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.

  • Residential reprieve

    Ski patroller in winter, bike patroller in summer, you can most often find Regan Christian-Frederick out on the runs of Big Sky Resort. But you can also find him moderating behind-the-scenes on the Big Sky Housing Network’s Facebook page, where housing opportunity postings give those searching for a roof over their head some options.

    A Hill condo studio for $950 monthly. Two rooms in the Hidden Village, $550 and $600 respectively per month. A Firelight two-bedroom condo for $1,800 a month. These housing opportunities were recently posted on the Big Sky Housing Network’s Facebook page.

  • New director of membership sales joins chamber

    R.J. Klotz spent his college years at Montana State spreading the gospel of skijoring—that’s him catching air. PHOTO GREEN KAT PHOTOGRAPHY

    R.J. Klotz is a former wildland firefighter who grew up in Boise, Idaho, moved to Bozeman to attend Montana State University and immediately after graduating this May, he will become the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce’s new director of membership sales.

  • Great Scott!

    Many are familiar with the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel detailing the tumultuous Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire who passionately pursues an elusive married woman, drawing an outsider into their world of obsession, greed and danger.

  • Is this moose smiling?

    Photographed right after he charged a local fisherman, this moose—a massive herbivore capable of running 35 mph—proceeded to chow down.

    Thursday, April 12 started out as an exceptional day of fishing for Taylor Alastra. He tied on a girdle bug and waded across the Gallatin to the east bank between where Spring Creek and Dudley Creek enter the river. 

  • Substation evaluation

    NorthWestern Energy hasn’t made a decision about the location and type of substation it will build, but the company sees a lot of upside in a low-profile traditional substation, pictured here in a rendering of the Midway site.

    Looking to flip the breaker on the public’s perception of plans for a new mid-mountain substation, NorthWestern Energy invited Big Sky residents to the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on April 11 for a presentation by company representatives, an engineer working on the project and a professional facilitator from Montana State University. 

  • American Legion salutes education—and bingo


    The American Legion Post 99 family established a $2,000 yearly scholarship through FOBSE (Friends of Big Sky Education). Commander Ken Alley presented the Legion Scholarship to KP Hoffman (pictured), who will be attending Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana.

  • Funding our future

    Howie Robin accepts the Bartoszek Scholarship for a Scholar Athlete from Lydia and Ray Bartoszek and the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation Scholarship from John Haas. Robin was still deciding where to head to school, either in Colorado or Washington for political science or journalism. He’s currently working with his family to organize his father, Mark  Robin’s, extensive writing, preparing the words for publication. Mark  passed away in December, 2017 from ALS.

    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.

  • Could TIGER construction also bring better internet service?

    A telecom utilities trench in Westfork Meadows. Could future TIGER grant construction open more trenches and opportunities for the expansion of broadband internet service?


    At its April board meeting, the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce discussed finding ways for other infrastructure to piggyback on upcoming construction funded by the $10.3 million TIGER grant

  • What’s next for the “corner property”?

    A recent rendering of a “world-class visitor center” at the intersection of Highways 191 and 64.

    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. 

  • Not a good spot for...fetch

    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. 


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