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Ralph Harder. PHOTO COURTESY JEREMY HARDER

The heart of it

Presidents, generals and journalists have long sought to pen the right words – thoughts denoting respect and thankfulness of members of the armed forces coupled with a recognition of the brutal reality of war. Films have sought to provide a glimpse of war. Dr.

Evi Dixon with one of her alpacas. She learned to shear the animals after getting them initially to take care of the grass on her property. PHOTO COURTESY EVI DIXON

The art of the segue

It was negative three degrees outside when Evi Dixon remarked on what a beautiful day it was. Originally from Austria, she is no stranger to a white world and chilly temperatures. Actually, snow is what initially brought her to Big Sky – the plan was to work one season abroad as a ski instructor.

Lone Peak High School Senior Michael Romney earned the distinction of being the first LPHS student to be a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, but he credits his teachers and the community for his success. PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL ROMNEY

A testament to good people

Lone Peak High School senior Michael Romney just became the school’s first National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, with a total of 16,000 in the nation. He is in the running for one of the 7,600 National Merit Scholarships that are worth more than $31 million. He finds out in February if he makes the finals.

“I really love the commonality of what really draws people to Big Sky. There are very few of us that seem to buy into the 8-5 Monday through Friday rat race. The quality of life you can live here, you can spend most of it outdoors,” Becky Brockie said.

Learning along the way

Becky Brockie has shot many weddings in her time as a photographer in the area, but people may not have noticed her. Her goal was always to not be noticed – to function as an observer, the camera serving as a buffer between her shyness and the rest of the world. She describes herself as a very good wallflower.
 

Jon Rose takes his nearest and dearest friends to the same fishing hole his family has frequented for over 50 years. PHOTO COURTESY JON ROSE

Teton Jon and the way west

Jon “Teton Jon” Rose has summited the Grand Teton five times from three different directions. For him, those summits represent his chase of a lifelong dream. His quest for the mountains was dormant for decades aside from summer trips. His career kept him firmly rooted in the Midwest.

Rhonda and Paul “Cap” Caprioglio know the history of every corner of the cabin that is their summer home. Cap’s parents breathed life into it. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Friends across time

Local lore has it that a dispute between brothers caused them to get a saw and cut their cabin in half. One brother took his half and settled by the Gallatin River, what is now called “Cap’s Rockin’ C River Ranch”, Rhonda Caprioglio explained.

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