Category Archives: Great Falls

City considering change to golf management agreement for alcohol license

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will consider an addendum to its agreement with CourseCo for management of the city’s two golf courses. The addendum would allow CourseCo to lease the city’s on premise alcoholic beverage license in conjunction with CourseCo’s operation of the city’s two golf courses during the agreement term through January 2022. CourseCo updates city on golf operations

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City considering increase to Mansfield room rental fees, online ticket fee

The city is considering changes to the fees at the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts and during Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will consider setting a public hearing on the fees for Sept. 3. The fees were last adjusted in 2014 and 2015. Those resolutions authorized Mansfield staff to evaluate their facility and ticketing fees on an annual basis and

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Feasibility study on National Heritage Area nearing completion, public meeting set for Sept. 12

The group pursuing a National Heritage Area designation for the region is holding a final community conversation about their effort on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Belt Theater on Castner Street. The group will update the public on the feasibility study, final themes and stories, the project area boundary and projects in the works for the proposed Upper

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Clear the Shelter adoption event Aug. 16-17 at city shelter

The City of Great Falls Animal Shelter is participating in a national campaign called, Clear the Shelters. The annual event promotes adoptions and “clears the shelters” by finding forever homes for pets. The national event is Aug. 17, but the Great Falls shelter is hosting a two-day event Aug. 16-17 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In preparation, the shelter

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Big Sky Cheese on Aug. 28 county zoning board agenda

Big Sky Cheese is back on the agenda for the Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment at their Aug. 28 meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Family Living Center at Montana Expo Park. The special use permit application for Big Sky Cheese will be the first item on the agenda, according to the county planning department. The ZBOA could vote

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Rural Dynamics receives $50K grant to look at impact of financial stress on health

Rural Dynamics in Great Falls has been awarded a $50,000 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana. Rural Dynamics is developing a program to help Montanans be more financially astute, therefore reducing the likelihood of financial stress and the health risks and costs associated with it. “Financial stress takes a real toll on mental

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Tester takes questions from Great Falls residents

Sen. Jon Tester was in Great Falls taking questions from residents during a town hall on Tuesday at Great Falls College MSU. In his opening remarks, he said gun control legislation may come back to the floor this fall. Lawmakers, Tester said, “owe the American people at least to have the debate,” drawing applause from the audience of roughly 100 people.

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County receives additional EPA funding toward researching options for former smelter site

Cascade County has received additional funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Superfund program for the engineering and land use planning consulting services to consider potential future uses of the former smelter site in Black Eagle. The initial agreement was for $98,445 and has been amended several times since 2016. The agreement was further amended to increase the

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Traffic pattern will change at Exit 0 for second half of construction

The Montana Department of Transportation has reached the halfway point of construction on the Exit 0 Bridge at Marketplace. Improvements to the inside lanes for eastbound and westbound travel over the bridge deck have been completed, according to MDT. Bridge repair project starts this summer near Marketplace Crews will now begin work on the outside lanes for eastbound and westbound travel. Drivers should

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