Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

CourseCo updates city on golf operations since taking over management

CourseCo took over operations of the city’s two municipal gold courses in February and during the July 16 work session, the City Commission got an update on their progress. Tom Bugbee, CourseCo’s chief operating officer, as well as Jeff Stange, the new general manager, and Keith Hollenback, golf superintendent, gave a brief overview on the transition and current operations. CourseCo

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Air Force requesting proposals for next phase of ICBM replacement

The Air Force released a request for proposals for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program on July 16. The request is for the weapon system’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase and includes five production lot options to produce and deploy the weapon system, according to a release from the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Public

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GFPD officers in schools provide annual report to school board

During the school year that just wrapped up, the school resource officers investigated 660 complaints in Great Falls Public Schools. That uptick is due in large part to a zero tolerance on the increased usage of vaping among students, according to Capt. Jeff Newton of the Great Falls Police Department. Newton presented the SRO report during Monday’s school board meeting.

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Storm drain improvement project underway on south side of Great Falls

Construction started earlier this month on the south Great Falls storm drain improvement project. The project contract was awarded in March to United Materials for $774, 805 and will provide an outlet for storm water that collects in an existing depression on private property along the east side of 4th Street South, and to collect surface drainage within the Grandview Tracts

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Morony Park could be option for Children’s Museum in preliminary discussions

The Children’s Museum of Montana is still on the hunt for a new location. The museum is currently in a city owned building behind the Civic Center, a building the city intends to take over when the current five-year lease expires in 2023. In June, the museum asked the city to consider the possibility of using parkland for the new

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Pilots have Great Falls ties; Malmstrom open house revised schedule today

Thunderstorms washed out the end of Saturday’s planned flying acts at the Mission Over Malmstrom Open House, but the event is back on today. The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights and the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team weren’t able to fly Saturday night as a thunderstorm rolled in. U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachuting over Great Falls this weekend for Mission Over Malmstrom

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U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachuting over Great Falls this weekend for Mission Over Malmstrom

The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights will parachute through the skies over Great Falls this weekend as part of the base’s Mission over Malmstrom Open House. On Friday, the team did a practice run and took The Electric along for the ride. The team of Army members consists of highly experienced skydivers who typically jump from about 12,500 feet. OPEN HOUSE

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Additional information submitted on Big Sky Cheese project; second public hearing set for July 22

During the June 27 public hearing on the Big Sky Cheese special use permit application, the Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment requested additional information on the project. The company’s principal member is Edward Friesen, who is also the principal in Madison Food Park, a proposed agricultural processing complex on U.S. Highway 89, a few miles outside the Great Falls

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Details released for mural festival in Great Falls; artist applications open

The Great Falls Business Improvement District, in partnership with Great Falls Montana Tourism and NeighborWorks Great Falls, is launching its first ArtsFest MONTANA in August. The event will kick-off Aug. 23 with an artists workshop to introduce Montana artists to the “how to” of installation of large scale projects and what an artist should be able to charge for mural

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