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COVID-19 test results filtering in

Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), his wife Susan as well as his gubernatorial running mate Kristen Juras have tested negative for COVID-19 according Gianforte's spokesman Travis Hall. The tests came as a result of Susan's and Juras's exposure during a fundraising event in Big Sky. That event was attended by Donald Trump, Jr.

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Carly Wilson is the Lone Peak Lookout’s Student Reporter. Born and raised in Big Sky, Carly will be a Junior at LPHS in the fall. The Lookout’s Student Reporter position is a Big Sky Youth Corps’ funded placement.

4th and COVID

A holiday famous for gatherings, July 4th was greeted by steadily growing COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County. The week prior to the holiday presented five new cases in West Yellowstone, six new cases in Big Sky and 38 cases in the Gallatin Valley. Over the weekend, 32 additional cases were discovered, bringing the total to 326 as of July 6.

Participants in the community testing effort followed the signs for a streamlined process that minimized risk for healthcare workers and residents. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Assessing COVID in the community

A steady stream of vehicles made way through the Big Sky Medical Center parking lot recently, as nearly 700 people from the Big Sky community were tested to see if they were asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19. Demonstrating the importance of this kind of testing: a study just released by the Office of National Statistics in the U.K.

Surface water map indicating the proposed 40-foot setback on the unnamed stream in the middle/right-hand side of the subdivision. PHOTO COURTESY OF MOONLIGHT BASIN, PRELIMINARY PLAT

PLANNING BOARD DISAPPROVES OF 40-FOOT WATERWAY CONSTRUCTION SETBACK, APPROVES PUD

The Lee’s Pool Subdivision Public Hearing was originally scheduled Jan 29. The applicant, Moonlight Basin, requested to postpone this hearing to address topics in the staff report including a Geotech analysis, and resubmitted part eight of the preliminary plat which discussed a request for a stream construction setback reduction.

Finley Walker with her big sister Emery Miller. PHOTO COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Golfing for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Last year and the 17 years before, celebrities descended upon Big Sky from all corners of the nation. They came for the highly regarded and celebrated Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Big Sky Country Celebrity Golf Tournament – a single event that typically generates nearly half of the funding needed to support Big Sky programs.

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