In his third-place finish behind Russ Fagg and winner Matt Rosendale, Troy Downing succeeded in staging the most ambitious political campaign ever mounted by a resident of Big Sky.
Williams will beat body slammer
Five minutes after I heard Kathleen Williams had announced her bid to replace Greg Gianforte in Congress, I called and gave her my full, unqualified and enthusiastic support.
If you ask Denise Wade what her favorite place in Yellowstone National Park is, she’d be hard pressed to tell you.
“If I told ya I’d have to kill ya,” she jokes, since as many know, favorite spots in the 2.2 million-acre park usually have the least people around.
In the winter, they ski launch off of Yellow Mountain and in the warmer months, members of Big Sky Mountain Flyers take off from an open spot atop Tick Ridge. On May 25, just before 9 a.m., Michael Firth and Todd Zimmerman made graceful banking turns as they piloted paragliders off the ridge and down to Community Park.
YES for Responsible Mining, a coalition of conservation groups, is gathering signatures for a ballot initiative focused on preventing hard-rock mines from permanently polluting Montana’s rivers and streams. Initiative No.
Along the short drive from Durnam Meadows in the Gallatin Canyon south to Big Sky there are at least 15 white crosses dotting the roadway, often on sharp corners and straightaways with no turnouts. These crosses mark the spot where a traffic fatality occurred—there are now more than 2,000 of them next to Montana highways.
National Infrastructure Week doesn’t exactly sound like a time to get out and celebrate, but that’s just what Big Sky did on May 17. And for good cause—the community has much to look forward to in terms of infrastructure as part of the $10.3 million TIGER grant, which was awarded to the community earlier this spring.
Wine lovers rejoice. After a bit of a hiatus, Big Sky’s wine bar—Enoteca—is reopening with new management on June 1.
One of the constants about Yellowstone National Park is the surge of traffic as Memorial Day approaches. The last few days has fit the profile with ever-increasing traffic in the park. The tour buses have appeared, and the motorhomes are everywhere.
With the help of nonprofits, businesses, special districts and citizens, unincorporated Big Sky has managed to function as a community straddling two counties since its inception in the 1970s.