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16th COVID-19 case assigned to Cascade County

Cascade County has been listed on the state website as now having a 16th positive COVID-19 case. This new patient is a non-resident male in his 40s with recent out-of-state travel, according to the Cascade County City-County Health Department. “He self-quarantined upon arrival and CCHD’s infectious disease team has been conducting a full contact investigation. As always, no further information

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Several Great Falls businesses closing temporarily due to COVID-19

The following businesses have closed their doors temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not an exhaustive list but The Electric will keep a running list here as much as possible. A number of restaurants have transitioned to take-out or delivery options, more info on that is over here and here. March 31 Eklund’s Appliance: “Due to current circumstances

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GFPS received $418,200 in donations for Longfellow Elementary School

The Great Falls Public School Foundation announced $418,200 in donations for Longfellow Elementary School during the Dec. 16 school board meeting. Several donors contributed for different projects at the school, which is currently under construction. The school at 1100 6th Ave. S. was torn down and a new building is being constructed on the site. In the meantime, students are

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Design Review Board discusses its process in case suspension ends

The Design Review Board met Sept. 30 for the first time in nearly a year. Last November, the City Commission voted to suspend the board for six months and in May, voted to continue the suspension for another six months. That hiatus could potentially end on Dec. 4 so city staff convened the five-member board to discuss any changes to

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Murals going up in downtown for ArtsFest MONTANA

In the year since internationally known Cameron Moberg painted his first murals in downtown Great Falls, he’s noticed increased foot traffic and vitality. Moberg is back in town this week for the city’s first ArtsFest MONTANA, which includes a workshop with Montana artists, mural installation and walking tours of the murals around town. Great Falls’ first ArtsFest kicks off this

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Charges filed against second former CCSO employee

UPDATED 6:30 p.m. March 29 Charges have been filed against a second former employee of the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office. On Thursday, Joseph Cik, assistant city attorney acting as special deputy attorney for Cascade County, filed charges in Justice Court against Raymond Hitchcock for a single count of misdemeanor theft by embezzlement. County approves prosecutorial assistance in second CCSO case,

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Limitation on jail admissions “cautiously” lifted

The restrictions on admissions to the Cascade County Adult Detention Center have been cautiously lifted. The restrictions were lifted as of 2 p.m. March 8, but in an email to local law enforcement agencies, Sheriff Jesse Slaughter that they “please encourage everyone to still be selective with who they bring to the facility but we will no longer have the restrictions

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