Eat/Drink Great Falls

Ladies and gentlemen, behold: another Great Falls blogger has taken to the virtual airwaves! The name is Epicuria, and the blog is Eat/Drink Great Falls. True to the name, the initial posts offer insight and opinion into some eateries: Ryan’s Station, the Sting, and even State Fair offerings. Can’t wait to get Epicuria’s take on Taco Treat!
You know the drill: go visit Eat/Drink Great Falls and welcome Epicuria to our little corner of the blogosphere! And don’t forget to check out all of the other cool Great Falls blogs!

No Fair!

Got the following message from someone via the handy Contact page:

No State Fair Coverage??? I’m losing faith in you. I enjoy your blog but i’m disappointed that one of the biggest events in GF gets a big goose egg from you.

Gosh, I’m sorry to disappoint. I usually try to hit some of the major events around town, but sometimes the timing just isn’t right. I’ll throw it out to my great readers, though — anyone want to share their State Fair experiences in the comments, or send me an e-mail that I can post as a guest entry?

Great Falls Police News

KFBB aired a snippet about the Citizens’ Academy coming up soon; it’s a hands-on course for up to 30 residents to learn more about how the Great Falls Police Department operates. Some highlights of the classes: Patrol functions and duties; Weapons training; Detectives; Street Crimes/Gangs; and Support Services/Dispatch. More details about the program:

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. They must be a resident of Great Falls or the surrounding area. The next Academy begins September 10, 2008. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings. Participation requires…one evening a week and two Saturday afternoons for a 9 week period. Participants will meet on Wednesday evenings for three (3) hours, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Saturday afternoon sessions will be from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. In addition, at the participant’s convenience, ride-alongs with a patrol officer may be scheduled.

What else is going on at the GFPD? They’ve got the Explorers, which is a program designed to give teens a first-hand look at law-enforcement; information about the Neighborhood Watch program and Crimestoppers; the notorious Most Wanted list; and of course a helpful FAQ page.
And this is cool: the GFPD has a survey on their site – it allows you to tell the police what you believe are the greatest threats to public safety, your perception of and satisfaction with police services, and other helpful information.
So – a tip o’ the hat to our police department!

Free Classified Ads

Let’s give this another try: GreaterFalls Classified Ads! Absolutely free to post ads (and read them, duh). Want to sell something? Having a yard sale? Need a job or employee? Give it a shot, and let me know what you think. It’s pretty simple to use: once you register, just click on the category of ad you wish to post (Help Wanted, Auto, etc). Then click SUBMIT AD to create your ad. You can upload a picture, too (up to 640×480). Everything about it is free. Give it a shot. If you notice any bugs, let me know. Did I mention that it’s free?
ALSO: any ad that contains the phone number 555-1212 is a fake ad that I created to test the system.
UPDATE: I’d like to thank Mark from Keenpath for being the first person to post a Classified Ad!

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