PUBLISHED: 9:03 PM on Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Thorne Bay ranger takes Montana job
Long-time Alaska resident and Thorne Bay District Ranger Dave Schmid has been selected to lead the Custer National Forest's Beartooth Ranger District in Red Lodge, Mont.

Schmid, who served as Thorne Bay's ranger for five years, begins his new job Feb. 22.

"Leaving is bitter sweet," said Schmid. "But, I'm looking forward to the new challenges and the opportunity for our 6-and-a-half year old daughter, Maya, to experience things outside Alaska. The hard part is leaving Alaska and the people here. Sandy and I grew up in Alaska."

Schmid is married to Sandy Frost, a member of the Tongass National Forest's Partnership and Public Affairs staff.