Category Archives: Great Falls

Jaycee Pool closed for remainder of season due to mechanical failure

Unforseen mechanical equipment failure has forced the closure of Jaycee Pool for the remainder of the season. The pool is located at the corner of 4th Street and 23rd Avenue Northeast and the spray park remains open 1-5 p.m. until Aug. 28. Admission is free and concessions are available. Water Tower Pool remains open 1-5:45 p.m. daily through Aug. 17.

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Investigation into jail riot continuing; sheriff’s limits on new admissions remains in effect

The investigation into the July 28 riot at the Cascade County Detention Center is ongoing, Sheriff Bob Edwards said Friday. The riot involved 43 inmates in N Pod, a section of the jail with 14 cells designed to hold 28 people. The morning of the riot, N Pod had 55 people in it, other officials at the sheriff’s office told

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City to consider annexation for 85-lot NWGF development on southern edge

A 20.5 acre property is being considered for annexation on the southern end of the city for a proposed NeighborWorks Great Falls development. The project goes before the city’s Planning Advisory Board/Zoning Commission on Tuesday for consideration of annexation, establishment of a planned unit development zoning and preliminary plat of a major subdivision. Currently dubbed the Medical Tech Park Addition,

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JCCS planning exterior remodel on River Drive South

JCCS is planning a façade renovation for their existing building at 501 Park Drive S. The project will be considered Monday by the city’s Design Review Board. The project includes an exterior renovation of the west-facing façade with new materials and colors. The renovation is designed to preserve the historical characteristics of the brick structure that dates to the International Harvester warehouse

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Corner of Watson Coulee and Vaughn roads getting facelift with new development

Another area of town is getting a facelift in the near future. A-Jay Concrete is planning a new headquarters building at 1715 Vaughn Road, which is currently a truck wash building. The city’s Design Review Board is reviewing the project on Monday. The project includes construction of office and warehouse space where several trucks will be housed during non-operating hours,

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Former Pacific Galleries building has new owner, new tenants and new look

The former Pacific Galleries building on 9th Street North is getting a new look and new tenants. For months, there’s been activity at the building with demolition going on inside and painting going on outside. Dan Bateman bought the building in December and said he’s making progress on fixing it up. A gymnastics gym is going into a section of

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Registration open for Great Falls Park and Rec fall basketball league

Registration is now open for Park and Recreation’s fall adult basketball league. Registration is open through Sept. 5, or when team limits are reached. The league has a 16 team maximum. Teams are registered on a first come first served basis. The team fee of $485 must accompany registration. Register at the Community Recreation Center, 801 2nd Ave. N. For

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County to consider final plat of two lots; commissioners contest usefulness of hearing at this stage

On Tuesday, County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on final plat of a minor subdivision off Highwood Drive with two residential lots of 10.008 acres each. The commission approved the preliminary plat in July and the applicant has met all the conditions of approval for the lots off Fox Farm Road, according to planning staff. Commissioner Joe Briggs said the

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Parking discussions have been similar for years, some action might be taken this fall

When Mayor Bob Kelly took office in January 2016, he tasked the Parking Advisory with developing a roadmap to solutions. Since then, little has changed. The PAC has been working with the city’s parking contractor, SP+, to develop a strategic framework and financial plan. The City Commission approved a contract for that effort last summer and the PAC started their

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