Category Archives: Great Falls

County postpones decision on 78-lot development near airport to July 30

Lingering questions and some public comments prompted County Commissioners to delay a decision on a proposed 78-lot subdivision near the airport. Mike Hagen is proposing to subdivide 297.85 acres into the Mountain View Estates Development North with 76 residential lots ranging in size from 2.38 to 5.347 acres and two parkland lots that would be 3.766 and 2.080 acres. The county

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Oakland family donates $500k for career and technical education center equipment

A local family has donated $500,000 to Great Falls Public Schools for the purchase of new equipment in the automotive, welding and woodworking classrooms in the new career and technical education center at Great Falls High. During Monday’s school board meeting, Bob Oakland and his family were thanked for their donation and the board voted unanimously to put signage on

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BMW motorcycle rally coming to Great Falls, tourism office asking local business to be prepared

At least 4,000 people are expected to roll into Great Falls in June 2020 for the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America rally. The rally will take over Montana Expo Park for a few days next summer and Great Falls Montana Tourism is asking the local business community to be prepared for the influx of people. Jake Bash, director of business

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Neighborhood Council 4 meets this week

One neighborhood council meets this week. Neighborhood Council 4 meets at at 6:30 p.m. June 27 at Heritage Baptist Church, 900 52nd St. N. Agenda items include committee updates, neighborhood concerns and informational discussion on the Siebel Soccer Complex by Steve Herrig, Park and Recreation director. The council is the area north of 10th Avenue South from 36th Street North

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City budget being developed, no new public safety officers included

The city budget process is underway and the city is not looking at much increased tax revenue for the upcoming fiscal year, coupled with significant tax protests tied up at the state level, the budget is largely status quo. Police and fire departments both requested additional staff, but so far, those staffing increases aren’t included in the preliminary budget. Cities

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Former GFFR engine rolling in service for Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department

The Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department put a former Great Falls Fire Rescue engine into service this week. In March, the City Commission approved donating two retired engines to Vaughn and this week, Engine 1401 officially entered service. Early this year, Jason McAllister, Vaughn VFD chief, told the city that his department had a critical need for a fire engine but the

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Portion of Skyline Drive will be closed for utility work

Skyline Drive Northwest between 3rd Street Northwest and 6th Street Northwest will be closed for about three weeks beginning June 24 for utility work. Central Plumbing and Heating is extending a sewer main from the intersection of Skyline Drive Northwest and 3rd Street Northwest to a point about 350 feet west of the intersection. During the project, the road will

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GFFR, GFPD reminds public of fire pit rules, safety

It’s fire pit season, but Great Falls Fire Rescue and the Great Falls Police Department are asking residents to keep the rules and safety in mind this summer. The city’s public safety departments ask the public to follow these guidelines and rules: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Fire shall be attended at all times. Must have a extinguishing source within 10

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Fourth of July fireworks safety, rules reminder from GFFR

The July 4 holiday is coming up and Great Falls Fire Rescue has issued their annual safety reminders. “Our goal at Great Falls Fire Rescue is to educate residents about fire prevention and safety. There is no question about it; the data shows that incorrectly used fireworks can cause injury. I personally want the families in our community to be

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