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Grady Chapin

Miner of the Week

This week's Miner of the Week is kindergartner Grady Chapin. Grady is a hard-working student who shows up every day ready to do his best. "He is always excited to learn and perseveres even when things are challenging. He arrives every morning with a smile on his face and always says good morning.

Big Horn of the Week

Lone Peak High School senior Myles Wilson has brought a new leadership to the Lone Peak Newscast. His dedication, attention to detail and hard work has been evident in the latest Newscasts. Myles has been instrumental in keeping all members of the cast focused on the importance of the overall quality.

Ophir first-grader Braxtin Clark

Miner of the Week

This week's Miner of the Week is first grade student Braxtin Clark. Braxtin arrives to school every day with a positive attitude and ambition to learn. "She is very caring and checks in with all her friends to make sure they are having a good day.

MINER OF THE WEEK

Charlie is a remarkable young man in so many ways. The seventh grader has been described as mature, independent and thoughtful, which accurately describes him both in and out of the classroom. He has a natural curiosity that is evident in his actions toward helping others.

Gretchen Gerhardt Sewell

Gretchen Gerhardt Sewell, 81, of Reno, Nev., passed away peacefully on Nov. 17 with family and friends by her side after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Tecumseh, Neb., “Gretty” was raised in Reno, where she met her husband (the late) A.W. “Buster” Sewell. They were high school sweethearts, who later married.

Big thanks

Aaron Teasdale, author of the above story, was twice named “Travel Writer of the Year” by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation and has collected lots of other accolades during his impressive career. At one point, he nearly moved to Big Sky to work as editor of the Lone Peak Lookout. 

RJ and his bull.

On the hunt

My first bull ever! This bull elk was harvested on public lands with the help of a few good friends. As the memories of this hunt have danced in my mind more than I would like to admit, it was a “textbook” hunt. All variables fell into place. We made the right decisions at the right times. We called him to 10 yards, and I took him with my bow.

U.S. Navy Veteran Andrew Jackson salutes during an a capella performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the LPHS Veterans Day Assembly held on the afternoon of Nov. 12. Jackson served 24 years of active duty in the military, starting with the Army and moving on to Naval pilot training, flying Lockheed P-3 planes.

Thank a veteran

U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Tate Tatum admitted he was a little nervous as he addressed the crowd gathered in the Lone Peak High School gymnasium during the annual Veterans Day Assembly.

Samantha Suazo

Big Horn of the Week

Ninth-grader Samantha has been described by teachers and students as a genuinely positive and kind person. She is always willing to help where help is needed. Her hard work ethic is evident through her ability to learn English is less than four years, and she is often seen translating for classmates, creating a more inspiring classroom climate.

Dane Michael Offutt

OBITUARY

Dane Offutt was born was born March 8, 1989 in Florida. He was raised in Texas alongside his younger sister. Although Dane’s time in Big Sky was sadly short lived, he was starting to build more than just a warm place to lay his head.

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