Category Archives: Great Falls

Cinderella tour coming to Great Falls, company offering ballet masterclass

Gorskaya-Hartwick Productions is offering a Ballet for All masterclass as part of the U.S. national tour of Cinderella. The production is coming to Great Falls for a performance on Oct. 23 at the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts. The company is offering a masterclass at 3 p.m. the day of the performance. Great Falls Theatre Company opens Oklahoma! “The

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CMR High inducting “Legendary Rustlers” into new school hall of fame

CM Russell High School will honor 29 “Legendary Rustlers” into enshrinement into a new hall of fame at the school during Homecoming. The inductees will be honored for their contributions to CMR while students and their post-graduate careers for athletics and contributions, according to GFPS. To be honored in athletics, inductees must have accomplished something at a national or international

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City animal shelter hosting free rabies vaccination clinic

In recognition of World Rabies Day, the City of Great Falls Animal Shelter is holding a free rabies vaccination clinic. The event aims to raise awareness about the importance of rabies prevention and commemorate the work of Louis Pasteur, who developed the first rabies vaccine in 1885. World Rabies Day is observed globally every year on Sept. 28, highlighting the significance of rabies prevention worldwide,

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Great Falls Theatre Company announces second season

The Great Falls Theatre Company celebrated their first season and announced their upcoming shows on Sept. 21. The company’s first production over the summer was Oklahoma! with four out of six shows sold out and more than 1,300 tickets sold. Their upcoming season includes A Charlie Brown Christmas in December; Steel Magnolias in April and a to be announced musical

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Registration open for Halloween decorations map

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The organizers of Candy Cane Lane have started the Nightmare before Candy Canes for Halloween. Every Christmas, they create maps of local homes decorated for the holiday and have expanded the concept to those decorated for Halloween. Nikki and Anthony Davalos created the project and are taking Halloween house registrations through Oct. 13. The Davalos’ use the registrations to make

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City approves contract for lift station project

City Commissioners approved a contract for the Lift Station No. 1 project during their Sept. 19 meeting. Staff recommended that commissioners approve a general contractor construction management contract to Prospect Construction, Inc. for preconstruction services for $265,215. Typically, the city uses the design bid build method of designing the project, developing construction bidding documents, publicly advertising, then bidding the project

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City rescinds $1.2 million in CDBG funds for Cambridge Court renovation

City Commissioners voted to rescind a Community Development Block Grant loan fund award during their Sept. 19 meeting. In August 2022, commissioners approved $1.2 million in CDBG revolving loan funds to Dan Batemen to renovate the former Cambridge Court at 1109 6th Ave. N. into apartments. The property is 1.26 acres, zoned multi-family high density, and contains a vacant, 5-story

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GFPS accepts two donations

The Great Falls Public Schools board accepted two donations during their Sept. 11 meeting. The board accepted a $1,290.09 donation for new climber playground equipment at Riverview Elementary School. The Riverview PTA donated the funds. The board also accepted a donation of tables and student chairs from Starbase Montana for Lewis and Clark Elementary School. Starbase didn’t need the furnishings,

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Great Falls man sentenced in federal court for December 2022 incident

A Great Falls felon who admitted to illegally possessing two firearms at his business following a standoff with law enforcement was sentenced in federal court on Sept. 21 to 32 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Stephen Jeffrey Vogel, 35, pleaded guilty in May to prohibited person in

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