The corner property

Corner property changes hands

It’s Big Sky’s doorstep and current home to the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and destination marketing organization Visit Big Sky. In April, the Dolan family sold it to Michael Schreiner and his partners, organized under a pair of LLCs— Winchester Holdings and Western Mountain Investments. 

The community housing conversation is called to order

First, there’s the remarkable cross section of Big Sky locals who stepped up and bought into the notion that, “It takes a community to build a community.” There are 21 names listed in the acknowledgements section of the recently released “Big Sky Community Housing Action Plan” and those folks are stand ins for the more than 1,000 people who pour

Big Sky Resort President Taylor Middleton welcomes public for tour of the newly renovated Golden Eagle Lodge.

The Eagle has landed

Back in December, Big Sky Resort’s Brian Wheeler pointed to renovations going on at the Golden Eagle Lodge and explained their significance like this: “That’s the foundation of community housing. If you don’t have adequate seasonal workforce housing, you will disrupt the community housing year-round.”

Black bear looking from the green grass: In 2008, the author found this black bear along the Tower Road peeking over the green grass after an evening thunder shower. With a long lens and steady tripod, he was able to capture this image in extremely low light.

Snapping at your own pace

Bugs, bugs, bugs. With the abundant rain and the improving temperatures, the bugs are starting to appear in earnest, mostly mosquitos and horse flies, so be prepared if you venture into the park. These pesky creatures will be with us for the duration of the summer until the first frost of early fall.

Volunteers install a park bench on Uplands Trail during National Trails Day.

French draining dirt stompers

Judging by the lack of even a solo cloud in the sky on June 2, it appeared Mother Nature is a fan of Big Sky’s trails. Which made for a perfect outing as nearly 50 volunteers helped out during National Trails Day, organized locally by the Big Sky Community Organization. 


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