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Kira Fercho describes her work as a combination of Imposto, Russian Impressionism as well as Western Tonalism.

A calling to create

Billings native Kira Fercho either loves or hates things. There is no in-between. Exercising self-control, she makes one New Year’s resolution per year to do something she hates. One year that was to endlessly listen to Mariah Carey’s music. “And now I love it,” she said.

Lenay didn’t start snowboarding until 2007, but has taken the snowboard bull by the horns since then. “Follow your passion. Don’t let anybody ever tell you that you can’t do it. If they do, just use that as motivation to make it happen,” he said.

Bound for B.C.

Big Sky local Chance Lenay was busy recently, packing up his gear and snowboard and heading to Revelstoke, British Columbia to compete in the Freeride World Qualifiers held on January 10.

Bustling in Big Sky 

While many companies are inclined to shut down for the holidays due to paying a premium for workers: from time-and-a-half to double-time or overtime wages, according to a study by the Society of Human Resource Management, Big Sky and resort communities in general operate differently.

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Big Horn of the Week

Jacob is an impressive and amazing freshman at Lone Peak High School. He has shown maturity seldom seen in students of his age. This is evident through his kind and thoughtful actions towards his fellow classmates and LPHS staff. Jacob’s positive spirit and humbling ways have not gone unnoticed.

Norma Troxler

Miner of the Week

This week's Miner of the Week is kindergartner Norma Troxler. "Norma is a very caring student who is always willing to help her friends or classmates. She is a cheerful, kind, compassionate and loving student. She is a role model for all students and an enthusiastic learner," said her teacher Ms.

A walking miracle: 16-year-old Gus Hoffman survived a horrific accident a year and a half ago, but has never stopped pursuing his dream of becoming a horse trainer.

Riding on resilience

Gus Hoffman believes it was a grizzly which spooked his horse, Soldier, after he dismounted for trail cleanup in June of 2017. He was alone, the lead rope in one hand and a saw in the other, when the 15-hand horse’s powerful rear hoof launched to his throat. Gus fell back, dropped the rope and felt disoriented – like he couldn’t breathe.

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