Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

County adds 218 new COVID-19 cases; Rodeo moving to Kalispell; Russell Auction date set; Municipal Court canned food drive canceled

On Dec. 1, Cascade County added 218 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 5,166, according to the state map. The steep increase was due in part to the holiday backlog, according to the Cascade County City-County Health Department. Of those, 2,156 are currently active according to the state. Cascade County adds 3 COVID-19 deaths; city commission meetings going virtual

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Cascade County adds 3 COVID-19 deaths; city commission meetings going virtual

Cascade County City-County Health Department said Nov. 30 that there have been thee COVID-19 related deaths since Nov. 25, bringing the county’s total to 78. These individuals were a female in her 70s; a female in her 60s and a male in his 50s. All had underlying conditions, according to CCHD. County adds 140 COVID-19 cases; union issues statement following

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City Commission to consider $8 million in TIF funds for Civic Center repairs

City staff’s request to use tax increment financing funds for the Civic Center façade repair project goes before the City Commission on Dec. 1 for a public hearing. The city is requesting to use the downtown TIF funds for the project that’s an estimated $5.5 construction cost and the Downtown Development Partnership voted in October to recommend approval of the

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Voyagers will remain in Great Falls and anticipate 2021 season

The Great Falls Voyagers said Nov. 30 that professional baseball will remain in Great Falls with the formation of a new Major League Baseball partner league. The Voyagers will join seven other teams in the Pioneer League for a 92 game season, beginning in late spring and concluding in early September, according to a release from the Voyagers. Voyagers release

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Annexation for proposed 48-unit apartment complex on Dec. 1 City Commission agenda

A proposed apartment complex for the corner of Skyline Drive Northwest and 6th Street Northwest is on the Dec. 1 agenda for City Commissioners to consider annexation and zoning. The proposed Skyline Heights would include four three-story 12-plex for a total of 48 residential units on a 2.15 acre parcel. City Commission to set public hearing on proposed apartment complex

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Sunday Reads: Nov. 29

Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. Here’s this week’s reading list. NPR: Initial batch of COVID-19 vaccines will go to states based on population, not risk CNBC: Doctors say CDC should warn people the side effects from Covid vaccine shots won’t be ‘a walk in the park’ Politico: The secretive consulting firm that’s become Biden’s Cabinet in waiting The New York Times:

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Dogsgiving: Molly

Name: Molly Age: 5 months Breed: Mixed Human(s): Tracy Where did you come from? Born right here in Great Falls. What’s your favorite toy? Anything my big bro is currently chewing on. What’s your biggest accomplishment? I’m currently learning all kinds of new things. What’s the worst thing you ever did? Ate two of my moms phone chargers within 3

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Dogsgiving: Alex

Name: Alex Age: 8.5 Breed: Mixed Human(s): Tracy Where did you come from? Born in Illinois-but I’m a well versed traveler What’s your favorite toy? My dumbbell What’s your biggest accomplishment? Being my human’s best friend What’s the worst thing you ever did? I once destroyed my humans seed starters and got soil all over her new cream rug. What

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Dogsgiving: Emmy Rose

Name: Emmy Rose Age: Almost 5 Breed: Golden Doodle Human(s): Ross, Kristina, and Brothers Duncan and Kieran and puppy brother Flash Where did you come from? Spokane What’s your favorite toy? Well it used to be my human brother’s pacifiers, but now it’s my pink elephant and my moose.  What’s your biggest accomplishment? Surviving being hit by a car!  What’s

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