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.”
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.
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.
Dear Big Sky Community,
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.
This week's Miner of the Week is kindergartner Wylie Brunner. "She greets me with a smile every morning and afternoon, and doesn't walk off the bus without saying, 'Have a good day Mr. Brad'. She is always very kind and sweet," said her bus driver Mr. Brad.
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.
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.
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’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.