Simon’s Weekly Weather


Issued Sunday July 23, 2023 -8:20 P.M. MDT



August, 2 & 3

Mostly sunny days and clear nights. Patchy frost possible early Wednesday morning across colder valleys. Lows in the upper 30s to upper 40s except locally lower to mid 30s colder valleys, lower 50s on mid slopes and hillsides with lower 50s around 5000 feet. Highs in the upper 70s to upper 80s with upper 60s around 5000 feet.



August, 4 & 6

Mostly sunny, warm days and clear nights. Lows in the lower 40s to lower 50s except mid 60s in thermal belts on slopes and hillsides with mid 50s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s with lower 70s around 5000 feet.


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Recipe of the Week

The Denver Omelet

Prep time: 10 mins

Servings: 1

Cook Time: 10 mins


▢ 3 large eggs

▢ 1 tablespoon butter

▢ ¼ cup diced smoked ham

▢ 2 tablespoons diced onion

▢ 2 tablespoons diced green bell pepper

▢ ⅓ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

▢ 1 pinch cayenne pepper



▢ Beat eggs in a small bowl until just combined; do not overbeat.


▢ Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham, onion, and bell pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until onions soften and ham begins to caramelize, about 5 minutes.


▢ Reduce heat to medium-low and pour in eggs. Mix briefly with a spatula while shaking the pan to ensure ingredients are evenly distributed. Quickly run the spatula along edges of omelet. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper over omelet.


▢ Cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until top is still wet but not runny, about 5 minutes. Use a spatula to fold omelet in half and transfer it to a plate.

July.26 – Aug.1

July 26 –  


Aunt and Uncle Day



July 27-National Sleepy Head Day


July 28 –National Soccer Day


July 29 –

National Chicken Wing Day


July 30 –

National Father in Law  Day



July 31 – National  Avocado Day



August 1 –

National Girlfriend Day



Weekly Gas Prices

Average gasoline prices in Montana have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.75/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 615 stations in Montana. Prices in Montana are 5.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 85.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has risen 2.7 cents in the last week and stands at $3.83 per gallon.


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Movie of the Week
Rush Hour

Critics Consensus:

Non-stop laughs that hold up very well. There’s a timeless element to this movie that is effortlessly entertaining.

Word of the  Week



Part of Speech:

Clinging tightly to something, holding on tightly and persistently, not giving up or going away, as a tenacious vine or tenacious memory

Book of the Week

“To Name The

Bigger Lie”

Author – Colson Whitehead

This unforgettable memoir traces the ramifications of a series of lies that threaten to derail the author’s life—exploring the line between truth and deception, fact and fiction, and reality and conspiracy.

This Week In History – July.26–Aug.1

July 26

1775: Benjamin Franklin became the first postmaster general.

1788: New York ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the 11th state.


July 27

1929: The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, was signed by 53 nations.
1940: The animated short A Wild Hare was released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.

July 28

1953: Insta-Burger King, the predecessor to Burger King, opened in Jacksonville, Fla.
2018: Longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st century, lasting 1 hour 43 minutes.

July 29

1905: Born this day: actors Clara Bow (“The It Girl,” died 1965), and Thelma Todd (Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, died 1935); and second Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Prize Laureate Dag Hammarskjöld (died 1961).


July 30

762: The city of Baghdad (in modern-day Iraq) was founded.

1502: Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.


July 31

781: Mount Fuji erupted for the first time in recorded history.

1790: The first U.S. patent was issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.


August 1

1770: William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) was born in Caroline County, Va. (He died Sept. 1, 1838.)
1774: British scientist Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.


Sunrise & Sunset Times

July 26 6:05 a.m. 9:28 p.m.
July 27 6:06 a.m. 9:25 p.m.
July 28 6:08 a.m. 9:24 p.m.
July 29 6:09 a.m. 9:23 p.m.
July 30 6:10 a.m. 9:21 p.m.
July 31 6:12 a.m. 9:20 p.m.
August 1 6:13 a.m. 6:14 p.m.