Category Archives: Public Safety

GFFR proposing fees for noncompliance with fire code

Last summer, Great Falls Fire Rescue told the City Commission that a change was needed to the fee structure for repeated fire code violations. During their Jan. 18 meeting, commissioners will consider a proposed change to add a fee for continued violations of the fire code. The meeting will include a public hearing on the proposed changes. Under the current

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GFPD seeking public’s help in finding person wanted in relation to downtown assault

The Great Falls Police Department has been investigating incidents of assault on homeless people in the downtown area. The assaults reportedly occurred in September and October 2021. Det. Will Fleming of the GFPD has been investigating the cases and is now asking for the public’s help to find one of the people wanted in relation to the assaults. GFPD seeking

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City continuing discussion of use of $19.47 million in ARPA funds during Jan. 4 meeting

The city is receiving $19.47 million in American Rescue Plan funds and for months, staff has been discussing how to use those funds with the City Commission. In multiple public meetings, staff asked commissioners for their priorities on how to use the funds and during their Jan. 4 work session, staff will be presenting their proposed priority list of potential

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Three enter not guilty pleas in relation to Gibson Flats fire

Galvinn Munson; Brandon Bennett and Jevin McLean appeared in court on Dec. 30 to enter pleas to the charges against them for the Dec. 1 fire in the Gibson Flats area that destroyed 13 homes, 16 outbuildings and numerous vehicles and other property items. All three appeared in Judge Dave Grubich’s court from the Adult Detention Center. Munson, 19, is

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GFPD, GFFR reminds public of rules, safety for NYE fireworks

The Great Falls Police Department is reminding the public of the fireworks rules for New Year’s Eve. Primary rules and regulations include: The selling and discharging of fireworks within the incorporated limits of Great Falls can only take place from 10 p.m. Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1. Children under 10 years old must have a supervising adult

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CCSO receives additional funding for drug dogs

The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office received additional funding from the state for their working dogs. The county was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Montana Marijuana K9 Replacement Program in October and in December was awarded an additional $3,303 through the Montana Department of Justice. CCSO has purchased a new drug dog, Kilo, a German Shepard, which is currently being

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