Category Archives: Great Falls

Draft feasibility study for region’s national heritage area now available for public comment

Big Sky Country National Heritage Area Inc. has released the draft feasibility study for a 45-day public review, with an Aug. 15 deadline to comment.  The feasibility study must prove that the proposed National Heritage Area has distinctive natural, historic, and cultural resources; as well as strong customs, folklife and traditions that represent our American heritage. The public is invited

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June 30 COVID updates: Trolley tours postponed; minor league baseball canceled

Minor League Baseball has canceled the 2020 season. In a June 30 release, the league said that Major League Baseball informed MiLB that it wouldn’t provide its affiliation Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season and as a result, the season is canceled. Voyagers release summer event schedule The Great Falls Voyagers said June 30 that “for the

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City restricting to access to Civic Center as front panels cracking, buckling

The city manager has restricted access to the front entrance of the Civic Center due to public safety concerns. A piece of the back panel recently became dislodged, triggering the evaluation of other areas around the Civic Center, including “substantial cracking and buckling of the front panels,” according to the city. City planning to use downtown TIF funds for Civic

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Great Falls July 4 parade canceled; Black Eagle’s parade is modified

The Great Falls July 4 parade has been cancelled. According to organizer Lola Galloway, the parade was cancelled at the request of the Cascade County City-County Health Department, the Cascade County Commission, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Cascade County Board of Health. “We as a team have worked hard and outside the box to develop several plans,

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Local officials discuss training, police funding, changes in response to calls for reform

(The above photo is from a joint training with Great Falls Police Department, Great Falls Fire Rescue and the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office in August 2019) For the last month, discussions have been going on nationwide about police reform and reducing for, or disbanding law enforcement agencies. Local law enforcement has been reviewing their policies and procedures and in some

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Parade, fireworks are happening, but will have COVID precautions in place

This year’s July 4 parade and fireworks will be a bit different. Under the direction of the Cascade City-County Health Department and the City of Great Falls, parade and fireworks show organizers have developed plans following the Phase 2 guidelines and COVID-19 preventive measures. To allow for social distancing, the parade has doubled the route and has added “people pods”

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