Category Archives: Great Falls

Lincoln Elementary adding time to school day to make up for time lost during emergency closures

As of Feb. 24, students at Lincoln Elementary School will be dismissed give minutes later each day until the end of the year to make up for the instructional time lost when the school was closed Dec. 17 due to a police investigation that included school grounds. State law allows for one day of lost instructional time due to emergencies

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Backcounty film festival in Great Falls Feb. 27

The Island Range Chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association is hosting the 15th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcounty Film Festival and fundraiser Feb. 27 at teh University of Providence’s University Center. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the films begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Bighorn Outdoor Specialists, online and at the door. The film festival is produced

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Rezone, aggregation considered for Russell Museum’s future expansion

The C.M. Russell Museum and Trigg C.M. Russell Foundation are asking the city to rezone and aggregate some parcels as they go through a master plan process and consider expansion. During their Feb. 25 meeting, the city planning board will consider a request to rezone properties on the north side of 5th Avenue North, across from the museum. C.M. Russell

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Neighborhood Council 4 meets next week

One neighborhood council meets next week. Neighborhood Council 4 meets at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Heritage Baptist Church, 900 52nd St. N. Agenda items include neighborhood concerns, Commissioner Mary Moe’s Madison Food Park resolutions, and Great Falls Public Schools levy presentation by GFPS Superintendent Tom Moore. The council includes the area north of 10th Avenue South from 36th Street

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County exploring options for splitting coroner from CCSO

Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter has asked the County Commission to split the offices of sheriff and coroner, which are currently combined. Under state law, the county coroner is a publicly elected office, but can be consolidated with certain other elected offices if a county chooses to follow a process spelled out in the law. Cascade County opted to combine

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Updated improvement proposal for Expo Park includes $130 million in projects; new event center, equestrian arena, livestock facilities

The full slate of proposed improvements at Montana Expo Park includes a new multipurpose event center with seating capacity for up to about 10,000; livestock facility relocation and upgrades including a new covered equestrian arena; improvements to the Pacific Steel and Recycling Area; renovations and additions to the RV area and site/roadway improvements. The price tag for the all of

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Commissioners delay decision on energy task force to March 17

City Commissioners delayed their decision on establishing an energy task force to their March 17 meeting after determining that they needed more information about the proposal. During their Feb. 18 meeting, Commissioner Mary Moe presented a resolution drafted by Citizens for Clean Energy and said the idea was to have a task force work for a year to develop a

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