The Gallatin River Task Force works to protect the Gallatin River through habitat restoration, water conservation and community education. PHOTO COURTESY OF ISABELLA VENDDRAMIN

BBQ Kickoff

Perhaps we are at the point where the continuum of community gatherings, social events and volunteer opportunities have moved past the year-plus cancellation period due to Covid.

A collection of Mark “Bucky” Gibbons’ crazy hairdos for Dirtbag Day over the years. It has become a celebrated mystery and tradition for local dirtbags. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARK GIBBONS AND KAREN MACKLIN

Who the *$#! is Mark Gibbons?

There are stickers floating around Big Sky, some prominently placed throughout Brothel Bikes that ask: “Who the F––– is Mark Gibbons?” So, LPL set out to solve the mystery.

The problem is Mark Gibbons says he also does not know if Mark Gibbons knows who Mark Gibbons is. Maybe at the end of the day, most people cannot say who they are.

Alexis Alloway encouraged people to focus more on the reduce and reuse components of the three R’s. PHOTO COURTESY OF BIG SKY SNOW FACEBOOK PAGE

Community recycling day

Big Sky Sustainability Network Organization (SNO) is hosting a community recycling day from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on May 14 at the tennis court parking lot of the Big Sky Community Park. Glass bottles and jars, yard waste, scrap metal and electronic waste are accepted for this event.

American Legion Post 99 member Seth Griggs-Ryan provides a play-by-play for a game called “pick a pocket” created by River House BBQ & Events owner Greg “Carney” Lisk for the winner of one bingo game. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Bingo is back!

The longstanding tradition of hurling losing bingo cards at winners kicked-off once again.

“Happy” was the word of the night for people participating in Big Sky Bingo hosted by the American Legion Post 99 at the River House BBQ & Events.

“Bingo is making me very happy,” Isabella Vendramin said.

 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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