Longtime Big Sky local Ted McClanahan is so soft-spoken and polite he rarely gets to finish a story. I was floored and honored when he asked if we might be able to tell the tale of his father’s sailing adventure in the South Pacific.
Residents of Big Sky have become increasingly familiar with housing issues. When living circumstances change, few options exist. Some are fortunate to find a couch, while others are forced to sleep in their cars until something opens up.
Gallatin County Commissioners approved a conditional settlement agreement with developer Scott Altman and other developers involved in A2LD, LCC on Jan. 29, effectively bringing a 14-acre, four-lot mixed commercial and residential development along Lone Mountain Trail back to life.
Lucas and Shannon Westblade moved to Big Sky in 2013 so Lucas could work with Young Life, an international Christian youth ministry in over 100 countries and in all 50 states. His position began as part-time and has grown to fulltime as the area director of Big Sky Young Life/Wyldlife.
The complex task of finding additional water to support Big Sky’s growing thirst continues.
There are two types of art that I love and appreciate the most: art that is fun and easy to enjoy, and art that really engages my mind and makes me think. The other night, Eighth Blackbird brought both of those together for me. The music was enjoyable to listen to and also made me wonder: What is music, and what is art?
It’s 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 in the lab of the Lone Peak High School Design Thinking/Technology class. Onions and potatoes are flying – literally. Teacher Jeremy Harder is standing with a handful of eighth graders as the crew chops potatoes on cutting boards.
Renae Schumacher has kept busy since she moved to Big Sky in 1993. For starters, she’s running the business she first purchased with her brother before buying him out – the Big Sky Conoco. In what leisure time she has left she is hiking, running, biking, golfing or skiing – although she’s been too busy to ski yet this year.
This week's Miner of the week is fourth grader Townes Laxson. "I am recognizing Townes as being a principled fourth grader this month. As I've gotten to know him, from the beginning of the year, I see that Townes takes responsibility for his own actions. He is not only kind, fair, and honest with his classmates, but with me too.
Big Sky locals might recognize Devin Milsop from the time when she worked at the front desk at Moonlight; as a concierge at the Summit or when she was assistant property manager for Big Sky Resort. I know her as a fun-loving, pigtail wearing, dancing-in-the-dugout catcher for the Cab Lizards, in the Big Sky Co-ed softball league.