The friendly and feisty manager of Cafe 191 is Robin Wiliams. Yes, Robin Williams. She was named in 1976, a full two years before Robin Williams the comedian/actor became famous. Her colorful life has led her all over the nation and to encounters with nearly every kind of person.
The sun was shining on Wilson View on Oct. 30 during a day of celebration. Ophir Elementary School teachers John Hannahs and MacKenzie Caldwell were able to see their new home.
With creepy music playing in the background, the familiar voice of John Zirkle introduces “Inherent Danger: A Mountain Murder Series.” The new radio theater series created by the Big Sky Community Theater group over the last six weeks gives a nod to the culture of Big Sky.
Big Sky now has $1 million in its arsenal dedicated to testing for COVID-19, which will help combat the virus and keep the local economy rolling. The value of this move was highlighted this week as all Italian ski resorts shut down for one month due to rising case numbers.
The Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) Fall Funding Cycle is set to have final appropriations by Nov. 12. after two meetings. This is the first year funding has been split into spring and fall, but COVID-19 presented so many unknowns that the board decided to show caution.
Big Sky County Water and Sewer District 363 (BSCWSD) saw the writing on the wall a few years ago. Actually, they more accurately saw an increase in flushed toilets. Discussion of a Water Resource Recovery Facility upgrade began.
Housing is one of the most difficult issues for all non-home owners in Big Sky, and Latinos experience this problem even more intensely. Language barriers for renters and landlords alike make this already difficult process a struggle.
It should have been a night showcasing teamwork and talent – the kind of competition that only surfaces when teams are well matched. The Lone Peak High School Lay Big Horns and Manhattan Christian Lady Eagles both had undefeated records.
Kelsey French remembers a coat drive happening when she was in elementary school.
“I grew up in Big Sky, born and raised here. I’ve always tried to volunteer where I can,” French said.
Frigid temperatures could not keep the community away from a favorite tradition on Oct. 24. Bundled and masked volunteers braved the cold to gather donated canned goods at Big Sky Community Food Bank’s annual event “The Great Pumpkin Giveaway”. In exchange for donations community members were able to select their favorite pumpkins.