Terrific News Tuesday

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact. – Les Brown

Hey kids…it’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Tester & Military Academy Nominations
  • Zinke & Wreaths Across America
  • Tribune Thanks Mayor Winters
  • City of Great Falls’ Service
  • Tribune New E-Newspaper Format

Military Academy Nominations:

Congratulations to all the young men and women who have been nominated to attend America’s military service academies. See the nominees from U.S. Senator Jon Tester HERE.

Note: Last week I provided a link to the list of nominees from U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke.

I salute these hard-working students for their commitment to our country.

Zinke & Wreaths Across America:

I salute Montana’s Congressman Ryan Zinke and his staff for volunteering for Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery. Zinke was featured in an article for The Hill, which reported:

Standing in line for more than two hours, Zinke waited along with thousands of other volunteers — many of them also in uniform — to receive Christmas wreaths to place at the gravestones of service members interred at the cemetery.

Zinke tweeted that his staff also participated in the event. See the photo and tweet HERE.

Tribune Thanks Mayor Winters:

Great Falls Mayor Michael Winters will preside over his final City Commission meeting tonight (Tuesday). It was nice to see the Great Falls Tribune editorial team thank him for his service the last six years, plus they added some nice comments from a few other city officials.Read the editorial HERE.

I make a lot of fun of the city commission meetings, but I also want to thank Mayor Winters for his service to the City of Great Falls.

City of Great Falls:

In the past year or so I contacted the City of Great Falls three times and the good news is the service was fantastic.

First, I contacted them about my idea of moving the center line on 20th Street South (between 12th Ave South and 16th Ave South) over a few feet to the east because people were parking on the sidewalks due to the center line being too close to the curb on the west side of the street. City officials responded quickly to my email and said they would check it out. A few months later the center line was moved and now parking is better.

I contacted them via their online maintenance request form about a street light being out in my alley. The next evening workers were repairing it. I also contacted them about potholes where my alley meets a paved street. Within two days the potholes were patched.

Great Falls Tribune E-Newspaper:

You can subscribe to the electronic edition of the Great Falls Tribune newspaper at a very reasonable price which probably saves a tree or two.

The good news is they recently changed the format of the E-Newspaper and it’s even better and easier to navigate. Thanks to the Tribune for the change.