Wanted: John Gillette

Saturday, September 15, 2007
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Wanted: John Gillette

We’ve got a fugitive on the loose here in Great Falls; he allegedly robbed the Golden Corral at gunpoint and is now at large, considered armed and dangerous. If you have information about where he is hiding, call the police at 771-1780. (note: added “allegedly” thanks to regular reader displaced) And according to the Montana “Con Web,” it looks like our homeboy is sporting plenty of tattoos: ASIAN SYMBOL, “4″, “OG”, 3 SYMBOLS OR DESIGNS, CLOWNS,LIFE,BRONX.NY,”707″,2 GUNS, MUSIC NOTES,BUILDINGS, “JA” INSIDE BROKEN HEART,SKULLS,WEB,SPIDER,ZIGGY, CROSS,5 PT CROWN,DEATH BEFORE DISHONER,CONSTANCE W/FLOWERS UPDATE: yep, as displaced noted, I should have put the...

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School Bus Fender-Bender

Friday, September 14, 2007
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Heard that there was a minor fender-bender between a school bus and a car yesterday on Central Avenue near 15th Street, but can’t find anything about it on the Trib site or KRTV site. Anyone have any details about it – what school was the bus from, was anyone injured, etc?

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Buffalo Jump

Thursday, September 13, 2007
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Heard on the radio the other day that the state park formerly known as “Ulm Pishkun Buffalo Jump” is now called “First Peoples Buffalo Jump.” The reason for the name change: apparently, the buffalo jump was used by more than one native tribe – so the plural “first peoples” was chosen to reflect that several tribes used it. Learn more about the park at the Montana Outdoors site. Bonus Trivia: the word “pishkun” is thought to mean “deep blood kettle.” Sounds like the name of a rock band!

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Great Harvest, Great Bread

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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Great Harvest, Great Bread

One of my new favorite places is Great Harvest, the wonderful bakery on 1st Avenue North. I just learned a few weeks ago that it is more than just a bakery – you can get some great sandwiches for lunch, too! And the bread…mmmm…perfection! I was pleasantly surprised to learn that our Great Harvest – the one right here in Great Falls – was the very first one, and that it is now a nation-wide enterprise. The folks that work there are super-friendly, and the “mission statement” as painted on the wall is both fun and inspirational: “be loose...

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Six Years

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
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Today marks six years. Six years since the unthinkable happened. Yes, life has returned to “normal” in many ways, for most people, but what happened on 9/11 will never be forgotten, and indeed lives on every single day for the American military. Although Malmstrom does not have fighter jets or heavy bombers, the Airmen of Malmstrom are serving literally on the front lines around the world, as noted in a speech that I wrote four years ago. And today – September 11, 2007 – another team (RED HORSE) of Malmstrom Airmen is being deployed “over there” in support of...

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What The Hay!

Sunday, September 9, 2007
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What The Hay!

What a great time! Drove out to enjoy the annual “What The Hay” festival, checking out the creativity of the folks in and around Windham, Utica, and Hobson. Lots of fun hay sculptures, and some good stuff at the Utica Days festival, too. Click the pic below to see some of the hay entries!

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