The Big Sky firefighters dispatched to California two weeks ago are still battling the 60-percent contained Thomas Fire. Big Sky Fire Department (BSFD) Chief William Farhat said he’s in constant contact with his team, and that he hopes they’ll be coming home before Christmas.
In his 20 years of ski patrolling at Big Sky Resort and skiing in the backcountry, Tom Thorn has seen his fair share of avalanches. But one harrowing event remains fresh in his memory—when his partner was fully buried in a massive slide while doing avalanche control at Big Sky Resort in December 2003.
Just after the Gallatin County Commission shot down his planned commercial subdivision, Realtor and Developer Scott Altman buried his frustration under a friendly smile. The project included as many as 40, four-bedroom units.
When you hurt yourself on the job, you become a statistic that’s eventually crunched and analyzed by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Employment Relations Division. A team of research analysists pour over the numbers and provide a glimpse into how often Montanans hurt themselves on the job.
Lounging on a turquoise sofa in the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center greenroom, WMPAC Director John Zirkle takes some time to reflect upon the seasons that have come and gone, looking forward to the next one just around the corner.
When the Big Sky Fire Department (BSFD) received a formal request from the state of Montana on Wednesday, Dec. 6 to head to California to battle the fires raging there, they didn’t waste any time. By 5 p.m.
For the nearly 30 students in Megan Buecking’s 6th grade art class, creating ceramic Christmas ornaments is about much more than celebrating the holiday. Their artwork eventually enables disabled kids in Mexico to regain their mobility.
Kevin Kelleher remembers the eureka moment coming while setting up a shuttle for a whitewater run down the Lower Selway River in Idaho.
On a table in the kitchen at Buck’s T4 is a device that looks like something you might find in a chemistry lab at Montana State University. It’s called a sous vide and it’s a short, boxy device with a winding tube and panel of buttons.