Back To School

“You’re here to do a job. You’re not here to get your groove on,” is what one teacher told the new freshman class at CMR high school today. Well, I don’t think that I’d go that far; the students are there to learn, sure, but I wouldn’t quite call it a “job.” That teacher’s remark conjures up images of Uncle Buck railing at the crusty old principal who sports a very conspicuous mole: I don’t…

Road Closure

News flash: River Road will be closed between 25th Street and 38th Street today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. Looks like the bumpy railroad-track crossing is finally going to be fixed – hooray!

Chief Schaub

Very sad news: Chief Master Sergeant Bill Schaub, the superintendent of the 341st Medical Group at Malmstrom Air Force Base, passed away on Thursday night. Chief was a friend of mine, and a mentor, and it hurts like hell. He loved Great Falls – the people, the outdoors, the community. He was stationed here before, in the early 90s, and actually worked up in Conrad when the Air Force maintained a small medical station there.…


Received an e-mail from one of the YES! folks, who said… “We have a potential new member moving up from Texas. She was lookig for an apt, preferably close to downtown. Does anyone know of anything clean and safe??”

Classified Ads

Another entry on the Classified Ads – it’s a house! Over 1400 sq ft, 3-bedroom, available September 20th. Also posted recently: help wanted – “…looking for an experienced clerical, administrative person to answer the phones, do filing, and run errands. Potential for growth for the right person. $8.00+ DOE.” Take a look, and if you have something that you want to sell (or buy), go ahead and post something – it’s free!

Fare Thee Well

One of the first places that I visited when I arrived in Great Falls four years ago was the Sinclair station on Fox Farm Road, which also contained the Country Club Express coffee bar (and Foxy’s casino). I was struck by how friendly the folks were that worked there, and that friendliness hasn’t changed since. So it was a bit sad to read that Jeff & Tonya, the owners, are getting out of the business…

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