Stop Thief!

If you live in Great Falls, I’m sure you’ve seen some of the wonderfully whimsical painted bison around town. Would you believe that some jackass (or jackasses) actually took one and left it alongside the highway amidst a pile of beer cans? Grrrrr. I hope the criminal left fingerprints on the bison and the police track him (or her) down.


Sad News

Honey Bun, the baby swan at Gibson Park, died earlier this week. SanityEludesMe first alerted me to this story, and has a picture. And I have a very brief video clip (Windows Media) of two swans at Gibson Pond taken back in June 2003; click here to see it (or Right-Click, Save-As to your computer).


Cinderella City?

Fellow Montana blogger Randy alerted me to the June 5th editorial in the Great Falls Tribune (print copy here), which noted that Great Falls businesswoman Claire Baiz lamented the less-than-stellar image that Great Falls has when compared to other Montana towns: “Sadly,” she wrote, “Great Falls fills the role of the ugly stepsister of Montana cities. You want the smart one, date Missoula. You want the rowdy one, see Butte. The up-and-comer? Billings. The sister…


Bison!

During a drive around town today I spotted a few of the whimsical, decorated bison sculptures; took a few pictures with my camera-phone, but believe me, they are much more impressive in person. The ones that I saw were in front of Fox Fine Jewelers, US Bank (downtown), DA Davidson Plaza, Old Milwaukee Station, and First Interstate Bank at the Marketplace. There are lots more scattered throughout town, including one at Best Western Heritage Inn…


Basketball In Great Falls

The story so far: the newly-formed All American Professional Basketball League (AAPBL) is gearing up for season #1 and have selected cities & team names, in addition to a motto for the AAPBL: “A Bounce Away From The NBA!” The teams in the league are: Great Falls Cowboys; Billings Rims; Butte Bandits; Wyoming Golden Eagles; Pueblo Aztecs; Lincoln Generals; Cedar Rapids Ball Hogs; Wichita Bombers; Topeka Tornado ; Mankato Mallards The league is divided into…


Lewis & Clark Bicentennial

Today marks the kickoff of the bicentennial celebration of Lewis & Clark’s journey; there are many activities scheduled to commemorate the historic event. If you plan on attending some of the festivities, you can purchase “day-passes,” and there are also tickets for individual events. A day-pass will gain you admission to several events, including: The Geraldine Buffalo Dinner and Street Dance on Saturday; artists’ tours at the C.M. Russell Museum; an ice cream social at…


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