Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

No candidates have filed for school board seat, deadline is March 25

No one has yet filed for the open three-year term on the Great Falls Public Schools board. Filing is open through March 25. It opened Dec. 10, 2020. Teresa Schreiner currently holds the seat but is not running again this year. As of March 2, no one has filed, according to the Cascade County Elections Office. GFPS board election set

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Filing opens April 22 for city election; mayor, two commission seats up for election

Filing for the city election opens April 22. The mayor and two commission seats will be on the ballot, along with 45 Neighborhood Council seats. Bob Kelly is the current mayor and the mayor’s term is two years. Mary Moe and Owen Robinson’s seats are both up for election this year. Commission seats are four-year terms. City election [2019] results:

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Downtown Summer Jam returning this summer; concert release party March 4

The Downtown Summer Jam team is hosting a concert release party at 5 p.m. March 4. There will be parties at The Block and Mighty Mo Brewing Company simultaneously. Downtown Summer Jam [2020] canceled The team will be announcing all three 2021 Downtown Summer Jam Concerts, as well as the headliner for the 4th of July Hootenanny. Tickets will also

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Business Bites: St. Patrick’s Day Parade canceled; Spark Architecture now a B-Corp; Rocky Mountain BiometRX opens in Great Falls; NeighborWorks kicks off fund drive; Howard’s Pizza opening downtown dining room; Park and Rec office reopening; Corder donates to Toby’s House

St. Patrick’s Day Parade “Friends, It is with great regret we inform you once again, the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade has been canceled due to Covid-19 and our concern for the public’s health and safety. We look forward to next year when we can all celebrate our Heritage on March 17.” –Great Falls Division, Ancient Order of Hibernians Howard’s

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Two neighborhood councils meet March 1-5

Two neighborhood councils meet next week. Neighborhood Council 6 meets at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Civic Center Gibson Room. Agenda items include committee reports, council vacancy, Great Falls Police Department chief interview questions, Little Free Library presentation, topics for NC6’s City Commission update and neighborhood concerns. More information on NC6, including boundaries and contact information is here. Neighborhood

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Feasting in the Falls: Great Falls Restaurant Week 2021

Everybody has to eat. And Great Falls has an abundance of local restaurants, many of which are holding their own through COVID-19. It’s been a bit since we had a community-wide restaurant week and the pandemic certainly complicates our lives, but as things are improving, it felt like a good time to celebrate all the local eateries and watering holes.

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Benefis working to bring medical school to Great Falls

A medical school is in the works for Great Falls. A nonprofit university system headquartered in New York is looking to open the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine on property owned by Benefis Health System. Dr. Paul Dolan, Benefis’ chief medical information officer, said they’ve been working for more than a year to get a medical school into Montana

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