Lone Peak High School and Ophir Middle School Track and Field is starting to pick up with a few meets every week for a while. The young team, composed of mostly freshmen and sophomores missed out on track last year due to COVID-19.
Lone Peak High School (LPHS) spring sports have proven challenging thus far, according to LPHS Athletic Director John Hannahs. Less than ideal weather did not help, nor did Spring Break running right down the middle of an incredibly active week in the season. Also, Covid-19 has continued to plague planning.
Intrinsic to the Big Sky Dirtbag culture is continuity. Beneath the crazy capes and crowns there exists a sense of homage for the wild ones who came before. Local lore is that Dirtbag Kings and Queens are selected for being the last ones to leave the party and the first ones to make tracks on the mountain.
Easter weekend brought the sunshine and Copper City outside of Three Forks was packed. The Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association (SWMMBA) had a booth out in the desert of southwest Montana Easter Sunday.
Kelvin Walker landed in Big Sky two years ago. It was the 5th of July when he turned in his notice in his dad’s shop in Mobile, Alabama. His friend Clay Bates had gotten him a job at the Yellowstone Club.
Bozeman Health Big Sky COVID-19 vaccination clinics have been streamlined similar to flu shot clinics – expediting service while maintaining social distancing.
Angela Enriquez has carved out a life for herself in Big Sky far different from the one from which she escaped. She says that many people are running from something when they land in the area. As for her, she was getting away from an abusive relationship.
Sixty two doses of COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to Big Sky School District 72 faculty and staff. This came as a result of a March 17 vaccination clinic held in the Ophir Elementary School gym. The effort was a part of the federal allocation of vaccines earmarked for educators and school staff.
It is a little like hockey, but without ice skates. Instead people wear shoes with decent tread. Some purchase the special broomball shoes and others creatively come up with ways to jury rig an old pair of boots – by conducting surgery to create better traction.
A Texas man died in a skiing accident at Big Sky Resort on Friday, March, 5, 2021.
Kirby Smith, 60, from Dallas, Texas, was skiing with his son at the time. He died from blunt force injuries to the head. He was wearing a helmet.
The details of how the accident occurred are being investigated by Big Sky Ski Patrol.