Category Archives: Recreation

Community updates: Home run contest at Centene; Red Cross offers support; Monarch Neihart historical group receives CARES grant

The Great Falls Voyagers and Scheels are partnering for the first fan home run contest in Great Falls from 5-9 p.m. July 8. Each contestant gets a minimum of three tries to hit a home run out of Centene Stadium and those who hit a home run win a $25 gift card to a local business. Anyone who hits three

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Business in profile: Hi-Line Climbing Center

Brian and Abby Thompson. The Hi-Line Climbing Center. Opened in 2016. Brian is originally from Butte and Abby is from Deadwood, South Dakota. The following answers are from Brian Thompson. “We had left Montana for post-grad education and wanted to come back really badly. Once a job opened in Great Falls we took it. The climbing gym opened later to fill

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Voyagers release summer event schedule

The Great Falls Voyagers have released their 2020 “Save Summer at Centene Stadium” event schedule. Click here to view our entire 2020 event schedule. The schedule, subject to change and additions, is made up of many events throughout the summer. It includes Legion baseball games, Mister Sister trivia nights, sunrise/sunset workouts with Access Fitness, a home run derby, movie nights,

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Great Falls Greats 2020

The Electric is celebrating what makes Great Falls Great and unique with its local businesses and places. Go through the categories below and enter your choice for Great Falls Greats. The focus is on local businesses, but we know some chains have locally owned franchises. This year, we’re keeping this contest simple since COVID-19 changed everyone’s realities, but we’re planning

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Ryan Island picnic area reopens June 1

The picnic area at Ryan Island will open for public use for the season on June 1. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, according to NorthWestern Energy. Users should observe social distancing protocols when visiting Ryan Island to limit the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, according to NorthWestern. Follow NorthWestern Energy on Facebook or on Twitter (@NWEinfo) for

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Public asked to add destinations for wayfinding plan

The Business Improvement District in cooperation with the Downtown Development Partnership and the City of Great Falls, is moving forward with their efforts to create a wayfinding plan for the city and are seeking public comment. The Explore Great Falls Wayfinding Plan plan will draw and direct residents and visitors passing through the area to explore amenities, attractions and businesses

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Ryan Island picnic area remains closed

The picnic area and clubhouse at Ryan Island will remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety and security of the community and NorthWestern Energy employees. NorthWestern Energy will open the popular recreation area to the public when it is determined that the area can be used safely without risk of visitors spreading the COVID-19 virus, according to

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Discussions on Fox Farm land continue with DNRC

Cascade County Commissioners voted unanimously during their April 28 meeting to draft a letter to the Montana Department of Natural Resources expressing their interest and willingness to obtain an easement for about 80 acres of school trust land of Fox Farm Road. Commissioners discussed the issue at the behest of Missouri River Open Lands group, a group of locals attempting

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks issues updates under Bullock’s reopening plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released an update on April 24 regarding their operations in light of Gov. Steve Bullock’s phased reopening plan. Most of FWP’s sites typically open and operational at this time of year remain so, including all FWP fishing access sites, most state parks and those wildlife management areas that don’t have seasonal closures. 14th COVID-19 case

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