The sun was shining on Wilson View on Oct. 30 during a day of celebration. Ophir Elementary School teachers John Hannahs and MacKenzie Caldwell were able to see their new home.
Frigid temperatures could not keep the community away from a favorite tradition on Oct. 24. Bundled and masked volunteers braved the cold to gather donated canned goods at Big Sky Community Food Bank’s annual event “The Great Pumpkin Giveaway”. In exchange for donations community members were able to select their favorite pumpkins.
Medications hiding in dark corners of cabinets may not remain hidden and can pose risks to friends and family. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) annual effort with law enforcement agencies, originally set for Oct. 24, was canceled locally due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.
Big Sky Community Organization’s (BSCO) VIP Passport Campaign is off and running. Every $100 donated will earn one chance to win. Two hundred tickets are sold for a shot at two grand prizes: Turks & Caicos for two people, including airfare and four nights at the Seven Stars Resort & Spa on Grace Bay or the Community VIP Passport.
Big Sky will soon have new recycling bins at Fire Pit Park, the Wilson Hotel Plaza and the Big Sky Community Organization Park. These recycling bins will be for aluminum, plastic, trash and compost.
This is one element of a larger goal of the fledgling Big Sky Sustainability Network Organization (Big Sky SNO).
Nearly 1.6 million barrels of oil are used every year to produce plastic bottles. Those bottles can take up to 450 years to decompose, according to The Balance. The 18 billion disposable diapers thrown away every year take about 250-500 years to decompose. It is a dirty world out there but it does not have to be.
For the first time in 22 years, Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC) is having to cancel its most important fundraiser – the Powder Blast. It is an event that annually provides over $100,000 in support to the GNFAC in an effort to assist community members who push to the backcountry.
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.
Bozeman nonprofit Adventure Scientists is actively recruiting cyclists to ride Montana roadways and collect wildlife and roadkill data. The effort on Montana roadways – deemed the “Montana Project” – is part of a global effort. Volunteers record detailed environmental observations and roadkill they encounter. The next ride phase is Sept.18-27.