Big Sky

You’ll need a pass code to access the private portion of Jack Creek Road, and 11-ish mile passage owned by Moonlight Basin that connects Big Sky and the Madison Valley.

A mutual benefit

Two hundred thousand dollars. That’s approximately how much it costs Moonlight Basin to maintain its 11-mile stretch of private roadway which connects Moonlight, and the rest of Big Sky, to Ennis and beyond.

Soulful survivor: a year after cancer treatment, Karen Folaron soaks up the sun in her new sailing life.

Sail away

Former Big Sky local Karen Folaron, who previously went by the last name Sebastian, is “chasing this crazy dream to sail around the world.” She now spends her time on Tavernier Key on the Florida Keys, sailing every chance she gets, and living with her 17-year-old cat named Preshy in a converted van affectionately named Frannie Vannie.

BEST OF THE BLOTTER

January 15, 2019

At 7:20 a.m. a deputy assisted Montana Highway Patrol with an accident in which a vehicle struck a deer on Gallatin Road. Upon impact the hood latch released, slamming the hood into the windshield. The driver was uninjured.

“Our beautiful daughter Lhakpa Doma is a second-year dental student here in Kathmandu and of course Fura Diki (on right) is the birth mother of our three daughters in Montana,” Dr. Peter Schmieding wrote in a Facebook post.

Facilitating philanthropy

Big Sky local Kathy Bouchard burst into Dr. Pete Schmieding’s office with an $800 check and the declaration that she wanted to sponsor a premature baby in Nepal. Schmieding had just made a Facebook post about the abandoned five-day-old baby who weighed well under five pounds.

Home on the campus

David Magistrelli of Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley attended the Big Sky School District Board of Directors meeting on January 14, distributing map printouts to board members conveying the preliminary location of two tri-plex homes, which would ultimately create six units of teacher housing on school property.

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