Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Great Falls gets $300,000 EPA grant for brownfield assessments

The Great Falls Development Authority has been selected for a $300,000 Brownfields grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award was announced Wednesday by the EPA, which awarded 144 communities 221 grants totaling $54.3 million through their Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants to assess, cleanup and redevelop underutilized properties while protecting public health and the environment. According

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Boeing team visits Great Falls while working on ICBM replacement program

A team from Boeing visited Great Falls last week to meet with community leaders as Boeing works on the first phase of developing the ground based strategic deterrent. GBSD is the missile system that will replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile currently in use at Malmstrom Air Force Base, as well as F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming and Minot

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Planning board recommends that City Commission approve Wheat Ridge development

The Planning Advisory Board went against city staff’s recommendation and voted 6-3 to approve the first phase of the proposed Wheat Ridge development. The planning board voted to recommend that the City Commission approve annexation, a Planned Unit Development zoning and the preliminary plat for the 20.98 acre parcel. The City Commission will consider the annexation and zoning in the

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Wheat Ridge proposal back on planning board agenda Tuesday

The proposal to annex 20.98 acres into the city for the first phase of a housing development is back on the Planning Advisory Board agenda this afternoon, April 24. The board meets at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center. The consideration of the annexation and zoning for the portion of a larger 227.63 acre property owned by the KYSO Corporation. The

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Simms receives $450,000 grant for sewer system improvements through CDBG program

The Simms Sewer District has received a $450,000 award through the state’s Community Development Block Grant Program. The funds will support the second phase of a massive project to bring the system that was built in the late 1970s up to modern standards, according to Jeff Carlisle, chair of the Simms Sewer District board. The second phase includes reconstruction of

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Ballots are in the mail for the proposed $1.5 million park district

Ballots for the city’s first park district vote are in the mail. The ballots also include school board races and a vote on a proposed school district levy. Ballots are due by May 8. Here’s a few key things to know about the proposed city-wide park district: If approved, the park district assessment would be added to property tax bills

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Community Health Care Center receives $130,000 federal grant

The Cascade County Community Health Care Center has received a $130,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration with the help of Sen. Jon Tester. “Community health centers keep Montanans safe and healthy,” Tester said in a release. “Cascade County’s Community Health Care Center provides care that is effective and affordable, guaranteeing all folks can take their kids to the doctor when

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County seeking applicants for multiple boards

Cascade County is seeking applicants for multiple board openings. The Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment is seeking to fill one vacancy for the remainder of a term through Dec. 31, 2019. The ZBOA has the exclusive power and authority to independently hear and decide zoning appeals and applications for zoning variances and special exceptions. The five-member board meets on

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