About 10 miles south of Big Sky on Hwy. 191 is a shooting range on the west side of the road. The property is courtesy of the Forest Service, but the sweat equity to make it nice and keep it open belongs entirely to a handful of dedicated locals.
Poverty, gender discrimination and limited access to education often equals a tough road for many Nepali girls.
It was a stairway to anxiety, but soon became a stairway to community and thankfulness. When Morningstar Learning Center had a shoddy fire escape, contractor estimates came in around $20,000 – a chunk of change that the nonprofit did not have on hand.
The Wilson View project for Big Sky School District (BSSD) teachers is kicking into high gear – and volunteers are needed. A trailblazing collaborative effort between BSSD and Habitat for Humanity, two triplexes are under construction to help with teacher retention.
Last year and the 17 years before, celebrities descended upon Big Sky from all corners of the nation. They came for the highly regarded and celebrated Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Big Sky Country Celebrity Golf Tournament – a single event that typically generates nearly half of the funding needed to support Big Sky programs.
On an overcast, chilly day, the hillside of the Big Sky Community Park was dotted with movement and color. Volunteers in various shades of jackets all had different motivations for digging into the earth. On the forefront for many was the effort to honor Peter Scherfig – a Big Sky resident who was mauled by a grizzly bear on Memorial Day.
Social isolation from COVID-19 is still making some people feel that they went down the rabbit hole. One creative solution: residents of The Springs at Bozeman are stepping into the “looking glass”. It is actually a plexiglass room designed by the staff.
A clay Chinese tea set, the Deluxe Turntable edition of Scrabble and nearly every kind of toy a child could want – these are just a few examples of items sold at the recent community yard sale fundraiser.
As Big Sky ramps up for summer and the community recreates, a host of volunteer opportunities are available. While visitor travel increases and people return to their second homes, social distancing is still recommended. State officials attempt