Category Archives: Great Falls

City continuing to explore options for animal care, staff developed draft request for proposal from Maclean

The city is continuing to gather information related to discussions about any potential partnership or other arrangement between the Great Falls Animal Shelter and the Maclean Cameron Animal Adoption Center. During the Oct. 15 work session, City Manager Greg Doyon provided updated information from the city shelter, Maclean and Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter in Bozeman. The version from

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Cold, snow kills city trees; parks will be repaired after water main river crossings

The recent snow storms and cold temperatures wreaked havoc on trees citywide, including memorial trees. Todd Seymanski, city forester, said during the Oct. 14 Park and Recreation board meeting that as of Friday, the forestry division had logged 557 regular hours, 130.25 overtime hours and 13.5 hours by a contractor to clean up hanging branches and downed limbs. That time

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911 equipment contract on Oct. 15 commission agenda

City Commissioners will consider approving a $301,004.41 contract during their Oct. 15 meeting with Central Square/Zuercher Technologies for the replacement of call processing equipment at the Great Falls Emergency Communication 911 Dispatch Center. The current equipment, Positron VIPER, was approaching its replacement date at the city’s dispatch center and city staff released a request for proposals to explore replacements and

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AAUW used book sale starts this week

The Great Falls Branch of the American Association of University Women annual book sale kicks off at the Great Falls Public Library this week. It’s the 61st annual sale and proceeds are used for scholarships for Cascade County women, grants to libraries and the Great Falls Education Foundation. The Great Falls branch of AAUW was established in 1914 and since

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Neighborhood Council 7 meets this week

Neighborhood Council 7 meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Gibson Room at the Civic Center. Agenda items include committee reports, neighborhood concerns and guest speakers. The guest speakers are Wayne Bye, Montana Department of Probation and Parole deputy chief of Region 3, and Susie McIntyre, Great Falls Public Library director. The council area is the Original Townsite whose

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Buffalo Crossing infrastructure funds on Tuesday’s commission agenda

The Buffalo Crossing project is up for a first reading on Tuesday and commissioners will likely set a public hearing for their Nov. 5 meeting. Commissioners will be considering a request for tax increment financing funds to help fund the public infrastructure portions of the project. Buffalo Crossing is the name of the 2.2 acre property that was subdivided earlier

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Sunday Reads: Oct. 13

It was a bit busy for The Electric this week, so the list is a bit short, but here’s your Sunday reading. Have a great week Great Falls. The Atlantic: The Forgotten Female Shell-Shock Victims of World War I The Atlantic: Why You Never See Your Friends Anymore CityLab: How Cities Address the Housing Crisis and Why It’s Not Enough

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Leaf pickup begins Oct. 21 in Boulevard District

The City of Great Falls leaf pickup program begins Oct. 21 in the Boulevard District. Area schedules will be followed, but are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, personnel availability or unforeseeable emergencies. All schedule changes will be posted on the city website or the Park and Recreation Facebook page. For those in the Boulevard District, the Natural

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