This week's Miner of the Week is kindergartner Grady Chapin. Grady is a hard-working student who shows up every day ready to do his best. "He is always excited to learn and perseveres even when things are challenging. He arrives every morning with a smile on his face and always says good morning.
It’s easy to recognize that Brian Stumpf hit local celebrity status ages ago. He handed out more high-fives in a 10-minute timeframe before his recent après ski gig at Scissorbills Saloon than most people get to in a year. He’s nonchalant when called out on it.
Across Montana folks are loading up their “go bags” and heading to the airport. They are deploying to California to assist with cleanup efforts after the wildfires, and to Alaska to help after the earthquake.
I ran into Julie Lisk, youth program coordinator with Thrive, at the joint Gallatin and Madison county commission meeting held at Lone Peak Cinema recently. She was desperate for volunteers, she said.
About two dozen parents gathered at Warren Miller Performing Arts Center on December 10 to discuss the challenges of raising children in a rapidly changing world. “The was the best attended parent outreach event in the last four years,” Gallatin County deputy and Big Sky School District Resource Officer Travis Earl said.
Mike Haring stuffed $600 in his pocket and bought a one-way ticket to Europe when he was 21 years old. He stayed for 13 months – surviving by playing music on the streets.
“This was 1985,” he explained. “There were no cell phones; no credit cards.”
Lone Peak High School senior Myles Wilson has brought a new leadership to the Lone Peak Newscast. His dedication, attention to detail and hard work has been evident in the latest Newscasts. Myles has been instrumental in keeping all members of the cast focused on the importance of the overall quality.
Local artist James Clark intends to traverse the United States not by plane, train, automobile, horse or bicycle. He's traveling via his own two feet – and considers every step a movement toward healing.
This week's Miner of the Week is first grade student Braxtin Clark. Braxtin arrives to school every day with a positive attitude and ambition to learn. "She is very caring and checks in with all her friends to make sure they are having a good day.
I asked Sarah “Sippi” Sipe to sit down with me, delay the comfort of her home and cuddles with her cat –Tom Newberry – and to share stories of her abundant volunteer work. We spoke at end of day in the conference room of her accounting office when most people were gone – the faintest tapping of keys on one lonely computer could be heard.