Written by Claire Baiz • Photography by Marcus Serrano
Silver Spur Saloon, 115 US Highway 89
Kick Up Your Heels at the Silver Spur
“Summertime at the Silver Spur means busy days and slower nights,” says co-owner Dan DeWitt. “Winter, it’s the other way around.” There’s lots to do at this bar, grill and pool hall. From the brother-sister team that runs the place to dad’s bookwork, and an uncle who lives out back, everyone pitches in. Pool and dart leagues attract customers from fall to spring. When the ice breaks, nearby construction projects boost the lunch trade. The Silver Spur boasts a full service bar, specialty burgers, salads, tacos and nachos. Come by on weekends, when they open up early to serve their famous Silver Spur skillet breakfasts.
Text by Claire Baiz • Photography by Phil Procopio
“Tall boots are hard to pull on when you’re pregnant,” says second-time mom Kattie Meyer. “I’m lucky—there are so many cute booties out there.” Meyer admits maternity pants are a blessing, but she gives the thumbs-down to maternity tops. “I like flowy tops anyway.”
Rommel Zeledon— Romeo at the Keyboard
Text by Claire Baiz • Photography by Marcus SerranoDon’t be flattered if Rommel Zeledon writes a song about you. “It’s never a good thing,” he says. Though this passionate Florida native is inspired by emotional turmoil, his music is perfect for romance or a meditative interlude.
Zeledon, who works in nuclear security with the U.S. Air Force, is enjoying his stint in Montana: “The first time I saw snow I took off my shirt and jumped in it. I don’t do that any more, but I still love snow.” “Snowboarding,” he gulps, recalling his first attempt at Showdown last winter, “…not so much.”
You can find Zeledon’s compositions on his Facebook page, ‘Nova Celeste Resurrected’, or listen in person at venues around Great Falls.
Loenbro Estimator Gives Great Falls High Marks
Text by Claire Baiz • Photography by Marcus Serrano
A few years back, Brad Cordes worked alongside Jon and Paul Leach in the North Dakota oil fields. Now Cordes is senior estimator for industrial construction at Loenbro, the Leach brothers’ Great Falls-based oilfield services company.
New Year’s Inspirations for the Chilly Months Ahead
Text by Mark Baune
We’ve said goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. Many have set the bar high with resolutions for the New Year, and of course many of those call for cutting back on the things we love. That’s all fine and dandy but there is one thing I will not be cutting back on and that is BEER! I do however resolve to broaden my horizons by opening my palette up to new brews. Let’s kick off the New Year by checking some great winter warmers off the list.