Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Sunday Reads: Nov. 27

Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoyed the Parade of Lights. See you all at the Christmas Stroll on Friday! Associated Press: Schools struggle to staff up for youth mental health crisis The Washington Post: Studies show COVID’s toll on students living in poverty, learning from home ProPublica: The landlord and the tenant: A house fire reveals one kind of justice for

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GFPD responds to crash, bounty hunter incident on Nov. 24

The Great Falls Police Department responded around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 to reports of a crash at 8th Avenue North and 9th Street North. Capt. John Schaffer said they also received reports that people were surrounding one person with weapons pointed at the person. Schaffer said that when officers arrived, they determined that the people were bounty hunters from A

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City accepting CDBG grant applications

The city is now accepting applications for its Community Development Block Grant program. The program is through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is administered through the city planning office. The program is designed to meet low income housing and community development needs. The CDBG program is intended to fund non-profit organizations and municipalities in carrying out

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Business Bites: Belles and Lace closing; first Arc Apartments getting ready to open; permits for new restaurants; Montana Credit Union expanding

Belles and Lace Bridal Belles and Lace Bridal downtown is closing Jan. 30. “This decision did not come easy after almost 10 years in business, and a lot of factors played into our choice to close our doors. and not all of them are negative. Sue is ready to enjoy retirement so congratulations to her and the next step in

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City board OK’s West Bank TIF request; restaurant, hotel planned

The city planning board voted during a Nov. 22 meeting to recommend approval of a request for tax increment financing funds for the next phase of West Bank Landing development. The request next goes to the City Commission for final consideration. New hotel, restaurant planned for West Bank Talcott Properties has been developing the West Bank area for years, including

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County approves third-party contract for election recount

County Commissioners voted unanimously to hire third-party consultant to oversee the recount of the clerk and recorders office. Commissioners held a special meeting Nov. 22 after completing the election canvas on Nov. 18 to discuss the contract since they expected Rina Fontana Moore, the current clerk and recorder, to request a recount. County officials preparing for expected recount Once all

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New hotel, restaurant planned for West Bank

The city planning board is scheduled to consider a request for tax increment financing funds for the next phase of West Bank Landing development during their Nov. 22 meeting. Talcott Properties has been developing the West Bank area for years, including West Bank One and West Bank Landing. The developer is requesting to use West Bank TIF District funds for

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