Category Archives: Cascade County

Hoyer selected as new GFPS secondary assistant superintendent

Heather Hoyer has been selected to serve as secondary assistant superintendent for Great Falls Public Schools, taking Tom Moore’s spot when he becomes superintendent on July 1. Hoyer’s appointment requires board approval, but this week a team of district and community members interviewed four candidates from a pool of nine applicants for the position that is currently held by Moore.

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Nominations sought for 2019 historic preservation awards

The Historic Preservation Advisory Commission, which is a joint city-county body, is seeking nominations for groups, projects or individuals who “have made exceptional efforts to preserve and enhance the historic buildings and features of our collective past” for the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards. Nominations are due by April 3. Belt Theater, Cascade County Courthouse among historic preservation honorees You can

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Limitation on jail admissions “cautiously” lifted

The restrictions on admissions to the Cascade County Adult Detention Center have been cautiously lifted. The restrictions were lifted as of 2 p.m. March 8, but in an email to local law enforcement agencies, Sheriff Jesse Slaughter that they “please encourage everyone to still be selective with who they bring to the facility but we will no longer have the restrictions

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County staff report for March 26 zoning meeting is posted online

The Cascade County planning division has posted their draft staff report for the March 26 planning board hearing on the proposed changes to the county’s zoning regulations. The staff report includes additional information from staff on their reasons for proposed changes and other background information. The Electric is still reading it too, but you can find it here. The planning

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County roads are drifting shut; Commission issues travel advisory for rural areas

The Cascade County Commissioners have issued a travel advisory for the rural portions of the county effective immediately. High wind conditions are creating difficult conditions for county plowing efforts with roads drifting back in shortly after being plowed open, according to a county release. “Given these conditions we advise citizens to limit their travel as much as possible outside of

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Meinert retiring, Kristi Scott selected as new director at The History Museum

Jim Meinert is retiring after serving as director of The History Museum for the last nine years. Kristi Scott has been hired as the new director and she begins work at the museum March 18. “Her appointment to this position was an outstanding choice by the museum’s board of directors,” Meinert said in a release. Scott served as curator of

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City Commission denies Wheat Ridge annexation

City Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to deny annexation of 21.1 acres on the eastern edge of the city for the proposed Wheat Ridge residential subdivision. The annexation request was initially submitted to the city last spring and had support from Neighborhood Council 5 and the city planning board. Wheat Ridge annexation back on city agenda this week But city

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Great Falls Farmers’ Market expanding again this year; launches new website and logo

The Great Falls Original Farmers’ Market is expanding into Central Avenue this year and has launched a new website and logo. Starting in June, the market will expand into Central Avenue from the Civic Center to 2nd Street South. The additional space will accommodate the excess vendor requests the market receives in June and July, according to Erin Borland, chairman

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Wheat Ridge annexation back on city agenda this week

The proposed residential development on the east end of the city is back on the agenda for this week’s City Commission meeting. The request to annex and zone about 20 acres as the first phase of a larger residential subdivision was initially heard during a September public hearing when the commission opted to postpone the decision to January. The proposed

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