Category Archives: Cascade County

New lawsuit filed against city over marijuana zoning rules

Another lawsuit related to marijuana business operations has been filed against the city. Green Creek LLC, owned by Janelle and Dale Yatsko, has filed a new complaint against the city over their proposed location for a dispensary. The Yatsko’s signed a lease for 1826 10th Ave. S, the former Bowser Brewing site, in February 2022 and have been paying rent.

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County approves bonds for Montana Renewables conversion project

Cascade County Commissioners voted 2-0 to approve the issuance of $275 million in revenue bonds to Montana Renewables, which is a partner company to Calumet Montana Refining. Commissioner Joe Briggs was traveling and absent from the meeting. Montana Renewables will use the proceeds of the bonds to “finance all, or a portion of, the costs of acquiring, constructing, installing, converting,

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County considering options for evidence facility

Cascade County officials are considering plans for a new evidence facility on the Adult Detention Center grounds. County Commissioners met Nov. 21 with Undersheriff Scott Van Dyken and Les Payne, county public works director, to discuss the project. Commissioner Joe Briggs said that the commission was unaware of the project other than a recent memo from staff indicating that the

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Cascade County clerk and recorder election recount completed, Merchant remains winner

The hand recount for the Cascade County clerk and recorders race has been completed and Sandra Merchant is the winner. The recount began at 8 a.m. Nov. 28 after the current clerk and recorder, Rina Fontana Moore, requested the process. In the certified results of the election, Merchant won by 31 votes. County election recount underway Moore requested the recount,

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GFPS superintendent evaluation process begins

The Great Falls Public Schools board process for evaluating Superintendent Tom Moore is underway. The board will accept public comment in written form through Jan. 5 or in person during the Jan. 9 board meeting. Written comment can be submitted through this survey on the GFPS website or in narrative form to Gordon Johnson, board chair at gordon_johnson@gfps.k12.mt.us, or mailed

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County approves third-party contract for election recount

County Commissioners voted unanimously to hire third-party consultant to oversee the recount of the clerk and recorders office. Commissioners held a special meeting Nov. 22 after completing the election canvas on Nov. 18 to discuss the contract since they expected Rina Fontana Moore, the current clerk and recorder, to request a recount. County officials preparing for expected recount Once all

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County officials preparing for expected recount

Cascade County Commissioners have scheduled a special meeting for 4 p.m. Nov. 22 to discuss planning for the expected recount in the clerk and recorder’s election. The county canvas board, which typically includes three elected officials, this year included two elected officials and one county staff member from the elections office, met on Nov. 18 to conduct the canvas and

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Fox Farm Road repairs delayed

Updated 4:15 p.m. Nov. 17 Cascade County has hired United Materials to make repairs to Fox Farm Road at about mile 2.24. County Commissioners unanimously approved the $32,000 contract last week after the county public works department found damages to Fox Farm Road, near Comanche Trail Road, that were caused by a local contractor attempting to bore underneath the road, according

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MDT seeking public comment on sidewalk proposal in Cascade

The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a proposal to construct new sidewalks and repair existing sidewalks in Cascade. The project is along the north side of 3rd Avenue Northwest, between 4th Street Northwest and Front Street; along the north and south side of Central Avenue between 2nd Street Northwest and 1st Street North; and the west

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