Yellowstone National Park’s decision to close the popular trails to the summit of Mt. Washburn has triggered a backlash from those disappointed by what they perceive as an over emphasis on providing visitors with a strong cell signal.
Once you live in Big Sky long enough, said Lee Griffiths with Big Sky Rotary, you begin to associate specific names and tragic events with the white crosses marking fatal traffic accidents in Gallatin Canyon. So about 10 years ago, said Griffiths, the Rotary installed three emergency call boxes at Moose Creek, Karst Stage and Taylor Fork.
John Hannahs was playing pickup basketball a couple months back when he felt a jolt of pain shoot through his leg. He’d ruptured his Achilles tendon, an injury that took him off the court but did not sideline his enthusiasm for community athletics.
Lone Peak Lookout: Getting an eight-piece band together must be quite the task. Could you describe how Polyrhythmics came to be? And why the band works so well together?
In late June of 1988, I had ridden into the high country near Haystack Peak north of Yellowstone with a group of Montana State University professors to photograph their study on the grasses of the high alpine meadows.
It may be summer, but the Big Sky School District Board of Directors still meets monthly to ensure things run smoothly year-round. Here’s a recap from the latest meeting.
Ever notice that billboard in the midst of Gallatin Canyon? It stands alone beneath Storm Castle Peak in the Beckman Flats area. And there it will remain while litigation between the sign’s owner and Gallatin County continues to drag on after nearly 10 years of complaints from neighbors.
If she hasn’t already, Denise Albrecht plans to knock on your front door. She started making the rounds back in February, ringing bells, shaking hands and introducing herself to Big Sky.
“The least studied species in Yellowstone National Park is the human,” quipped Dan Wenk, as he delivered a stream of provocative insights to those gathered for the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Black Diamond Awards on June 26.