News and Press Releases

  • City Clerk | Mon Dec 9th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Honorable Dirk Sandefur will be performing the swearing in ceremony for Mayor-Elect Michael J. Winters, Commissioners-Elect Fred Burow, Bob Jones and Bob Kelly, as well as several Neighborhood Council representatives, in the Civic Center (2 Park Drive S), Commission Chambers Room 206. The Great Falls City Commission work session will immediately follow the swearing in ceremony.

  • Municipal Court | Mon Dec 9th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    After serving thirty years in municipal law at the City of Great Falls, Judge Nancy Luth is announcing her retirement at the end of January 2014. Judge Luth started her career at the City in 1984 as the Assistant City Attorney and was appointed to serve out the previous Judge’s term in 1990. She was elected City Court Judge in 1991. Judge Luth has been responsible for managing the third busiest municipal court in the state. She has been responsible for hearing all of the City’s cases and managing a staff of seven. It is has been her job to keep the office organized, well run, streamlined and to “keep the wheels on the train.”

  • Fire | Sat Dec 7th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    As of 12 p.m. this afternoon, power was restored to the southwest area of Great Falls. Starting at approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning the southwest area of the City began experiencing sporadic power outages.  The outage was caused by extreme cold temperatures.  Recognizing the severity of the issue, Northwestern Energy worked to bring power back on soon as possible.

  • Fire | Sat Dec 7th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Starting at approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning (Saturday, December 7) the City of Great Falls began experiencing sporadic power outages affecting the southwest areas of town. Recognizing the severity of the issue, Northwestern Energy is working to bring power back on soon as possible. Residents are asked to shelter in place if possible, find shelter with family and friends who have heat and for those who need assistance a temporary mass care facility has been set-up at the Pacific Steel Arena (Four Seasons Arena).

  • Fire | Sat Dec 7th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    As of 8:30 a.m. this morning the City of Great Falls continues to experience sporadic power outages in southwest portions  town.  The outage is due to the extreme cold temperatures.  Northwestern Energy is actively working on bringing power back as soon as possible. If the outage is prolonged and becomes more serious, public officials will notify residents in the affected areas of a recommended course of action.

  • Fire | Sat Dec 7th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City  experienced a power outage earlier this morning Saturday, December 7, at 4 a.m. affecting portions of the Fox Farm area.  The outage was caused by the extreme cold temperatures; the National Weather Service in Great Falls reported temperatures of -34 degrees this morning.  Northwestern Energy worked on the issue to bring power back on soon as possible.

  • Fire | Sat Dec 7th, 2013 | full story

    The City of Great Falls is experiencing a power outage affecting portions of the Fox Farm area of town.  The outage is due to the extreme cold temperatures.  Northwestern Energy is active

  • City Manager | Thu Dec 5th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA) awarded the 2013 Bob Worthington Risk Management Achievement Award to the City of Great Falls. MMIA specifically recognized Angela Swingley, Risk Manager, and Mark Willmarth, Training and Development Coordinator, for their dedication to addressing both workers’ compensation and liability issues. Kudos to Mark and Angela for a job well done!

  • Planning and Community Development | Tue Dec 3rd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)/HOME Investment Partnership Program Application Workshop is this Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South). The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Attendees are asked to register by Wednesday, December 5, by calling 455-8407.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Nov 27th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Help us empty the Great Falls Animal Shelter on Giving Tuesday! On Tuesday, December 3, from noon to 5:30 p.m. potential adopters can help empty the shelter by naming their own price (minimum of $5) for adoption fees. There will also be a bake sale, a raffle every hour, items for sale and free cocoa starting at 10 a.m. All proceeds go towards the cattery and other facility improvements.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Nov 25th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    As part of the community’s annual holiday celebration, City staff removed a 40’ Blue Spruce on Friday, November 22, and placed it in front of the Civic Center.  Natural Resource staff will finish placing the lights on the tree this week and it will be lit at the Parade of Lights finale scheduled for Saturday, November 30,  at 6 p.m.  The tree will remain on display throughout the holiday season.

  • Community | Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 | full story


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  • City Manager | Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City offices including the Great Falls Public Library, Community Recreation Center and the Great Falls Animal Shelter will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no residential sanitation collection on Thanksgiving Day and garbage collection will be one day later than the regular schedule for customers on Thursday and Friday.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There will be a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Workshop on Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South). Attendance at the workshop is mandatory for those interested in submitting a grant application. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Attendees must register by December 5 by calling 455-8407.

    

  • Municipal Court | Wed Nov 20th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The annual Canned Food Day in City Court is Friday, December 6, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During this event, defendants who are making monthly payments on fines have the option of bringing in canned food in lieu of December’s payment. For every 10 non-perishable food items donated, $50 will be credited towards their total fines owed.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Nov 15th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Anaconda Hills will open for Winter Golf, November 15 – December 31; followed by Eagle Falls January 2 – February 15; contingent on weather conditions.  Hours will be 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gates will open at 11 a.m. and be locked at 3:30 p.m.  All golfers must be off the course before 3:30 p.m. There will be no charge to golf during Winter Golf.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Nov 15th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter is selling 2014 calendars featuring pets from throughout the Great Falls community.  These full-sized, color calendars are $12 each or 2 for $20 and can be purchased at the Shelter, Petco and Best Friends Animal Hospital.

  • Boards and Commissions | Fri Nov 15th, 2013 | full story

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  • Boards and Commissions | Fri Nov 15th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE: October 11, 2013
    CONTACT: Joyce Thares, 455-8450
    Executive Assistant,City Manager’s Office

  • Boards and Commissions | Fri Nov 15th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE: November 15, 2013
    CONTACT: Joyce Thares, 455-8450
    Executive Assistant, City Manager’s Office

  • City Manager | Fri Nov 8th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    From art on display to foreign films and book discussions to children activities and electronic gadget workshops- there's definitely a lot happening at the Great Falls Public Library this month!

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Nov 8th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    It’s time to sign up for the 2014 City League Adult Basketball season.  Registration begins on Tuesday, November 12, and continues through Thursday, December 26, 2013 or until league limits are reached.  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 am- 5 pm.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Nov 8th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter wants you to join the Feline Frontline! In recognition of military appreciation days, all Shelter cats can be adopted for only $25! The Feline Frontline promotion starts Tuesday, November 12, and runs through Friday, November 22.

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu Nov 7th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls 2013 holiday ornaments have arrived and are available for purchase!  This year’s ornament, designed by local artist Sheree Nelson, features Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. The ornaments can be purchased for $15 at the Visitor Center, Great Falls Public Library, Civic Center Events Office and Gallery 16.

  • City Manager | Thu Nov 7th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    On October 24, 2013, the City Commission voted to enter into a 5 year electricity supply contract with PPL Treasure State. PPL Treasure State was the only supplier to submit a final proposal.  PPL Treasure State offered prices for contracts ranging from 1 to 5 years in length. The 1 year price was $39.05/MWh and the 5 year price was $41.20/MWh. Prices for 2, 3 and 4 years were between the 1 year and 5 year prices. The City Commission selected the 5 year contract.