Category Archives: Great Falls

County delays salary decision on elected officials, sheriff

The Cascade County Compensation Board met March 27 to start discussing the cost of living and wage adjustments for elected officials and non-union staff. Currently, state law requires that a county compensation board meet to make recommendations on salaries for the county treasurer, clerk and recorder, clerk of district court, county superintendent of schools, sheriff, county attorney and others. The law requires

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GFPS board votes to forgo levy this year

The Great Falls Public Schools board voted during their March 27 meeting to forgo pursuing an operational levy for the upcoming budget year. The board’s budget committee discussed the options during a March 15 meeting and recommended to the full board to take the staff recommendation of using about $5 million of remaining federal COVID relief funds to offset some of

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County election plan presentation set for March 31

Updated 7:30 a.m. March 29 The county has scheduled the election process presentation from Sandra Merchant on March 31. Merchant, the county clerk and recorder, will present her plan to the County Commission. Release of election details delayed; library says levy election will be June 6 The meeting was originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the commission chambers in the

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Public hearing set for April 4 on trash pickup fee increase

City Commissioners set a public hearing for April 4 on a proposed 10 percent increase for sanitation fees. Annually, city staff reviews and analyzes the sanitation fund to ensure the city has adequate funding for daily operations, equipment and emergencies. Chris Gaub, public works director, reviewed the division costs and needs during the March 21 commission work session. The last

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Confero mixer is May 3

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The Confero Sports Foundation is partnering with Montana Rush Soccer for the second consecutive year for the Confero Sports Foundation Mixer in May. Montana Rush Soccer will assist with raising funds to help with improvements at the soccer fields. The mixer is 5:30-8 p.m. May 3 at Exhibition Hall at Montana Expo Park. Tickets are $25 each or $200 for

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Release of election details delayed; library says levy election will be June 6

The meeting planned for March 23 on the plan for upcoming local elections was removed from the Cascade County calendar around 6 p.m. March 21. Neither Great Falls Public Schools or Sun River Valley School District were notified of the change initially. Brian Patrick, GFPS business operations manager, emailed Sandra Merchant, county clerk and recorder, and her employee Deveraux Biddick

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County studying landslide area on Lower River Road

Cascade County is in the process of studying a landslide area along Lower River Road near the marina. The slow-moving landslide is gradually undermining the roadway creating deformations in the roadway’s riding surface, according to county public works. Pavement deformations have been an ongoing issue for many years with continued past efforts to maintain the roadway profile, according to public

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CCSO releases identity of March 17 shooting victim

Sheriff Jesse Slaughter released the name of the victim in the March 17 homicide on 3rd West Hill Drive. Slaughter said the victim was Joann Malone. An autopsy was conducted March 20 and the cause of death multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death was homicide. Coroner Dan Whitted of Toole County is handling Malone’s death investigation, Slaughter said

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County roadwork begins April 3

Cascade County Public Works will begin several road projects over the next several weeks. Work is tentatively scheduled to begin April 3, weather permitting. During this time please be aware of work signs, detours, road closures and construction posted speed limits. County approves contract for Fox Farm Road repair Sections of roadways are expected to be closed to all through

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