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Foothills school planning to build athlectic facility on Flood Road

During their Dec. 28 meeting, the city planning board will consider a conditional use permit to allow a community center in the R-3 single family high density zoning district for a property south of an existing church at 3400 Flood Road. Foothills Community Christian School submitted the application with a plan to build a 16,100 square foot indoor athletic facility

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City Commission to consider $4.8 million contract for water treatment plant

During their Dec. 21 meeting, the City Commission will consider awarding a contract to Prospect Construction for $4,880,587 for improvements to the water treatment plant filtration. The filtration improvements project began in response to a 2011 technical filtration process evaluation. City finalizes water treatment plant improvement project “The original evaluation was completed when water treatment plant staff noticed a decline in

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County awards design contract for Armington Bridge replacement

Cascade County Commissioners approved a $480,000 contract with TD&H Engineering during their Oct. 12 meeting for engineering and design services to replace the Armington Bridge. The county also received a bid from Engineering Associates of Great Falls. Staff recommended TD&H, which scored the highest based on criteria in the request for qualifications. request for qualifications for an engineering firm to provide professional

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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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