Category Archives: Great Falls

Court appoints monitor for June 6 library levy election

District Court Judge Brenda Gilbert said during a May 18 hearing that she is appointing a monitor to oversee the Great Falls Public Library levy election that is set for June 6. The library board asked the county earlier this month to appoint a monitor to ensure the election was conducted properly given issues raised of irregularities. Sandra Merchant, the

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Local attorney asks county not to certify results of May 2 special district elections

A local attorney submitted letters to the Cascade County Commissioners on May 18 asking them not to certify the results of the May 2 special district elections and direct another election be conducted. Stephen Potts is representing Elliot Merja and Riley Denning, property owners within the Fort Shaw Irrigation District; as well as Timothy and Laurie Miller, property owners within the West

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GFFR conducting training downtown

Great Falls Fire Rescue is conducting training downtown this week. Their training every day this week so that each company gets a chance to run through the exercise. The training is part of their quarterly rotation and this week’s training is multi-family residential. NeighborWorks Great Falls allowed them to use the Baatz building, which is currently vacant and about to

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City approves $2.15 in federal funds for Baatz project

City Commissioners unanimously approved a request for HOME and HOME-ARPA funds for $2.15 million to NeighborWorks Great Falls for the renovation of the Baatz building for a supporting housing project during their May 16 meeting. NeighborWorks Great Falls, in partnership with Homeword, submitted the request to redevelop the historic Baatz building, which would consist of 24 permanent supportive housing units

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North Dakota man sentenced for trafficking fentanyl in Great Falls

A North Dakota man who admitted to trafficking fentanyl in Great Falls after law enforcement found hundreds of fentanyl pills and a loaded firearm in a vehicle he was driving, was sentenced May 17 to five years and six months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Kelly Sterling Wait,

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