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Arts Council of Big Sky volunteer Patty Rhea stands next to a Deborah Butterfield sculpture similar to the one coming to Big Sky this fall. This piece—on display at The Big Sky Real Estate Co. in Town Center—was originally made with wood gathered in Hawaii, where Butterfield spends her winters.

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After relocating to Big Sky with her husband following her retirement as curator for the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois, Moonlight Basin resident Patty Rhea knew she wanted to remain active in the arts.

TRAILHEAD BRIEFS

New faces on the Gallatin River Task Force board of directors

 

JeNelle Johnson

Recently recognized for her GRTF volunteer work for “most pebbles counted,” Johnson decided to take her involvement to the next level, joining the GRTF board of directors in February. 

Hungry Moose baker of nearly five years Ashley Dodd puts the finishing touches on a custom-ordered birthday cake, one of her favorite things to whip up.

A Moose with a sweet tooth

The savory scents of fresh pie crust and whole baked chickens mingled with the sweetness of fresh cupcakes and banana bread on a Friday afternoon in the kitchen for the Hungry Moose, located across the parking lot from the market in the same building as the Big Sky Discovery Academy. 

Big Sky’s Kjetil Hassman airs it out during last year’s Headwaters comp.

Choose your own adventure

The mere thought of hiking the rocky, narrow Headwaters ridge and skiing one of the many super-steep runs off it strikes fear into some hearts. But for others, like the young skiers and snowboarders at this weekend’s annual Headwaters Spring Runoff junior regional competition, the ridge is an ideal competitive playground. 

Blue Buddha Sushi in Page, Ariz.

Japanese rustic

Blue Buddha Sushi does well catering to tourists in the lakeside town of Page, Ariz. Sun worshipers arrive onshore after house boating around Lake Powell hungry for fresh fish trucked in from Phoenix. The restaurant is owned by Troy Thompson, who grew up snowboarding in Colorado and is now expanding his collection restaurants into Big Sky. 

The Plaza Lofts (two towers to the left) and the Wilson Hotel continue to take shape, shooting for a June 2019 grand opening.

Town Center rising

At Lone Mountain Land Company’s bustling construction site in Town Center, rooms inside the Wilson Hotel are coming together and steel beams used to create the Plaza Lofts building next door should appear in the next month. 

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