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Big Sky groups cancel public fireworks display

BIG SKY – There are many ways to celebrate Independence Day in Big Sky, but this year, like last, fireworks will not be one of them. At least not a professional display. Historically, the Arts Council of Big Sky has provided the community with a large Fourth of July fireworks show, however, according to a decision released on June 28, the organization decided against it.
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Virginia City Players adapt, produce ‘The Canterville Ghost’

For this episode of Front Row Center, Lauren Korn speaks with Bill Koch, the owner and director of the Virginia City Opera House, which is the home of the Virginia City Players. From June 24th through July 21st, 2022, the Players are putting on a number of performances of The Canterville Ghost, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story (the adaptation was written by Errol Koch).

Celebrate Montana’s Makers at the Big Sky Artisan Festival

This weekend, you’ll have the chance to celebrate the fine artisans and craftspeople of Big Sky, Montana in the city’s creative hub. From 9 am to 5 pm on July 2, artists and vendors will be selling their wares and hosting demonstrations of their work as part of the Big Sky Artisan Festival. The free festival will be held indoors at BASE and outdoors at Len Hill Park, both located in the Big Sky Town Center at 285 Simkind Dr.

2022 Summer Music Mix

We may safely be able to say that summer has arrived in the 406, and with summer comes music! We’ve gathered an undoubtedly short list of area music events for your listening pleasure. Music in the Mountains. Thursdays, June 23rd- September 8th. Big Sky, MT. The Arts Council of...

Montana’s Most Expensive Drinks Are At One Location

If you want to spend a lot of money on food and drain your bank account on drinks, this would be the place to do that. Montana used to be known as a state where you could get a great quality meal and tasty beverage for a low price, but over time that has changed. Prices have gone up not only in real estate but in restaurants and bars recently. Even some dive bars have increased their prices locally. The real question is, where is the most expensive place to drink? It's close to Bozeman.

Ennis police announce when residents can light fireworks

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Ennis Montana Police Department announced dates and times that residents are permitted to set off fireworks. Officials reported that while the risk of fire is lower than previous years, people are still responsible for where fireworks are lighted and where they land. Fireworks are not...

Joe & Jane Kellam

Joseph Lisle “Joe” Kellam, 79, passed away at his home in Sheridan on Monday morning, February 21, 2022. Born in Hamilton County on October 31, 1942, he was the son of the late Carl Myron “Todd” and Thelma Louise (Harrison) Kellam. Joe was a 1961 graduate...

Custer Gallatin National Forest updates flood assessment

FROM THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE, CUSTER GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST. This week Custer Gallatin National Forest will be submitting a preliminary damage assessment package to Federal Highways as part of the Emergency Relief Funding for Federally Owned Roads package. Preliminary damage assessments are estimated at 20-million-dollars and a portion of that amount will be submitted as part of the emergency package. Helicopter reconnaissance flights were completed Monday over the impacted sections of Forest, but ground crews will continue over much of the flood damaged roads, trails, and recreation facilities as additional damages are expected to be found. Some facilities will remain closed for the season.

Every Drop Counts: Consider a water wise landscape

With all the recent heavy rain, the unprecedented floods, and the shattered records for high river flows, it is hard to consider that Southwestern Montana may still be facing a potential drought. But considering our water table, the long- and short-term implications of a lower snowpack year and a late season, quick onset of rain and highwater runoff, it is more important than ever to be mindful of the summer months ahead, and how we address water conservation, including in the spaces both in and outside of our homes.

Phase 2 construction underway at BSSD

BIG SKY – Construction on Phase 2 of the multimillion-dollar project to upgrade and expand the facilities and educational opportunities at the Big Sky School District has begun. After the Big Sky community voted to pass a $23.5 million school district bond in May of 2020, Phase 1 of...

Upcoming events this week: June 27-July 3

Live Music: Wyatt Hurts at the Riverhouse BBQ & Events, 5:30 p.m. Meet the Author: Hugh Grinnell at the Independent, 8 p.m. Live Music: Mandy Rowden Band at the Riverhouse BBQ & Events, 5:30 p.m. Film: The River Runner at the Independent, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. St. Joseph’s Mass...