Breaking news: A fire reported at about 8 pm on Sunday night has caused the evacuation of the Quality Inn hotel in downtown Great Falls.
At least four fire trucks and numerous police vehicles are at the scene, located at the intersection of Central Avenue and 3rd Street. Downtown roads are blocked off for at least one block in all directions around the scene.
There is smoke coming from at least one of the buildings, but it is not yet known if it is coming from the hotel or from the Tap House Grill restaurant.
Made it down to the Christmas Stroll for a little bit on Friday night – absolutely wonderful! So many people full of good cheer, holiday music playing, the smell of grilled meat, the scent of winter…delightful! Here’s a few songbirds that were caroling:
This summer, I challenge you to take the road less travelled. You’ll likely be richly rewarded for it – and it could give you a fresh perspective on life in 21st-century, oil-rich Calgary. This is how we discovered the downtowns of Montana. Sure, they are not Paris, London or New York, but Great Falls, Helena, Butte, Missoula, Bozeman and Billings each have downtowns with a sense of place and a history worth exploring.
Among the highlights of downtown Great Falls, according to White, are Baker Bob’s cafe (cinnamon buns and art display) and (duh) the Sip-n-Dip. Read the whole thing.