About E-City Beat

Several Great Falls and Montana residents have decided this is a perfect time to compliment existing print and TV news, with an online news blog to explore various issues and their effects on Great Falls and Montana residents.

Our idea stems from the Great Gregg Smith, who hung up his spurs after a successful run with Electric City Weblog, en route to a first-ballot Hall of Fame blogging career. We miss ECW!

Founding Editor and Publisher Kelly Parks launched E-City Beat in January, 2017. Now, the blog is managed by Phil Faccenda, a multiple time AIA award-winning and nationally published architect. Phil is a native Montanan who literally cut his teeth working at the family-owned Western Breeze newspaper in Cut Bank. His great uncle Vern Mundt was a radio personality at KSEN in Shelby.