Yellowstone National Park’s decision to close the popular trails to the summit of Mt. Washburn has triggered a backlash from those disappointed by what they perceive as an over emphasis on providing visitors with a strong cell signal.
Once you live in Big Sky long enough, said Lee Griffiths with Big Sky Rotary, you begin to associate specific names and tragic events with the white crosses marking fatal traffic accidents in Gallatin Canyon. So about 10 years ago, said Griffiths, the Rotary installed three emergency call boxes at Moose Creek, Karst Stage and Taylor Fork.
In late June of 1988, I had ridden into the high country near Haystack Peak north of Yellowstone with a group of Montana State University professors to photograph their study on the grasses of the high alpine meadows.
Ever notice that billboard in the midst of Gallatin Canyon? It stands alone beneath Storm Castle Peak in the Beckman Flats area. And there it will remain while litigation between the sign’s owner and Gallatin County continues to drag on after nearly 10 years of complaints from neighbors.
If she hasn’t already, Denise Albrecht plans to knock on your front door. She started making the rounds back in February, ringing bells, shaking hands and introducing herself to Big Sky.
“The least studied species in Yellowstone National Park is the human,” quipped Dan Wenk, as he delivered a stream of provocative insights to those gathered for the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Black Diamond Awards on June 26.
With the record rains of June and the promise of soaring temperatures next week, it is flower time in Yellowstone. When the conditions are right, the color, variety and abundance of the wild flowers is amazing.
Big Sky resident Kelly Piccardo comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. She’s been working in retail for a number of years, and recently decided it was time to start a business of her own—Antlers—which opened in the Town Center on July 1.
Sixty days from race day, Big Sky Biggie organizer Natalie Osborne had a lot on her mind. Trails needed clearing, routes needed finalizing, and more bikers were still signing up. There’s a lot of unknowns in a first-annual event, but Osborne is looking forward to Aug.
Michael Fox was 12-years-old when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and not long after getting the difficult health news, Michael moved with his family to Italy. This placed him outside “the system of diabetes care” in the U.S., said Fox. Those with type 1 typically inject themselves with insulin before meals.