Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Farmers’ Market vendor meeting is April 17

The Great Falls Farmers’ Market is planning to have a season this summer, but things will be different. For vendors or those interested in being vendors, an informational meeting is scheduled for April 17 in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. Pre-registration is required for the meeting and there will be sessions at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1

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The Newberry partners announce plans for event center; concerts to start in October

In the works for some time now, the partners behind the new event center coming to Central Avenue are formally announcing their project on April 6. The Newberry, at 420 Central Ave., is currently under construction and the owners plan to open in September with their first concerts in October. City considering TIF request for downtown event center project Those

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City considering TIF request for downtown event center project

The developers of Newberry, the event space coming to 420 Central Ave., have requested $171,200 of tax increment financing funds from the city for the renovation projects. STSA Partners, which includes owners of LPW Architecture, Enbar/The Block and the Mighty Mo, submitted an application for TIF funds to offset costs for curb and sidewalk repair, fire suppression installation, structural repair,

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C.M. Russell Museum breaking ground March 19 for expansion

The C.M. Russell Museum is breaking ground on its $1 million expansion on March 19. The expansion will add 2.1 acres to the museum campus and includes additional parking and outdoor space that will be open to the community. City approves changes to landscape code; rezone, lot aggregation, road vacation for Russell Museum In April 2020, the City Commission approved

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Amphitheater, ski hill proposed for Black Eagle area

Cascade County has been working for several years on plans to clean up with former smelter site in the Black Eagle area and to create plans for potential recreational development on the site. Those plans are in conjunction with Superfund cleanup work by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and that remediation work is likely years out before any development efforts

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Business Bites: Maria’s Mexican Restaurant is moving; Colored Snow moving into downtown; GF Craft Beer Week is on; Russell is retiring from Lewis and Clark Foundation; Chamber holding Ag Celebration Week

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant Maria’s Mexican Restaurant is moving to the former Rikki’s location at 1220 9th St. S. The last day in the current location on Central Avenue is March 20 and they hope to open in the new location on April 6. Colored Snow Colored Snow, a shaved ice vending unit that has operated as a food truck but

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Library Board delays decision on Bookmobile naming until library naming request decided

The Great Falls Public Library board made no decision regarding the naming of the new Bookmobile during their March 3 meeting. The board scheduled the special meeting after deciding during a Feb. 23 meeting to postpone a decision on the request to rename the library building for Alma Jacobs, who served as head librarian at the Great Falls Public Library and the

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