Category Archives: Arts and Culture

PARK(ing) Day is Sept. 17 in downtown Great Falls

On Sept. 17, a downtown metered parking space will temporarily be turned into a public park and social gathering space for the 8th Annual PARK(ing) Day. “Built with a bit of whimsy, part creative process, it calls attention to the fact that we need more open, public, green space downtown. PARK(ing) Day is meant to create an interesting public space

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Great Falls to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 with ceremony in Elks Riverside Park

Great Falls Fire Rescue, with other local first responders, is hosting a remembrance ceremony at 7:45 a.m. in Elks Riverside Park on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The ceremony will include music, color guard presentation, a bell ceremony at the time of the south tower collapse, a moment of silence and remarks

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C.M. Russell Musuem purchases painting from Benefis

The C.M. Russell Museum has purchased the Russell watercolor Brother Van on Buffalo Hunt from long-time owner Benefis Health System. The purchase was made possible through a cooperative agreement with Benefis and donors who helped the museum raise $400,000 to purchase the painting. The acquisition was supported by lead donations from local donors, including the museum’s Art and Soul Campaign co-chair

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10th Street Bridge renamed for Arlyne Reichert

The 10th Street Bridge, which is owned by the City of Great Falls, has been renamed “Arlyne Reichert Community Heritage Bridge.” Commissioners voted during their Sept. 7 meeting to rename the bridge, which is no longer used for vehicle traffic, but is planned for reopening as a pedestrian and bike crossing to connect the River’s Edge Trail. True Brew to

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County releases fair revenues; fair board says there’s room for improvement

The Montana State Fair released its revenues last week and county officials said it was one of the better fairs. The county’s fair advisory board painted a different picture during their Aug. 25 meeting that was not attended by commissioners or fair staff. Commissioner Don Ryan stopped by to drop off financials but didn’t stay for the meeting. He told

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Business Bites: New Thai food truck; The Boutique Co. for sale; apartment demolition; outfitters for sale; pop-up concert at Cassiopeia; river cleanup event; Children’s Museum still fundraising; GFPD has new vehicles

N Thai Food There’s a new food truck in Great Falls. N Thai Food has been working with the health department and said Aug. 10 that they are now fully licensed. They’ll do their first set up at the Farmers Market on Aug. 14. The Boutique Co. The Boutique Co., which is currently located at 1201 10th Ave. S., is

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