Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Former Asurion building has new owner and is available for lease

The building that has housed the Paris of Montana, the Bon Marche, NEW and Asurion is now under new local ownership. The 1928 building at 321 Central Ave. was featured in the Clint Eastwood movie, “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” and was completely remodeled when the call centers moved in, but still features art deco architecture and an original fleur-de-lis above a

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Water main project on city agenda

City Commissioners will consider a $92,921.70 contract during Tuesday’s meeting for a water main project on 2nd. Street South. City staff are recommending approval of the contract to Geranios Enterprises, Inc. for the project, which will install about 650 lineal feet of new 12-inch and 8-inch water main and one new fire hydrant. The project is being completed in cooperation

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Montana Guard soldiers return after 9-month Afghanistan deployment

About 65 Montana Army National Guard soldiers with the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are on their way home this weekend after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. That includes the director of the C.M. Russell Museum, just in time for Western Art Week, and a science teacher from C.M. Russell High School. Maj. Tom Figarelle was the operations officer for

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Bronson will not seek reelection for City Commission; Kelly will seek reelection as mayor

City Commissioner Bill Bronson will not be seeking reelection this year. Bronson told The Electric that 2020 is the year he’s planned for some time to wind-down his full-time law practice and start retirement, which will be focusing on other projects. “Winding down the law business and getting involved with some new projects will require much of my time and

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Swimming lessons resume at MSDB

Park and Recreation is offering swimming lessons to the public at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind. After some mechanical difficulties, the pool is repaired and swimming lessons will resume beginning March 16. Registration is now open. MSDB pool should reopen soon after mechanical repairs  Swim Lessons:  Weekday Lessons: $40 per child – 2 week sessions Times: 5-5:45

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Hoyer selected as new GFPS secondary assistant superintendent

Heather Hoyer has been selected to serve as secondary assistant superintendent for Great Falls Public Schools, taking Tom Moore’s spot when he becomes superintendent on July 1. Hoyer’s appointment requires board approval, but this week a team of district and community members interviewed four candidates from a pool of nine applicants for the position that is currently held by Moore.

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Nominations sought for 2019 historic preservation awards

The Historic Preservation Advisory Commission, which is a joint city-county body, is seeking nominations for groups, projects or individuals who “have made exceptional efforts to preserve and enhance the historic buildings and features of our collective past” for the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards. Nominations are due by April 3. Belt Theater, Cascade County Courthouse among historic preservation honorees You can

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Two neighborhood councils meet next week

Two neighborhood councils meet next week. Neighborhood Council 5 meets in the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S., at 7 p.m. March 18. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns and guest presenters. Park and Recreation Director Steve Herrig will provide an update on the department and Sandy Rice,will share information on Neighborhood Council 7’s

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