Just as poo hits the fan with COVID-19, Skiers and snowboarders across the country have a unique opportunity to assist a nationwide effort – donating ski goggles for medical personnel who have no personal protective equipment (PPE) for eye protection. Goggles for Docs is a new nonprofit organization.
Quarantine cooking classes are now an option in Big Sky. Big Sky Virtual Kitchen – a collaboration between Big Sky Community Organization, Hungry Moose Market and Deli and local culinary geniuses willing to share recipes is now up and running.
Gallatin County will soon have some extra – and capable – hands helping communities. Team Rubicon (TR) – a military veteran led volunteer organization – will be mobilizing in Gallatin County to help with core capabilities, food bank help and delivery.
Big Sky Resort has a team of kick-a– canines who are trained to rescue people who get in trouble on the mountain. Admired for their skill and bravery, they are even sponsored by Bridger Animal Nutrition, where photos of avalanche dogs are proudly displayed above the register.
“We live in Montana and we take care of each other. When times are worst, we see the best,” Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said in a recent press conference.
The Habitat for Humanity effort called Wilson View, which is under construction to help with the Big Sky School District teacher housing shortage is now in full swing after a challenging winter season.
Colorful shirts were everywhere at the fifth annual American Legion 7th District Oratorical Contest. Ophir Middle School and Lone Peak High School social studies teacher Tony Coppola stood before attendees and discussed how Dick Allgood was the reason he and fellow teacher Jeremy Harder became involved with the Sons of the American Legion.
Rotary Club of Big Sky and All Saints Big Sky, the Lutheran- Episcopal Church joined together to bring back an old Big Sky tradition: the International Employee Dinner.
Around 200 college age young adults are employed in Big Sky thanks to the J-1 Visa and bolster the workforce during peak season.
Science is not reserved only for those with post doctorates. From researching the night sky to investigating insects in Yellowstone National Park, there is plenty of room for citizen scientists of any age.
Free income tax filing assistance is being offered at the Big Sky Food Bank on Feb. 13 and March 12 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.