Sunrise & Sunset Times

Date Sunrise Sunset
December 22 8:29 a.m.     4:52 p.m.
December 23 8:30 a.m. 4:53 p.m.
December 24 8:30 a.m. 4:53 p.m.
December 25 8:30 a.m. 4:54 p.m.
December 26 8:31 a.m. 4:55 p.m.
December 27 8:31 a.m. 4:55 p.m.
December 28 8:31 a.m. 4:56 p.m.

Simon’s Weekly Weather

NW Montana Regional Forecast
Issued Sunday December 19
8:10 p.m. MST



Tuesday, Dec. 21

Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow in the late afternoon. Highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s with near 20 around 6000 feet. Light winds.


Wednesday, Dec. 22

Snow likely, possibly mixing with rain in the afternoon in the lower valleys. Lows in the 20s with near 20 around 5000 feet. Highs in the 30s with mid 20s around 5000 feet.


Thursday – Sunday
Dec. 23 – Dec. 26

Periods of snow and turning colder by the weekend. Lows in the 20s Thursday and Friday cooling to the mid single digits to mid teens Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the 30s Thursday cooling to the 20s to near 30 Friday through Sunday. Around 5000 feet lows near 20 Thursday cooling to the upper single digits by Sunday. Highs near 20 Thursday cooling to near 10 above zero by Sunday.


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Book of the Week

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
By Dr. Suess

This story follows the Grinch, a grouchy, solitary creature who tries to cancel Christmas by stealing Christmas gifts and decorations from the homes of the nearby town of Whoville on Christmas Eve.

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Movie of the Week

Four Christmases

When their plans for an
exotic vacation fall apart, unmarried couple Brad and Kate must spend Christmas Day trudging around to a quartet of family

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Montana Gas Price Update

As of Monday, December 13 —

Montana gas prices have risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 615 stations in Montana. Gas prices in Montana are 2.9 cents lower than a month ago and stand $1.15/g higher than a year ago.


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Recipe of the Week  –  Christmas Sugar Cookies

1 C. unsalted butter, softened
1 C. white sugar
1 1/2 TSP. vanilla
1 large egg
3 C. flour
3/4 TSP. baking powder
3/4 TSP. salt

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2.) Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy.
3.) Add egg and vanilla, beat until completely combined.
4.) Add flour, baking powder, and salt.
5.) Start mixing slowly, then beat until the flour is incorporated-it will be clumpy.
6.) Dust work surface with flour, scrape dough out of bowl. Pat together then cut in half, then shape into 2 disks.
7.) Roll out to 1/4” thick, sprinkling with flour under and over the dough so it doesn’t stick.
8.) Use cookie cutters to press out shapes to prepared baking sheets.
9.) Bake for 10 minutes or until the surface is pale golden and the edged are just beginning to turn light golden.
10.) Allow cookies to cool completely on trays (they will finish cooking on trays.)

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Word of the Week


Pronunciation: glad-sm
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: (of a person) having a
cheerful disposition.