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Rest In Peace, Sheriff

What a sad day.  We lost America's greatest sheriff, single dad, and a lawyer all in one day.

I'll admit it, I watch Matlock, and I like it.  I get a lot of grief for that.

The Andy Griffith Show, that's another thing entirely

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This Day in History for June 28 – Stonewall Uprising and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday (More info)

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife are assassinated, setting off World War I (More info)

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Roger Clemens Not Guilty

 

Yesterday, a federal jury found Roger Clemens not guilty of Obstruction of Congress.  They brought in 46 witnesses, discarded medical items they say were used by Clemens linked to steroid use, and used thousands of dollars in tax-payer money.  T

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Aerialist Nik Wallenda Becomes First Man to Tight Rope Walk Across Niagra Falls

Starting at 10:10 pm on Friday and finishing approximately 25 minutes later, 33-year-old Nik Wallenda completed a death-defying stunt that left everyone in attendance in awe. The daredevil aerialist balanced his way across Niagra Falls on a tight rope, becoming the first man to perform this feat.

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Gas Prices Steadily Dropping

Gas prices seem to be going down a bit every week.  Now is a great time to get in the car for a Montana Stay-cation!

When I was young, my parents used to take us on Montana History drives.  It sounds kind of boring, however, it was a lot of fun

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What’s the Real Story Behind the History of Mother’s Day?

There seems to be a holiday for every member of the family these days, but none is probably more important than Mother’s Day.

What daughter or son would dare forget the woman who gave birth to them? With that in mind, here are a few historical tidbits about the origins of Mother’s Day.

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Tim McGraw – Then and Now

You can still recognize Tim McGraw by his eyes and mustache, but much of the rest of his face is quite different in 2012. The singer is in much better shape than he was in this picture from 1993, for starters. There is something else that is different, and we can’t quite place it…

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“Be Great” and Support the Boys & Girls Clubs

Escorted by my handsome date, my thirteen-year-old son Triston, I will be attending the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County's 18th Annual "Be Great Ball' at the Crown Plaza tonight to benefit the many amazing programs at the clubs.

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This Day in History for December 16 – Boston Tea Party Occurs and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1773 – In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor in what would come to be known as the Boston Tea Party (More info)

1920 – The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China and kills an estimated 200,000 (More info)

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This Day in History for December 14 – ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1799 – President George Washington dies at the age of 67 (More info)

1903 – The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (More info)

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This Day in History for December 13 – Saddam Hussein Captured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1577 – Sir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage (More info)

1862 – At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside in a decisive loss for the Union army (More info)

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This Day in History for December 12 – GM Phases Out Oldsmobile and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901 – Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (More info)

1913 – Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Mona Lisa’ is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence (More info)

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