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County approves cattle fee for predatory animal control program

Cascade Commissioners voted 2-0 to approve the creation of a fee on cattle to support a predatory animal control program. The fee is allowable under state law when 51 percent or more of cattle producers in the county sign a petition in support. In November, a petition was submitted to the county with signatures from owners of 27,063 cattle, or

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Business Bites: Saibeen’s and Cattlemen’s Cut relocating; Jimmy John’s opening second location

Yes, the rumors are true, The Cattlemen’s Cut is likely moving into the former On the Border in Marketplace this spring. Owner Julie Meyer confirmed to The Electric that the move is in the works though details are still being finalized. “It’s going to happen, it’s in the works. It just takes time,” Meyer said. She’s listed the current restaurant

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Community health survey process underway

Every three years, the county develops a Community Health Needs survey and sends it throughout the county. The process is starting again this week with a “Healthy Lives, Vibrant Futures” Community Health Symposium at 3 p.m. Jan. 17 in Heritage Hall at Great Falls College-MSU. Feedback and discussion from the even will be used by the newly formed coalition in

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Public hearing planned for input on county CDBG priorities

Cascade County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 at 9:30 a.m. as part of the regular County Commission meeting at the Cascade County Annex, 325 2nd Ave. N. The purpose of the hearing is to gather public comments regarding the county’s overall community development, public facilities, economic development, and housing and neighborhood revitalization needs, including the needs of low

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Positions available on city advisory boards

The city is seeking applicants for vacancies on several advisory boards. PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD The City Commission is seeking applications for the Great Falls Planning Advisory Board for one member to fill a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2021. Applicants must reside within the City limits. The nine-member board advises the commission on many aspects of Great Falls area growth

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Mail only elections supported by Cascade County officials

Local officials are continuing to support mail ballot voting. Elections officials statewide have been pursuing mail ballots for roughly 30 years and it was included as a legislative issue affecting the City of Great Falls and Cascade County during a late August forum with area lawmakers. Such a change would require legislative action. In Cascade County, turnout is high with

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High school house program highlights value of trades; needs funding to continue

Construction on the 41st high school house is underway with students from Great Falls High and C.M. Russell High School serving as the design and construction team. The project, which is a partnership between Great Falls Public Schools and NeighborWorks Great Falls, will take about nine months and provide a single family home for low to moderate income individuals in

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Cascade County Commission candidate questionnaire: Joshua Eli

Name: Joshua J. Eli Age: 40 years old Occupation: Hydraulic specialist Party affiliation: Republican Experience relevant to position sought: I have a background in multiple disciplines that have afforded me a well-rounded set of skills. I have worked in engineering, agriculture, manufacturing, construction and sales. I am able to communicate and cooperate with people from all walks of life. I grew up here in Cascade

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