BIG SANDY — To some, the town of Big Sandy may not seem like much more than a couple of grain elevators along an empty stretch of highway in the middle of nowhere - but that middle of nowhere is actually what is known as Montana's Golden Triangle and now, thanks to a description from a Big Sandy native, the New York Times is taking notice.
The article is titled "52 Places To Love In 2021," and one of the places is Montana's Golden Triangle region; Doreen Stephens is quoted in the article, explaining that she grew up on a farm 14 miles west of Big Sandy.
"It's a big honor to be having some recognition,” said The Grocery Store employee Jordan Schwarzbach.
"I think it's very cool, and probably deserving,” said Mint Bar & Cafe owner Marie Jappe.
People around town say the community and the Golden Triangle definitely have a lot to love. "Everybody here's kind of all for each other. If you ever need any help, we're all for each other and we'll be there for each other,” said Schwarzbach.
"The opportunities to float the river, see the scenery, the Bear Paws, even Fort Benton is a destination people like to see. There's a lot of history here,” said Jappe.
Rebecca Engum, director of Visit Great Falls Montana Tourism, appreciates the publicity: "It's not paid media, that we're pushing an agenda. People are more likely to believe their peers than they are advertising, so it's a real great boost for this area."