Big Sky Community Organization

4th of July 5K Winners

For Big Sky, it was a weird July 4.There were no fireworks throughout Big Sky due to the Big Fire District fire ban put in place before the weekend. The weekend truly was like no other. However, one sense of normalcy for the community was the July 4 5K fun run.

A herd of runners charge out of the starting gates at the 5K in 2019. PHOTO COURTESY SARA MARINO

Get ready to run

Ready, set, go! The July 4 5K run is back in person this Sunday on July 4. Like many things in 2020 the 5K run put on by the BSCO was virtual last year. This year it is back on at the Big Sky Community Park. All proceeds will go towards helping the BSCO’s efforts to improve our community.

Ousel Falls and Hummocks and Uplands are two of the areas of focus for trail maintenance and cleanup. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

National Trails Day

Across the state, and the country, the first Saturday in June is identified as National Trails Day.

According to the National Parks Service, the annual event is hosted by the American Hiking Society, “Which celebrates not only national scenic and historic trails, but all trails on public lands.”

Join BSCO on Thursday, June 17 at 4 p.m. for Trail Ambassador training to get involved with the trails you love. COURTESY BSCO

Love trails?

“People can be divided into three groups: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened. Showing up is 80% of life.” –WOODY ALLEN, US film actor, director, & writer, 1935-present

The Big Sky Community Softball Fields have been a product of the community from the beginning. PHOTO COURTESY OF BSCO

Prepping the field

Longtime local Brian Wheeler once described how the softball fields came to be in Big Sky: Boyne donated the land, which at the time was a rocky field with weeds and large holes. Mary Wheeler drove a tractor donated by Steve Barrett around the field and neighborhood kids threw rocks into the loader bucket.

Lone Peak on the horizon from the roof of BASE. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

An early peek at BASE

Lone Peak dominated the horizon and a sea of blue around it, a handful of the people who have been instrumental in funding and forming Big Sky’s BASE stood on the roof, taking photo opportunities, delighting in seeing it come to fruition.

A grateful community

Thankfulness has long been proven to help create a sense of wellbeing. A burgeoning area of research, impacts of positive psychology continue to be studied, but according to an article from Harvard Medical School “expressing thanks may be one of the simplest ways to feel better.”

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