WOW! I am impressed — KFBB used to have one of the absolute worst and most useless websites of any TV station — two or three local stories, usually several days old — but they have done a complete overhaul and it is awesome. Major re-design, with an emphasis on black, silver, and white, and it is now PACKED with news and information, video, community links, etc. Kudos to KFBB! Read more
Monthly Archives: September 2007
And fresh on the heels of the Josh Hutchins joining our blogging community comes another new blog: Great Falls In The Know! She’s off to a great start with some questions for pet owners and about our local animal-control policies. Go on over and say “hi!” to Janna Lee! And check out all of the other Great Falls bloggers… Read more
Great Falls has a new blogger: Josh Hutchins! His blog is titled “Yard Whisperer” (heh), and his primary focus is real estate, which makes sense since he is a realtor (and former Air Force officer – bonus points!). Go welcome him to our blog community!
What’s new in the world of downtown parking? Glad you asked! Got an e-mail from a downtown merchant with some news about a new type of parking meter: Read more
Driving east on 10th Avenue South on Tuesday and saw SNOW on the Highwood Mountains – hooray!
GeeGuy has an entry which addresses a commenter’s concern that the entire debate is somehow being controlled by Mayor Stebbins. Trust me – she has nothing to do with organizing the debate. The last time that I saw Mayor Dona was back in July, when I ran into her and her husband downtown as they were enjoying a meal at a restaurant. About a week later, she e-mailed me to ask if I was attending a local sporting event. That was my last contact with her.
This reason for this debate is quite simple: people like me, GeeGuy, and plenty of others want to take a more active role in our local government, and we don’t want to wait around for the Tribune or KRTV to organize a “debate” — and I use quotes around the word because most of what passes for a “debate” (on the state and national level, too) is usually nothing more than bland questions being met with canned responses from the candidates that, while they may reveal where a politican stands on an issue, often reveal very little about how candidates will actually govern and lead.
If you don’t like the idea of the debate – great, then don’t show up! But if you want the opportunity to see the candidates responding to real questions, and interacting with citizens in a more lively forum than a press conference, then come on down!