Category Archives: Food and Agriculture

Sunday Reads: June 28

Here’s some reading to keep you busy while it’s raining. The New Yorker: The promise and peril of virtual health care NPR: Why there’s a push to get police out of schools ProPublica: Inside the Trump Administration’s decision to leave the World Health Organization The New York Times: A tidal wave of bankruptcies is coming Politico: ‘Defund the police’ faces

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City staff considering ordinance to allow sale of alcohol within 600 feet of churches

Uncertainty over how a proposed church downtown would impact existing and future development has prompted city staff to pursue an ordinance that would supplant state law and allow them to exist within 600 feet of each other in certain zoning districts. Initially, city staff planned to handle the conditional use permit application for a church in the vacant space at

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Sunday Reads: June 21

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Here’s your weekly reading list. The New York Times: Libraries strive to stay “community living rooms” as they reopen Time: ‘Superforecasters’ are making eerily accurate predictions about COVID-19. Our leaders could learn from their approach The New York Times: A Juneteenth of joy and resistence NPR: Supreme Court will not re-examine

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Great Falls Greats 2020 Winners

We asked and you answered. More than 1,000 votes were submitted in the inaugural Great Falls Greats contest and here are your top three in most categories. Congrats to the 2020 winners. Head out and about June 25-27 to celebrate them! Best Coffee Shop Broadwater Coffee Brewing Company Electric City Coffee True Brew Best Bar Enbär Elevation 3330 KellerGeist Pub

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Business in profile: Miss Kitty’s Coffee Cafe

Lynn Baker, 52, Miss Kitty’s Coffee Cafe opened June 2014. Baker is from Missoula and has lived in Montana her whole life. She’s been in Great Falls for almost 21 years. She came here from Billings to run a pizza franchise with her former husband. She stayed “because this really became my home. My kids were born here and I got

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County responds to city request for study of Madison Food Park proposal

This story was updated at 2 p.m. June 9 with information regarding the lawsuit filed against Cascade County related to the Madison Food Park. Cascade County responded last week to the City Commission’s March resolution requesting that the county study the Madison Food Park proposal. In a June 2 letter, addressed to City Manager Greg Doyon, county commissioners wrote, “while

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Proposed church downtown could conflict with development, liquor licenses

An application for a conditional use permit has been submitted to the city for a proposed worship facility in the vacant space at 427 Central Avenue, at the corner of Central and 5th Street, across from Last Straw Bistro. Because the property is in the C-4 zoning district, a worship facility is not permitted by right and needs a conditional

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Business Bites: 313 Central renovations; Beer and Brats on the Bay; Firehouse Steamers opening; virtual Home and Garden Show; Great Falls Trolley tours postponed; local artist collaborate for Benefis design

313 Central The Metropolitan Building at 313 Central is getting a refresh and new tenants. Keith and Christina Cron purchased the building, which houses Brush Crazy, this spring. Keith owns Hygienix and is moving his office to the second floor, which is currently being used as apartments. He’s been working out of his home for the last two years. Brush

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