Category Archives: Great Falls

Proposed city budget includes no tax increases

During their July 7 work session, city staff will review the proposed budget for the new fiscal year. The proposed budget include no tax increases and proposes using reserve funds to cover costs for this year in what City Manager Greg Doyon has called an “economic recovery” budget. The proposed budget doesn’t include new staffing for public safety, other staffing

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Bullock urges continued caution for large gatherings; state rolls out guidelines for fall school reopening

During a July 2 press briefing, Gov. Steve Bullock said that while Montana continues to have the lowest number of cases and deaths related to COVID-19, it is still a serious concern. The state now has 1,083 cases, according to the state dashboard. There have been 222 new cases this week alone, Bullock said, and 389 currently active cases statewide.

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Apollos University is expanding its downtown footprint

Apollos University is expanding into a new, street level space at 600 Central Ave. Apollos moved to Great Falls in the fall of 2016 and it allowed the privately owned, distance education institution to grow and expand, according to Dr. Scott Eidson, Apollos president. Motifs closing brick and mortar to move online; Belles and Lace moving into space Not only

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Great Falls library to require masks in building

Beginning July 7, the Great Falls Public Library will require patrons to wears masks to enter the building. Masks will be provided by the library, free of charge, to anyone who needs one. Children under the age of 12 will be exempt from the requirement. Library policy is that children are to be accompanied by a responsible person over the

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Board of Health gets update on COVID-19 situation in Cascade County; one new case July 1

The story was updated at 6:19 p.m. July 1 with information about the active and recovered cases. Cascade County City-County Health Department said July 1 that there is a new confirmed case bringing the county’s total to 34. The new case is a male under the age of 18 and was found through contact tracing of previously confirmed patients, according

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Motifs closing brick and mortar to move online; Belles and Lace moving into space

Motifs for the Home is going online at the end of July and Belles and Lace Bridal is moving into the brick and mortar space at 417 Central Ave. Kattie Meyer, owner of Motfis, told The Electric that with her family being her top priority, she’s stretched too thin to maintain the brick and mortar store, but will continue operating the

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AAUW resuming book collections for their annual sale

The Great Falls chapter of the American Association of University Women will resume collecting donations July 7 for their annual sale. They’ll take donations every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library through Oct. 6. AAUW asks that donated material be put in boxes or bags of a manageable size. They won’t be able to return containers

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Draft feasibility study for region’s national heritage area now available for public comment

Big Sky Country National Heritage Area Inc. has released the draft feasibility study for a 45-day public review, with an Aug. 15 deadline to comment.  The feasibility study must prove that the proposed National Heritage Area has distinctive natural, historic, and cultural resources; as well as strong customs, folklife and traditions that represent our American heritage. The public is invited

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