Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Downtown business improvement district reaches renewal threshold

Downtown property owners have voted to renew the Business Improvement District. The renewal will still require a public hearing and approval by the City Commission, which is scheduled for a February meeting. Holiday lights contest in the works downtown Joan Redeen, community director of the BID, told the district’s board this week that 83.32 percent of property owners within the

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City moving forward with golf course management negotiations

City officials have opted to move forward with negotiating a potential management contract with CourseCo for its two municipal golf courses. During Wednesday’s City Commission work session, city staff reviewed the two proposals that were submitted earlier this fall. CourseCo manages about 30 courses, primarily in the Pacific Northwest, 22 of which are publicly owned. The Great Falls Baseball Club,

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Holiday lights contest in the works downtown

The downtown might be looking brighter this holiday season with a new contest being organized by the Business Improvement District. The BID is expanding the window decorating contest that the Downtown Chicks have sponsored since 2012. That contest was focused on the ground floors and the BID’s concept this year is to expand the effort to upper levels of downtown

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Malmstrom missile used in test launch

An intercontinental ballistic missile from Malmstrom Air Force Base was used in a test launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California overnight. The missile was pulled randomly from the 341st Missile Wing’s complex and transported to Vandenberg. Anomaly causes termination of Malmstrom ICBM during test launch Operators and maintainers from the 341st prepared the missile for launch, according to

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City offices closed Monday for Veterans Day

The City of Great Falls offices, including the animal shelter, will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed Nov. 10 in observance of the holiday. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week. On Veterans Day, the Community Recreation Center and Natatorium will

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City continuing tweaks to CDBG process to avoid conflicts of interest

City staffers are proposing changes to municipal code to expand the Board of Adjustment/Appeals’ jurisdiction. The board currently hears requests for variances to zoning and land development codes, among other issues. City staff told board members during a training session last week that they’re planning to recommend that the BOA jurisdiction would include appeals to administrative decisions, as well as

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Screening of WILDLIFE, film set in Great Falls, at interpretive center on Nov. 14

The film WILDLIFE, set in Great Falls and filmed partially in Livingston will be screened at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center theater on Nov. 14. The film, based on the novel by Richard Ford, is set in Great Falls, in the 1960s. Fourteen-year-old Joe, played by Ed Oxenbould, is the only child of Jeanette (Carrie Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake

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