Sawyer Donaldson works away at the car wash station at Morningstar Learning Center. PHOTO COURTESY OF STEPHANIE KISSELL

Now hiring

There is a nationwide childcare crisis underway and Big Sky has not been immune. Faced with a staffing emergency during a pandemic, Morningstar Learning Center (MLC) board members rolled up their sleeves, asked for help and started hatching a plan with a Big Sky Relief steering committee.

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Many Americans have been highly adaptable to Covid times in regard to shifting to online work, especially since they got to have more creative wardrobe choices.

Teams under quarantine

Lone Peak High School (LPHS) Lady Bighorns Junior Varsity basketball games have been canceled for the remainder of the season. COVID-19 has proven a headache for early season athletics. Harrison/Willow Creek and Lima games were canceled due to the team being under quarantine. The Jan. 9 match against Ennis is being rescheduled.

Buecking’s pencil drawing of her friend’s dog, Cooper. PHOTO COURTESY OF MEGAN BUECKING

Realistic pet portraits

Some people make Christmas ornaments with their pets’ paw print. Some get pictures of their pets’ adorable face blown up on a t-shirt. Others sign up for a pencil drawing class taught by Megan Buecking with the Arts Council of Big Sky (ACBS) to make the homage even more personal.

A well-travelled family, Mark, Ece, nine year old Sky and eleven year old Zeyli Walkup have made Big Sky their home. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK WALKUP

The long road home

Teamwork seems intrinsic to Mark Walkup, the new general manager of the Hungry Moose: from college football to the cheerleading squad at Auburn University to playing the bass guitar professionally for popular punk bands. He has travelled nearly every nook and cranny of the nation – that is part of the reason he wants to be in Big Sky.

Winterkeeper for Yellowstone General Stores for the last 41 years, Jeff Henry in an action shot removing gigantic blocks of snow from the roof of the Canyon General Store in 1999. PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF HENRY

Tales from the tundra

For years men have harnessed the tools of the woods and tamed the onslaught of winter weather in a most inventive way. Their efforts have kept buildings standing in Yellowstone National Park (YNP) and allowed for people to better experience a largely untamed world.

Two toilets were destroyed in the vandalism. The full cost to repairs may not be known until water is turned back on. PHOTO COURTESY ADAM JOHNSON

It stinks

Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) had a rude introduction to 2021 – unprecedented vandalism at the Big Sky Community Park. BSCO Communication & Development Director Michelle Kendziorski and BSCO Parks and Trails Director Adam Johnson concurred that the vandalism was unlike anything the organization had ever encountered.

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