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.
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.
The usual 4th of July antics of Big Sky were quieted this year. Town Center was not packed full of people as the typical show was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. It was the same story across the nation – night skies were darkened by lack of professional shows.
The first time I was in a small town local newspaper, I was less than one year old. My baby picture won a cute baby contest and was published in the paper. Sadly, in terms of looks, I peaked in the first few months of my life and it has been downhill ever since.
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.
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.
The wet conditions of this 4th of July provided a reprieve for the Big Sky Fire Department (BSFD) during a time of year that typically has the organization on edge. Montana – with its legendary unpredictable weather – is a state that demands preparation. By next spring Big Sky will be better able to face fire season.
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.
The 4th of July was particularly special for the Ramshorn View Estates neighborhood this year. There was a sign on Sawtooth Drive alerting residents that there would be a fireworks show at nightfall.
The people behind it invested $6,000 and 48 man hours to make it happen.