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As growth continues in the shadow of Lone Mountain, how can Highway 64 keep up with the increased traffic?

Highway 64 on their minds

When it comes to Highway 64, the stakes are high because it’s Big Sky’s one link to the outside world. 

“If that road fails,” said David Kack, with Montana State University’s Western Transportation Institute.
“Then the whole community is going to fail.”

Check out the recent Big Sky DNA Report created by Destination Think! for Visit Big Sky as part of their five-year Tourism Master Plan at http://lonepeaklookout.com/big-sky-dna-report-created-destination-think

Under the marketing microscope

Admittedly jet-lagged and remaining alert with the help of a Coke, Senior Strategic Consultant Frank Cuypers of the marketing company Destination Think! was in Big Sky Jan. 8 to discuss the results of the Big Sky Destination DNA study as part of Visit Big Sky’s Tourism Master Plan.

Jumping back in time

Lou Ann Harris (left), daughter of Gus Raaum, the first CEO of Big Sky Resort presented Anne-Marie Mistretta and the Crail Ranch Homestead Museum (center) with a copy of “A Ski Jumper’s Life & Legacy,” a book she published about her father. 

This sign, the kindness of a stranger and a pair of dirty drawers—the lengths dog owners go to retrieve our furry friends.

PHOENIX FOUND

Skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers and others traveling across the Storm Castle Bridge during the holidays might have glimpsed a small sign alerting the world to the disappearance of a nine-year-old husky named Phoenix. 

Montana’s first black mayor, Wilmot Collins, made a surprise stop at WMPAC to chat with organizers Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley about his struggle to emigrate from war-torn Liberia to Montana. Collins was sworn in as the mayor of Helena on Jan. 2, 2018.

Broadway does Big Sky 

Not even a winter storm warning, slow Wi-Fi, lost luggage or the effects of altitude could slow down the stars of last week’s Concert For America benefit at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (WMPAC). And if the amount of money raised was a sign of the show’s success, then successful it was indeed.

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