Great Falls High School and CMR are hosting the State AA Speech and Debate Tournament this year!
We need help from Great Falls! The AA State Speech and Debate meet will be held in Great Falls on January 28 and 29 with all events taking place at CMR High School.
Judges do not need prior experience as the teams will host two, one-hour judge trainings the evenings of the 25th and 27th. For those unable to attend the trainings we will have guidelines for each event at the judges check-in table.
It is going to take hundreds of judges to ensure this tournament runs smoothly. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for multiple time slots. Food and beverages will be provided for all judges.
There is an opening on the Parking Advisory Commission:
The Parking Advisory Commission has one opening to fill the remainder of a three-year term through April 30, 2012. The Commission consists of five members, appointed by the City Commission, and an ex-officio member appointed by the Business Improvement District. Experience or interest in the Great Falls Central Business District is helpful but not necessary. The Commission advises the City Commission, City Manager, and Community Development staff on matters related to parking issues within the Parking Districts. Applicants must reside within the City of Great Falls. For more information, contact Mike Haynes at 455-8433.
Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450, or by using the online, fill-out, print, and mail/fax Board Opening Application which is available in PDF format. If you need the free Acrobat Reader click on the icon below. Boards and Commissions are a unique way to participate in local government.
Of the nearly 2,000 bill draft requests that are typically introduced in a legislative session, it's a given that many are not worth the time or paper they are printed on to pursue. Badbills.com is a website that lists the bills it considers to be bad.
Whether you agree with the picks or not, this site gives you the opportunity to find out what is being considered, and why a particular bill may not be in our best interest to pass into law.
This site is a work-in-progress, so I'm sure as time goes along, the list will grow.