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Cars fill a parking lot at Snowbowl mountain April 01,2020. Guidelines for safe recreation during the coronavirus pandemic include social distancing and toning down the risks in order to protect first responders and preserve hospital beds.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

According to a 2018 report from Headwaters Economics, nearly 90 percent of Montanans participate in outdoor recreation for physical and mental well-being. But safety concerns amid the novel coronavirus outbreak are complicating how people get outside.

Water from a treated sewage holding pond at Big Sky leaks into the Gallatin River, March 3, 2016.
Courtesy Explore Big Sky/Outlaw Partners

Trace amounts of E. coli and nitrates were found in samples from the Gallatin River. This was a result of a pipe leak that spilled 35 million gallons of sewage water into the Gallatin River earlier this month.

Acclaimed East Coast Troubadours Play Big Sky

Jun 25, 2015

The Big Sky Arts Council welcomes acclaimed East Coast troubadours Sons of Bill to Big Sky for the first time ever on Thursday, July 2, for a FREE concert of high-energy rock music at Center Stage in Town Center Park. The concert is part of the Music in the Mountains series.