At about the time of writing this article, many parents around Missoula are picking their children up from area schools, giving them a big hug, and heading home to assess the situations that unfolded today in Connecticut. While it may feel as if Missoula is a world away from the horrifying events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary, it's inevitable that children all over the valley will have many questions.
A letter has just been sent out to parents of students attending schools in Missoula County offering advice and support following today's Connecticut shooting. From the desk of Alex P. Apostle, the superintendent of MCPS offers some important reminders and remedies that can be applied in the wake of today's events.
Remember the ending of the movie "A Christmas Story" where the family had to settle for duck at an oriental cafe because it was the only place open? I remember a holiday far worse than that! Years ago when my wife and I had all of our family members snowed in at their homes and all we could enjoy was a can of Sparks and some beef jerky from the convenience store. N
Want to get the attention of the White House? Send them a letter stating that you, and currently 11,138 others, want to start your own government. That is exactly what Montana, and many other states in our nation, our doing at this very moment.
Currently, our nation's capital is drawing its attention towards recently published online petitions attempting to allow the State of Montana to "withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government," according to an online letter to the Obama Administration.
Update 11/19/12:Griz win by a landslide! "Keep it Grizzly" dominated with the most YouTube video views with over 10,000 hits in seven days. Bobcats: 1,116
It's a battle for online bragging rights, as Griz-Cat fever is heating up before the big game! Recently, Bozeman presented their version of Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup," which they titled "Blue Bobcat Cup." Some Cat fans started whispering about whether Missoula could top their spirited video, which, yes, touts that the Cats are better than the Griz.
Well, don't worry Griz fans... we found the answer! Yes, yes we can top that video!
Before I moved to Missoula, I lived in Kalispell and had made many good friends over the course of years that I stayed there. Back in 2004, money never really seemed to be too much of an issue. But then again, that was before the entire global market came to a screeching halt. Since then, the lack of jobs and income has washed up large cities like Detroit and even as close as Spokane. We thought that perhaps Montana could be able to sustain itself with the tighter knit communities and small town prices. We were wrong.
Vote for which one of these local coffee perfectionists deserve this week's honor in our Zootown's Best Barista!
For the past few weeks, we've asked you to submit your nominations on who you believe makes the best coffee in Missoula, and this week we serve up two percolating professionals who sling java for a living locally.
This week it's Elizabeth from Florence Coffee vs. Kyla from Loose Caboose! It's up to you to decide who walks away with the honors. Vote as often as you'd like!
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