Category Archives: Great Falls

County has small COVID-19 case spike; walk-ins now accepted at vaccine clinic at Expo Park

Cascade County’s COVID-19 case rate rose over the last week to 10.5 per 100,000 as of April 7. That’s up for 4 per 100,000 the previous week, according to Trisha Gardner, county health officer. She told the City-County Board of Health during their April 7 regular meeting that there “doesn’t appear to be any one certain event or large gathering

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Three GFPD officers finalists for chief; city attorney retiring in September

The field of candidates to succeed Dave Bowen, who retired April 2, as chief of the Great Falls Police Department has been narrowed to three. There were initially five internal candidates and City Manager Greg Doyon said during the April 6 City Commission meeting that he was advancing Capt. Rob Moccasin, Capt. Jeff Newton and Lt. Doug Otto to the

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The Newberry partners announce plans for event center; concerts to start in October

In the works for some time now, the partners behind the new event center coming to Central Avenue are formally announcing their project on April 6. The Newberry, at 420 Central Ave., is currently under construction and the owners plan to open in September with their first concerts in October. City considering TIF request for downtown event center project Those

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Vaccine appointments still available, last week for community clinic signups

This is the last week to sign up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments through the county community clinics. After this week, COVID-19 vaccines will still be available to the public but will no longer be administered through the Community Vaccination Clinic, which has been a partnership effort by the Cascade City-County Health Department, Benefis Health System, Great Falls Clinic and Alluvion

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Malmstrom conducting routine EOD training today

Malmstrom Air Force Base’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal is conducting training operations April 6 on base, which will include two controlled explosions between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is no reason to be alarmed if you hear the explosions today. The EOD unit’s purpose is to detect, disarm and dispose of explosive threats. This training is performed routinely in support

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NoMore Violence Week in Great Falls this week

NoMore Violence Week is April 5-9 in Great Falls with training sessions, awareness building activities and community events. “Through partnerships with more than 25 community organizations, quality training and response are annually planned to address challenging topics – child abuse, intimate partner violence, family violence, trauma, human trafficking, missing and murdered indigenous people, addiction, mental health, isolation and more –

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Crime study committee on April 6 Commission agenda

City Commissioners will consider a resolution during their April 6 meeting to establish a committee to study crime issues in Great Falls. The proposal, if approved, would create a panel of seven people who would study the issues for three to six months with the goal of having draft recommendations available for public review no later than August and a

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Vaccine appointments still available in Cascade County, everyone over 16 eligible

Cascade County opened appointments to all residents 16 and older to schedule their first COVID-19 vaccine doses. As of Friday afternoon, only about 40 percent of those appointments had been filled, according to an email from Benefis Health System. “Next week is the last week for community clinic appointments. After that, the vaccine will be available at local pharmacies,” according

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$5.4 million Civic Center repair contract on April 6 City Commission agenda

The City Commission will consider the contract for the Civic Center façade repair project during their April 6 meeting. They were initially scheduled to make that decision during their March 16 meeting, but staff asked them to delay the vote to April 6 to allow staff more time to conduct a more detailed analysis of the bids. The city received

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