Big Sky

Angela Enriquez with her fiancé Walter Pettiford and their two dogs: Baby and Camo. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANGELA ENRIQUEZ

The escape home

Angela Enriquez has carved out a life for herself in Big Sky far different from the one from which she escaped. She says that many people are running from something when they land in the area. As for her, she was getting away from an abusive relationship.

The vaccination push

Sixty two doses of COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to Big Sky School District 72 faculty and staff. This came as a result of a March 17 vaccination clinic held in the Ophir Elementary School gym. The effort was a part of the federal allocation of vaccines earmarked for educators and school staff.

Top Shack Whackers are thus far undefeated and are last season’s league and tournament champions. Player Jeff Knaub says they are “the best whackers in town!” He also bragged that “people even come to watch us whack it!” PHOTO COURTESY OF SCHUYLER KNAUB

A whacking good time

It is a little like hockey, but without ice skates. Instead people wear shoes with decent tread. Some purchase the special broomball shoes and others creatively come up with ways to jury rig an old pair of boots – by conducting surgery to create better traction.

Skier death in Big Sky

A Texas man died in a skiing accident at Big Sky Resort on Friday, March, 5, 2021.

Kirby Smith, 60, from Dallas, Texas, was skiing with his son at the time. He died from blunt force injuries to the head. He was wearing a helmet.

The details of how the accident occurred are being investigated by Big Sky Ski Patrol.

Dillavou has worked in New York City restaurants Charlie Bird, Marea and Maysville, and opened a restaurant with friends in New Orleans before switching to Family Meal in 2020. PHOTO COURTESY OF PHILLIP DILLAVOU

Challenge accepted

Working in a restaurant at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic must have been wild.

With so much uncertainty and awaiting decisions that likely left a person without a job, the stress levels are incomprehensible. Having a baby around the same time would have been wild times a million.

 Laura Seyfang, executive director of Big Sky Housing Trust, presents at the Sept. Building Forum. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Big Sky Community Housing Trust on confronting the workforce housing crisis

When Laura Seyfang, executive director of Big Sky Community Housing Trust (BSCHT) stood before the speakers gathered for the Chamber of Commerce Building Forum there were five and a half rental units available in Big Sky and “112 people on our waitlist desperately looking for places to rent.” She noted that median real estate prices in the area

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