Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Ignite Great Falls highlights current, upcoming economic development projects

To kick off the new year, the Great Falls Development Authority hosted the second Ignite the Falls event. “We are bullish about Great Falls. We are hungry to grow Great Falls,” said Jolene Schalper, GFDA vice president. “We are getting after it.” The Friday morning event included 14 developers, entrepreneurs and government officials who shared details about current and upcoming

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County Commission approves agreement to recruit doctor for Community Health Care Center, including potential $20,000 fee

During a special meeting on Thursday, Cascade County Commissioners approved a contingency agreement with The Curare Group, Inc. The group represents Dr. Christine Potterjones, who is a candidate for a full-time position at the Community Health Care Center. Potterjones has previously worked at Benefis Health System and is now hoping to return to central Montana, according to the CHCC. Potterjones

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 Rosipal files to run for Cascade County sheriff 

Bob Rosipal has filed to run for Cascade County sheriff. Currently, he’s a lieutenant, chief coroner and SWAT leader for the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office. “I’ve always wanted to become sheriff of Cascade County,” the Great Falls native said after filing Wednesday morning. So far, no one else has filed to run for the office, including incumbent Bob Edwards.  Filing

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M&D Construction still mulling options after commission denied permit

Rhett Hulett, owner of M&D Construction, returned to the City Commission on Jan. 16 to give commissioners additional information. During their Jan. 2 meeting, commissioners denied a conditional use permit for M&D Construction to allow for a contractor yard, type two. The company had been operating beyond the allowable uses in the M-2 zoning district without the CUP and earlier

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Park district public hearing set for Feb. 6

The public hearing on whether to send the park district question to the ballot is set for Feb. 6. During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners accepted the item on first reading and voted to set the public hearing. That’s normal procedure for setting any public hearing. After the hearing on Feb. 6, commissioners will then vote on the resolution that would

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NWGF’s Thaniel Addition project shrinking slightly in favor of plans for new project south of city

NeighborWorks Great Falls sold eight lots within Thaniel Addition that were planned for development through their mutual self help build program. Those lots were recently sold to KIB Homes, a local homebuilder with a focus on custom homes. The sale was to help NWGF purchase and develop more homes outside the southern limit of the city, near the agency’s planned

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Airmen at 819th RED HORSE preparing to deploy

Members of the 819th RED HORSE Squadron are preparing to deploy once again. Of the roughly 240 airmen assigned to the unit at Malmstrom Air Force Base, about 175 are set to deploy this spring for about six months. Capt. David Geaney, the director of operations/logistics manager for the 819th, and Staff Sgt. Laura Schilling, the non-commissioner officer in charge

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