Aranza De La Torre arrived in Big Sky four years ago completely unable to speak English. Google Translate and her English-speaking husband were De La Torre’s only methods of communication. Until recently, she worked at the Big Sky Post Office where she was able to provide translation for others.
I was 12 years old when I arrived in Big Sky with my parents. My family had just arrived from Honduras, escaping the violence there, and I remember being the only Spanish speaker and the only person with a different skin color in my 4th-grade class.
Countless hikers hit the trail during fall noting the warm temperatures starting-off – and then are caught off guard with rain, sleet and snow. A fall hike can run the gamut. This time of year, there is an incredibly thin line between a good time and hypothermia.
Every year there are rumors about new families with kids expected to move to Big Sky, and this year is no exception. Are there fifty? Twenty five? Ten? The real numbers won’t be known until (and if) we start school next fall. One thing is for sure, however.
Local Big Sky teens and college students are wearing their masks to protect others from Covid but say their fears are less of infection than for how this pandemic will impact their immediate and long-term future.
The first time I was in a small town local newspaper, I was less than one year old. My baby picture won a cute baby contest and was published in the paper. Sadly, in terms of looks, I peaked in the first few months of my life and it has been downhill ever since.
Though slowly but surely making its way into more conversations, the coronavirus expedited the idea that physical and mental health are fundamentally related. “To me, this is just a good time for all of us to think about our health.
Hannah McKinney and Ellie Jorgensen, Women In Action’s (WIA) two interns, will celebrate graduation virtually this spring. WIA welcomes two new interns, Jillian Martin and Ruby Pauli, to the team.
National Poetry Month was established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. We came across the poem below and decided in order to honor the celebration, we would add a Big Sky spin.
APRIL IS A DOG’S DREAM
By MARILYN SINGER
It was the first independent Friday for Big Sky School District students – a hard-earned treat for the work it took to transition to online and distance learning. The premise is that if they get their coursework done, they are free to pursue whatever activities get the nod from their parents.