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The Training Corner

Q: Hi Pat! I am flat-out scheduled to the max right now. No, I am not whining, but I am concerned that my fitness is taking a dive. I’m a working wife and a mother of two, and new to this kids-sports-schedule thing.

Big Sky kids show their love of Harbor deWaard during the 2020 Harbor’s Hero Run, an event that has taken place for the last seven years. PHOTO COURTESY HARBOR’S HERO RUN

Honoring Harbor

Harbor deWaard was an adorable little boy known for his sweet grin, his love of superheroes and wearing capes. The Big Sky community mourned when Harbor took ill. Throughout history there have always been viruses in the world, taking loved ones away long before Covid-19 inflicted its damage. Harbor was lost to one such quick-moving virus.

A collection of Mark “Bucky” Gibbons’ crazy hairdos for Dirtbag Day over the years. It has become a celebrated mystery and tradition for local dirtbags. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARK GIBBONS AND KAREN MACKLIN

Who the *$#! is Mark Gibbons?

There are stickers floating around Big Sky, some prominently placed throughout Brothel Bikes that ask: “Who the F––– is Mark Gibbons?” So, LPL set out to solve the mystery.

The problem is Mark Gibbons says he also does not know if Mark Gibbons knows who Mark Gibbons is. Maybe at the end of the day, most people cannot say who they are.

Lone Peak on the horizon from the roof of BASE. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

An early peek at BASE

Lone Peak dominated the horizon and a sea of blue around it, a handful of the people who have been instrumental in funding and forming Big Sky’s BASE stood on the roof, taking photo opportunities, delighting in seeing it come to fruition.

It was the perfect sunny day for a track meet Friday with Ophir Middle School Track competing in Livingston. The strong headwind hitting the athletes as they rounded the turn for the last 100 meters added to the challenge of the day. PHOTOS COURTESY KURTIS KOENIG

Track & field update

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.

Alexis Alloway encouraged people to focus more on the reduce and reuse components of the three R’s. PHOTO COURTESY OF BIG SKY SNOW FACEBOOK PAGE

Community recycling day

Big Sky Sustainability Network Organization (SNO) is hosting a community recycling day from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on May 14 at the tennis court parking lot of the Big Sky Community Park. Glass bottles and jars, yard waste, scrap metal and electronic waste are accepted for this event.

Fire safety for the community

Experts are saying it will happen: Big Sky will face fire, and not just on the outskirts of the community. Big Sky ranks at 97% higher risk for wildland fire than anywhere else in the nation and 84% higher than anywhere else in the state, according to a recent study created in partnership with Headwater Economics and the U.S.

American Legion Post 99 member Seth Griggs-Ryan provides a play-by-play for a game called “pick a pocket” created by River House BBQ & Events owner Greg “Carney” Lisk for the winner of one bingo game. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Bingo is back!

The longstanding tradition of hurling losing bingo cards at winners kicked-off once again.

“Happy” was the word of the night for people participating in Big Sky Bingo hosted by the American Legion Post 99 at the River House BBQ & Events.

“Bingo is making me very happy,” Isabella Vendramin said.

In spite of challenges

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.

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