For Big Sky, it was a weird July 4.There were no fireworks throughout Big Sky due to the Big Fire District fire ban put in place before the weekend. The weekend truly was like no other. However, one sense of normalcy for the community was the July 4 5K fun run.
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Among the 24,000 American, British and Canadian troops who landed at Normandy Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, were scores of Montanans. They included ranch kids from places like Choteau, Geyser and Sand Coulee. Thankfully, many made it back home and lived long lives.
The past few weeks have held uncertainty regarding the legality of using fireworks, but both counties making up Big Sky concluded on Wednesday, June 30, to ban all fireworks.
Ready, set, go! The July 4 5K run is back in person this Sunday on July 4. Like many things in 2020 the 5K run put on by the BSCO was virtual last year. This year it is back on at the Big Sky Community Park. All proceeds will go towards helping the BSCO’s efforts to improve our community.
As Fourth of July approaches during this historically hot and dry June, everyone is concerned about fireworks, especially in Big Sky and West Yellowstone.
The usual 4th of July antics of Big Sky were quieted this year. Town Center was not packed full of people as the typical show was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. It was the same story across the nation – night skies were darkened by lack of professional shows.
A holiday famous for gatherings, July 4th is being greeted by steadily growing COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County. The five days prior to Wednesday’s press call presented five new cases in West Yellowstone, six new cases in Big Sky and 38 cases in the Gallatin Valley.