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Gargoyles in Great Falls

Yes, it is hard to believe that there are gargoyles in Great Falls, Montana. And, they are working gargoyles! A quest for some exercise this evening took me past the Ursuline Centre on Central Avenue and 23rd Street. The stunning architecture of Great Falls’ Ursuline Centre features gargoyles near the top of the center tower. […]

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Spiffing Things Up

I was driving across town in Great Falls today and went through the First Avenue North underpass. The walls of the underpass have been painted in years past but they were sorely in need of a little spiffing up. The downtown Business Improvement District realized the need, offered a prize for the top design submitted, artists were […]

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Perennial Rootsfest Held in Great Falls

Forde Nursery in Great Falls was the site of Friday night’s 3rd Perennial Rootsfest. Note the word perennial in the name – this event is held at a nursery and annual would be a misnomer! Carrie Rodriquez headlined the show and Peter Karp and Sue Foley also performed. Rodriquez, an Austin, TX native, is a singer/songwriter/musician who wows […]

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Five After Five

Some folks will say it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Well, Fort Benton’s Chouteau County courthouse has been a step ahead of Jimmy Buffet for quite awhile. For many years it really was 5:05 in Fort Benton all the time! When the stately courthouse was built money was too tight to put a clock on the clock tower. A […]

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Documentary Being Filmed in Great Falls

For the last few days a small film crew has been capturing footage either on the Missouri River or on the banks of the river near Great Falls. A documentary is being made that focuses on medicines used during the epic Lewis & Clark journey. When you consider their expedition, the length of time they […]

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Red Ants Music Festival a Huge Success

This past Saturday I headed to White Sulphur Springs, MT for the 2nd annual Red Ants Pants Music Festival. Last year I had an obligation that took me in another direction so I missed the first one. I was determined to see certain headliners this year and I knew I could only devote one day to […]

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Choteau 4th of July Trip Wins Facebook Contest

I’m glad to say I’ve enjoyed the 4th of July in Choteau, Montana – actually the 3rd, 4th and 5th one year. Our week #4 Facebook contest winner is Todd Daniels. Todd won two nights lodging at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown for his contest entry. Following are Todd’s words about his Choteau visit: “The fourth of […]

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A Mega Summer Celebration

Each year the community of Fort Benton sponsors Summer Celebration the fourth weekend in June. I always want to embellish that name a bit because just calling it Summer Celebration doesn’t explain the magnitude of the event. First of all, it lasts three days. Friday’s festivities begin with a free noon pig roast courtesy of First Security […]

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Blackleaf Canyon Hike Wins Facebook Contest

Week two of Central Montana’s Facebook contest yielded a winner who had hiked in the Blackleaf Canyon on the spectacular Rocky Mountain Front. You can tell this winner’s love of the outdoors and, most noticeably, the sense of awe inspired by this unique location adjacent to Lewis & Clark National Forest land, the Bob Marshall […]

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