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Looking for something to do? There’s lots of options coming up in Great Falls for art, music and volunteering

Great Falls is teeming with activities for the next six weeks and there are lots of ways for locals to get involved, plus tourism is rebounding, especially with visitors looking to escape the crowds. The third annual ArtsFest Montana kicks off Aug. 8 and runs through Aug. 13. An artists reception and fundraiser will be Aug.12 in the alley behind

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Cascade county adds 114 COVID cases over last week; variants increasing

Cascade County has added 114 COVID-19 cases over the last week, bringing the cumulative total to 9,733 cases, of which 158 are currently active. The county added 50 cases on July 28, according to the state data. That includes 13 more variant cases confirmed in the county over the last week, bringing the total to 95, and most of the

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Sunday Reads: April 18

Enjoy the bout of lovely weather, Great Falls. Here’s this week’s reading list. NBC: COVID-19 booster shot likely needed within 12 months, Pfizer CEO says The Washington Post: Why you shouldn’t skip your second dose of the coronavirus vaccine The New York Times: Zoom burnout Is real, and it’s worse for women Rolling Stone: The battle for the soul of Montana The

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Library adopts naming policy

The Great Falls Public Library board voted during their Jan. 26 meeting to adopt a policy for the naming of library facilities. The issue of naming library facilities and policies came up at last month’s library board meeting when Ken Robison, a local historian, asked the board to consider renaming the library for Alma Jacobs, who served as head librarian at

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New parking pay stations have arrived; city working on implementation plans

The city purchased 16 multi-space pay stations for downtown parking in November. The equipment has arrived in Great Falls and city officials are discussing the plan for installation and rollout of the new parking pay system. Craig Raymond, city planning director, said that he sent a request on Jan. 21 to City Manager Greg Doyon asking permission to rollout the

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Air Force beginning environmental impact study process for ICBM replacement system

The Air Force has issued its notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement to “evaluate potential impacts on the human and natural environments of deploying the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile system and decommissioning and disposing of the Minuteman III ICBM system. The Air Force invites public participation in the scoping process to determine the scope

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Positive COVID test confirmed at local assisted living

The Goldstone Assisted Living community has been notified of positive COVID-19 cases among its residents and staff, according to release from the facility. The Goldstone participated in Gov. Steve Bullock’s sentinel testing on June 29 and all test results were negative for the virus. Fourth COVID death reported in Cascade County Nearly a month later, on July 28, a resident

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City moving forward with plans for license plate readers, pay stations for downtown parking

City staff and the Parking Advisory Commission are continuing their proposal to purchase license plate reader technology and pay stations to replace the parking meters downtown. In June, the PAC voted to pursue those options and staff has been working on pricing options and a contract to bring to the City Commission for consideration in August. City considering license plate recognition,

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Sunday Reads: May 24

Short list this weekend. Enjoy the weather and time with friends and family. Also, take a moment to remember fallen troops this Memorial Day Associated Press: Study: World carbon pollution falls 17 percent during pandemic peak Vox: Pandemics are not wars The Atlantic: ‘How could the CDC make that mistake?’ CityLab: Nextdoor’s delicate partnership with local police The Economist: Inefficiencies

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Sunday Reads: May 10

Enjoy the weather and Happy Mother’s Day. Associated Press: It’s gone haywire: When COVID-19 arrived in rural America L.A. Times: Study reports mutant coronavirus that may be more contagious NPR (opinion): Always the bridesmaid, public health rarely spotlighted until it’s too late Vox: States are trying to stop stimulus checks from seizure by debt collectors Route Fifty: Work from home

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