Category Archives: Park and Rec

Draft plans for former smeleter site include trails, mountain bike area, archery, folf and more

Draft plans for the future of the former ACM Smelter and Refinery site, as well as Black Eagle Park are now available. Joshua Vincent with Water & Environmental Technologies and Kurtis Grow with Land Design, Inc., presented the draft plans and answered questions during a public meeting Tuesday night. Maps were handed out to those who attended so that they

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Commissioners want more public discussion before considering changes to ordinance on guns in city parks

Last month, a number of citizens came to a City Commission meeting asking that they be allowed to carry concealed weapons in city parks with valid permits. During the Nov. 7 meeting, many of them returned asking if commissioners had considered their request. Several of the speakers said they believed that Great Falls parks would be targeted by those wanting

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Public meeting on draft plans for former smelter site set for Nov. 14

Cascade County’s contractor, Water & Environmental Technologies, has assessed options for bicycle/pedestrian connections and other park improvements at Art Higgins Memorial Park/Black Eagle Park along with future land uses for the former ACM Smelter and Refinery Site. The public is invited to a meeting on Nov. 14 to review and comment on the draft plans. For more information contact Deputy Public Works

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Kelly holds seat, Moe and Robinson take commission seats; chickens and economic levy fail; charter updates approved

Bob Kelly will keep his seat as mayor. As of 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night, Kelly has 9,881 votes and his challenger, Spencer Galloway had 2,591.   Kelly thanked Fred Burow and Bob Jones for their service as commissioners. Jones decided not to pursue another 4-year term. Burow ran, but announced he was dropping out after the primary. His name remained

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Guns in city parks? Ordinance is unclear, staff seeking commission direction on concealed carry in parks

About a dozen people recently came to a City Commission meeting, requesting that the commission make it legal for those with concealed carry permits to carry their weapons in city parks. During the Oct. 17 meeting, Ron Staley said he believed city code made it illegal for the concealed carry of weapons in city parks. “This leaves law-abiding citizens of

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Candidate Questionnaire: Spencer Galloway

Spencer Galloway Age: 31 Occupation: Self-employed Family: My wife Allisha, who is active Air Force, and Ein our Corgi fur baby Brief background/experience that’s relevant to City Commission: Live paycheck to paycheck, this point of view would be invaluable for perspective. Family has owned and operated business here in Great Falls since before I was born, giving me familiarity in numerous

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Candidate Questionnaire: Bob Kelly

Bob Kelly Age: 63 Occupation: Mayor of Great Falls Family: My wife Sheila, children Ben, 25, and Ada Rose, 22 Brief background/experience that’s relevant to City Commission: 25 years of banking and municipal finance underwriting and trading. Q: What is your view on privatization of services currently being provided? A: Most core city services like public safety, park and rec administration,

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