With beauty honored in film and revered by anglers, the Gallatin River is a part of the lifeblood of small mountain communities like Big Sky.
The American Legion Post 99’s effort to bolster local businesses and help locals by purchasing gift cards inspired others. Rotary Club of Big Sky (Rotary) asked employers to submit names of employees who worked during the COVID-19 quarantine the first month the pandemic hit.
The Big Sky Ski Education Foundation (BSSEF) speciality license plate survived the July 1 chopping block when dozens of license plates for other nonprofits did not. As BSSEF program director Jeremy Ueland said the number of speciality plate options at the Department of Motor Vehicles has become extensive – a couple of hundred at least.
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