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Big Sky’s newest park

The long wait is almost over. Just one more week until the Music in the Mountains concert series finds its new home at Len Hill Park. The inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony of the park took place last Saturday. Saturday marked the soft opening to the community after over a year of renovations to the park.

A look at the last Big Sky Artisan Festival in 2019. PHOTO COURTESY BIG SKY ARTISAN FESTIVAL FB

Artists out & about

Get ready to decorate your living room. Everything from jewelry, to textiles, to photographs will be sold on Saturday at The Big Sky Artisan Festival. The festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3.

John Zirkle, WMPAC executive director, and Andrew Blessing, WMPAC tech director, experimenting with socially distanced theater spring 2020. Photo COURTESY JOHN ZIRKLE

The show went on

Amazingly, during Covid, when Broadway itself closed its shows- -Warren Miller Performing Arts executive director John Zirkle never stopped doing what he’s done for nearly a decade--bringing the most diverse, interesting performing arts he could imagine to audiences in Big Sky.

Out with a bang

As Fourth of July approaches during this historically hot and dry June, everyone is concerned about fireworks, especially in Big Sky and West Yellowstone.

It was the perfect sunny day for a track meet Friday with Ophir Middle School Track competing in Livingston. The strong headwind hitting the athletes as they rounded the turn for the last 100 meters added to the challenge of the day. PHOTOS COURTESY KURTIS KOENIG

Track & field update

Lone Peak High School and Ophir Middle School Track and Field is starting to pick up with a few meets every week for a while. The young team, composed of mostly freshmen and sophomores missed out on track last year due to COVID-19.

In spite of challenges

Lone Peak High School (LPHS) spring sports have proven challenging thus far, according to LPHS Athletic Director John Hannahs. Less than ideal weather did not help, nor did Spring Break running right down the middle of an incredibly active week in the season. Also, Covid-19 has continued to plague planning.

 An iconic photo of the late Curtis Guillford, former head of lift operations at Big Sky Resort, when he was starter of an All Lifts Race in the early days of the competition. PHOTO COURTESY OF 1995 DIRTBAG KING BILL HICKEY

Hail the dirtbag

Intrinsic to the Big Sky Dirtbag culture is continuity. Beneath the crazy capes and crowns there exists a sense of homage for the wild ones who came before. Local lore is that Dirtbag Kings and Queens are selected for being the last ones to leave the party and the first ones to make tracks on the mountain.

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