Category Archives: Great Falls

City asked to update Stuckey Road project agreement

City Commissioners will consider a change to the agreement for the Stuckey Road project during their June 15 meeting. Commissioners originally approved the memorandum of understanding and project funding maintenance agreement with the Montana Department of Transportation in June 2018 and a change was made in February 2021. The city received an amendment on May 20, 2021, requesting an increase

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GFPS board sets plan to fill vacancy; remembers Cahill during meeting

The Great Falls Public Schools school board created a committee during their June 14 meeting to review applications for the vacancy created by the death of longtime member and board chair Jan Cahill. The open position will be publicly advertised with instructions for applying, which will also be posted to the GFPS website. Applications for the position will be accepted

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City planning installation of new restroom in Lions Park

During their June 15 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding $79,447.61 contract to Horn Construction for utility and site work for the new precast concrete restroom at Lions Park. The project new restroom will replace the aging restroom located in Lions Park and will be installed by CXT of Spokane. Commissioner approved the purchase of the restroom from CXT in

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One week remains to file with 7 commission candidates; mayor unchallenged

With one week remaining to file in the city election, there are seven candidates for commission and one for mayor. Filing opened April 22 and so far, Kendall Cox, Susan Wolff, Joe McKenney, Eric Hinebauch, Greg Schoby, Paige Turoski and Joshua Copeland have filed for the two open seats on the City Commission. Wolff enters City Commission race Mayor Bob

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City planning ADA sidewalk improvements near Longfellow

The city commission will consider awarding a $77,465 contract to MRTE during their June 15 meeting for sidewalk improvements around Longfellow Elementary School. The project will improve pedestrian traffic and meet federal ADA requirements, as well as provide an accessible route to a state maintained ADA compliant pedestrian corridor along 10th Avenue South, according to the staff report. “The locations’

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Calumet planning transition to renewable diesel operations

Calumet Montana Refining is in the early stages of a $200 million project to convert portions of its facility for renewable diesel. Ron Colwell, general manager at the Great Falls Calumet facility, discussed the project with Neighborhood Council 3 members during their June 10 meeting. He said there’s a lot of cultural change in the industry toward greener fuels driven

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Memorial service for Jan Cahill is June 17

A memorial service for Jan Cahill, former chairman of the Great Falls Public Schools board, will be held at 2 p.m. June 17 in the Great Falls High School auditorium. Chaplain Richard Brennan from Benefis Health System will officiate the service. A reception will be held immediately following the service in the GHFS HUB. Cahill, GFPS board chairman, has died

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MT Supreme Court OKs governor’s judicial appointment powers

by Mara Silvers | Montana Free Press HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a law allowing the governor to directly fill vacant judicial seats is constitutional, apparently bringing the lawsuit to a close. Senate Bill 140 was signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte in March and was immediately challenged in court. The legislation abolishes the Judicial Nomination Commission, an

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