Category Archives: Cascade County

Motorcycle rally coming next week, tourism asking locals to be aware of influx and motorcycle riders

At least 4,000 people are coming to Great Falls next week for the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association National Rally. The event was originally scheduled for summer 2020 but was moved to June 24-26 at Montana Expo Park due to COVID-19. Great Falls Montana Tourism said the economic impact to the community will be significant but also asks the community to

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County’s COVID case rate holds steady, More variant cases confirmed

Cascade County added 65 new cases over the last week, as of the June 16 weekly update from the City-County Health Department. The county has 85 active cases as of June 17, the second highest in the state after Yellowstone County. The county added 16 cases on June 17, bringing the cumulative total to 9,416. Cascade County’s case rate continuing

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Business Bites: Mermaids return June 18; Kona Ice opens; #TroyStrong blood drive; Future of Ag tour is July 13; city animal shelter hours change; GFPD resuming Citizens Academy; NWGF awards; new exhibits at Russell Museum

sip n dip pool

Mermaids at the Sip ‘n Dip The mermaids will return to the pool at the Sip ‘n Dip on June 18. The mermaids have been gone for about a month and the pool was drained for maintenance and repair. The metal pool is covered in fiberglass, which was sanded down and repaired. Then the pool room ceiling and pool were

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City asked to update Stuckey Road project agreement

City Commissioners will consider a change to the agreement for the Stuckey Road project during their June 15 meeting. Commissioners originally approved the memorandum of understanding and project funding maintenance agreement with the Montana Department of Transportation in June 2018 and a change was made in February 2021. The city received an amendment on May 20, 2021, requesting an increase

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One week remains to file with 7 commission candidates; mayor unchallenged

With one week remaining to file in the city election, there are seven candidates for commission and one for mayor. Filing opened April 22 and so far, Kendall Cox, Susan Wolff, Joe McKenney, Eric Hinebauch, Greg Schoby, Paige Turoski and Joshua Copeland have filed for the two open seats on the City Commission. Wolff enters City Commission race Mayor Bob

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MT Supreme Court OKs governor’s judicial appointment powers

by Mara Silvers | Montana Free Press HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a law allowing the governor to directly fill vacant judicial seats is constitutional, apparently bringing the lawsuit to a close. Senate Bill 140 was signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte in March and was immediately challenged in court. The legislation abolishes the Judicial Nomination Commission, an

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County to increase pay for elected officials, non-union employees, deputies

Cascade County compensation board voted unanimously during their June 10 meeting to increase the base salary of elected officials by two percent. The estimated cost of living increase, according to the Montana Association of Counties, is 1.2 percent. County finalizes raises for elected officials, deputies, non-union employees [2020] Since the board only gave a 1 percent increase last year when

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Cascade County’s case rate continuing the drop, active cases down; vaccine clinic Friday and Saturday

Cascade County’s COVID-19 case rate has dropped again this week to 11 per 100,000. That’s down from last week’s rate of 14 per 100,000 and the previous week’s rate of 17 per 100,000. The weekly case rate is calculated every Wednesday and is the average of daily new cases per 100,000 people in the county. Case rate dropping, county still

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