Big thanks

To all those who helped out over the last 12 months

Aaron Teasdale, author of the above story, was twice named “Travel Writer of the Year” by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation and has collected lots of other accolades during his impressive career. At one point, he nearly moved to Big Sky to work as editor of the Lone Peak Lookout. 

That was just before the paper was sold and brought under the management of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. It then ceased publishing for a couple of years until a team led by current publishers Susanne Hill and Erin Leonard revived the Lookout.

Now, look where we are—issue number 52 of a relaunched and re-envisioned community newspaper for Big Sky. Many thanks to those who’ve contributed along the way: Ami Barker, Ginger Lynch, Kevin Kelleher, John Todd, Mike Coil, Jodee March, Katie Moen, John Taylor, Dustin Jones, Eric Ossorio, Jill Bough, Tori Pintar, Keely Larson and others who took my calls, returned my emails and put up with my love for long anecdotes. 

I’m stepping down as editor and placing the paper in the skillful hands of current staffer Jolene Palmer, who along with new edition Jana Bounds, will continue to emphasize interesting and important local stories. 

I’ll remain nearby in Bozeman and you can find me at

I wish this generous community all the best.

Thanks again,


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