Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Harris Mountain, Balsinger fires continue to grow, town meeting planned in Cascade on July 27

Updated: 2:25 p.m. July 26 The Harris Mountain Fire is now 11,890 acres and burning about southeast of Cascade with 159 personnel assigned. At 5:45 p.m., the Cascade County Disaster and Emergency Services office said that the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office had issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents on Adel Road and Whitmore. “You are in imminent danger of

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Sunday Reads: July 25

Happy weekend Great Falls. Associated Press: U.S. churches reckon with traumatic legacy of Native schools The New York Times: Why vaccinated people are getting ‘breakthrough’ infections Axios:┬áThe return of superstar cities NPR: Tips and ‘service with a smile’ rules fuel sex harassment in restaurants, study says The New York Times: PG&E aims to curb wildfire risk by burying many power

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County attorney reviews candidates for November city ballot; determines Turoski’s name can be on ballot

The names of candidates to appear on the city ballot in November has changed again. The Cascade County Attorney’s Office issued a legal opinion on July 23 stating that Paige Turoski’s name can appear on the ballot, after previously finding that her name could not because she hadn’t filed paperwork on time with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices. That

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COVID-19 cases spike this week to 100 active cases

The state’s dashboard shows that Cascade County added 38 new COVID-19 cases since July 21 and that there are now 100 active cases in the county. That’s more cases in two days than the county added from July 14-21. Bowen Trystianson, deputy health officer at Cascade County City-County Health Department, told The Electric that “at this point it is too

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Tester questions Air Force on C-130, MANG future

During a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on Navy and Air Force Weapons Systems Divestments, Air Force officials said that they won’t change the 120th Airlift Wing’s mission without involving the state. Sen. Jon Tester chairs the committee and called the hearing to question the Air Force about its plans to retire C-130H aircraft since the service’s proposed budget includes

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