Category Archives: City of Great Falls

Two neighborhood councils meet Sept. 20-23

Next week, two neighborhood councils will hold their monthly meetings. Neighborhood Council 5 meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S. Agenda items include mayoral and City Commission candidate forum and neighborhood concerns. More information on NC5, including boundaries and contact information, is here. Neighborhood Council 4 meets at

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PARK(ing) Day is Sept. 17 in downtown Great Falls

On Sept. 17, a downtown metered parking space will temporarily be turned into a public park and social gathering space for the 8th Annual PARK(ing) Day. “Built with a bit of whimsy, part creative process, it calls attention to the fact that we need more open, public, green space downtown. PARK(ing) Day is meant to create an interesting public space

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Library seeking community input on renaming proposal

The Great Falls Public Library’s naming committee is surveying the community through Oct. 1 on the proposal to rename the library. In December 2020, the library received a request to consider renaming the library for Alma Jacobs, who served as head librarian at the Great Falls Public Library and the state librarian, both historic firsts for a Black woman during her time.

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City breaks ground on indoor aquatics, recreation center

The city, with Malmstrom Air Force Base and Montana Air National Guard, held a groundbreaking ceremony ceremony on Sept. 15 at Lions Park. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded the city a $10 million grant in 2020 for the new Aim High Big Sky Aquatic Center to be constructed in Lions Park. “We see a lot of great things in the future

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Commissioners discuss increasing city manager’s salary

City Commissioners held a special meeting on Sept. 7 to discuss the salary for City Manager Greg Doyon. In February, commissioners gave Doyon a favorable review during a closed session but held off on a merit increase until the budget process, to see where the city was financially as the pandemic continued. No changes were made to his contract, which

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10th Street Bridge renamed for Arlyne Reichert

The 10th Street Bridge, which is owned by the City of Great Falls, has been renamed “Arlyne Reichert Community Heritage Bridge.” Commissioners voted during their Sept. 7 meeting to rename the bridge, which is no longer used for vehicle traffic, but is planned for reopening as a pedestrian and bike crossing to connect the River’s Edge Trail. True Brew to

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RV, large vehicle parking rule on Sept. 7 City Commission agenda

During the Sept. 7 meeting, City Commissioners will consider a proposed ordinance change for the rules of parking RVs and other large vehicles on city streets. The city has fielded complaints about the long-term parking and/or storage of RVS, trailers, boats and the like on residential streets for years. The meeting will be conducted virtually due to the majority of

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Local COVID working group meeting to coordinate efforts for ongoing pandemic response

The local COVID working group met for the first time this week. The group came out of the discussion at the COVID after-action reaction meeting in mid-August. City returning to online meetings due to COVID-19 The group includes Cascade City-County Health Department, Cascade County Disaster and Emergency Services, Great Falls Fire Rescue, Great Falls Emergency Services, Benefis Health System, Great

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City’s crime task force releases their recommendations, seeking public comment

The city’s Crime Task Force has released their draft recommendations and are seeking public comment in advance of their Sept. 13 meeting. The task force identified four focus areas: Resources for local criminal justice systems Communication and education Consequences Partnerships/collaboration The draft recommendations are available here, in full. Comments should be submitted in writing to the city manager’s office at

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Two neighborhood councils meet Sept. 6-10

Neighborhood Council 2 meets 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the West Elementary Library. Masks are required. The Great Falls Public Schools mask requirement applies to any meetings or activities in the elementary schools. Agenda items include southwest side projects update, NeighborWorks grant, nomination and vote to fill the council vacancy, fireworks, council Facebook page and neighborhood concerns. More information on

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