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Archive | December, 2012


More Brews in Central Montana

The other day I had an interesting tour of The Front Brewing Company. They are located in what is called The Front Public House, adjacent to Faster Basset (great coffee, crepes and more). It was chilly outside – about 15 degrees above zero. As I walked in to The Front I felt the warmth and saw […]

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Early Morning Waterfowl Hunt

I was out for an early morning drive recently, trying to capture a beautiful sunrise. I was successful at that and, as I was driving back to Great Falls along the Missouri River, I saw a couple of guys out waterfowl hunting. The first hunter I saw was a young guy wading in the chilly waters […]

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Montana Cattle Drive

Early yesterday morning I was pointing my car south of Great Falls on US Hwy 89. My destination was White Sulphur Springs, MT about 100 miles south. The drive is beautiful any time of year. US Hwy 89 from the junction of US 87 and US 89 (Armington rest area) to the junction of US […]

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X-C Ski Day at Silver Crest

Last Saturday was Silver Crest Trails Association‘s annual SnowFest at the Kings Hill Winter Recreation Area south of Neihart, Montana. And, what a fun day it was! I was basically trying to squeeze in several activities Saturday – early morning bird count, an hour’s drive to the Kings Hill Winter Recreation Area, then a Broadway show […]

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Annual Christmas Bird Count Underway

I admit, the first time I heard a friend refer to the CBC I was wondering if it was a new television network. Then, realizing her connection and devotion to bird watching, I carefully said hmmm…the CBC, is that something related to birds? Sure enough, CBC stands for the Christmas Bird Count. I’ve learned a […]

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A-Strolling We Did Go

Friday night was the Christmas Stroll in downtown Great Falls. I debated about going since the weather was about to change. But, I bundled in warm clothes and off I went with a friend to stroll. I had purchased a stroll button a couple of weeks before ($5) and I loved the design. Brian Morger, […]

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A Visit To A Local Brewery

Bowser’s Brewing, located on the corner of 19th Street and 10th Avenue South in Great Falls, gave me a great tour today. I started my tour with owner, Evan Bowser, telling me that many years ago today (December 5, 1933) the 21st amendment was repealed. That was the amendment establishing prohibition in the US making alcohol illegal. I […]

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Learning About Trees

Last weekend I went to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls for their “Evergreen Lewis & Clark” open house. There was quite a variety of trees displayed in the foyer and also the lobby of the interpretive hall, all cut from areas in the Lewis & Clark National Forest in Central Montana. I took […]

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Great Falls’ Parade of Lights

Last night was perfect weather-wise for Downtown Great Falls’ Parade of Lights…except…it was a bit windy. This year Downtown Great Falls decided to do two Christmas events, a week apart. For the last few years they have combined their parade of lights and Christmas stroll but this year was different. And, this is the first […]

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