Category Archives: Cascade County

County schedules remaining interviews for Commission vacancy; Schreiner drops out

Cascade County Commissioners have scheduled the next two interviews with candidates for the vacancy created by Jane Weber’s resignation, which took effect Jan. 22 The next interviews are with Amy Rapp on Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. and Helena Lovick on Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. Agendas and Zoom links will be posted here. The two remaining commissioners, Jim Larson

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State launches vaccine dashboard

The state has launched its COVID-19 vaccine dashboard that includes information on total vaccine doses administered, Montanans fully immunized and doses administered per 1,000 eligible people. As of Jan. 25, there had been 5,891 total doses administered in Cascade County. Of those, 4,792 were first doses and 1,099 people are fully immunized in Cascade County. According to the state map,

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Ignite 2021 highlights local business, development

The Great Falls Development Authority hosted its 2021 Ignite event on Jan. 22 highlighting projects in the community. The Electric has reported most of them already, so we’ve compiled a list here of those reports with some updates. Great Falls International Airport:┬áBusiness Bites: Rock N Chalk gym moving; Hopper and Ro reopens; pharmacies closing; Corda’s new album; Embark donates to

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Same-day voter registration debated

By Alex Sakariassen | Montana Free Press Debate at the Legislature turned to the issue of voter rights Thursday morning, as members of the House State Administration Committee heard testimony on a proposal to end same-day voter registration in Montana. Proponents said the change would calm Election Day chaos for local election administrators and reduce the likelihood of voter fraud.

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Next round of Phase 1b vaccination appointments opens Jan. 28

The 1,500 appointments for COVID-19 vaccines filled up within 15 minutes this morning, leaving many people frustrated and without an appointment. The next round of signups for appointment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 28, according to the Cascade County City-County Health Department. Appointments for Phase 1b COVID-19 vaccines open Jan. 21 CCHD officials said they weren’t sure yet how

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County health board votes to change COVID-19 regulations effective Jan. 22

The Cascade County City-County Board of Health has adjusted the COVID-19 restrictions in the county. During a special Jan. 20 meeting, the board voted to expand operating capacity to 75 percent for restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, bars, casinos, gyms, movie theatres, etc. and they may stay open until 12:30 a.m. Those changes go into effect at 5 a.m. Jan. 22

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COVID-19 restrictions remain in place in Cascade County; health board meets again Jan. 20 to review restrictions; 19 more COVID-19 deaths in county

Cascade County is maintaining COVID-19 restrictions that require 10 p.m. closures and 50 percent occupancy for several types of establishments. Those restrictions were put in place in the Nov. 20 local health order and reaffirmed by the local Board of Health during their Jan. 6 meeting. Gianforte lifts closing, capacity restrictions for bars, restaurants; rules remain in effect in Cascade

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Lawmakers consider limiting authority of local health officials

By Chris Aadland | Montana Free Press This story originally appeared here on Montana Free Press. Wading into a public debate that has grown heated on social media, the House Local Government Committee held a hearing Thursday afternoon for House Bill 121, which would limit the authority of public health officers and health boards, and give elected bodies more power

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