We've heard all of the nicknames of Montana towns before. Butte has been known as "The Mining City" since well before the first shovel of dirt was taken out of the Berkeley Pit. Missoula, in all of its lush greenery is known as "The Garden City". Helena, naturally, is the Capital City, while Billings is known as "The Magic City" and Bozeman is "The California City". Okay, I'm just joking on that last one. Sort of.
Where did these nicknames come from. And are they still accurate? We took a look at a few of Montana's most colorfully nicknamed towns.
After last night's incredible 3 Doors Down/Candlebox show last night at turned the Great Falls Voyagers home into a temporary rock house, the folks from the Newberry certainly proved that they know how to throw a party. What the rest of the state is finding out though, is that there are several more big parties coming their way in the near and not-too-distant future and that the Newberry is a great place to catch a show, particularly if you're a fan of Country Music. Here are a few of their big ones that you need to know about.
Here is what we know at this hour (5am) about yesterday's police shooting in Great Falls. Police were attempting to make a traffic stop when the suspect took off on foot. A foot pursuit occurred. At about 3:55p yesterday the shooting took place near 12th Street and Sixth Avenue South.