What kind of bird is this?

"Was that a pine cone?"

This little bird made his or her leap into the world at the Big Sky Community Park disc golf course as players finished up a hole. The fledgling was confused for a pine cone until it started hopping away, off the course and into the safety of the long grass.

Brent Philippi of Scavenger.

Loud and local

Scavenger, a local heavy metal band, got heads banging at Choppers on Thursday, July 26 after Americana duo Shovels & Ropes played Music in the Mountains. Many people hear the terms “screamo” or “heavy metal” and immediately search elsewhere for musical entertainment.

Kelly Hilovsky and Jeff Butler greet volunteers at the Big Sky Community Park for a good, old-fashioned river cleanup sponsored by United by Blue, a Philadelphia-based clothing company that sent the two organizers to states across the U.S. Big Sky marked their western-most stop on the Bluemovement Tour. They’re now off to the Midwest.

United by our rivers

When one thinks of community trash cleanups, the words Philadelphia and clothing company don’t readily come to mind. But on Monday, July 16, United by Blue—an eco-conscious apparel company based in Philly—made a stop in Big Sky during a two-month journey across the U.S. cleaning up waterways along the way.

OBIT—Karen Crawford

Karen Crawford (known by her many loving nicknames: “Grandma Kay,” “Ethel” and “KK”) passed away of natural causes with her husband and daughters by her side on June 26, 2018. She went peacefully at home looking out onto the golf course where she built her life.

This newly installed sign on the popular Mountain to Meadow bike trail seems to be working. It’s there to remind users to stay on designated trails and off private land. As the trail, and others like it in Big Sky, get used more frequently, the BSCO wants to remind bikers the trail would not be in place without the permission of private landowners—so it’s a respect it or lose it situation. On a busy day, more than 100 bikers have been counted on the trail.

Parks and rec, Big Sky style

Following a fully funded resort tax application, the July 4 road run and annual gala, the Big Sky Community Organization’s board of directors met July 19 to go over old and new business, including the possibility of a bike pump track at Community Park. 

Here are highlights from the recent discussion. 

If you’re headed uphill toward Big Sky Resort from Town Center on Lone Mountain Trail, the selected site is off to your right as you travel by the intersection with Browtine Road. What do you think about NorthWestern's decision? Email or call (406) 548-7628.

Substation site selected

Late in 2016, NorthWestern Energy announced the need to construct a new, mid-mountain substation in the Big Sky community, which will enhance the reliability of existing electric service in the area and support the growth of the community.


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