Category Archives: Great Falls

Court strikes down ballot harvesting law

The Montana Thirteenth Judicial District Court in Yellowstone County struck down a state law that prohibited anyone from collecting more than six ballot. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana and Native American Rights Fund filed the case, arguing that it restricted the right to vote for Native American voters living on rural reservations. Western Native Voice v. Stapleton,

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AAUW cancels annual book sale for first time in 60 years due to COVID-19

For the first time in 60 years Great Falls American Association of University Women will not be holding its annual used book sale due to COVID-19. “Though we have been taking donations all summer, we have been unable to develop a scenario that provides safety for our members and our customers. We do not want the annual sale to become

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Downtown group asks city to convert one-ways to two-way traffic

The Downtown Development Partnership is renewing the effort to convert the downtown one-ways to two-way traffic. Scott Reasoner, a downtown business owner, sent an email in August to the Business Improvement District asking about their appetite to revisit that discussion in an effort to make more space for pedestrians and outdoor dining. Joan Redeen, community manager for the BID, brought

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Library improvement projects nearing completion; Shared Catalog now live; new hotspots will be available for patron check-out

Improvement projects at the Great Falls Public Library are underway or nearing completion. The public meeting space in the basement is expected to be complete by early October. There were delays in carpet manufacturing slowing the project that was expected to be finished by the end of August. Library projects underway; shared catalog transition in September; Community Conversations project in

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Business Bites: Zandy’s demolition; Town Pump building car washes; 721 Central Avenue renovation; Alluvion Health buys more space

Zandy’s Demolition work began last week on the former Zandy’s site at 1111 Central Ave. But, the contractors didn’t have a demolition permit and the city put a stop work order on the project late Friday afternoon. Business Bites: Carnivorium opening; Hokkaido now open; The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers moving; Dante’s reopens after COVID scare; Paris Gibson Square hosting Arts on

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Mansfield Center still low on events, revenue due to COVID; will host some jury selection

The Mansfield Center’s advisory board is anticipating another slow season in 2021. “I don’t see us having any shows next year other than the symphony,” Owen Grubenhoff, Mansfield events manager, told the advisory board during a Sept.18 meeting. Great Falls Symphony announces free 2020-2021 season Grubenhoff said the Great Falls Community Concert Association is expected to cancel their season. The

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GFPS, CCHD will share COVID information as released by state; GFPS announces new case that requires cancellation of GFH volleyball for two weeks

Cascade County hit 500 total COVID-19 cases on Sept. 18. According to the state map, the county added 17 new cases Friday. The county has 242 current active cases, according to the state map. The Sept. 18 case details, according to CCHD, are: 3 males age 10-19 3 females in their 20s 3 males in their 20s 1 female in

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GFPS, CCHD won’t release COVID information by school; State to release cases by schools weekly

Cascade County has two new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 483 and of those, 225 are active. On Wednesday, the Cascade County City-County Health Department said there were 18 new cases, association with clusters, contact tracing and community spread. The previous day, there were 17 new cases. CCHD said Sept. 16 that there are now 16 active

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Great Falls ranks 10th among Montana cities for fit lifestyles

Great Falls has been ranked 10th on the Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles in Montana, ahead of Billings, Bozeman, Butte and Missoula. The list is from BarBend, a fitness and nutrition website, and made the rankings based on 11 weighted variables based on data collected by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Census Bureau and Country Health Rankings &

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City seeking applicants for multiple boards

The city is seeking applicants for multiple advisory boards and commissions. Citizen Interest Forms are available at the City Manager’s office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or online on the Citizen Interest Form Page.​ BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT/APPEALS There are two openings on the Board of Adjustment/Appeals for three-year terms beginning Oct. 1, through Sept. 30, 2023. The board

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