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Starting with a photo, Kovala said all the paintings she does come from personal experiences and memories.

Capturing Big Sky

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. 

On Aug. 3, The Crossing Choir was practicing “the easy stuff,” songs they would be performing alongside Montana community choirs. But their big push was to begin the groundwork on “Montaña,” the first ever, to their knowledge, 24-hour choral film performance. If all goes well, it will debut in Montana in 2021.

A day-long tribute to the Wild West

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. 

School board update

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. 

Thunderstorm at sunset, looking from Swan Lake Flat in Yellowstone National Park at a lightning strike on Electric Peak.       Ron Holle, with the Vaisala Network Operations Center in Tucson, Ariz. reminds lightning watchers not to say “bolt.”       “Don’t use that word,” said Holle. “It doesn’t exist. It’s a flash or a stroke."

Don't say bolt

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.

Rainbow Ranch’s Operations Manager and Certified Sommelier Dale Roberts has been in the food and beverage industry for years. He took on the task of re-envisioning the ranch’s wine list, and hopes to bring it back to its glory days. One of his favorite wines right now? Pasanau Ceps Nous, a Grenache-based blend from Spain.

Nutty with notes of blackberry

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

“And Big Sky is half built out. We’ve got a ways to go,” said Ron Edwards, explaining the need for upgrades to the W&S system. Here water fowl cruise the upper storage pond in Meadow Village. Notice the bathtub rings—a sign the water level is dropping as the district powers through the irrigation season.

The irrigation race begins

“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.

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