Category Archives: City of Great Falls

Neighborhood Councils Sept. 14-18

Two Great Falls neighborhood councils meet Sept. 14-18. Neighborhood Council 7 meets 7 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Civic Center Gibson Room. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns and a proposed Facebook page. The council area includes the Original Townsite whose northern and western boundaries are the Missouri River, the southern boundary is 10th Avenue South, and the eastern

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City Commission chooses not to pursue nondiscrimination ordinance; instead will draft resolution in support of protected classes, including LGBTQ+ community

The consensus among City Commissioners after a three-hour work session on Sept. 8 was that a nondiscrimination ordinance was not the route to pursue to address discrimination toward the LGBTQ+ community in Great Falls. They instead asked staff to start drafting a resolution that would state their support of protected classes of people, to include the the LGBTQ+ community, and

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GFPS has two more COVID-19 cases; City has had three confirmed cases

Great Falls Public Schools said Sept. 8 that it had been notified by the Cascade County City-County Health Department that two more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the district. One of those cases is at Paris Gibson Education Center and the other is at East Middle School, according to GFPS. “The GFPS nursing team and administrators worked with the

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City, GFPS discussing possible parkland swap for proposed aquatics facility

Officials with the City of Great Falls and the Great Falls Public Schools district met Sept. 8 to discuss a possible land swap for the proposed joint indoor aquatics facility near Malmstrom Air Force Base. The city made the short list to be considered for a Defense Department grant for $10 million toward the project, which is an estimated $20

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City holding special meeting on proposed nondiscrimination ordinance on Sept. 8

On Sept. 8, City Commissioners are holding a special meeting to discuss a nondiscrimination ordinance that has been requested by a group of local citizens. Commissioners blocked three hours for the meeting to focus solely on discussion of a NDO. City Commission opts to continue discussion on proposed nondiscrimination ordinance In July, local activists came to a City Commission meeting

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2020 Ice Breaker is canceled

The 2020 Ice Breaker has been canceled. “Regrettably, Park and Recreation is cancelling the 2020 Ice Breaker Road Race due to health and safety concerns for participants, spectators, staff, volunteers and the community at large. Typically, the race attracts between 3,000-3,600 participants along with several thousand spectators and approximately 100 volunteers,” according to the Great Falls Park and Recreation Department.

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Three Great Falls neighborhood councils meet Sept. 7-11

Three Great Falls neighborhood councils meet next week. Several councils have changed their venues due to COVID-19 restrictions. Neighborhood Council 1 meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Civic Center Planning and Community Development Conference Room (Room 112). Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns and update on Fire Station 4 by Interim Fire Chief Jeremy Jones, Mieyr Duplex

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Man accused of hitting three firefighters, cop while driving drunk enters guilty plea

Scott Allen Jenks changed his plea in District Court on Sept. 2 to guilty for two felony counts of negligent vehicular assault. Jenks is accused of hitting and injuring three city firefighters and a police officer while driving under the influence of alcohol in October 2019. The firefighters and officers were responding to a separate incident when they were, according

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Cattery construction completed, fundraising for equipment ongoing

Construction on the cattery addition at the Great Falls Animal Shelter is complete, but it will still be a few months before it’s completely finished with final touches, equipment and the new cat condos. The shelter is still fundraising to finish the project and purchase cat condos for the general cat area that will house 40-50 cats. Cat condos will

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City Commission approves portion of TIF request for downtown project, funds for wayfinding project

City Commissioners voted 5-0 during their Sept. 1 meeting to approve up to $25,440 in tax increment financing funds for the owners of the Metropolitan Building at 313-315 Central Avenue for reconstruction of the public sidewalk and vault along Central. The applicant, Keith Cron, had requested a total of $132,392 for that work, as well as the installation of a

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