Category Archives: COVID-19

City budget proposal includes no tax, utility increases

City staff are proposing a budget with no tax or assessment increases for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Greg Doyon, city manager, said that staff’s proposal this year will continue the economic recovery model from the current budget and will use fund balance to offset the tax relief. In the current budget, the city didn’t raise any

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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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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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Case rate dropping, county still leads state in active cases

Cascade County continues to lead the state in active cases, but this week’s case rate is down. Over the last week, the county added 82 new cases and there are currently 179 active cases, according to the weekly update from the Cascade County City-County Health Department. The county’s total cumulative cases since March 2020 is 9,271. That puts the case

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Cascade County continues to lead state in active cases; case rate dropping

Cascade County added 94 new cases over the last week and currently has 162 active cases, again the highest number of active cases in the state. The Cascade County City-County Health Department released its weekly update on March 26 and the new case rate is 17 per 100,000, down from last week’s 22 per 100,000. The positivity rate as of

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Library continuing capital projects; Bookmobile ceremony is May 27; COVID rules changing; operating hours to expand

The Great Falls Public Library staff and board are transitioning out of their COVID-19 response and also continuing capital improvements. The roof replacement project project is currently out to bid and due June 16. Susie McIntyre, library director, told the board during their May 25 meeting that they’re hoping for bids around the estimated cost of $125,000. Library receives state

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COVID vaccination clinic May 21-22; Cascade County leads state in active cases

The Cascade County City-County Health Department is partnering with Alluvion Health to host a walk-in COVID vaccination clinic May 21-22 for people 12 and older. The clinic will offer the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines.  Pfizer will be offered to everyone 12 and older.  Johnson and Johnson will be offered to anyone 18 and older. The clinic is May

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City developing plans to use nearly $30 million in COVID relief funds

The city is receiving millions in COVID relief funds and staff is working on the plan for how to use those funds. The city is receiving $19.47 million directly from the American Rescue Plan Act and received $10.3 million in CARES Act funds. Both sets of funds come with restrictions, and guidance is still coming out from the federal government

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Business Bites: Bright Eyes Cafe for sale; Precision Pilates and Yoga moving; Alluvion adds office space, plans Rocky Mountain Building project; mental health partnership created; city approves CDBG funds; Habitat breaks ground; NeighborWorks receives $500k toward affordable; Leadership Great Falls accepting applications; apartments under construction

Bright Eyes Cafe Beth McKinney of Bright Eyes Cafe is seeking a new owner for the turn-key business. The cafe is listed at a negotiable $60,000 and interested parties should contact the seller for “full list of inclusions (equipment, decor, etc.) Wonderful landlord and neighbors.” Alluvion Health Alluvion Health has moved administrative staff into the space at 505 1st Ave.

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