get to the finish line. She was ecstatic when she finished, and was welcomed by the Lone Peak cheerleaders,” one of her teachers said.
Late winter is a very good time for wildlife viewing along highway and river corridors. The animals move to the open edges for food that is more easily accessed. Good wildlife viewing opportunities will be within or close to the road right-of-way.
Big Sky native Kristi Borge and her husband Erik were living in Northeast Bozeman when they started wondering if it might be a good idea to sell their house and buy a ski area.
Maverick Mountain was on the market, so the couple drove over on a spring day after the area’s lone lift stopped spinning for the season.