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Cattery back on commission agenda for special meeting

The City Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. April 30 to consider rescinding their action to postpone the cattery contract. On April 2, the commission voted 3-2 to postpone action to Sept. 3 on awarding a $462,000 contract to Detailed Construction for the cattery addition at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. Commission reverses course on cattery decision

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Three candidates file for three GFPS board seats; no election in May

UPDATED April 4 Three three-year terms on the school board are expiring this year. The filing deadline was March 28. Only three people filed so there will not be an election, according to the Cascade County elections office. The three candidates who filed have won by acclamation under state law. The write in deadline was 5 p.m. April 4, but

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GFPS budget committee recommends no levy this year

The Great Falls Public Schools budget committee met Thursday afternoon and voted unanimously to recommend that the district doesn’t pursue a levy this year. The budget committee’s recommendation goes to the full school board on March 25 for consideration. GFPS looking at options to address projected budget shortfall Last week, Superintendent Tammy Lacey told the committee that the district is facing

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CDBG process underway for 2019 funding cycle

The city is preparing for the next Community Development Block Grant cycle and during Tuesday’s meeting, the City Commission will be asked to set a public needs hearing for March 19. The public input process started in January with the public survey that has garnered 318 responses. It’s the second year the city has used the survey in its revamped

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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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