Stepping into the spotlight can be a frightening proposition, no matter one’s age. When the call to volunteer for the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation Facebook Live video drawing came, three-year-old Trip Effler answered without much hesitation, saying with his actions: “Step aside, older humans. I have a job to do.”
Boards of organizations in Big Sky make things happen – they wield a lot of power in the unincorporated community. Board members have the onus of furthering organizational goals while remaining accountable to the community.
When humans head to the wilderness, things can happen quickly. Weather shifts, lightning strikes, animals attack. This is not to say that nature has antipathy for humans, but more apathy. That might even be part of the appeal for outdoor enthusiasts – a thrill.
Lone Peak High School (LPHS) students will soon be able to study neurobiology thanks to a grant received from the efforts of science educator Dr. Kate Eisele. Science is a hands-on pursuit, both in application and in learning.
Microphone wielding child news anchors are interviewing adults about all kinds of things in the Gallatin Valley – things like hope, creativity, giving back and the generosity of the community.
The Moonlight Community Foundation (MCF) semi annual grant cycles and commitments to the Big Sky Relief Collaboration has generated over $365,000 that has been awarded to local nonprofits this year.
Over a decade ago, a holiday tree became something else in Big Sky – the embodiment of benevolence. With the “Christmas Giving Tree” a Big Sky tradition was born to make the Christmas season a lot more special for struggling families.
This year, Dec. 1 means more than just the beginning of winter. Eight years ago, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving also meant the start of something good – a global movement for good, in fact.
For many, 2020 has been a real kick in the head. As folks scramble to figure out aspects of their lives complicated by COVID-19, some local businesses and volunteers want to take a stresser off their plates. Actually, they want to pile to-go containers high with turkey day delicacies – and fill their plates.
Patrick Maidman busied himself unloading a vehicle full of cardboard at the newly paved recycling center on Hwy. 191. He noted how nice it looked and also that the improvement was just in time for winter.