Category Archives: Food and Agriculture

Business Bites: Wakefest in the Falls; Sip n’ Dip one of world’s coolest pools; Anchor Fitness sold; Paris Gibson Square opens new exhibit

Wakefest in the Falls Wakefest in the Falls is set for noon July 17 at Launch Watersports, 4250 Lower River Rd. Register to compete here until July 10. Tickets are $5 and are available at Launch Watersports, Broadwater Coffee Brewing Company, Speaking Socially and Mighty Mo. Tickets will also be available the day of the event.  Wakefest is Montana’s premier

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Business Bites: Mermaids return June 18; Kona Ice opens; #TroyStrong blood drive; Future of Ag tour is July 13; city animal shelter hours change; GFPD resuming Citizens Academy; NWGF awards; new exhibits at Russell Museum

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Mermaids at the Sip ‘n Dip The mermaids will return to the pool at the Sip ‘n Dip on June 18. The mermaids have been gone for about a month and the pool was drained for maintenance and repair. The metal pool is covered in fiberglass, which was sanded down and repaired. Then the pool room ceiling and pool were

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Couple drops effort to revive urban chicken initiative

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The authors of the latest urban chicken proposal have suspended their effort. Jaron and Angelique Wethington notified the city’s neighborhood council coordinator on June 10 that they’re stopping their effort and “provided no further explanation,” according to Lanni Klasner. In May, Jaron Wethington spoke at neighborhood council meetings asking the councils to consider supporting an urban chicken ordinance. A number

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Business Bites: ArtsFest needs sponsors; Craft Beer Week needs volunteers; LifeStyle Building grand opening; Rise Athletics places at world championships; free Voyagers tickets for healthcare workers; Pickwick’s and 360 Office Solutions merge; Ballantyne joins Spark Architecture; urgent care clinic coming to 609 10th Avenue South

ArtsFest Montana ArtsFest Montana is coming back this summer with more murals planned in the downtown area. Going into the event’s third year, the Business Improvement District is looking for sponsors to help fund more murals. The event is organized by the Business Improvement District and began in 2019 with four new murals and the creation of the Electric City

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Tourism board considering options for Expo Park improvement project

The board of the Great Falls Tourism Improvement District is considering its next move for the Expo Park improvement project. The TBID’s board has been supportive and borne most of the cost for feasibility studies, draft improvement plans and cost estimates that have been conducted over the last few years. The TBID is an organization allowable under state law and

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County zoning board approves church for Skyline Bar, restaurant in Cascade; denies permit for meat processing facility

The Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the special use permit for a church to move into the old Skyline Bar during their May 20 meeting. They also approved a permit for the Missouri River Bar and Grill in Cascade. The board denied a permit application for a butcher shop in Fort Shaw. Church looking to renovate old Skyline

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Great Falls couple asks city to consider allowing urban chickens

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Urban chickens have come up again in Great Falls. Jaron Wethington spoke at Neighborhood Council 7 during their May 10 meeting and asked the council to consider supporting an urban chicken ordinance, legalizing backyard hens once again in the city, as drafted by he and his wife. It’s not the first time a proposed ordinance for urban chickens has come

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Farmers’ Market vendor meeting is April 17

The Great Falls Farmers’ Market is planning to have a season this summer, but things will be different. For vendors or those interested in being vendors, an informational meeting is scheduled for April 17 in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. Pre-registration is required for the meeting and there will be sessions at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1

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