Category Archives: Food and Agriculture

County ZBOA considering permit application from Friesen for supplement blending facility at Madison Food Park

The county Zoning Board of Adjustment will consider a special use permit application from Friesen Nutrition during its June 16 meeting for a blending facility in Madison Food Park, off U.S. Highway 89. The ZBOA meets at the county office building at 9 a.m. The agenda materials are here. Friesen is proposing to build a blending facility to manufacture vitamin,

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Marijuana, municipal judge questions likely going to November ballot

Update 12 p.m. May 25 The November ballot will likely include several questions for city voters on the Municipal Court and marijuana. Earlier this spring, City Commissioners voted to have staff develop language for the ballot on whether marijuana businesses should be allowed in the city limits. They are currently prohibited. During their May 17 work session, City Attorney Jeff

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Explainer: Chicken rules in Great Falls, spoiler, they’re still prohibited

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Chickens are still prohibited in the Great Falls city limits. The Electric was asked to explain the chicken rules and we assure you, they have not changed. Chickens are not allowed. No hens, no roosters. There is one exception for properties in the R-1 single family suburban zoning district that can meet the other requirements in code for setbacks and

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Bird flu detected in more birds in Cascade County

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Bird flu has been confirmed in more bids in Cascade County. In April, highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, was detected in a commercial poultry flock in Cascade County. The exposed birds were culled and disposed of, according to the City-County Health Department. Since then, bird flu has been confirmed in wild or feral geese, a duck and a

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Craft Beer Week returns to Great Falls June 5-11

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Great Falls Craft Beer Week is returning this summer June 5-11. The week includes an obstacle course, golf scramble, Brew Fest and more. Volunteers are needed and signup is available here. The obstacle course is 2-5 p.m. June 5 in Gibson Park. The obstacle course was canceled the last two years due to COVID but is back this year with

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Bird flu confirmed in Cascade, Judith Basin counties

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Cascade County City-County Health Department said this week that bird flu has been confirmed in a small layer and meat-bird operation. The highly pathogenic avian influenza, HPAI, has also been confirmed in Judith Basin County, according to CCHD. These are the first cases of HPAI reported inĀ  domestic poultry in Montana since 2015. Montana is the 25th state to report

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Owner of Saibeen’s Kitchen a semifinalist in James Beard Foundation chef awards

Saibeen Acord of Saibeen’s Kitchen is a semifinalists for the 2022 James Beard Foundation’s Restaurant and Chef Awards. The awards “honor members of the American food, beverage, and hospitality industries who demonstrate excellence in their respective fields. Winners show exceptional talent and creativity in their craft and commendable leadership among their colleagues and peers. The James Beard Foundation is dedicated

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Judge dismissed 2016 chicken lawsuit against City of Great Falls

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A district court judge has dismissed the 2016 lawsuit against the City of Great Falls over its ordinance prohibiting chickens in the city limits. The lawsuit was filed in 2016 after Cheryl Reichert and Charles Bocock were cited and charged in Municipal Court for having chickens on their residential property in violation of city code. Chickens on ballot in Town

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Feasting in the Falls business profiles: Rockies Kitchen + Bar

Business name: Rockies Kitchen + Bar, responses by Manager Brad Reynolds Location: Great Falls International Airport (Second Floor) For readers who may not be familiar, tell me a little bit about you and your business. The Rockies Kitchen + Bar opened in the Great Falls International Airport in 2019, with locations on landside (pre-security) and airside (after the security checkpoint).

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