The usual 4th of July antics of Big Sky were quieted this year. Town Center was not packed full of people as the typical show was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. It was the same story across the nation – night skies were darkened by lack of professional shows.
The Big Sky Bridge Deck project continues next week.
On the Little Coyote Bridge, the old bridge has been fully removed. Crews will continue rebuilding the deck by forming the bottom layer of the deck.
The census only happens once every ten years and the data received from the count goes towards funding communities, shaping political districts and defining demographics. Thus, obtaining an accurate count is crucial.
The Big Sky Bridge Deck construction project continues next week. Dick Anderson Construction crews will be off the road by noon on Thursday, July 2 to provide more space and time for travelers during the Fourth of July weekend.
The Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) is making progress on their Master Trails plan developed in 2017. Early priorities include connections to Big Sky Resort and the Spruce Cone trail. Priority was determined by public surveys.
The infamous stretch of the Gallatin River north of Big Sky – affectionately and appropriately called the Mad Mile – took some experienced rafters for a wild ride over the weekend.
For years people could be seen completely absorbed, charting maps and scribbling GPS coordinates on scraps of paper in Big Sky bars and restaurants. Some traveled from other countries. There have been whispers for years that Forrest Fenn’s treasure was hidden up Taylor Fork.
The culmination of six months of work equals an additional option for renters and homeowners in Big Sky. A new website through the LandingLocals platform will allow “local workers have an easier time finding long-term rentals,” Big Sky Community Housing Trust (BSCHT) Executive Director Laura Seyfang explained.
The message of constantly changing weather was driven home on Memorial Day Weekend in Yellowstone National Park (YNP). A large snowstorm crossed major mountain passes and caused closures of some entrances during the beginning of the highly anticipated weekend.
The evening of June 2 saw the results of the 2020 Primary Election from mostly mail-in ballots. Specific to Big Sky, resident Troy Downing secured a spot on the Republican ticket for State Auditor.
Results are listed below as total votes counted and percentage of votes secured.
Ballots cast total: 38,869