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Great Falls’ Casey Schreiner joined candidate field for governor

Casey Schreiner is running for governor. On Tuesday, the Democrat announced his campaign with a video to introduce himself and his family to Montana voters. Schreiner, who was born and raised in Great Falls, is a former science teacher, lifetime union member, husband, and proud father of three young boys. Schreiner is the Minority Leader in the Montana House of

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Food trucks are allowed in Great Falls, city has fielded few requests

Since we reported that PurpleGold, a acai bowl and waffle food bus, was coming to the city this summer, some readers had questions about the food truck rules in Great Falls. “The zoning code is silent on food trucks,” said Tom Micuda, deputy planning director at the City of Great Falls. Until the city determines it wants a food truck

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Former Malmstrom commander confirmed for second star

Malmstrom Air Force Base’s former commander has been confirmed for his second star. On April 29, the U.S. Senate confirmed Tom Wilcox to the rank of major general. Former Malmstrom commander nominated for second star Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan announced April 3 that the president made nominations for a number of Air Force generals, including Wilcox. Allen

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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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