Category Archives: Great Falls Greats

Great Falls readers: Silver linings from COVID

For this year’s Great Falls Greats contest, our wild card question asked about silver linings from COVID-19. Some of you shared meaningful answers and we’ve rounded up many of them here. “Appreciating the little things.” “Great Falls Take Down group bringing Great Falls together.” “Sparse population and access to the outdoors so we could stay more free than other states.”

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What makes a community? A look at what’s great about Great Falls

What makes a community? What makes it tick, what excites its residents, what brings them out for fun or civic engagement? What makes them upset, what inspires them to work toward improvement? Every town has things to celebrate and things to improve. All towns have their own character, a unique vibe or community fabric that defines them in some way.

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Business in Profile: Sandra Johnson-Thares

Sandra Thares runs Big Sky Development Enterprises Inc. doing business as the O’Haire Inn, Sip n’ Dip Lounge, and Clark and Lewie’s Pub and Grill. The Great Falls native moved to Spokane in the 5th grade and completed junior high, high school and college in Billings. Thares moved back to Great Falls in 1992. “I swore I’d never run the family

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Business in Profile: Mighty Mo

Seth Swingley, 42, and Casey Kingsland, 42 of Mighty Mo Brew Pub/Mighty Mo Brewing Company Both are from Great Falls. “Great Falls has always been a great place to raise a family and we were excited to see what Great Falls could grow into to keep the younger generations from moving away,” Swingley said. They chose to open in Great Falls

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