"He said it was the best day ever.” This is how Nancy Reynolds described young athlete Ridley Brandmayr’s reaction after finishing up a day fly fishing on the Yellowstone river. It seems as if Brandmayr was not alone as all eight participants in the Challenged Athletes Foundation fly fishing camp made some memories that will last a lifetime.
Lone Peak Lookout
The RiverView Apartments project cleared a big hurdle on Tuesday. The potential affordable housing project on the old American Bank property was voted to be annexed into the water and sewer district. The Big Sky County Water and Sewer District No.
“We just kind of show up and play,” is how Dounia Metje describes the impromptu volleyball at the Big Sky Community Park. Every Tuesday around 6 p.m. dozens of people flock to the beach volleyball court in Big Sky. Anywhere from 20 to 70 players show up every week to participate.
There were some big names in Big Sky this week.
Deep in the Gravelly Mountains, despite the curtain of smoke below in the valleys, blue skies smiled on an assembled group of mountain bikers whose bi-pedaled mounts were equipped with chainsaws, pruning loppers, and just in case, bear protection.
June 24 was decision day. The Big Sky Ski Education Foundation (BSSEF) had a difficult task of deciding whether to close their annual firework stand due to fire danger in the area. They eventually decided to do so in a press release sent out on the morning of June 24.
On June 5, 80 students embarked on the journey of a lifetime.
Students from the University of Texas at Austin began riding in the Texas 4000. A 4,000 plus mile bike ride across the country with the mission of fighting cancer.
For Big Sky, it was a weird July 4.There were no fireworks throughout Big Sky due to the Big Fire District fire ban put in place before the weekend. The weekend truly was like no other. However, one sense of normalcy for the community was the July 4 5K fun run.
Our local library is back in business. The Big Sky Community Library is now fully operational once again, thanks to the funding received from the Big Sky Resort Area District. The Big Sky Community Library received over $87,000 of funding from the BSRAD overall resort tax fund, according to BSRAD awards.
Most individuals in Big Sky enjoy the outdoors right? Many of us enjoy things like hiking, biking and seeing wildlife in the summertime. Big Sky is truly a place unlike any other and most of us would like to keep it that way. However, there is a serious problem that could threaten all of these things, invasive species.