Photo courtesy of Alisa Allgood

In memoriam

Local legend, Big Sky resident of nearly 30 years and active community volunteer, Richard “Dick” Allgood entered the world on a sweltering 90 degree day in Birmingham, Alabama on May 20,1944. He died on a chilly afternoon in Montana on Feb. 22, 2020 at 4:44 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Stephen Max

A scientist and a gentleman

Stephen Max seamlessly transitions from helping customers at Big Sky Print & Ship to speaking of scientific theories, discussing Albert Einstein’s, Noam Chomsky’s and Alan Turing’s contributions to science – and the world in general. Some customers were so pleased with his work and demeanor they tried to buy him lunch last week.

Photo courtesy of Zach Hinte

The authentic life of Zach Hinte

From growing-up surfing on Virginia Beach, to playing professional soccer in Australia, to working on a massive cattle ranch, Zach Hinte believes life is best lived with experiences and authenticity. After heeding advice from a friend and settling in the area, he has become a living, breathing ode to the Old West.

Photo courtesy of Patricia VanGalen

Resilience and strength

Recent full-time Big Sky resident Patricia VanGalen is vibrant and strong. She strolled into Roxy’s thoroughly energized before she took a sip of the coffee. The 65 year old mother of two had been exercising at Moving Mountains.


A decade in Big Sky

Being a single mother in a ski town presents challenges – Kristen Hovey knows. Now a decade in Big Sky, she has stayed because she loves the area, the community and her friend-family. Still, she prepares to leave at the end of every season.

John and Ewa Zirkle enjoy quality time together. John learned to speak her native language – Polish. PHOTO COURTESY EWA ZIRKLE

The unknown JZ

That feeling – the one found when securing that stretch of fresh powder and sharing it with friends on a bluebird day in Big Sky – John Zirkle loves that feeling. Zen days like that are works of art etched into memories. He wants to extend that feeling of connection and joy.

Morgan Doud met Big Sky raised Justin McKillop in college. Now, the couple has settled in Big Sky. PHOTO COURTESY MORGAN DOUD

New place for an old soul

Morgan Doud is the product of a beautiful love story. Before her parents were married, her father always had a feeling something was wrong with him. He went for testing, discovered he has Muscular Dystrophy and told his fiance to marry someone else, someone without his struggles. 

Lewis the famous llama

In many ways the last few years of Lewis’s life are a pretty good representation of Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey.” The hero struggles, finds conflict in the ordinary world, has a “call to adventure.” He heads into the special world where he endures tests and along the way discovers allies and enemies.


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