I’m on hold right now, and I’ve been on hold for … seven minutes. So I’m going to post a few stories while I’m waiting, waiting.
OK, someone just answered, but that’s a long time. Goodness.
First, I saw this broken water spout Saturday by the Riverbowl. Bummer. These are NEW, so I hope it gets fixed FAST.
Reporter Kim Briggeman wrote a couple stories about one candidate running for the Board of Missoula County Commissioners being fired three times and demoted once. Mark Brady, trying to unseat Commissioner Jean Curtiss, said politics are to blame for the firings. Here’s the second story.
I had this story about Judge Kathleen Jenks, head of Municipal Court, dismissing Judge Marie Andersen, assistant judge.
This is interesting for a couple reasons. One, the comment one city official made to me when I reached her for comment: “Can you just keep a lid on this for a few days?”
Two, next year is a city election year, and the Municipal Court judge is on the ballot. Judge Donald Louden had that job locked down for years, but there was plenty of interest in the job when he left last year. The Missoula City Council appointed Judge Jenks out of eight people interviewed.
So it could shape up to be a real race. Those are fun.
Oh, yes. More on bridge lighting. I got links to a couple lighting projects in the San Francisco Bay Area: http://thebaylights.org/ and http://www.zero1biennial.org/ishky.
I also got this note about lighting our bridges:
I love the idea because it would add to the lively life of downtown.
If you have contact with someone considering this project, my thought is to investigate if the lights could be solar powered. There seem to be many smart technology companies and UM connections around here that could figure out a different way to attract grants or other $$$. Missoula could approach this project in a unique green manner and be a leader in the nation of established structures beautification.
Adios for the time being.
– Keila Szpaller