Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

GFPD asking community to report suspicious activity to police

The Great Falls Police Department issued a statement today indicating that school resource officers have been taking complaints over the last few days regarding suspicious persons possible following students who are walking to and from school. GFPD investigates these complaints and have not been able to determine any similarities in the suspect descriptions. If they had developed a consistent suspect

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Internationally known muralist adding art to downtown Great Falls

Several walls in downtown Great Falls are getting a facelift this week. Cameron Moberg, winner of the Street Art Throwdown and a well-known artist among the street art community, is in Great Falls through a partnership with NeighborWorks Great Falls. His first mural, of a meadowlark, is now complete on the side of Hi-Line Climbing Center at 608 1st Ave.

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Multiple projects in the works near Great Falls airport

The county planning board approved the creation of three commercial lots on property near the airport, including the former Skyline Bar. Casey Doran, one of the developers on the project, said they don’t currently have firm plans for what will be done with those lots but that they own a company that makes urns and engraves headstones and that they

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The History Museum’s new local military history documentary premiers Sept. 27

The History Museum is hosting a premier viewing of their new documentary, “Thunder under the Big Sky” on Sept. 27. The 58-minute film chronicles military history in northcentral Montana including the ferrying of warplanes from Gore Hill and what is now Malmstrom Air Force Base to Fairbanks, Alaska where they were then handed off to Russian pilots to use in

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Black Bear Diner coming to Great Falls

Black Bear Diner is coming to Marketplace. The city planning office issued a building permit Wednesday for interior renovations and a sign permit will be required, according to Tom Micuda, deputy planning director. The city planning office initially said the permit was issued for the former On the Border restaurant since the chain had initially looked at that property, but

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Largest private hangar in Montana under construction at Great Falls airport

Great Falls will soon be home to the state’s largest private hangar with the capability to house two 737 aircraft. Eagle Jet Solutions is building a 40,000 square foot hangar at the Great Falls International Airport and is the first project in a 20-acre aviation park being developed by the Airport Authority. Development on the site has been planned since

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City Commission postpones Wheat Ridge annexation decision to January

City Commissioners voted Tuesday to postpone a decision on Wheat Ridge until their Jan. 15 meeting. The decision was made largely to give city staff time to review revised storm water plans submitted by the developers late last week and on Tuesday afternoon. Commissioners also had concerns about public safety access to and from the development. Commissioner Owen Robinson moved

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Wheat Ridge vote scheduled for tonight’s City Commission meeting

The City Commission is scheduled to vote tonight on the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates subdivision. Developers are requesting the annexation of 20.98 acres for a residential subdivision behind the Wal-Mart on 10th Avenue South. City staff is recommending denial of the project due to public safety, transportation connectivity and storm water concerns as well as potential conflict with operations at Malmstrom

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City considering contract amendment to adjust for paramedic shortage

The nationwide paramedic shortage is being felt in Great Falls and on Tuesday, the City Commission will consider an amendment to an ambulance transport contract that’s needed to adjust to a staffing shortage. The city contracts with Great Falls Emergency Services for ambulance transport. In July, GFES notified the city that due to a paramedic shortage it wouldn’t be able

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