Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Man convicted for 1985 triple homicide as juvenile has new sentencing hearing, still not eligible for parole

Steven Wayne Keefe was 88 days shy of his 18th birthday when he murdered three people in 1985 in Great Falls. In 1986, he was convicted and sentenced to a life sentence for each count of deliberate homicide and 10 years for a count of burglary. He was sentenced to additional 10 years per count since the crime was committed

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City staff make CDBG funding recommendation

City staff made their recommendations to the City Commission this week for Community Development Block Grant funding priorities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development notified the city that this year’s allocation for CDBG is $794,666. That’s up from last year’s allocation of $776,621. The city is also receiving $273,088 in HOME funds, down slightly from last year’s $285,831

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Swim and Gym at Montana School for the Deaf and Blind on Saturday

Great Falls Park and Recreation and the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind are hosting a special Gym and Swim event at the Mustang Center on April 20 from 1-4 p.m. Swimming lessons resume at MSDB MSDB pool should reopen soon after mechanical repairs The event features open swim in the main pool and baby pool, basketball, dodgeball, games

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City street sweeping for April 22-26

The city street sweeping schedule for the week of April 22-26 is below. Residents are asked to remove their vehicles from the area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the scheduled day. The schedule may change or be canceled due to weather conditions. April 22: Avenues from 1st Avenue South through 9th Avenue South from 10th Street South to 20th Street South. April 23: Streets from

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Malmstrom airmen among nuclear deterrence, operations award winners

The Air Force recently named the winners of the 2018 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear and Missile Operations Award. Malmstrom Air Force Base personnel are among the winners. The “awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of airmen contributing to nuclear deterrence operations and the missile operations career field respectively,” according to an Air Force release. “These individuals have made a

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Commission reverses course on cattery decision for city animal shelter

During Tuesday’s meeting, the City Commission directed staff to schedule a special meeting so it could rescind its previous vote to postpone a decision on the cattery addition at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. They’ll then put the construction contract for the cattery on the May 7 agenda for consideration. Cattery for city animal shelter likely to come up at

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