Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Business Bites: Saibeen’s and Cattlemen’s Cut relocating; Jimmy John’s opening second location

Yes, the rumors are true, The Cattlemen’s Cut is likely moving into the former On the Border in Marketplace this spring. Owner Julie Meyer confirmed to The Electric that the move is in the works though details are still being finalized. “It’s going to happen, it’s in the works. It just takes time,” Meyer said. She’s listed the current restaurant

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GFPS board delays superintendent decision, opts for more interviews next week

The decision on the next superintendent of Great Falls Public Schools won’t be made for at least another week. Tammy Lacey is retiring at the end of the school year, but the Board of Trustees couldn’t reach a decision on which candidate to hire during Wednesday’s meeting. They narrowed the field to two candidates: Tom Moore and Greg Nyen. Several

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Wheat Ridge decision postponed to March

A decision on the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates has been delayed to March 5. Spencer Woith, one of the developers, wrote to city staff on Jan. 2 asking that the decision be postponed. In a follow-up email on Jan. 8, Woith said it the additional time was needed to address storm water and emergency access plans in the proposal. Wheat

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Community health survey process underway

Every three years, the county develops a Community Health Needs survey and sends it throughout the county. The process is starting again this week with a “Healthy Lives, Vibrant Futures” Community Health Symposium at 3 p.m. Jan. 17 in Heritage Hall at Great Falls College-MSU. Feedback and discussion from the even will be used by the newly formed coalition in

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Public hearing planned for input on county CDBG priorities

Cascade County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 at 9:30 a.m. as part of the regular County Commission meeting at the Cascade County Annex, 325 2nd Ave. N. The purpose of the hearing is to gather public comments regarding the county’s overall community development, public facilities, economic development, and housing and neighborhood revitalization needs, including the needs of low

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Legislative Roundup: House Rules, Medicaid and Public Lands Dominate First Week of Montana Legislature

by Shaylee Ragar UM Community News Service | University of Montana School of Journalism The 66th Montana Legislature opened for business Jan. 7 and lawmakers spent much of the first week discussing what they hope to see for hot topic issues and bills, like public lands and Medicaid expansion. After newly-elected Senators and Representatives were sworn in, the House voted on

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Moderates emerge as major players in Montana Legislature

By Shaylee Ragar Community News Service | University of Montana School of Journalism HELENA — A loose-knit, ever-evolving group of Republican legislators is making waves and causing headaches in the 66th Montana Legislature. They call themselves the “solutions caucus.” It’s not a traditional caucus by any means: No barriers to entry, no specified leaders, nor a roster. Simply put, it’s a

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