No one could have predicted what would happen in Big Sky as a result of COVID-19. There were a slew of variables and moving parts. The best and the brightest of the local business world made projections, but no one predicted how squarely Big Sky would be placed on the map by the pandemic.
The Big Sky Bridge Decks project continues next week.
On the bridge by Little Coyote Road, crews are finishing the barrier rail. Workers will reconstruct bridge ends to ensure a smooth transition from the road to the bridge. Paving of the bridge ends is anticipated the week of Oct. 5.
It is important for the community to have earlier access to emergency services on Highway 191 due to its remote nature and lack of cell phone coverage.
Big Sky School District (BSSD) is now accepting construction bids for its expansion after approval of the $23.5 million school bond. BSSD superintendent Dustin Shipman said the district would like the project completed as soon as possible.
The Big Sky Bridge Decks project continues.
On the bridge by Little Coyote Road, the deck is curing and crews are rebuilding bridge ends, enabling a smooth transition from bridge to road. Construction workers are also working on forming a barrier rail on the sides of the bridge.
Bella McLain joined her friend Gabriella Getz and celebrated her 18th birthday by lacing-up her tennis shoes and walking with around 150 people as part of the “Out of the Darkness” Bozeman experience with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Carol Collins has some connections to some big dogs – the folks behind a big hot dog. Noting that recent news has been a bit of a soggy bun, she thought it might be nice to invite the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to visit Big Sky as a break from the pandemic, politics and fires.
Yesterday, Big Sky Resort season passes and lift tickets went on sale after a hiatus over the summer.
Big Sky Fire Department (BSFD) had boots on the ground over the weekend helping battle the zero percent contained, now over 7,000 acre blaze in the Bridgers.
BSFD Chief Greg Megaard, who was born and raised in the Gallatin Valley, said he does not remember ever seeing the Bridger mountains on fire like they were this last weekend.
Tim “Bo Tim” Pattison has faced many grizzly bears in his 45 years of hunting and picking up antlers around Big Sky. His foot was once in a sow grizzly’s mouth after he climbed a tree to try to get away from her – when she tried to pull him down.