News and Press Releases

  • Community | Thu Nov 20th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City offices including the Great Falls Public Library, Community Recreation Center, Natatorium and the Great Falls Animal Shelter will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Shelter will also be closed on Saturday (11/29). There will be no sanitation collection on Thursday (11/27) and garbage collection will be one day later than the regular schedule for customers on Thursday and Friday.

  • City Manager | Wed Nov 19th, 2014 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Date: November 19, 2014
    Contact: Jude Smith, (406) 453-0349
    Great Falls Library

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Nov 19th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Each holiday season the Forestry Division provides the Christmas tree that is placed in front of the Civic Center. This year the 40-foot spruce tree will be moved to the Civic Center on Friday, November 21, between 8 am-12 p.m. In order to allow room for the flat bed trailer to move the tree all vehicles from 2nd Avenue North, starting at 38th Street to 9th Street, should be moved off the street on Friday morning. The Christmas tree will be lit for the first time on Saturday, November, 29 as part of the Parade of Lights.

  • Community | Wed Nov 19th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Public Library Director Kathy Mora and volunteer Pat Carroll received the Montana Literacy Award this fall for their work in developing the Little Free Libraries in Great Falls.  This award was given by the Montana State Reading Council. According to the Council’s website, any individual, agency or institution who promotes literacy within the community is eligible to receive the MSRC Literacy Award.

  • City Clerk | Mon Nov 17th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Charter Communications moved to an all new digital platform in Great Falls, all Public, Education and Government (PEG) channels were moved to a “Public Affairs Neighborhood” on their channel lineup. A part of this conversion included the City’s channel 7 (City-7) becoming channel 190 (City-190). These changes took place on or about November 24, 2014.

  • Community | Fri Nov 14th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Make sure to check out what's happening at the Great Falls Public Library this month!

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Nov 14th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Due to the snow and cold temperatures the City of Great Falls Forestry Division will not be picking up leaves on Monday and Tuesday.  With the cold temperatures snow is not melting and it is impossible for homeowners to rake leaves. Leaf pick up was scheduled to be completed on Tuesday, however, in areas where the leaves have not been raked or picked up, residents are being asked to bag the leaves and put them out by garbage containers for pickup.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Nov 14th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City of Great Falls is pleased to announce that Joseph Petrella will be joining the City as the new Park and Recreation Director. Joseph comes to Great Falls from Alexandria, Virginia, where he currently serves as the Division Chief for Recreation Services. Joseph has a broad background in recreation management with over sixteen years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Recreation Management from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) through the National Recreation and Park Association.

  • Community | Wed Nov 5th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls offices, including the Animal Shelter and Great Falls Public Library, will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week.

  • Public Works | Fri Oct 31st, 2014 | full story

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  • Community | Thu Oct 30th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library Foundation is excited to announce that the 25th Annual Book-A-Thon, begins November 1. One half of the proceeds are used to purchase children’s books for the library. The other half is reserved to ensure that future Great Falls area children will also benefit from the very best children’s literature. With your donation, you can support the many thousands of local children who read the library’s books, use its resources or attend the library’s various children’s programs. Mail your tax-exempt gift payable to the Great Falls Public Library Foundation at P.O. Box 742, Great Falls, MT 59403.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Oct 28th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Eagle Falls and Anaconda Hills Golf Courses will close for the season this week. The last day of play at both courses will be Friday, October 31, weather permitting. For more information, call the Park and Recreation office at 771-1265. Winter Golf will begin at Eagle Falls November 15 and at Anaconda on January 2.

  • City Manager | Tue Oct 28th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City offices, including the Library and Animal Shelter, will be closed on Tuesday, November 4, in observance of Election Day.  There are no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule. The Natatorium and Community Recreation Center will be open during  regular business hours. Due to the holiday, the City Commission Work Session (5:30 p.m.) and Commission Meeting ( 7 p.m) will be held on Wednesday, November 5.

  • Animal Shelter | Tue Oct 28th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Halloween can be an exciting time for children and adults, but this haunting holiday can be downright scary for our pets. The Great Falls Animal Shelter would like to provide pet owners with these pet safety tips to help reduce and eliminate some of the stresses and dangers associated with the holiday.

  • Public Works | Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 | full story

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  • Fiscal Services | Tue Oct 21st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    2015 1st Quarter Budget Review was presented to the City Commission during the 5:30 Worksession on October 21, 2014

  • Public Works | Tue Oct 21st, 2014 | full story

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  • Park and Recreation | Tue Oct 21st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City's Leaf Pickup Program begins next week Monday, October 27 through Tuesday, November 18. Residents within the Boulevard District area are being requested to deposit leaves on the boulevard next to the curb and not in the street gutter. For those residing within the Boulevard District, the Natural Resources Division will vacuum leaves from the boulevards. The City's Street Division will be sweeping streets in conjunction with the leaf pick-up.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Oct 16th, 2014 | full story
    Leaf Pick-up

    Leaf removal within the Boulevard District takes place annually during the months of October and November.

    Homeowners are responsible for raking th

  • Public Works | Thu Oct 16th, 2014 | full story

     

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  • Park and Recreation | Wed Oct 15th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Sign up  for swimming lessons offered by the City of Great Falls Park and Recreation. Classes are for ages 6 months & older, from beginners to advanced, and are taught by YMCA/ American Red Cross certified lifeguards. Class sizes are limited so register now! Open swim is being offered on October 16 and October 17 at the Natatoruim.

  • Community | Mon Oct 13th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Look at what's happening at the Library during the month of November.

  • Municipal Court | Thu Oct 9th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Municipal Court will be closed on Monday, October 13, in recognition of the Columbus Day Holiday. Per State Statute, all courts in the state must be closed on statutorily recognized holidays. All other City facilities and offices will be open for business on Monday. The court will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Oct 1st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? The Great Falls Animal Shelter is hosting the 3rd Annual Fall Fantasy Dog Show on Saturday, October 18, from 1 – 4 p.m. at F & L Pet Resort (2500 17th St. N.E., Black Eagle) with check-in starting at noon. The Fall Fantasy Dog Show features ten class competitions that highlight your dog’s amazing talents and skills.

  • Community | Tue Sep 30th, 2014 | full story

     

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