Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Emergency Preparedness Forum is Sept. 24

September is National Preparedness Month, by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” You can find a number of emergency preparedness resources on the Ready.gov site. This year, The Electric has teamed with the Business Improvement District and NeighborWorks Great Falls to

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Alluvion receives grant to expand youth behavioral health services; pharmacy opens

Alluvion Health has received a $167,000 grant through the Health Resource Service Administration to increase youth access for behavioral health services. The funding will allow Alluvion to expand services to additional schools in the community, increasing capacity for behavioral health services for youth, according to a release. Alluvion Health launching direct primary care program available to the public The money

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City completes major storm drain improvement project; commission to consider contract change, final payment

City Commissioners will consider a change order and final payment for the 18th Street storm drain improvements phase 2B during their Sept. 17 meeting. Three bids were received for the project in March 2018 with bids ranging from $3.28 million to $3.5 million. Commissioners awarded the contract in March 2018 to Central Excavation, the low bidder. The final project cost

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Introducing Sunday Reads

I don’t know about you, but I can’t read fast enough to keep up with the information coming at me through email, social feeds, friends and more. But, I like to read, particularly about local government, downtown revitalization, placemaking, parking and transportation, economic development and whatever else happens to capture my attention. In an effort to help myself read more

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No bids received for 10th Street bridge project

Efforts to save the 10th Street Bridge are continuing, but a recently advertised project received no bids. The project to install pre-case concrete railings across the bridge is funded by Preservation Cascade, Inc., a local nonprofit, but the contracting runs through the City of Great Falls. No city funding would be used for the project. The project specifications were advertised

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Two neighborhood councils meet this week, one is hosting city candidate forum

    Next week Great Falls Neighborhood Councils #5 and #8 will host their monthly meetings. Below is a brief summary of each meeting:  Neighborhood Council 5 is hosting a City Commission candidate forum at the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S. at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. The City Commission candidates invited to attend are Mayor Bob Kelly,

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Western writers converging in Great Falls this month and in 2022

Six  western authors and filmmakers are gathering in Great Falls later this month for a two-day seminar on the art of writing about the American frontier. The 2019 James Ersfeld Symposium is presented by Western Writers of America and is part of the organization efforts to encourage writing, particularly in the Western genre, according to Chriss Enss, WWA’s vice president.

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