Category Archives: Public Safety

Limitation on jail admissions “cautiously” lifted

The restrictions on admissions to the Cascade County Adult Detention Center have been cautiously lifted. The restrictions were lifted as of 2 p.m. March 8, but in an email to local law enforcement agencies, Sheriff Jesse Slaughter that they “please encourage everyone to still be selective with who they bring to the facility┬ábut we will no longer have the restrictions

Read more

Design for sewer line repairs at city fire stations in process

The City Commission awarded a $14,411 professional services contract to Falls Mechanical Services last week for the rehabilitation of sewer lines and three of the city’s four fire stations. In December, commissioners awarded a contract to Falls Mechanical to evaluate the condition of the sewer lines at all four stations. Mikaela Schultz in the city’s engineering office said the company

Read more

City Commission denies Wheat Ridge annexation

City Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to deny annexation of 21.1 acres on the eastern edge of the city for the proposed Wheat Ridge residential subdivision. The annexation request was initially submitted to the city last spring and had support from Neighborhood Council 5 and the city planning board. Wheat Ridge annexation back on city agenda this week But city

Read more

GFFR offers recommendations for those concerned about snow, ice on roofs

After several structural collapses around our region due to snow and ice loading of roofs, Great Falls Fire Rescue has received numerous calls this morning from concerned citizens regarding the potential of snow loads causing damage to their homes and business. With more cold weather and snow coming our way this weekend, this concern is both warranted and understood. Knowing

Read more

Case challenging city’s cell phone ordinance is dismissed in Municipal Court

The constitutional challenge to the city’s cell phone ordinance is dead for now since city prosecutors moved to dismiss the underlying charges in the case. In mid-February, Neil Anthon, the city’s chief prosecutor, wrote that “by dismissing this matter the City of Great Falls is not conceding the issues raised in Azure’s motion to dismiss. In this matter the City

Read more

County approves mosquito control contract, fire alarm replacement and public safety grants

Cascade County Commissioners made a handful of budget updates during Tuesday’s meeting. The first budget amendment moved funds from the county’s Capital Building Reserve Fund to the Adult Detention Center Capital Improvement Fund. The adjustment accounted for a $ 14,689 rebate from Northwestern Energy that was mistakenly deposited into the wrong county account since the jail fund paid for an

Read more

Memorial, reception and celebration of life planned for firefighter Jason Baker

A memorial service for firefighter Jason Baker is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Mansfield Theater at the Great Falls Civic Center. Baker was a firefighter with Great Falls Fire Rescue for 17.5 years before cancer forced his retirement. He was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in October 2016 and retired from GFFR in 2017. He continued

Read more

City considers donation of retired fire engines to Vaughn Volunteer Fire

The city is considering donating fire engines to the Vaughn Volunteer Fire Department. Jason McAllister, Vaugh VFD chief, told the city that his department had a critical need for a fire engine but the volunteer department didn’t the means of purchasing a new or used vehicle. City approves tax abatement, Civic Center contract, TIF funding, fire engine donation and more

Read more
« Older Entries