I had heard tale of a mysterious group of do-gooders in Big Sky, initially thinking they were linked to another volunteer organization within the community. I was wrong. There’s no name for the group. No scheduled meetings. No 501c3 status. No minutes.
The stands were a sea of blue and red as the Lone Peak Big Horns battled district rivals the West Yellowstone Wolverines on the home court January 11.
This week we would like to recognize four fifth grade students who, on their own, organized a drive to support families who were affected by the California fires. Dylan Manka, Maddy Wilcynski, Piper Carrico, and Poppy Towle showed empathy and compassion for those families who lost their homes in the devasting fires last fall.
The scene was tense, as the Lady Big Horns had just lost to the Lady Wolverines.
The January 11 home game between the Lone Peak Big Horn varsity boys and West Yellowstone Wolverines was an absolute battle.
Fans in red and blue were on the edges of their seats.
Billings native Kira Fercho either loves or hates things. There is no in-between. Exercising self-control, she makes one New Year’s resolution per year to do something she hates. One year that was to endlessly listen to Mariah Carey’s music. “And now I love it,” she said.
January 6, 2019
A deputy could not locate a black GMC Yukon that was reportedly moving slowly, swerving and braking randomly on Lone Mountain Trail at around 10 a.m.
A skier was apologetic after accidentally dialing 911 from his pocket just before 1 p.m.
Big Sky local Chance Lenay was busy recently, packing up his gear and snowboard and heading to Revelstoke, British Columbia to compete in the Freeride World Qualifiers held on January 10.
While many companies are inclined to shut down for the holidays due to paying a premium for workers: from time-and-a-half to double-time or overtime wages, according to a study by the Society of Human Resource Management, Big Sky and resort communities in general operate differently.
There is nothing Lee Griffiths does that is not well thought-out. His move to Big Sky years ago was quite researched and intentional. He knew he wanted to escape the rat race of the East Coast and settle in a ski community out west, so he spent an entire season visiting many resort areas.
Gus Hoffman believes it was a grizzly which spooked his horse, Soldier, after he dismounted for trail cleanup in June of 2017. He was alone, the lead rope in one hand and a saw in the other, when the 15-hand horse’s powerful rear hoof launched to his throat. Gus fell back, dropped the rope and felt disoriented – like he couldn’t breathe.