“Justice of the Peace Sam Harris announces resignation” is the headline over at the Trib site. Some background on the events leading up to this from the Trib, and some thoughts from GeeGuy and his numerous commenters (just keep scrolling). More from the Trib here, from KRTV here, from AJ here, Firefly here, and blogging newcomer Free Thought weighs in, too, at Mountain Range Observations.
Turns out that the person who stabbed three Malmstrom Airmen was, sadly, a fellow Airman.
Authorities arrested Stephen A. Lloyd, 24, on Monday morning in connection with three weekend stabbings at a Great Falls bar, said Great Falls Police Department Sgt. Glen Stinar. The suspect and victims are from Malmstrom Air Force Base. (Tribune)
Damn. I don’t know which sounds worse: Airmen fighter with locals, or Airmen fighting with each other. Talk about a “lose-lose” situation.
How much money have municipal and county candidates raised – and spent – in their efforts to get elected? The Trib has a complete wrap-up of the dollars involved.
Three Airmen from Malmstrom were stabbed over the weekend after a bar fight moved outside of the The Brick. Police have leads to catch the two people who stabbed them, but I’m sure that they would welcome any more witnesses or information – if you know anything about the incident, please call 771-1180.
This story has actually generated a few responses at the GF Tribune forums, including this bone-headed comment from someone who posts under the handle of gtdrecords: “Well if them outtatowners quit actin like people from great falls are bitches they wouldnt be in that situation.” Implying, of course, that the Airmen were somehow “asking” for trouble. Well, unfortunately I know that some Malmstrom folks often complain that Great Falls is a lame, back-water, hick town, but that definitely is a minority view. And believe me – no matter where you go, young people will *always* complain that there is nothing to do in any given city. BUT – if someone is talking trash about your community or your fellow citizens, I don’t think that STABBING them is going to change their mind.
And as for The Brick – sadly, this isn’t the first time that there has been trouble there, and as another commenter at the Trib forum pointed out, at one time Malmstrom Airmen were prohibited from entering The Brick; this incident surely won’t help matters.
Snow & Blowing Snow Advisory from 5 PM this afternoon to 5 am Monday…
Rest of Today
Partly cloudy in the morning…then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow in the afternoon. Windy. Highs 25 to 35…35 to 45 in the mountains. North winds 15 to 25 mph.
Snow. Areas of blowing snow. Windy. Snow accumulation 2 to 5 inches…6 to 10 inches in the mountains. Lows 10 to 15. North winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the evening.
Updated: 10:10 am MST on October 29, 2006
The former County Market on 10th Avenue South officially became Van’s IGA today, and there were a few celebrities (!) on hand to help with the fun! I walked through the store and noticed that it did appear a bit cleaner, brighter, and cheerier than when it was County Market. Best of luck to them!