Community

The 11 Johnson children span in age from 24 years old to six years old. Nine of them recently skied Big Sky with their parents.

A family affair

A mountain resort community sees every kind of person imaginable: politicians, business leaders, powder hounds speaking a multitude of different languages and self-proclaimed “dirt bags” and “ski bums.” 

Doyle Ranstrom and his wife are residents of Montana and have owned a residence in Big Sky since 2004. Ranstrom is a Certified Financial Planner® and has a financial planning consulting firm. He sold the wealth management firm he founded at the end of 2016. Check out his website, www.doylearanstrom.com for more, and check back with the Lookout in the coming weeks as he continues his guest column full of local insight.

Guest Opinion

Several years ago, I embarked on a bicycle ride across the country and posted a daily blog. One of those blogs was a reflection on the invisible people in our lives. The people we come across in our day-to-day experiences that go unnoticed unless we are unsatisfied with our interaction with them.

Paul and Kim Cameron make the most of the days they have together. Paul is suffering from a failing liver, and with a transplant out of the question, each day is a blessing for the Big Sky couple.

A lasting bond

In the telling of a love story it’s common to start at the beginning – or sometimes the end. In this case, it would be an injustice to Paul and Kim Cameron to begin anywhere other than where they are right at this moment – by sharing wisdom gleaned from decades with each other and in this community. 

Maria Vasuez-Suazo

Miner of the Week: Maria Vasuez-Suazo

This week's Miner of the Week is first-grader Maria Vasuez-Suazo. "Maria is always caring, kind, principled, and helpful. She arrives at school every day with a smile on her face and exudes her love for learning," said her teacher Mrs. Jenks. "In her time at Ophir Elementary, she has grown to be a role model in our school," said Mrs. Nell.

Hunter Strauss: a stand-up Big Sky student.

MINER OF THE WEEK: Hunter Strauss

Hunter Strauss is a well-liked student with his eighth-grade classmates. He has shown major growth in becoming an effective and positive leader among his peers. His teacher relays he has been taking creative risk and makes learning look effortless. Hunter continues to shine by developing characteristics seldom seen in his peers.

Blue Moon Bakery General Manager Chris Rouse boils bagels. It’s a night preparation for early mornings at the Blue Moon Bakery.

Baking and breaking bread

Chris Rouse good naturedly razzes local customers as well as his coworkers at Blue Moon Bakery. As the bakery’s general manager, it doesn’t hurt that he knows many Big Sky residents. He spent almost a decade in the community helping create structure for restaurants at Big Sky Resort before returning to his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota.

Scarlet Rosheim

MINER OF THE WEEK: Scarlet Rosheim

This week's Miner of the Week is fifth-grade student Scarlet Rosheim. Scarlet is not only a dedicated student in the classroom, but she has also been spreading her wings on the basketball court. "She is very sweet and works really hard to learn the game," said one of her coaches. "Scarlet is very diligent and exhibits all of the learner profile

Roger Schwer and Marjie Toepffer – it may not have been true love at first sight per se, but the couple’s lives bound them together. Now, they celebrate a successful marriage and take pride in their contributions to the Big Sky community.

A classical love story

Roger Schwer and Marjie Toepffer’s story is one of resilience in the face of loss; hope in a time of uncertainty; and of faith in the renewing powers of love. They celebrate 12 years together, while jointly having nearly 100 years of marriage between them.

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