Retro: Great Falls Gas

Here’s another Retro entry; an ad for the Great Falls Gas Company that I found in a program for a Great Falls ice-skating competition. Doesn’t it look like Grandma thinks that the doll is her grand-daughter? Continue reading

Official “First Snow” Entries

Tick, tock…the game is locked…OK, the contest is now closed – here is the official list of entries arranged chronologically. It ranges from September 23 all the way to November 11.

Sep 23 (Zen Panda)
Sep 30 (Aaron Weissman)
Oct 1 (Epicuria)
Oct 4 (Pappy Yokum)
Oct 9 (Howard – my father, via e-mail)
Oct 11 (Harley Rider)
Oct 13 (BBx)
Oct 14 (Hutch)
Oct 15 (me!)
Oct 17 (Fancy Rants)
Oct 23 (Walter Greenspan)
Oct 25 (Julia)
Oct 27 (Jason)
Oct 31 (Kirsten)
Nov 10 (Courtney)
Nov 11 (Big Sky Chef)

And now some thoughts: Hutch gets humor points for making the funniest entry, wherein he consults with fortune-tellers and a Magic-8 Ball, among others, to come up with his entry. Big Sky Chef gets some precision points for predicting it down to the very minute. Fancy Rants gets some cool points because her latest blog entry has news about the Village People getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Please note that these points don’t help – or hurt – the chances of winning. They’re just fun. Thanks to everyone for submitting their best guess!

And now…we sit back, watch the leaves change colors and drop, feel the temps change, begin breaking out sweaters and light jackets…and we wait and watch…for the first real snowfall of the season!

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Poll: Kill Bill

Let’s try another WordPress poll; I’m using the Democracy plug-in, and the subject of the poll is the movie “Kill Bill” (either or both Volumes). Cast your vote! Continue reading

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Greatest of Great Falls

This is going to be fun. The Trib is running a “Greatest of Great Falls” survey so that people can vote for their favorite burger joint, best place to get a parking ticket, most awesome bar, favorite TV personality, best fries, favorite fishing hole – lots of categories.

I was delighted to see a new category, “GF Blog Site,” and both happy and humbled to see GreaterFalls on the list of choices (thx Trib!). Also included were Electric City Weblog and Cindy Cieluch’s blog, both of which are WAY worthy of your vote. You can also type-in any other Great Falls blog.

By the way, all categories offer type-in voting, so if you don’t see your favorite ______ on the list, go ahead and type it in. For instance, in the category of Small Town Restaurant, the absolutely most incredible, awesome, best-steak-in-the-world Highwood Bar isn’t listed, so of course I added it.

I can’t offer to bribe you for voting for my site, but if you do vote for GreaterFalls, then blog-karma will kick in and good things will almost certainly happen to and for you. Seriously. So go visit the Greatest of Great Falls site, cast your votes, and then come on back here and tell me who got your vote and why.

Harlem School Bus Incident

Received reports that a school bus with 14 cross-country athletes returning to Harlem (along the Hi-Line) was hit by a car near Fort Benton. Initial reports are that there are no serious injuries, although one person from the car was reportedly taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. If anybody has more information about this, leave a comment here – thanks.

“First Snow” Contest Update

Here’s an update on the “First Snow” contest; so far 11 people (plus me) have made a SWAG at when Great Falls will officially receive one inch of snow. It’s not too late – if you want to take a crack at it, read the rules and then post your best guess before the contest closes on Sunday night (Sep 21 @ midnight).

Sep 23 (Zen Panda)
Sep 30 (Aaron Weissman)
Oct 1 (Epicuria)
Oct 4 (Pappy Yokum)
Oct 11 (Harley Rider)
Oct 13 (BBx)
Oct 14 (Hutch)
Oct 15 (me!)
Oct 17 (Fancy Rants)
Oct 23 (Walter Greenspan)
Oct 25 (Julia)
Oct 27 (Jason)

The prize: your choice of either this Sandisk Sansa MP3 (refurb) player (similar to this one); or a $15 Amazon gift certificate.

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