For the first time in 22 years, Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC) is having to cancel its most important fundraiser – the Powder Blast. It is an event that annually provides over $100,000 in support to the GNFAC in an effort to assist community members who push to the backcountry.
About 10 miles south of Big Sky on Hwy. 191 is a shooting range on the west side of the road. The property is courtesy of the Forest Service, but the sweat equity to make it nice and keep it open belongs entirely to a handful of dedicated locals.
Poverty, gender discrimination and limited access to education often equals a tough road for many Nepali girls.
Bozeman nonprofit Adventure Scientists is actively recruiting cyclists to ride Montana roadways and collect wildlife and roadkill data. The effort on Montana roadways – deemed the “Montana Project” – is part of a global effort. Volunteers record detailed environmental observations and roadkill they encounter. The next ride phase is Sept.18-27.
It was a stairway to anxiety, but soon became a stairway to community and thankfulness. When Morningstar Learning Center had a shoddy fire escape, contractor estimates came in around $20,000 – a chunk of change that the nonprofit did not have on hand.
Fifteen years ago, nine women with a big dream became a force for good in Big Sky. Women in Action (WIA) was established as a grassroots nonprofit to help meet an assortment of community needs. Through WIA, scholarships are now available so children from working families in Big Sky can go to camps.
Beware the beautiful weeds of the world. The difference between a weed and a flower goes a little deeper than aesthetics.
With beauty honored in film and revered by anglers, the Gallatin River is a part of the lifeblood of small mountain communities like Big Sky.
The American Legion Post 99’s effort to bolster local businesses and help locals by purchasing gift cards inspired others. Rotary Club of Big Sky (Rotary) asked employers to submit names of employees who worked during the COVID-19 quarantine the first month the pandemic hit.
The Big Sky Ski Education Foundation (BSSEF) speciality license plate survived the July 1 chopping block when dozens of license plates for other nonprofits did not. As BSSEF program director Jeremy Ueland said the number of speciality plate options at the Department of Motor Vehicles has become extensive – a couple of hundred at least.