Retro: Sutherland’s

An ad for Sutherland’s Jewelry during the celebration of Great Falls’ 75th birthday. Relevant because I’ve been hearing a commercial on 93.7 FM (KTZZ) the last few weeks promoting Sutherland’s, and Greg Kihn – yes, that Greg Kihn – tells listeners to stop by the store. Family friend?


Gettin’ Lei’d

Amazing how homophones can create entirely new meanings when used incorrectly…especially when one of them is a Hawaiian word for a garland or wreath, and the other is slang for copulation. Watching the ball drop in New York is fun. But to bring in the New Year with a bang, Great Falls bars are getting the party started Saturday night. (break) The Flamingo AKA “Dirty Bird” has $5 all-you-can-drink champagne, free hats, free lays…”And that…


Great Falls: How Windy?

Another very windy day in Great Falls! It sure seems like this has been the windiest, non-snowiest, warmest December I’ve ever had in Great Falls. So how windy is Great Falls overall? The Tribune says we are the 4th-windiest city in the nation. FunTrivia – citing NOAA – says that Great Falls ranks at #7. This site also reports that Great Falls is #7. City-Data reports that Great Falls is #12, although there’s no cite.…


Deer!

I know this isn’t very exciting for some people, but it made my day! We got a call at the station about a deer in the backyard of a Riverview home, and since it’s a slow news day, maybe we want to come get a few pix or video? Heck yeah! Here’s a snippet: Brief write-up and longer video here. And as noted above – yeah, not very dramatic – deer, deer everywhere in Montana,…


Baja Fresh/Canyons Burgers

Finally took the new Baja Fresh/Canyons Burgers for a spin on Friday night. It’s the restaurant that opened up last month in the old Elmer’s location. On our menu: double-cheeseburger, fries, and a garlic lime marinated shrimp burrito. Initial report: burger was fair – not great, just fair. Fries were excellent. Burrito was good. But note that this order was take-out, so I’m giving the benefit of the doubt and assuming that the burger will…


Xmas at Walgreens

Enjoyed some tasty chocolate pie at Good Time Charlie’s on Christmas evening (Sunday) with my daughter, and was shocked to find out that they ran out of the turkey meal at about 8 pm – and as we were paying our bill, the cook came out and announced to the staff that they had run out of ALL of the holiday meals. After that, we stopped at Walgreens to see what kind of Christmas action…


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