Sunrise & Sunset Times

Date Sunrise Sunset
December 1 8:11 a.m.     4:51 p.m.
December 2 8:12 a.m. 4:51 p.m.
December 3 8:13 a.m. 4:50 p.m.
December 4 8:14 a.m. 4:50 p.m.
December 5 8:15 a.m. 4:50 p.m.
December 6 8:17 a.m. 4:49 p.m.
December 7 8:18 a.m. 4:49 p.m.

Simon’s Weekly Weather

NW Montana
Regional Forecast issued on
Sunday, Nov. 28



Nov. 30

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Snow level near 5000 feet in the morning rising to near 6000 feet in the afternoon. Highs in the 40s with mid 30s around 5000 feet. West to southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph with ridge top winds southwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.



and Thursday,

Dec. 1 and 2

A slight chance of valley rain showers and high mountain snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s with mid 30s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s with near 40 around 5000 feet.


Friday, Dec. 3

Dry and a little cooler. Lows in the 20s with mid 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the 40s with upper 20s around 5000 feet.


Saturday and


Dec. 4 and 5

A chance of valley Cooler and locally breezy with a slight chance of snow showers. Lows in the 20s with lower 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s with upper 20s around 5000 feet.


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Book of the Week

“The Lovely Bones” By Alice Sebold

My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.” So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected.

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Movie of the Week

House of Gucci

When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, revenge, and ultimately…murder.

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Montana Gas Price Update

As of Monday, November 22 —

Montana gas prices have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 615 stations in Montana. Gas prices in Montana are 1.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.15/g higher than a year ago.


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Recipe of the Week  –  Green Beans in Parmesan Sauce

5 oz. bacon, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. green beans, trimmed
1/2 C. chicken or vegetable stock
1 C. heavy cream
1/2 C. parmesan, grated
black pepper

1.) Cook bacon for 2-3 min. on high until golden.
2.) Discard excess bacon fat, leaving behind 1 1/2 TBSP.
Add garlic and stir for 10-15 seconds.
4.) Add green beans and stir to coat.
5.) Add chicken stock, stir, bring to a simmer, then cover with lid. Cook 3 min. stirring frequently, until beans are tender-crisp.
6.) Add cream, parmesan, and pepper. Stir, bring to simmer, then lower heat to medium low and simmer for 2 min.
7.) Transfer to serving bowl, top with cooked bacon and extra parmesan.


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Pronunciation: stuh-lak-tite
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: a tapering structure hanging like an icicle from the roof of a cave