Category Archives: Cascade County

Bullock urges continued caution for large gatherings; state rolls out guidelines for fall school reopening

During a July 2 press briefing, Gov. Steve Bullock said that while Montana continues to have the lowest number of cases and deaths related to COVID-19, it is still a serious concern. The state now has 1,083 cases, according to the state dashboard. There have been 222 new cases this week alone, Bullock said, and 389 currently active cases statewide.

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Great Falls library to require masks in building

Beginning July 7, the Great Falls Public Library will require patrons to wears masks to enter the building. Masks will be provided by the library, free of charge, to anyone who needs one. Children under the age of 12 will be exempt from the requirement. Library policy is that children are to be accompanied by a responsible person over the

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Board of Health gets update on COVID-19 situation in Cascade County; one new case July 1

The story was updated at 6:19 p.m. July 1 with information about the active and recovered cases. Cascade County City-County Health Department said July 1 that there is a new confirmed case bringing the county’s total to 34. The new case is a male under the age of 18 and was found through contact tracing of previously confirmed patients, according

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Draft feasibility study for region’s national heritage area now available for public comment

Big Sky Country National Heritage Area Inc. has released the draft feasibility study for a 45-day public review, with an Aug. 15 deadline to comment.  The feasibility study must prove that the proposed National Heritage Area has distinctive natural, historic, and cultural resources; as well as strong customs, folklife and traditions that represent our American heritage. The public is invited

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Sheriff appeals to public for help in getting inmates transported; Montana Supreme Court rules in favor of DOC on inmate transfers

The Cascade County Adult Detention Center has been overcrowded for years. The jail population as of the morning of June 30 was about 460, according to Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter. About 150 beds are reserved on the state prison side of the building, which is reserved for state inmates and the state contracts with the county for that part of

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Great Falls July 4 parade canceled; Black Eagle’s parade is modified

The Great Falls July 4 parade has been cancelled. According to organizer Lola Galloway, the parade was cancelled at the request of the Cascade County City-County Health Department, the Cascade County Commission, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Cascade County Board of Health. “We as a team have worked hard and outside the box to develop several plans,

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