Category Archives: Great Falls

Mall owners asking to subdivide property into five parcels

The owners and retailers in the Holiday Village Mall are working to subdivide the property into five lots. The mall is located on 10th Avenue South on a 30.074 acre parcel. The city planning board voted unanimously during Tuesday’s meeting to recommend that the City Commission approve the subdivision. According to the application from the mall ownership, the subdivision will

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County approves fleet replacement contract

Cascade County Commissioners approved a $250,718 contract for six small SUVs and four pickups. The commission accepted a bid from Duval Ford LLC of Jacksonville, Fla. that includes the trade-in value for four 2004 Ford 1 Ton Flatbed 2WD pickups and one 2007 Chevy Colorado Pickup. County Public Works opened the fleet replacement to bids and published notice in the newspaper

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Maintenance at Calumet may cause increased flaring

Calumet Montana Refining is performing maintenance activities, which are expected to be completed Friday, at the refinery. There may be increased flaring during this time and the flame will be visible and may also be heard, according to a Calumet release. The gas that is being flared is primarily hydrogen. Refinery flares are essential safety devices in refinery operations, and they

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Community Health Care Center continuing split from county, move to Rocky Mountain Building

The Community Health Care Center is continuing it’s separation from Cascade County and the County Commission voted Tuesday to disburse another $100,000 to the center. Earlier this year, CHCC indicated its intention to split from the county and become an independent agency and this fall, CHCC entered into a buy-sell agreement on the Rocky Mountain Building, a long vacant eyesore

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County board appointments pushed to Dec. 18

The county’s appointments to the zoning, planning and airport boards have been pushed to their Dec. 18 meeting. County Commissioners forgot that Commissioner Joe Briggs would be in Washington, D.C. this week and said they wanted to have all three commissioners present for discussion on the board appointments. County board appointments on Tuesday’s agenda, including zoning board Since they have

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Golf management agreement on next week’s City Commission agenda

The city’s potential agreement with CourseCo for management of its two golf courses will go to the City Commission on Dec. 18. Park and Recreation Director Steve Herrig said during Monday that the contract was on the agenda for both the work session and regular City Commission meeting next week. City moving forward with golf course management negotiations In November,

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City Commission approves TIF funding for downtown group, despite some concerns

City Commissioners approved $5,000 in tax increment financing funds for the Downtown Development Partnership during their meeting this week. The DDP requested the funds to help cover the group’s annual operating costs such as insurance, conference attendance fees and membership dues. Commissioners approved the request in a 4-1 vote. A similar request for the same amount last year was approved

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Great Falls considered for new Air Force mission

Great Falls is in the running for a new Air Force mission. The Air Force is gathering data to determine where to place a required 10th aeromedical evacuation squadron for the Air National Guard and Great Falls is among the locations being considered. Aeromedical evacuation squadrons provide patient movement during wartime and domestic operations. The new squadron location must meet

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County board appointments on Tuesday’s agenda, including zoning board

County Commissioners are preparing to make appointments to three of the county’s most influential boards. During their Dec. 11 meeting, commissioners will consider appointments to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Planning Board and the Regional Airport Authority Board. Lawsuit over Cascade County board appointments is dismissed The ZBOA appointments have been a source of contention for the last year since

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