R.J. Klotz is a former wildland firefighter who grew up in Boise, Idaho, moved to Bozeman to attend Montana State University and immediately after graduating this May, he will become the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce’s new director of membership sales.
Many are familiar with the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel detailing the tumultuous Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire who passionately pursues an elusive married woman, drawing an outsider into their world of obsession, greed and danger.
Thursday, April 12 started out as an exceptional day of fishing for Taylor Alastra. He tied on a girdle bug and waded across the Gallatin to the east bank between where Spring Creek and Dudley Creek enter the river.
Looking to flip the breaker on the public’s perception of plans for a new mid-mountain substation, NorthWestern Energy invited Big Sky residents to the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on April 11 for a presentation by company representatives, an engineer working on the project and a professional facilitator from Montana State University.
The American Legion Post 99 family established a $2,000 yearly scholarship through FOBSE (Friends of Big Sky Education). Commander Ken Alley presented the Legion Scholarship to KP Hoffman (pictured), who will be attending Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana.
Some students were chosen for their prowess on the stage. Others, for their athletic success on the field, or their community service in developing countries. They’ll go off around the U.S. to study environmentalism, marine transportation, journalism, community service and much more.
I saw my first bluebirds of the season this past week. They were checking out nesting boxes to see if any were the “right home” for them.
The return of mountain bluebirds is always a sure bet it’s spring… right?
Levinski Ridge rises from the east bank of the Gallatin River near the intersection of Highways 191 and 64. It’s adjacent to the Gallatin Wildlife Management Area and mountain lion hunter Ross Feenstra said it’s home to a healthy population of cats.
If you listen to ski stories from longtime Big Sky locals, you’ll hear of the fabled winter of 1996-97—the season the powder just wouldn’t quit. Official snow records back up the claim it was the “best winter ever” in terms of snowfall. And now, the opinion that this winter has been the snowiest since then is backed up by snow data as well.