Every year there are rumors about new families with kids expected to move to Big Sky, and this year is no exception. Are there fifty? Twenty five? Ten? The real numbers won’t be known until (and if) we start school next fall. One thing is for sure, however.
The entrepreneurial spirit is admired for a reason. A level of grit is required to start a business. Add to that a business plan, financing, red tape and most recently – a pandemic. New startups in Big Sky had to assess their business ideas more thoroughly: is it sustainable? How will ramifications from the pandemic impact revenue?
Around nine COVID-19 cases were tracked in Big Sky this past week.
Four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Gallatin County as of June 17 – those cases are in Big Sky and in the Gallatin Valley. For these cases, a variety of transmission methods came into play: community transmission, out-of-state travel and contact to known cases, a Gallatin City-County Health Department press release explained.
Noting a sustained reduction in new COVID-19 cases, Governor Steve Bullock rolled-out a phased plan for reopening Montana on Wednesday afternoon. The strategy came on the heels of his Friday announcement – the expiration of his stay at home directive on April 24 would mean revived movement for the state’s economy.
South canyon residents received an unexpected Easter guest – what locals estimate was a 500 pound grizzly bear.
Three of the 16 COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County discussed in a morning meeting March 24 have ties to Big Sky. There is also evidence to suggest transmission within the Big Sky community, Director of Clinical Services & Operations at Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center (BHBSMC)Taylor Rose told local leaders.
Big Sky School District Food Service Manager Lindsie Hurlbut is aware of the staggering child and adolescent obesity statistics in America.
It is an epic reunion – a celebration of snow and friendship. High fives, thumbs-ups, squeals of happiness, name chanting and so much cowbell, grace this gathering of extreme athletes at the 2020 Area Winter Games. The eleventh year of this Special Olympics Montana competition is a time of near-constant grinning and pure joy.
Being a single mother in a ski town presents challenges – Kristen Hovey knows. Now a decade in Big Sky, she has stayed because she loves the area, the community and her friend-family. Still, she prepares to leave at the end of every season.