Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Commissioners approved agreements to start River’s Edge Trail reroute near Broadwater Bay

Commissioners voted 3-0 during their Nov. 19 meeting to approve agreements with the Montana Department of Transportation and the River’s Edge Trail Foundation to initiate the project that will eliminate the “the circuitous route through the police station parking lot, a currently dangerous location due to the potential for conflicts between vehicles and bicyclists/pedestrians.” It’s a step in rerouting the River’s Edge Trail along

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City public works seeking $1.1 million in TIF funds for storm drain system in industrial district that includes ADF, Malteurop

The city planning board approved a tax increment financing request from the city public works department $1.1 million for public infrastructure projects in the Central Montana Agriculture and Technology Park, which includes Malteurop, ADF, International Steel Fabrication, T&K Performance LLC and Cargill research laboratories. The TIF district was created by City Commissioners in 2005 and expanded in 2007 with the

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Montanans for Responsible Land Use submit letter to county contesting Big Sky Cheese appeal

The Montanans for Responsible Land Use, a group of area landowners and citizens, submitted a letter to the Cascade County Commission last week regarding the Big Sky Cheese appeal of the conditions placed on their special use permit. Commissioners are holding a special meeting Nov. 21 to consider the appeal filed on behalf of Big Sky Cheese and its principal,

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Business Bites: Ladies’ Night Out; downtown visioning unveiling; Sora for sale; Pizza Ranch rumors

The Downtown Great Falls Association is hosting Ladies’ Night Out from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 21 with 24 participating locations offering specials. Many retailers will be offering specials until 8 p.m. but many restaurants and bars will be offering specials later into the night. More information is available here. The following downtown shops are participating and offering these specials, according to DGFA:

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Sunday Reads: Nov. 17

Hope everyone had a lovely week. Here’s your reading list for the week. The New York Times: Cities worldwide are reimagining their relationship with cars U.S. Public Interest Research Group: New study outlines issues, case studies and remedies for U.S. recycling across the country The Washington Post: The most remote emergency room: life and death in rural America The Economist: How

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GFPS considering levy options for projected budget shortfall

The school board’s budget committee is meeting this month to discuss the financial picture for the next fiscal year for Great Falls Public Schools and options to make up the projected $1.1 million shortfall. Among the options being considered are an operational levy, a technology levy, or a safety levy, or some combination of the three. [District budget information here]

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Two neighborhood councils meet this week

Two Neighborhood Councils meet next week. Neighborhood Council 5 meets Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S. Agenda items include new business, old business, neighborhood concern, and a scam awareness presentation by Marilyn Hamer, AARP and the Montana Retired Teacher Association. The council’s northern boundary is 10th Avenue North, the

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City accepting proposals for services and operations related to the animal shelter

As of Friday afternoon, the city began accepting proposals for services and operations “complementary to the Great Falls Animal Shelter.” According to the request for proposals, “the successful proposal must establish that the proposed complementary services and operations will: Provide at least the same quality of care currently provided by the GFAS; and Not create inefficiencies or gaps in service between the

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River’s Edge Trail reroute project on Nov. 19 commission agenda

The plan to reroute the River’s Edge Trail along the Missouri River from Broadwater Bay to the 1st Avenue North Bridge area is progressing. The River’s Edge Trail Foundation, City of Great Falls and other groups have struggled for nearly 30 years to find a way to reroute the convoluted jog the trail makes behind the police department, water park and crosses

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