Archive for the ‘Great Falls’ Category

Datelines: Donuts delivered, lakes choked

March 6, 2008

Datelines is an occasional roundup of news topping Gannett websites.

Burlington, Vt.: Dinky Donuts is delivering freshly made treats to customers’ homes — at the crack of dawn. Monroe, La.: Louisiana’s lakes are being invaded by exotic vegetation that threatens to choke the life out of them. Indianapolis, Ind.: For the first time in nearly two decades, presidential candidates will be fighting over state’s delegates. Great Falls, Mont.: The snowpack across most of Montana is slightly above the average for this time of year, authorities say. Tucson, Ariz.: A 15-year-old boy says he shot his father in the back of the head because he wouldn’t let the teenager use the Internet.

[Image: this morning’s News-Star, Newseum]

Hot Off the Press: Great Falls Tribune

January 27, 2008

This is today’s Great Falls Tribune in Montana; click on the image for a bigger view. Projects Editor Eric Newhouse (right), who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his series about alcohol abuse, writes today about a former Army Ranger in West Virginia who helped rescue Pfc. Jessica Lynch from Iraqi insurgents.

The soldier, Danny Reed, struggled to adjust to civilian life after three years of combat, leading to an incident a year ago in Great Falls that spurred today’s story. I like Newhouse’s lede: “Federal Magistrate Keith Strong’s decision a year ago to offer help instead of punishment may have saved the life of Danny Ray Reed II, an ex-special forces soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder who hit rock bottom at about 20,000 feet in the air.”

The Tribune at a glance:

  • Publisher: Jim Strauss
  • Managing Editor/Outreach and Specialty Content: Gary Moseman
  • Managing Editor/News and First Amendment: Dan Hollow
  • Founded: 1884
  • Joined Gannett: 1990
  • Employees: 170

[Images: front page, Newseum; Newhouse, Tribune]