Kelly Hilovsky and Jeff Butler greet volunteers at the Big Sky Community Park for a good, old-fashioned river cleanup sponsored by United by Blue, a Philadelphia-based clothing company that sent the two organizers to states across the U.S. Big Sky marked their western-most stop on the Bluemovement Tour. They’re now off to the Midwest.

United by our rivers

When one thinks of community trash cleanups, the words Philadelphia and clothing company don’t readily come to mind. But on Monday, July 16, United by Blue—an eco-conscious apparel company based in Philly—made a stop in Big Sky during a two-month journey across the U.S. cleaning up waterways along the way.

If you’re headed uphill toward Big Sky Resort from Town Center on Lone Mountain Trail, the selected site is off to your right as you travel by the intersection with Browtine Road. What do you think about NorthWestern's decision? Email or call (406) 548-7628.

Substation site selected

Late in 2016, NorthWestern Energy announced the need to construct a new, mid-mountain substation in the Big Sky community, which will enhance the reliability of existing electric service in the area and support the growth of the community.

The Bacon Rind Fire, 20 miles south of Big Sky.

Forest fire south of Big Sky

The lightening sparked Bacon Rind Fire is burning on the Custer Gallatin National Forest in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness about two mile west of Highway 191 between Bacon Rind and Snowslide Creeks near the boundary of Yellowstone National Park. The fire is estimated at about five acres in size and is burning in timber and grass.

Aerial view of a WSA in the Gravelly Range.

Wilderness from the sky

In an ongoing effort to generate public support for a number of local Wilderness Study Areas, the Montana Wilderness Association organized a flyover of various WSAs located south of Big Sky on July 9. The flyover was made possible by the generous donation of flight time in a Cessna 210 operated by EcoFlight out of Colorado.


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