New faculty introductions were in order before getting down to business at the Big Sky School District Board of Directors regular meeting on the afternoon of Sept. 11. The new faces hailed from Connecticut, Miami, Las Vegas and beyond.
The Arts Council of Big Sky is hosting its final weekend artist workshop of the year Oct. 5-7, featuring well-known painter Whitney Michelle Hall in a class titled “Drawing for Painting.”
You can discover a lot about the person by learning what charitable organizations they support. That’s what Big Sky Build, Inc. owner John Seelye learned when he decided this year to enable one employee a month to donate $200 to a charity of their choice.
Steve Nordahl, owner of Lone Peak Brewing and Taphouse, started bringing in comedy shows two and a half years ago. He described the inception as a bit of a selfish desire; he likes going to comedy clubs on vacations, and wanted to bring that type of entertainment to Big Sky.
When you gaze up at Lone Mountain from the tram base station, the surrounding terrain appears rugged, craggy and solid as a rock. But in reality, the earth beneath your feet is moving.
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.
Breaking and entering. Damaging rental vehicles. Stealing food. Digging in trash. Distracting drivers. The rap sheet is a mile long.
The offenders in question: black bears.
As the Karst Stage pulled into Park City, Mont. on Sept. 1, Terry Westerfield shuffled down the sidewalk, returning from the corner store to his little green home next to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Behind the church, the town’s football complex spreads out for the rest of the block, just down the street from Park City Schools.
That first-day-of-school vibe was still fresh when Mike Cooney—Montana’s lieutenant governor—arrived on campus of the Big Sky School District.The quick visit took Cooney from the mountain-themed Ophir library to the colorful lunchroom and into the gym where elementary students met teachers and staff.
In the short story “There’s a Wreck at the Top of Mount Mammon,” a fictional ski patroller wrestles with a nightmare about a fatal accident on a run called Heaven.