Big Sky News

Stories from Lone Peak Lookout, the free local weekly newspaper distributed on Thursdays. Click back to the page about Big Sky, MT for more radio and news information.

  • Resort tax funding

    Jennifer Mohler with the Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance explains why the resort tax board should seed continued work fighting unwelcome weeds in Big Sky.

    Jamie Kabisch, chair of the Big Sky Resort Area District Tax Board, described the annual allocation of resort tax revenue as, “One of              the most fun processes for our community that happens every year.” 

  • Hello, anyone there?

    Sometimes local law enforcement gets surrounded by iPhone attention, and other times they’re all alone with no connection to dispatch in Bozeman.

    Gallatin County 911 is asking for nearly $1 million in resort tax funding to fix “a 40-year problem with emergency services in Big Sky.”

  • Baroque Music Montana plays private home

    Violinist Ingrid Matthews will perform alongside local baroque violinist Carrie Krause at a unique venue in Big Sky.

    Please join the Arts Council of Big Sky for an intimate concert at the lovely home of Roger Schwer and Marjie Toepffer in Big Sky’s Sweetgrass Hills on Monday, June 25. Tickets for this event are extremely limited and include appetizers and wine, and are $50 per person.

  • Don’t want to be the next victim?

    Doe antelope and fawn: In the morning light this antelope doe appeared near the north gate of Yellowstone with her prancing fawn and its beautiful mane.

    Over the last couple weeks, three people have been injured in Yellowstone by wild animals. On Sunday, June 3 and again on Tuesday, June 5 people were injured in the Mammoth area by cow elk protecting their calves. Then on Wednesday, June 6, a bison gored a woman near the Fountain Paint Pots in the Lower Geyser Basin.

  • Found while fishing

    NPR buzzing in the background, Big Sky artist Brett Ozment describes some of his work. The wooden bow tie in his hand includes an image he took off the old Big Sky Resort Challenger Lift on a white-out day (see the chairs?). He hopes the bow ties will hit the Montana wedding scene soon. “I wear one at the farmers market, and any time I go to a wedding I’m always sporting one,” Ozment said.

    Big Sky artist Brett Ozment started his creative career far from Montana in an off-the-grid cabin located deep in the woods of the Ozark region of south-central Missouri. It’s a land of spring-fed rivers, black bears, turtles and ticks.

  • All work for more play

    Rotarians Lee Griffiths, Jim Anderson and Sam Lightbody install the support for a new bouncy frog at the Community Park playground.

    The playground at the Big Sky Community Park was showing its age. But the Big Sky Community Organization, which has plenty on its plate, did not have any immediate plans to spiff up things. Seeing the need to keep the playground in working order, the Big Sky Rotary Club stepped in to lend a hand.

  • You can dwell on it

    Bozeman-based Kitchen Dwellers come to Big Sky on the first day of summer to kick off the annual Arts Council of Big Sky Music in the Mountains Thursday night series. The band’s signature approach to traditional music has been dubbed “Galaxy Grass.” Formed while attending Montana State University, the group has burst onto the bluegrass scene sharing the stage with acts such as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Twiddle.

    Lone Peak Lookout: We checked out your tour schedule and it looks like you guys will be busy this summer, from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Nevada and so on. What are some of the locales you’re most looking forward to performing at?

  • A soulful celebration on June 21

    Come join the Second Annual Soul Shine Celebration, Thursday, June 21, 5 p.m. at the Town Center Stage Park. Performers take the stage in honor of beloved local Mark Robin and the community that rallied around him.

    As they have for the past several years, the Hungry Moose Market and Deli will once again sponsor the first Music in the Mountains concert featuring The Kitchen Dwellers and Big Sky local band, The Well. The Kelly Nicholson Band will kick off the music at 6 p.m.

  • All Best the Crest proceeds go to task force

    As water dropped around House Rock it revealed evidence of debris pushed downstream by high water.

    The Gallatin River Task Force just got an extra infusion of funds—$290 in cash from those willing to bet on the runoff whims of mother nature. 

  • Corner property changes hands

    The corner property

    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. 

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