Name That Band

Got an e-mail from a friend and I need your help:

I’m trying to find a band that I heard at the Loading Zone back in July. My sister really liked them and thinks she might want them to play her wedding. I think their name was “Shades of Blue”, it might have been gray though. If you know anything about them or how to get in touch with them please let me know.

So – can any of you ID the band in question? If you do, you might score an invite to the wedding :-)

Crosstown Game

CMR-GFH Crosstown Game It’s that time again: the big CMR-GFH crosstown football game coming up this Friday! If my math is correct, the Rustlers lead the series 29 to 19, but the Bison have won the last three. So CMR has the overall advantage, but GFH has momentum, but CMR has a better record this season…so who knows? The bottom line is that it should be a fun game – especially since it falls on Halloween, and I suspect (hope) that many fans will be dressed up in costume to make the game a really memorable event.

And there’s a poll over at asking folks to vote for who they think will win. But it’s not just a CMR/GFH poll – you get to vote for WHY you think your team will win – better team, more spirit, or “history” factors!

Good Burger

In light of the recent entry about burgers, someone asked me the other day where the best burger in town can be had…and as much as I would love to say that a local Great Falls eatery serves up the best, I’ve got to admit that Tony Roma’s “Cheesy Burger” probably gets my vote. It is downright awesome. Especially with bacon (duh).

Good Time Charlie’s burgers are darn good, too, and they have the best fries in town to boot. And you can’t beat 24-hour convenience for those late, late night cravings!

Missouri River Diner and Ford’s Drive-In rate pretty high, too. And Fuddrucker’s serves up pretty good burgers, although The Other Dave was not impressed.

What say you? Best burger in town can be found at __________? Update

Time for more plugging on behalf of; some new features that may be of interest. And don’t forget: you can get to the KRTV Community Page by simply using

Looking for something to do (besides digging a hole to the Indian Ocean)? Check out the KRTV Community Calendar.

One Class At A Time” lets local teachers submit an application for a $250 grant for their classroom. Pretty cool.

Birthday coming up? Let the Morning crew know (waves to Andrea & Shannon!) about it and they’ll wish you (or your kid, spouse, co-worker, etc) a happy birthday on the special day!

And if you want to know more about some of the candidates for the Montana statehouse, check out the Candidate Profiles.

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Goose Visit

When I came home for lunch yesterday, I was delighted to see a Canada goose in my driveway. He casually crossed the street and then stood for a few minutes in a puddle, taking little sips of water before flying away. It was awesome.

I’ve had deer on my street before, and many geese flying overhead, but this is the first time that I’ve seen a goose actually land here. Go goose!

UPDATE: ha! One of my daughter’s friends was driving by the house a few minutes before I arrived and snapped this pic. The goose was really on my front lawn – hooray!

News Updates

Some of the more interesting stories over at KRTV:

Great Falls teacher nabs $25,000 award: man, this is cool. The only teacher in Montana to be honored by the Milken Foundation. Wonder if there’s any $25K prizes for outstanding blogging…?

Sex-offender program discussed
: a delicate subject, but I added some informative links at the bottom of the article to make it more useful.

Candidate profiles
: I like this – candidates for Montana House & Senate. No rehearsed scripts, no talking points, no distractions – just them talking about why they are running. More to come.

Montana takes center stage on Letterman show: did any of you catch Tim Montana’s performance on Friday night? Now if we could get Tim to write a song about Great Falls like he did for Butte… And don’t forget that our very own Cold Hard Cash will appear on Letterman in a few weeks!

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