Category Archives: Great Falls

Two neighborhood councils meet Sept. 20-23

Next week, two neighborhood councils will hold their monthly meetings. Neighborhood Council 5 meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S. Agenda items include mayoral and City Commission candidate forum and neighborhood concerns. More information on NC5, including boundaries and contact information, is here. Neighborhood Council 4 meets at

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PARK(ing) Day is Sept. 17 in downtown Great Falls

On Sept. 17, a downtown metered parking space will temporarily be turned into a public park and social gathering space for the 8th Annual PARK(ing) Day. “Built with a bit of whimsy, part creative process, it calls attention to the fact that we need more open, public, green space downtown. PARK(ing) Day is meant to create an interesting public space

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County approves permit extensions for Big Sky Cheese, Silver Falls Distillery

The Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment approved 24-month extensions of the special use permits for Big Sky Cheese and Silver Falls Distillery, both components of the proposed Madison Food Park project between Great Falls and Belt. The board considered both extension requests during their Sept. 16 meeting. The county Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the special use permit for

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Library seeking community input on renaming proposal

The Great Falls Public Library’s naming committee is surveying the community through Oct. 1 on the proposal to rename the library. In December 2020, the library received a request to consider renaming the library for Alma Jacobs, who served as head librarian at the Great Falls Public Library and the state librarian, both historic firsts for a Black woman during her time.

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Portion of River’s Edge Trail closed for repairs

A portion of the River’s Edge Trail will be temporarily closed for repairs through Oct. 28, weather permitting. The project will replace the existing asphalt trail with a concrete surface from Central Avenue West northbound to the crosswalk near the skate park on the River’s Edge Trail. There may be periodic lane closures on River Drive North in relation to

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City breaks ground on indoor aquatics, recreation center

The city, with Malmstrom Air Force Base and Montana Air National Guard, held a groundbreaking ceremony ceremony on Sept. 15 at Lions Park. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded the city a $10 million grant in 2020 for the new Aim High Big Sky Aquatic Center to be constructed in Lions Park. “We see a lot of great things in the future

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Great Falls High going remote due to COVID-19 cases

Updated 10 a.m. Sept. 14  Great Falls Public Schools has identified 35 positive COVID-19 cases at Great Falls High School, including students and staff. As of noon on Sept. 13, the district has identified more than 40 classrooms that will need to be disinfected and custodians have begun the process that will continue into the evening, according to a GFPS

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Great Falls to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 with ceremony in Elks Riverside Park

Great Falls Fire Rescue, with other local first responders, is hosting a remembrance ceremony at 7:45 a.m. in Elks Riverside Park on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The ceremony will include music, color guard presentation, a bell ceremony at the time of the south tower collapse, a moment of silence and remarks

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