Category Archives: Cascade County

Council of Councils, Neighborhood Council 4 meet Jan. 24-27

One neighborhood council and the Council of Councils meet Jan. 24-28. Council of Councils meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Gibson Room upstairs at the Civic Center. Each of the city’s nine Neighborhood Councils will be represented along with two City Commission members. Agenda items include fireworks, a police department update, legal department update on new ordinances and

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City, county continuing discussions over management of health department; city files suit in district court asking for legal opinion

The City Commission appointed Commissioner Joe McKenney during the Jan. 18 meeting as its representative to the governing body for the Cascade County City-County Health Department. McKenney replaces Mayor Bob Kelly as the representative to that board since Kelly has since joined the joint city-county health board as the city’s representative on that public body. Health board selects officers; county

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COVID cases spike in Cascade County; highest case rate since the start of the pandemic

Cascade County added 733 new COVID cases over the last week, a spike from recent weeks, according to the weekly update from the City-County Health Department. The new case rate is 128.7 per 100,000, the highest rate since the pandemic started in 2020, exceeding the spikes in the fall of 2020 and the fall of 2021, according to data from

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GFPS returning to classrooms Jan. 18

Great Falls Public Schools will reopen for in-person learning as normally scheduled on Jan. 18. Health officials are recommending masks and GFPS is recommending that people wear masks when they return on Tuesday but they are not requiring them, Superintendent Tom Moore said on Jan. 16. Some activities and sports may not be on their normal schedule due to staff

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FWP seeking public comment on proposals to increase trout in Belt Creek watershed; plant trees in Giant Springs State Park

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on draft environmental assessments for two proposed projects in the Great Falls region. The first project is to increase the number of Westslope cutthroat trout within the Belt Creek watershed. The species has “undergone substantial reductions in distribution and abundance throughout their native range. Genetically unaltered WCT presently occupy 6.2 percent

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GFPS waiting until Sunday to determine whether to reopen next week, cases increasing

Great Falls Public Schools officials reviewed the district’s COVID-19 numbers on Jan. 14 and have more than 250 infections among faculty and staff, according to the district. “That is the highest number of infections we have experienced since COVID-19 hit our community in the winter of 2020,” according to the district. All GFPS schools going remote due to COVID Jan.

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GFPS accepting applications for new citizens academy

The Great Falls Public Schools district is launching a citizens academy. The academy will meet six times starting Feb. 3 to offer participants an in-depth look at the district and its programs.  The Citizens Academy will be limited to 35 participants. Participants must be able to commit to the entire meeting schedule (Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 3, March 17,

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