I Saw The Sign

Charles pointed out a new sign here in Great Falls. I drove by it today for the first time, and will admit that it is indeed a lovely sign welcoming folks to Great Falls. What I don’t understand is…how on earth does something like this wind up costing $100,000? The federal government, via something called “Community Transportation Enhancement Program grant,” paid for $86,500, and the City paid the other $13,500. As I said, it’s a lovely sign – but seriously, couldn’t this have been done for much less money? Read more

Fun For The Fourth!

The City of Great Falls website has all of the information you need to know about what’s legal – and what’s not – when it comes to fireworks here in Great Falls. The official city-sponsored fireworks show is at 10:30 tonight. And if you need to cool down, try the Electric City Water Park – fun for the whole family, and perfect for a bright, warm day like today.

*bang*

I’m sure many of you have heard fireworks going off all over town the last several days; sure, it can be fun to watch, but it sure is damn noisy. I confronted a teenager the other night at 10:30 pm and asked him to stop, explaining that people had to get up to go to work early in the morning. His response: “It’s legal two weeks before and two weeks after the 4th of July – state law!” I begged to differ, and asked him if he would prefer to have the police explain the laws to him. He snorted, but as I dialed the police on my cell phone, he promptly stopped lighting the fireworks. So, since you asked, here is the rule:

Though you can BUY fireworks now, a city ordinance makes it illegal to set them off in the city until Thursday. Fireworks may be used from June 30th to July 4th at midnight.

You’ve Seen The Rest…

…now see The Best! I’m not entirely sure what criteria were used to make this judment, but apparently Joan Cook is — and I quote — “Montana’s best attorney.” Well, since I haven’t seen any other Montana lawyers make such a claim, I’ll take this statement at face value. And besides, with Angus as the law firm’s mascot, I sure wouldn’t want to counter her claim.

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