Category Archives: Great Falls

City considering increased fees for public records requests

Tonight, the City Commission will consider a request to set a public hearing for July 3 on a proposed fee schedule for record requests. In 2014, the commission updated the City Attorney’s Office fee schedule for record requests to include: Administrative fee: $15 per request Photocopying fee: $0.50 per page Duplication of video/audio/digital recordings: $15 per CD or other format

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Flooding hitting Cascade County, officials create online information center

The National Weather Service is predicting flood levels along the Sun River near Simms and in the Simms and Vaughn gauges on the Sun River to reach levels comparable to June 2011. Homes, farms, and agricultural lands will likely flood. Cascade County has created a flood information page on the City-County Health Department website: http://www.cchdmt.org/2018/06/cascade-county-flood-information-headquarters/ Road Closures Sun River-Cascade Road from

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Outgoing Malmstrom commander: it’s a privilege to wear the uniform

Col. Ron Allen will relinquish command of the 341st Missile Wing to Col. Jennifer Reeves during a Tuesday morning ceremony. Allen assumed command in April 2016 and said it’s emotional as he’s preparing to leave Malmstrom for his third assignment in D.C., this time as the principal assistant deputy administrator for military application at the National Nuclear Security Administration of

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County planning board to consider rezoning 13-acres to heavy industrial

The Cascade County Planning Board will consider a request to rezone 13.67 acres of property near Giant Springs State Park from Light Industrial I-1 to Heavy Industrial I-2. The property it currently being rented to Jason Nichols Sprinklers, which installs lawn and garden sprinkler systems and provides landscaping design and construction. The property borders a 13-acre parcel that was recently

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Crimestoppers adds online reporting tool; tip volume similar to last year so far

City and county law enforcement launched a new software system earlier this year that allows for people to give anonymous tips online or through a phone app. The P3 software is being promoted by Cascade County Crimestoppers, but is funded by the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office and the Great Falls Police Department. So far, it hasn’t generated an increase in

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County increasing contribution to historic preservation officer position, search continues for staffer

The search continues for a new city-county historic preservation officer, but this time officials are hoping a higher pay rate will help recruit a good candidate. The county will be funding an additional $6,200, bringing the county’s total contribution to the position to $25,000, according to County Commissioner Jane Weber. With $5,000 from the state and the city’s contribution, that

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MDT seeking public comment on two projects proposed in and around Cascade

The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking public comments on a proposal to rebuild and repair about 0.1 miles of Interstate 15 Frontage Road located 4.2 miles south of Cascade in Cascade County. The project begins at reference post 34.5 and extends north for 0.1 miles, ending at reference post 34.6. Proposed work includes grading, graveling, plant mix surfacing, earthwork

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Goats return to Malmstrom for weed management project

Goats have returned to Malmstrom Air Force Base for year two of a three-year weed management project. About 350 Spanish Boer Cross goats leaped from two livestock trailers Tuesday afternoon and raced to find the best weeds to munch on. They started in a field they’d worked in last year and would spend maybe an hour in that patch before moving

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Luminaria, Lewis and Clark Festival rescheduled due to rain; Bluegrass in the Park show goes on as scheduled

Due to rain forecast for Saturday, June 16, the River’s Edge Trail Luminaria Walk and Lewis and Clark Festival has been rescheduled for Aug. 25. River’s Edge Trail Luminaria Walk is June 16 The Bluegrass in the Park Concert scheduled for June 15, hosted by Lewis & Clark Foundation, will go on as scheduled in Gibson Park. For tickets to this

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