CMR Grad is Miss Montana 2008

We have a new Miss Montana: Jennifer Hepner, a graduate of CMR high school and now a student at UM in Missoula, was crowned Saturday night! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Miss Hepner; she’s a good kid. She’s an Air Force brat (hooray!) and worked summers at the Malmstrom clinic several years ago. She’s also a pageant pro: she represented Great Falls at the 2007 pageant and the 2006 pageant. Congrats on winning the…


Father’s Day

On Father’s Day, we appreciate all of the things that dear ol’ dad has done for us: life lessons, wisdom, trips together, hunting, shared jokes, and such. So a hearty “thanks!” to all the dads out there – including mine, of course. But this is a blog about Great Falls, so let’s take a moment to remember the man who is, after all, the “Father Of Great Falls” — Paris Gibson. He’s not just some…


Around the Great Falls ‘Sphere

GF Girl posts about the proposed start date for the coal plant, and also the recent activity – or lack thereof – of Electric City Power. Dave offers a traffic suggestion, to which I add: how about a left-turn light at 23rd Street & 10th Ave South? He also tells us about an odd theft. Great Falls Scanner offers up some humorous tips for dealing with “tailgaters.” Newly-promoted Shannon attended the Obama rally with some…


Big Sky Blogs

Most of you know that there are other bloggers here in Great Falls, but when’s the last time you took a cruise the Big Sky Blogosphere? Over at the Big Sky Blog, I’ve got a list of over 160 Montana-based blogs. Go visit. Say hi.


Sip-n-Dip 101

This is awesome: Jack Velvet, a hipster from Vancouver, drove all the way to Great Falls just to experience our world-famous Sip-n-Dip, and his blog entry about the trip includes a nifty 9-minute video that serves as sort of a “Sip-n-Dip 101” that includes the legendary Piano Pat, some mermaids, and the ritual consumption of a fishbowl. And Jack’s better half, Miss Pinky, also documented their trip to Great Falls and has a bunch of…


Obama Volunteers

A resident of Great Falls who supports Barack Obama got the chance to meet her candidate by knocking on lots of doors: Vicki, a former teacher from Great Falls, is a lifelong Republican who is supporting Barack for President. She admires Barack becase she says, “he’s a thinking person,” and she and her husband, a retired military officer, both voted for Barack by absentee ballot…Vicki was one of the ten winners of the “Montana Change…


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