Stephen Max seamlessly transitions from helping customers at Big Sky Print & Ship to speaking of scientific theories, discussing Albert Einstein’s, Noam Chomsky’s and Alan Turing’s contributions to science – and the world in general. Some customers were so pleased with his work and demeanor they tried to buy him lunch last week.
Science is not reserved only for those with post doctorates. From researching the night sky to investigating insects in Yellowstone National Park, there is plenty of room for citizen scientists of any age.
The Cascade area is putting incredible demands on the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) system. Finding groundwater on the mountain to sustain growth is a pressing issue and something the district has been proactively pursuing.
It could be called the canyon crunch – the dreaded commute between Bozeman and Big Sky. Many are making the trek as employment opportunities continue to flourish in the area, the population steadily increases and affordable housing remains an issue.
Free income tax filing assistance is being offered at the Big Sky Food Bank on Feb. 13 and March 12 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
From growing-up surfing on Virginia Beach, to playing professional soccer in Australia, to working on a massive cattle ranch, Zach Hinte believes life is best lived with experiences and authenticity. After heeding advice from a friend and settling in the area, he has become a living, breathing ode to the Old West.
A collaborative effort between Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) and Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) to address wastewater issues in the area moves closer to the ballot.
Recent full-time Big Sky resident Patricia VanGalen is vibrant and strong. She strolled into Roxy’s thoroughly energized before she took a sip of the coffee. The 65 year old mother of two had been exercising at Moving Mountains.
Ophir Middle School and Lone Peak High School (LPHS) Social Studies teacher Tony Coppola is often seen harnessing the flames of a massive grill outside of LPHS home games. The burgers he masterfully grills help 8th grade students earn their way to Washington D.C. He describes how the fundraising works and why the effort is so important.
Unincorporated Big Sky is unique in a plethora of ways. Many longterm residents say the only reason this beautiful experiment on the mountain has made it is largely due to volunteers. There are people in the community who have continually juggled family demands, work, hobbies and participation with local non profits.