Some students were chosen for their prowess on the stage. Others, for their athletic success on the field, or their community service in developing countries. They’ll go off around the U.S. to study environmentalism, marine transportation, journalism, community service and much more.
I saw my first bluebirds of the season this past week. They were checking out nesting boxes to see if any were the “right home” for them.
The return of mountain bluebirds is always a sure bet it’s spring… right?
Levinski Ridge rises from the east bank of the Gallatin River near the intersection of Highways 191 and 64. It’s adjacent to the Gallatin Wildlife Management Area and mountain lion hunter Ross Feenstra said it’s home to a healthy population of cats.
If you listen to ski stories from longtime Big Sky locals, you’ll hear of the fabled winter of 1996-97—the season the powder just wouldn’t quit. Official snow records back up the claim it was the “best winter ever” in terms of snowfall. And now, the opinion that this winter has been the snowiest since then is backed up by snow data as well.
It anchors the entrance to Big Sky at the corner of Highways 191 and 64 and it’s the current home of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky, the community’s destination marketing organization.
They called themselves “The Dark Overlord Solutions” and this overseas hacking group terrorized public schools across Flathead County in 2017. Columbia Falls Superintendent of Public Schools Steve Bradshaw responded to a barrage of threats by saying, “It’s the first time in my career that I’ve ever moved a gun to my bedroom.”
The available numbers detailing Big Sky’s tourism industry indicate it’s been a good winter. But when people ask Candace Carr Strauss with Visit Big Sky—“How many visitors does Big Sky attract?”—all Carr Strauss can do is guess.
There’s not a lot of room and chasing a stick up here isn’t a good idea, but that’s not a problem for Albert Gallatin—or Alby—a 10-month-old English cocker spaniel who flew recently over Big Sky accompanied by his nearly identical brother, Jim Bridger. They’re the official mascots of Endeavor Ballooning.
Some of the wild mustangs used on set in the Montana-made film “The Ballad of Lefty Brown” were wild, from the Nevada range and 25-years-old. They held up well under staged gunfire and mingled among the other animals on location: 13 horses, six goats, 17 chickens.