Huge progress has been made on the groundbreaking project between Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley and the Big Sky School District thanks to dedicated volunteers. Still, there is work to be done. The project is meant to increase teacher retention by providing affordable teacher housing on school grounds.
At the end of World War II, Montanans looked to the vast wilderness of the Treasure State and felt the urge to protect it. The nonprofit Keep Montana Green has focused on preventing humancaused wildfires with a big push toward education for the last 75 years.
Lee Winters circumnavigated the globe solo on a 39-foot sailboat called Jargo, named after the horse that saved his grandparents during a flash flood. The consummate entrepreneur, his pursuits have ranged from inventions, to farming, to soy protein packing and now to real estate investment with Spanish Moss Home Buyers in Savannah, Ga.
Stepping into the spotlight can be a frightening proposition, no matter one’s age. When the call to volunteer for the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation Facebook Live video drawing came, three-year-old Trip Effler answered without much hesitation, saying with his actions: “Step aside, older humans. I have a job to do.”
Boards of organizations in Big Sky make things happen – they wield a lot of power in the unincorporated community. Board members have the onus of furthering organizational goals while remaining accountable to the community.
When humans head to the wilderness, things can happen quickly. Weather shifts, lightning strikes, animals attack. This is not to say that nature has antipathy for humans, but more apathy. That might even be part of the appeal for outdoor enthusiasts – a thrill.
Lone Peak High School (LPHS) students will soon be able to study neurobiology thanks to a grant received from the efforts of science educator Dr. Kate Eisele. Science is a hands-on pursuit, both in application and in learning.
Microphone wielding child news anchors are interviewing adults about all kinds of things in the Gallatin Valley – things like hope, creativity, giving back and the generosity of the community.
The Moonlight Community Foundation (MCF) semi annual grant cycles and commitments to the Big Sky Relief Collaboration has generated over $365,000 that has been awarded to local nonprofits this year.
Over a decade ago, a holiday tree became something else in Big Sky – the embodiment of benevolence. With the “Christmas Giving Tree” a Big Sky tradition was born to make the Christmas season a lot more special for struggling families.