Author Archives: Jenn Rowell

Residents asked not to place leaf piles in gutters

Residents in the boulevard district who have started leaf cleanup are asked to deposit leaves on the boulevard next to the curb and not in the gutter next to the street. Great Falls Park and Recreation sent the reminder on Monday stating that leaves piled in the street gutter become nearly impossible to collect after they’ve been rained, snowed and

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Public participates in creating vision for downtown Great Falls

Ideas for filling voids and driving development downtown were front and center during a visioning session last week. The brainstorming event was part of micro visioning project for the downtown that is being funded through a $20,000 grant from the Montana Main Street Program. Downtown vision brainstorming session set for Oct. 2 The Great Falls Development Authority is spearheading the

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Alluvion receives grant for expanded opioid addiction treatment

Alluvion Health has been awarded $237,000 from the Health Resource Service Administration that the agency will use to expand the availability of Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT, services to combat opioid addiction. The funding will be used to train additional providers so that they can prescribe Suboxone, a medication that blocks the effects of opioids so a patient can’t get

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Sunday Reads: Oct. 6

Hope everyone enjoyed the warmish weather this weekend. Here’s some Sunday reads to keep you busy when snow starts flying again this week. Salon: As the welfare state decays, public libraries become sites of social trauma New York Times: The Government Says Rainbow Crosswalks Could Be Unsafe. Are They Really? Washington Post: Federal government has dramatically expanded exposure to risky

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Yarns and fiddle tunes at the Lewis and Clark center next week with Piere Cruzatte

The Lewis and Clark Portage Route Chapter is hosting Richard Bird Baker for yarns and fiddle tunes as “Pierre Cruzatte” at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 4201 Giant Springs Road on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Cruzatte was one of the Lewis and Clark Expedition members who, besides being a master boatman, hunter, guide, and interpreter also contributed his musical

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Gibson Park restrooms close for remodel

Renovation begins on the Gibson Park restrooms on Oct. 7. The restrooms will be closed during the project and portable toilets will be provided. Minor improvements will also be made to the concessions area that’s in the same structure. With savings on park district projects, staff working to complete additional projects this year The renovation project is part of the

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“In every concert, there’s a lot of joy;” Great Falls Symphony season kicks off this weekend

The Great Falls Symphony’s 61st season is kicking off this weekend and the Chamber Music Series is already underway. This year’s concert lineup includes “really good music,” according to Grant Harville, the musical director and conductor. “In every concert, there’s a lot of joy,” Harville said. After celebrating its 60th anniversary last season, symphony leaders were looking for ways to

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County considering multiple contracts for drug dog, response teams and jail communications

Next week, Cascade County Commissioners will consider approving a contract for the purchase of Zeke, a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois drug detection dog. The cost of the dog is $8,500 and will be funded through the drug forfeiture fund of the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Kasey Whitsitt has been selected as the dog’s handler and she’ll be training in Tennessee

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