Behind the scenes on a relatively-calm offseason afternoon at the Big Sky Community Post Office, Jean Palmer was busy sorting through a stack of change of address forms. Not her favorite task, she admitted, but an important one nonetheless.
A few years ago, Big Sky Community Food Bank Director Sarah Gaither found herself on a snowy drive to Bozeman from Big Sky in the dark. Her destination: the Bozeman Ace Hardware loading dock, where she stacked slow cookers into the Food Bank vehicle.
Laura Seyfang has always admired former President Jimmy Carter and his work with Habitat for Humanity. On 13 different missions, the former GM executive and Big Sky resident used vacation time to volunteer for Habitat projects around the world: Kenya, Nepal, Vietnam and Paraguay.
Don and Diane Lundsten embarked on their 11th trip to Uganda on Oct. 10, representing the Uganda Orphans Fund, a nonprofit out of Bozeman dedicated to improving the lives of children afflicted by war, poverty or disease. A friend of theirs, Duncan Hill, started the organization 20 years ago.
Back in 2014, Dan Greene achieved ski town movie fame with his role in “Higher Love—Love and Danger in Big Sky,” a hilarious short film created for Lone Peak Cinema’s Big Sky Shootout.
Kole has started the year with an outstanding work ethic and a commitment to doing well. He shows maturity in the classroom when he works with peers and upholds his end of the responsibilities. Kole is also a student who goes above and beyond when asked to help out.
After a long day in his Ennis dental office, Dr. Peter Schmieding sat down at his laptop and logged onto Facebook. Messages quickly popped up from supporters of Dr. Schmieding’s other “job” as facilitator of Tsering’s Fund—a Nepal-based charity he and his wife Karen Fellerhoff have dedicated themselves to.
Big Sky Resort’s new director of sales, Katie Grice, is a self-proclaimed goal setter, and proud of it. So when she turned 30, she decided to tackle a marathon a year. Now 33, she’s raced in the Bozeman and Billings marathons. She hopes each helped prepare her for her fourth—the New York City Marathon.
Visitors and locals alike will likely recognize the colorful, Big Sky-themed watercolor cards sold all around town. But odds are good they wouldn’t recognize the artist behind the iconic images. Her name is Kathy Kovala—a 78-year-old artist who has been coming to Big Sky with her family for years, and she’d love to meet you.
To hear Raymond Reinke tell it, the whole mess started as a fight about parenting.