In 2018, Big Sky residents will help elect three legislators representing this community on both sides of the Gallatin-Madison county line.
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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.
A vocal crowd cheered the Big Horns on in their conference opener at home, but the excitement in the gym didn’t heat up the team’s shooting. The Big Horns ended the first period down 11-14.
After a pair of hard losses, the Big Horn varsity boys came back strong against Harrison-Willow Creek on Dec. 19 at home. Kolya Bough kicked things off in the second half, hitting a three to take the lead 25-24. But then the Wildcats’ zone defense cooled Lone Peak’s offensive production, until Junior Milosz Shipman turned it on.
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.
In the season opener against Roberts, the Big Horn varsity boys’ basketball team used its press defense to generate 17 steals and force 30 turnovers.
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.