News and Press Releases

  • Public Works | Fri Sep 5th, 2014 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE:           September 5, 2014

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Sep 4th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Did you know that the Community Recreation Center offers something for everyone? From parent tot programs to noon basketball, zumba and insanity classes - there is something for every interest! The Community Recreation Center features a fitness center, workout classes and a "workout of the day" as well as dance classes and after school programs. Learn more here.

  • Community | Thu Sep 4th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There's a lot happening at the Great Falls Public Library in October!

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Aug 29th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Don't miss an opportunity to learn from and play soccer with soccer superstar Abby Wambach! She will be in Great Falls the weekend of September 20-21 to host an exciting weekend of soccer for kids of all ages! The weekend will feature a free "Come out and Play" event, an elite soccer camp for serious soccer players, a youth soccer camp for younger kids and a free team-building camp for high school teams of any sport. Learn more about the weekend here or visit getfitgreatfalls.org.

  • Public Works | Fri Aug 29th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City of Great Falls has a contract with Classic Protective Coatings, Inc, to install structural improvements meeting current OSHA standards, sandblast the interior and exterior of the Skyline Water Tower and to apply a new interior and exterior coating system. The water tower will be out of service between September 4 - October 3. While the work is being completed, residents living in the area north of Riverview Drive, portions of Falcon Ridge Subdivision and the northern portion of Valley View Subdivision may experience fluctuations in their water pressure.

  • Community | Fri Aug 29th, 2014 | full story

    The current Bookmobile schedule can be found here.

  • Fire | Thu Aug 28th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Fire Rescue responded to an emergency at Calumet Refinery where two employees were reported injured. While treating the patients firefighters determined the injuries may have been attributed to a low level chemical exposure of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S). The employees were transported to the hospital for treatment. While on scene, a Great Falls Firefighter was possibly exposed to the chemical and transported to the hospital for assessment and treatment. The firefighter is currently in stable condition.

    H2S is an inhalation hazard and was confined to the tank in the area. The low level exposure was confined to the Calumet property and does not pose a danger to the community. The site has been turned back over to Calumet Refinery.

  • Community | Wed Aug 27th, 2014 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Date: August 24, 2014

    Contact: Jude Smith, Great Falls Library - (406) 453-0349

  • City Manager | Wed Aug 27th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The Community Recreation Center, Natatorium and the Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be closed. The Great Falls Library will be closed Saturday, August 30 – Monday, September 1. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week.

  • Public Works | Mon Aug 25th, 2014 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

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  • Animal Shelter | Fri Aug 15th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Shelter just can’t get enough of its divas and has extended its Diva Days Adoption Promotion through Saturday, August 30. During the promotion dogs can be adopted for $70 and cats for $25. The adoption fee includes a rabies shot, vaccinations, a microchip, nametag and the cost of spaying/neutering.

  • Community | Tue Aug 12th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Fire Rescue is proud to announce that Ron Martin has been hired as the City’s new Deputy Fire Marshal. Ron Martin has been with Great Falls Fire Rescue for 14 years, most recently as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Operations. He brings with him to the role tremendous experience and expertise. We're excited to have him in this new role!

  • Community | Fri Aug 8th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The following events are taking place at the Great Falls Public Library in September.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Aug 8th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Get your teams in for the 2014 Fall Volleyball League registration. Games begin Monday, August 11, 2014 and continue through Thursday, September 4, 2014. Teams are registered on a first come/first serve basis. Team managers can register at the Park and Recreation Office (1700 River Drive North), 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • Public Works | Fri Aug 8th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City of Great Falls has a contract with TMI Coatings, Inc, to install structural improvements meeting current OSHA standards, sandblast the interior and exterior of the water tower, and to apply a new coating system over the interior and exterior of the tower. It is anticipated that the water tower will be out of service between August 8 and October 24, 2014.

  • Community | Fri Aug 8th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library is hosting special Story Time guests August 12 - 16 and 22. Story Times are designed for children aged 30 months to five years old, accompanied by an adult. They take place from 10:30 to 11 am on the scheduled dates. These Story Times are free.

  • City Manager | Thu Jul 31st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City has a new automated phone system. When a citizen calls 771-1180 they will be greeted with an automated message with menu options helping direct them to the appropriate individual, service or department. However, callers can bypass the automated system at anytime, by direct dialing a department or individual.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Jul 25th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Friday, August 1, is the Universal Birthday for Rescued Dogs and the Great Falls Animal Shelter is celebrating by having a Birthday Party for shelter dogs – and is including the cats in the fun too! There will be birthday cupcakes for the dogs provided by Lewis ‘N Bark Montana and cheesy treats for the cats provided by the Shelter Sidekicks. The public is invited to the Birthday Party for shelter pets starting at 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. There will be human treats (cake and punch), games, fun and even a piñata!

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Jul 25th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    It has been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but at the Shelter we believe that dogs and cats make the best friends! Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 15, the Shelter is celebrating Diva Days, by offering half price adoption prices for dogs and cats. Dogs can be adopted for $70 and cats for $25.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jul 23rd, 2014 | full story
    2014 Photo Contest Winner - Boston

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter is sponsoring a Pet Photo Contest and is looking for the best pet photos around! The top 12 winning entries will be prominently featured in a colorful, full-sized 2015 Shelter Calendar. All proceeds from the calendar fundraiser will go towards the Shelter Adoption Fund, which allows the Shelter to run adoption promotions at discounted prices. Enter your pet today!

  • Community | Wed Jul 23rd, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Nine Little Free Libraries have found homes in Great Falls parks. Little Free Libraries are “take a book, return a book” gathering places where neighbors share books and stories. At its most basic, a little free library is a structure, or a box, that holds books, and is placed in a public area where community members can borrow a book and replace it with another. This program has gained much popularity nationwide.

  • Public Works | Mon Jul 21st, 2014 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

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  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jul 17th, 2014 | full story
    Drawing of a "Human Cannonball"

    All children are invited to take part in the 80th Annual Pet & Doll Parade on Thursday, July 24th at 7:00 pm.  This event is FREE to children of all ages.  This year’s theme is “Blast from the Past”.  Registration is ongoing at the Park & Recreation Office.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jul 17th, 2014 | full story
    tropical summer thoughts of palm trees and sunglasses

    Join the fun on Friday, July 18, as the Electric City Water Park hosts an "Aloha" Party complete with music, dancing, contests and a special menu.

  • Community | Fri Jul 11th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library is re-instating bookmobile service for city stops effective July 16 thanks to a generous donation of $5000 from Barb Teberg and Bill Tacke of Great Falls.