News and Press Releases

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 5th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    A portion of River’s Edge Trail will be closed beginning Monday, June 15 for repairs.  The section closed will be between Falls Construction and the pedestrian underpass located under Giant Springs Road.  Repairs are estimated to take approximately two weeks.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 5th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Summer is officially here! The Electric City Water Park (ECWP) opens for the season Friday, June 12. ECWP will be open daily June 12 - August 25, from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Water Park will remain open until 8:00 p.m. ECWP includes the Mitchell Pool, the wading pool and interactive play structure (Little Squirts Soak Zone); the Power Tower Plunge (two great water slides); and the Flow Rider where participants can boogie board, ride the lazy river and head down the riptide slide.

  • Fire | Fri Jun 5th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    In preparation for the upcoming fire season, Great Falls Fire Rescue and Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite residents of the Valley View area to an informational meeting at Fire Station Two (731 6th St. NW) on Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. to learn about the fire dangers associated with living in the wildland-urban interface. Homeowners will learn how to better protect their property from grass/brush fires that typically occur in the area.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Jun 5th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Shelter is celebrating the Cat Days of Summer, with hot deals and cool cats! In recognition of National Adopt a Cat Month, all Shelter cats (6 months and older) can be adopted for $25 during the month of June. Cats that are adopted will leave the Shelter spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), microchipped and with a nametag. Existing pet owners, who are interested in adopting, are asked to bring proof of rabies vaccinations for their current pets. City residents will also be asked to license their new pet for a nominal fee ($15).

  • Public Works | Thu Jun 4th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Residents located west and north of the Missouri River (homes located in Neighborhood Council Districts 1, 2, 3, & Black Eagle) are being asked to continue to limit water usage, specifically in regards to watering and irrigating their yards. Those with addresses ending with an odd number are being asked to water their lawns on odd calendar days and those ending with an even number are being asked to water on even calendar days.  The water restriction is in place through Friday, June 12 and is due to a water main replacement project.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter is sponsoring a Pet Photo Contest for its 2016 Calendar and is searching for the best pet photos around. The top 12 winning entries (those with the most votes) will be prominently featured in a colorful, full-sized 2016 Shelter Calendar. Entering the Great Falls Pet Photo Contest is easy; just upload a photo of your pet at http://gbcphotocontest.com/greatfallsanimalshelter. The first photo entry costs $10, and includes a calendar (all additional photo entries are $5).

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City  received a grant to install an 8-foot concrete bike and pedestrian path through Charles Russell Park (33rd St S and Mountain View Area), near Grandview and the Great Falls Clinic. This project will provide better pedestrian and bicycle connections between City neighborhoods and key destinations throughout the community. The project is funded through the Montana Department of Transportation’s Community Transportation Enhancement Program (CTEP), and matched by Benefis Health System.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    During the month of June, newspaper and cardboard recycled at Pacific Steel & Recycling (1624 12th Ave N) can be credited to the Great Falls Animal Shelter. To participate, just drop off recyclables in the large green bin located outside the warehouse. Pacific Steel & Recycling also accepts a number of other materials for recycling. If you’d like to have the value of your recyclables be credited to the Great Falls Animals Shelter, just notify the staff at Pacific Steel & Recycling.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 3rd Annual Pet-A-Palooza is next weekend Saturday, June 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Elks Riverside Park (River Drive North between 6th St & 9th St). This FREE community event offers a fun day for the entire family – including four-legged family members!

  • The Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts | Thu May 28th, 2015 | full story
    Box Office Will Call

    Starting on Monday, June 8, the Mansfield Box Office will begin their Summer Hours of Operation. Summer Hours will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  You can purchase tickets in person or over the phone at 406-455-8514 during these hours. Tickets may also be purchased online, 24-hours a day, seven days a week at http://ticketing.greatfallsmt.net.

  • Neighborhood Councils | Fri May 22nd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Neighborhood Council #6 residents will not want to miss the 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in Sunnyside Park (1412 High Street). The event is hosted by Neighborhood Council #6 Representatives and is free and open to the public. The event will feature free ice cream and root beer floats as well as live entertainment from Max Sherritt.

  • Public Works | Thu May 21st, 2015 | full story
    City Street Sweepers

    Street Sweeping Schedule Week of May 26, 2015

  • Fire | Wed May 20th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City Manager Greg Doyon announced the appointment of Steve Hester as the next Great Falls Fire Chief. Hester has over 37 years in fire service and has been the Great Falls Fire Rescue Assistant Chief since 2004. Hester has had an extensive career in fire service and has worked in just about every discipline in the profession. Congratulations Steve!

  • City Manager | Tue May 19th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. The Community Recreation Center, Natatorium and Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be closed. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Saturday, May 23, in observance of the holiday. Sanitation collection for the week of May 25 through May 29, 2015, will be one day behind the regularly scheduled pick-up.

  • City Clerk | Mon May 18th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls residents interested in getting involved in their local government are encouraged to consider running for office. A municipal mail ballot election will be held this year for the selection of one (1) Mayor for a two-year term and two (2) City Commissioners for four-year terms, one (1) Municipal Judge for a four-year term, and forty-five (45) Neighborhood Council representatives consisting of five representatives in each of the nine districts for two-year terms.  All newly elected officials will take office in January 2016.

  • Public Works | Fri May 15th, 2015 | full story
    City Street Sweepers

    Street Sweeping Schedule May 18-22, 2015

  • Community | Thu May 14th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There's a lot happening at the Great Falls Public Library this June.

  • Animal Shelter | Thu May 14th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 3rd Annual Pet-A-Palooza is next month on Saturday, June 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Elks Riverside Park (River Drive North between 6th St & 9th St). This FREE community event offers a fun day for the entire family – including four-legged family members!

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu May 14th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to a public hearing on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers (2 Park Drive S) regarding the Proposed 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan discusses the proposed use of 2015/2016 Community Development Block (CDBG) and HOME (HOME) Investment Partnership funds and the program policies and performance.

  • Public Works | Thu May 14th, 2015 | full story

    Road Closure:  33rd Street South from 15th to 17th Avenue South

  • Fire | Wed May 13th, 2015 | full story

    OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

  • Public Works | Wed May 13th, 2015 | full story

    33RD STREET SOUTH ROAD CLOSURE
    (FROM 15TH AVENUE SOUTH TO 17TH AVENUE SOUTH)

               

  • City Manager | Wed May 13th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls employees are biking to work this week in recognition of Bike to Work Week!

  • Public Works | Mon May 11th, 2015 | full story
    Residents West and North of the River are asked limit water usage.

    Residents west and north of the Missouri River (homes located in Neighborhood Council Districts 1, 2, 3, & Black Eagle) are asked to limit water usage, specifically in regards to watering/irrigating yards due to replacement of the City's largest water main which feeds homes/businesses on that side of the river.

  • Public Works | Fri May 8th, 2015 | full story
    City Street Sweeper

    Street Sweeping Schedule May 11-15, 2015