Category Archives: Cascade County

City to consider formal agreement with health department for prevention, disaster reponse

City Commissioners will consider an interlocal agreement during Wednesday’s meeting with the City-County Health Department for emergency preparedness and community health response from Oct. 16, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2021. The agreement would allow mutual aid between the two government agencies and partnership to provide community health prevention and “mutual response in times of natural/man-made disasters when additional resources are

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Library director position posted, city accepting applications

The search for the new library director is underway. The job description was posted on the city website last week and applications are due Nov. 30. Kathy Mora, the current library director, is retiring effective Dec. 27 and Susie McIntyre will be the interim director until a successor is selected. City, board refining job description for new library director search

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Efforts continuing to save Rainbow Powerhouse from demolition

Options are limited for repurposing the old Rainbow Powerhouse since it’s located within an active hydropower operation, but locals are continuing their effort to save the century old structure from demolition. In today’s dollars, it would cost about $20 million to build a structure equivalent to the powerhouse on the Missouri River that has significant architectural and historical important, Ellen

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County approves special use permit for honey processing

The Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment voted Thursday to approve a special use permit for Treasure State Honey in Fort Shaw. The owner, Jim Savoy, is proposing to add a honey processing facility to his property, which already includes an apiary and a gravel mine that was used by Shumaker Trucking and Excavating. Savoy said the new facility will

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County planning board OK’s residential subdivision

The county planning board voted on Tuesday to recommend approval of a 12 residential lot subdivision off Flood Road. The proposed subdivision, River Bend Estates, would include a 1.62 acre parkland lot and would total 25.35 acres. The proposed subdivision will next go before the County Commission for approval. It’s part of a larger 170.07 acre tract and the developer,

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Finding solutions: Local efforts for mental health court; mental health police officer; pre-trial and addiction services

Addiction and mental health are major contributors to crime in Cascade County. The issues are complicated, but many in the community are working to find solutions and The Electric spent the last few weeks learning about a few of the current efforts. Mental Health Treatment Court at Municipal Court Recognizing that many of the same people are in his courtroom

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Public meeting is Thursday on repurposing the Rainbow Powerhouse

For roughly the last decade, a small group of people have been working on options for repurposing the Rainbow Powerhouse. Those efforts are accelerating now since a federal agency has placed a July 2019 deadline on local efforts to have a viable plan in place. At 7 p.m. Oct. 25, a committee of the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission is hosting

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County denies road abandonment; conditionally approves Loenbro’s early loan payoff

County Commissioners voted to deny a road abandonment request during their Tuesday morning meeting. Larry Hill requested the abandonment of a portion of 32nd Avenue South, between 18th and 19th Streets South, in an effort to build a house on his property on the south side of the road and clean up the area. County considering road abandonment; contracts for

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