There’s a neat bison sculpture for sale – it’s on display outside of the Fair CLaim building on 1st Avenue North in downtown Great Falls.
Looks like it’s made from horse-shoes.
I’m not certain, but I think it might be one of the “Bison Parade” sculptures from a few years ago.
No idea how much it would cost to take it home – but if I had the $$$, it would be in my front yard tomorrow!
UPDATE: Well, let’s count the number of things I got wrong here.
1. It is in fact a BULL, not a bison. I suffer from a condition known as “bison blindness,” apparently, which means that whenever I see large animal sculptures outside, my brain interprets them as bison. Thanks to Andrea for pointing it out to me!
2. Since it is a bull, then obvs it was not part of the Bison Parade. Duh.
But on a more positive note – Joan told me that the bull sculpture was created by Dale Robertson, who you can at his website, called (fittingly) Horseshoe Sculptures.
Jonathan Logan is a science teacher here in Great Falls – fun to follow on Twitter.
He’s getting some national exposure thanks to a brief video he shot during the super-ultra-freezing weather we had a couple of days ago. The video was picked up by USA Today and shows what happens to boiling water when it’s thrown into the air – when the temperature is -26 degrees.
Well, damn. Looks like both of the Quizno’s in Great Falls have closed.
Drove by the one across from Cafe Rio on 9th Street on Saturday night and saw these signs:
Then drove over to check on the Marketplace location, and it was already pretty much cleaned out:
What a shame – they had good sandwiches – way better than Subway.
And I noticed that the official Quizno’s website didn’t waste any time removing Great Falls from its locator map.
Anyone know why they closed?
UPDATE: Sheesh. After I posted this and tweeted it, I got this response from the Quizno’s corporate Twitter:
And someone commented on my Facebook post about it: “The market place lease was up and the b***h that owns the riverboat kicked em out. Yea my girls r without a job.”
From KRTV STORMTracker Weather: “Great Falls officially dropped down to -26F at 7:04 a.m. — breaking the old record low of -22F set back in 1980.” Here’s a look at current temps across the region.
Now it’s getting serious: our coldest weather in just over three years, apparently. Looks like we got about 5 or 6 inches of snow today – and I think that makes it 4 out of the last 6 Mondays that we’ve had snow.
Going to make the Christmas Stroll on Friday night pretty challenging…and I feel sorry for the poor souls that are taking part in the annual Polar Bear Plunge.