Twenty-two-year-old Matilda “Silly” Tilly Mattox was enjoying a sunny off-season afternoon, taking advantage of the free time to catch up on one of her favorite activities: painting. She said it’s a form of expression akin to journaling for her, a pastime she also partakes in. But with art, her words take a visual form.
$1.2 million from 4,700 donors giving to 194 nonprofits throughout the Gallatin Valley.
That’s the final tally from Give Big Gallatin Valley’s 24 hours of online and in-person giving held from 6 p.m. on May 3 to 6 p.m. May 4.
Results came in around 8:20 p.m.. Steve Johnson was headed back to Big Sky after a fly tying session at the Warriors and Quiet Waters Ranch north of Bozeman. Sarah Blechta was at the Mountain Haven Salon.
It wasn’t even noon, and nearly 200 plants were already in the ground at Moose Creek Campground. That’s thanks to the efficient volunteers who lined the banks of the Gallatin River, plonking small pine trees and native bushes into holes.
Calling all artists! Your creations could become public art in Big Sky. A number of new bear-proof trash cans and utility boxes are coming to town, and the Arts Council of Big Sky’s Art on the Streets project aims to cover them with creativity.
Since the Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) started keeping track in mid-December 2017, more than 5,000 users have been counted at the Beehive Basin Trailhead.
In late 2015, the Big Sky Fire Department adopted an Emergency Services Master Plan—a 141-page guide meant to help the department improve safety and the work of responders. In the plan, it was estimated that by the end of 2020, the BSFD would see upwards of 762 calls per year.
On April 19, according to members of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents suddenly appeared in Big Sky offering help with the high-speed chase that ended in a crash on Lone Mountain Trail.
The countdown is on for the fourth annual Give Big Gallatin Valley event, a 24-hour online and in-person donation celebration on May 3 and 4 put on by the Bozeman Area Community Foundation. The goal? To inspire 4,000 people to raise $1 million for charities from around the region.
Late April in the mountains—the last few days of skiing, the dreaded taxman and bears coming out of hibernation.
The grizzlies have been out for a few weeks now and just the other day we spotted a black bear. Time to remove the winter bird feeders and suet blocks.