Gallatin County will soon have some extra – and capable – hands helping communities. Team Rubicon (TR) – a military veteran led volunteer organization – will be mobilizing in Gallatin County to help with core capabilities, food bank help and delivery.
Big Sky Resort has a team of kick-a– canines who are trained to rescue people who get in trouble on the mountain. Admired for their skill and bravery, they are even sponsored by Bridger Animal Nutrition, where photos of avalanche dogs are proudly displayed above the register.
The Habitat for Humanity effort called Wilson View, which is under construction to help with the Big Sky School District teacher housing shortage is now in full swing after a challenging winter season.
Colorful shirts were everywhere at the fifth annual American Legion 7th District Oratorical Contest. Ophir Middle School and Lone Peak High School social studies teacher Tony Coppola stood before attendees and discussed how Dick Allgood was the reason he and fellow teacher Jeremy Harder became involved with the Sons of the American Legion.
Rotary Club of Big Sky and All Saints Big Sky, the Lutheran- Episcopal Church joined together to bring back an old Big Sky tradition: the International Employee Dinner.
Around 200 college age young adults are employed in Big Sky thanks to the J-1 Visa and bolster the workforce during peak season.
Science is not reserved only for those with post doctorates. From researching the night sky to investigating insects in Yellowstone National Park, there is plenty of room for citizen scientists of any age.
Free income tax filing assistance is being offered at the Big Sky Food Bank on Feb. 13 and March 12 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Renae Schumacher has kept busy since she moved to Big Sky in 1993. For starters, she’s running the business she first purchased with her brother before buying him out – the Big Sky Conoco. In what leisure time she has left she is hiking, running, biking, golfing or skiing – although she’s been too busy to ski yet this year.
I had heard tale of a mysterious group of do-gooders in Big Sky, initially thinking they were linked to another volunteer organization within the community. I was wrong. There’s no name for the group. No scheduled meetings. No 501c3 status. No minutes.
There is nothing Lee Griffiths does that is not well thought-out. His move to Big Sky years ago was quite researched and intentional. He knew he wanted to escape the rat race of the East Coast and settle in a ski community out west, so he spent an entire season visiting many resort areas.