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Fire safety for the community

Experts are saying it will happen: Big Sky will face fire, and not just on the outskirts of the community. Big Sky ranks at 97% higher risk for wildland fire than anywhere else in the nation and 84% higher than anywhere else in the state, according to a recent study created in partnership with Headwater Economics and the U.S.

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.

Economic impact of the J-1 visa exchange visitor program reduction following presidential proclamations and lack of prioritization for nonimmigrant visas in Montana. Information is from a survey conducted by the Alliance for International Exchange. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLIANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

Nonimmigrant visa decline

Two companies that help facilitate Summer Work Travel (SWT) programs, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and InterExchange, reached out to Chambers of Commerce throughout the country, concerned about a presidential proclamation that extended the limitation of the number of J-1 visa applicants able to come to the United Stat

Fritz Sperry has been backcountry skiing for 35 years and co-launched a Facebook group called “The Avalanche Room” to increase backcountry safety and avalanche education. PHOTO COURTESY OF FRITZ SPERRY

Grit and glory

Playing in backcountry powder often feels like connecting to the primal rhythm of the wilderness. At its greatest, it can even become an emotional and spiritual practice, according to avalanche survivor Ken Wylie, who is a writer, speaker, guide and human factor risk management specialist.

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