Category Archives: Cascade County

Multiple projects in the works near Great Falls airport

The county planning board approved the creation of three commercial lots on property near the airport, including the former Skyline Bar. Casey Doran, one of the developers on the project, said they don’t currently have firm plans for what will be done with those lots but that they own a company that makes urns and engraves headstones and that they

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Wheat Ridge vote scheduled for tonight’s City Commission meeting

The City Commission is scheduled to vote tonight on the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates subdivision. Developers are requesting the annexation of 20.98 acres for a residential subdivision behind the Wal-Mart on 10th Avenue South. City staff is recommending denial of the project due to public safety, transportation connectivity and storm water concerns as well as potential conflict with operations at Malmstrom

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Local responders, community gather to remember those lost in 9/11 attacks

Sept. 11, 2001 was the most deadly day for firefighters in American history. That day, 343 employees of the New York Fire Department–340 firefighter, two paramedics and a chaplain–were killed responding to the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. On Tuesday, local first responders and their families, civic leaders and the general public gathered at Fire Station 1 downtown

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Jail remains full, sheriff’s directive still in effect, city officials seeing impact through increased warrants

Sheriff Bob Edwards’ decision in July to limit admissions to the Cascade County Adult Detention Center because of overcrowding highlighted the many challenges facing law enforcement — substance abuse, crime and poverty to name a few. The Electric has interviewed judges, county attorneys, law enforcement and addiction and prevention specialists and has gone on four ride-alongs with the Great Falls

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County budget approval pushed to Sept. 25; city will revise mill levy

The Montana Department of Revenue notified Cascade County and the taxing jurisdictions within the county of an error in their 2018 certified taxable values. That error has caused the Cascade County Commission to delay their budget and mill levy vote to Sept. 25. The affected taxing jurisdictions have requested revised certified values from DoR. County postponing budget vote due to

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Rocky Mountain Building will be the new home of the Community Health Care Center

The Rocky Mountain Building is going to be the new home of the Community Health Care Center. The center has a buy-sell agreement for the building that had been listed at $475,000 but the center’s purchase price hasn’t been disclosed. Trista Besich, CHCC executive director, said they plan to finalize the sale by the end of the year and have

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Annexation for 83-home subdivision up for city consideration

City Commissioners will conduct a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed annexation of 20.5 acres for a proposed housing development from NeighborWorks Great Falls. NWGF is proposing an 85-lot subdivision along 20th Street South and 24th Avenue South with 50 lots dedicated to the mutual self-help program. The proposed development also includes 33 lots for one and two-bedroom Cottage style

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Military, taxes, jail among local issues for city, county officials in forum with state lawmakers, candidates

Local government officials laid out areas of concern for state lawmakers during a forum on Aug. 28. Four City Commissioners and all three County Commissioners participated in the event hosted by Great Falls Rising. Commissioner Tracy Houck stopped in to say hello but left early for another obligation and did not participate in the discussion. About two dozen state legislators

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County postponing budget vote due to error from Department of Revenue

Cascade County Commissioners scheduled a special meeting for Sept 4 to conduct a public hearing and vote on the budget and mill levies. But on Thursday afternoon, the county was notified by the Montana Department of Revenue that it had found an error in the certified taxable values it issued on Aug. 8. Proposed county budget available online, includes tax

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