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Float fishing action on the Yellowstone River on Monday July, 19. PHOTO COURTESY CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION

Learning to fish

"He said it was the best day ever.” This is how Nancy Reynolds described young athlete Ridley Brandmayr’s reaction after finishing up a day fly fishing on the Yellowstone river. It seems as if Brandmayr was not alone as all eight participants in the Challenged Athletes Foundation fly fishing camp made some memories that will last a lifetime.

A group of BSSEF athletes enjoy their summer camp in the Beartooth Pass. PHOTO COURTESY BSSEF FACEBOOK

Let them ski

June 24 was decision day. The Big Sky Ski Education Foundation (BSSEF) had a difficult task of deciding whether to close their annual firework stand due to fire danger in the area. They eventually decided to do so in a press release sent out on the morning of June 24.

Rodgers and DeChambeau celebrate after winning “The Match” on Tuesday. PHOTO COURTESY STACEY REVERE

Big swings raise big money

Tuesday was a big day for Big Sky. Our community received attention from a national audience tuning into “The Match”. The fourth version of Capital One’s “The Match” took place Tuesday, July 6 at The Reserve golf course at Moonlight Basin.

The mussel problem

Montana has a mussel problem. Last week invasive mussels were found on two boats in Eastern Montana. According to a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks department press release, this marks boat #38 found carrying invasive mussels.

A Dark Fourth

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.

Out with a bang

As Fourth of July approaches during this historically hot and dry June, everyone is concerned about fireworks, especially in Big Sky and West Yellowstone.

Working closely with all partners involved in incident response for all types of situations is what makes for effective action. PHOTO COURTESY OF BIG SKY FIRE DEPARTMENT

The first two hours

On June 16, a day before a tree caught fire near the South Fork Loop in Big Sky, Mont., the Big Sky Fire Department (BSFD) in collaboration with the Gallatin County Sheriff ’s Office (GSCO) conducted a tabletop exercise scenario regarding a fire and evacuation in the Jack Creek area.

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