Month: April, 2017

Conundrum
City Commission, Economic Development, Great Falls

Conundrum

noun  co·nun·drum Our City Commission seems to be faced with a difficult decision, or as Commissioner Bill Bronson says, “it’s a conundrum.” Here’s the issue; to vote for a zone change which would allow a four story motel, approximately 50 feet high, close to the 10th Ave S/Fox Farm intersection, or to vote against it in…

Too Many Casinos
City Commission, Gaming, Great Falls

Too Many Casinos

Many people say the City must do something about too many casinos in this town. The first thing I ask an anti-casino person who drinks alcohol is this: have you ever protested a new bar? No? Oh, so it’s the other guy’s vice you aren’t comfortable with. Because I can make an argument that alcohol…

Changing Of The Guard
Blogging

Changing Of The Guard

We know you haven’t heard from us in some time. Some of you wondered (hoped?) if we were simply going to go away. The truth is, we have been in transition. Effective today, founding Editor Kelly Parks has resigned, and Phil Faccenda will be taking her place. “Kelly deserves tremendous credit for getting this project off…

Responding To An Angry Reader
Angry Reader

Responding To An Angry Reader

On a Facebook post sharing Phil Faccenda’s excellent piece from yesterday, Angry Reader Dennis Granlie really let us have it. He writes, “You really need to change the name of this blog to “Sore Losers’ Page.” You simply must accept that Rick lost the election and stop trying to litigate it time and time again! When…

Nativism Alive And Well On The Great Falls City Commission
City Commission, U.S. House Special Election

Nativism Alive And Well On The Great Falls City Commission

Great Falls City Commissioner Tracy Houck, a partisan Democrat from Pennyslvania, wrote an amusing letter-to-the-editor, slamming Republican Greg Gianforte for allegedly not representing “Montanan” values. Supporting Rob Quist, Houck writes in today’s Tribune: We have seen him understand our values, our needs and our experiences and turn them into song. While one’s ability to fashion values into…