Great Falls Montana

Help Riley

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Help Riley

Raelene Norton posted this on Facebook (forwarded to her by the person who found Riley): Dear Great Falls Community, On the night of July 14th 2014, a female Pekingese mix was hit by a car between the block of 4800 and 5000 of 2nd Ave North and was left on the side of the road. Animal Control was notified by some good Samaritans and the dog was brought to the shelter after being seen by the shelter’s contracted vet. Since then owners have come forward. However, as we all are probably all too familiar, one can never be totally...

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Happy Birthday, America!

Friday, July 4, 2014
Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America! Oh, look – here’s a copy of your birth certificate! And here is my annual reminder that the correct name for the holiday we celebrate on July 4th is INDEPENDENCE DAY. Yes, it falls on July 4th of each year, but it shouldn’t be referred to as “the fourth of July.” The 4th of July is a date on the calendar, like August 17th, or April 29th, and so on. Nobody says, “Hey, what kind of costume are you wearing for the 31st of October?” Nobody says, “We’re going to Minnesota to visit family for the...

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Big Food!

Friday, July 4, 2014
Big Food!

If you’re hungry and it’s time for breakfast — you know, the kind of hunger that a couple of Egg McMuffins just can’t handle — then you need to drop in at JJ’s Bakery downtown on Central. Check out these beauties — bacon, eggs, cheese on a fluffy biscuit — and they are *huge*! If you’re hungry and it’s time for dinner — check out this *monster* prime rib I had at Bar S a few weeks ago. They said it was about 30 ounces, but it seemed even bigger than that. Yes, it was delicious…and yes, some of...

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Right Name, Wrong State

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Right Name, Wrong State

Was puzzled for a few days — got a few emails and Facebook messages over at KRTV wondering if it was true that the fireworks show for Great Falls had been canceled. Didn’t know how the rumor got started, but finally figured it out tonight after someone messaged me: Wha…? CelebrateGreatFalls.org? I thought I was familiar with pretty much all of the Great Falls-based “community” sites, so I checked it out, and lo and behold: it’s Great Falls, all right — VIRGINIA!

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