News and Press Releases

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Dec 27th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Start the New Year off right adopt a shelter pet! On Tuesday, December 31, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. shelter pets can be adopted for only $25. The adoption fee includes a rabies shot, vaccinations and the cost of spaying/neutering your new pet. Existing pet owners need to bring proof of vaccinations.

  • City Clerk | Mon Dec 23rd, 2013 | full story
    Fireworks

    Title 9, Chapter 9 of the Official Code of the City of Great Falls (OCCGF) sets forth that fireworks may be discharged on December 31 from 10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

  • Animal Shelter | Sat Dec 21st, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There are dozens of dogs and cats at the Great Falls Animal Shelter searching for the perfect forever home this holiday season. On Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24) from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. help spread a little love and joy by adopting a shelter pet for only $25. The adoption fee includes a rabies shot, vaccinations and the cost of spaying/neutering your new pet.

  • Public Works | Thu Dec 19th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Christmas tree recycling will be available December 26 through January 6 at five locations throughout Great Falls (Eddies Supper Club, Meadowlark Park, Snyder Drug, Twilite Center, Malmstrom AFB). Only "live" trees can be recycled and all decorations must be removed. "Trees for a Greener Montana" is sponsored by the City of Great Falls and Montana Waste Systems, Inc.

  • City Manager | Thu Dec 19th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City offices, including the Civic Center, the Great Falls Public Library, Community Recreation Center, Natatorium and the Animal Shelter will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.  The City of Great Falls wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season and a joyous New Year.

  • Community | Wed Dec 18th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library is now offering book discussion kits for checkout.  These kits contain 10 books per kit, along with discussion guides and information on starting and maintaining book discussion groups and clubs. The kits may be checked out for 45 days, with renewal if needed. Currently, the library has 14 titles for checkout.  As the kits grow in popularity, additional titles may be added.

  • City Commission | Fri Dec 13th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    This City is currently seeking applicants for municipal court judge. The position is being vacated by Judge Nancy Luth, who will be retiring at the end of January 2014. Interest forms and resumes are due to the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 3, and are available online or in the City Clerk and City Manager’s Offices. The City Commission will be interviewing the top candidates individually at an open meeting and anticipate having an appointment made by the end of January.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Dec 13th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    With only 12 days left before Christmas, residents are reminded of the importance of shopping locally and are encouraged to help support the local Great Falls business community. Downtown metered parking is always free on the weekends and to make this holiday  even brighter, metered parking will be free Wednesday, December 18, through Tuesday, December 24.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Dec 13th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    DATE:  December 13, 2013

  • City Manager | Thu Dec 12th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library will be hosting TED Talks starting on Thursday, January 16, at 7 p.m. and will continue on the third Thursday of each month.  Each month the library will show three TED Talks videos followed by lively discussion. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

  • Animal Shelter | Thu Dec 12th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Shelter has placed a “Caring Paws for the Cause” giving tree at Petcetra (1525 10th Avenue South) to benefit the animals at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. Items included on the tree are from the Shelter’s Wish List. Items can be returned directly to the donation collection box at Petcetra or taken to the Shelter.

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu Dec 12th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    On Tuesday, December 17, at 7 p.m. the public is invited to the City Commission Meeting (Commission Chambers, 2 Park Drive S) to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Needs Public Hearing. During the public hearing, members of the public are encouraged to offer comments and ideas on community issues that may be addressed with CDBG and Home Partnership Investment Program (HOME) funds.

  • Community | Thu Dec 12th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library is presenting a four-part series of free of computer classes on Mondays in January and February from 6 – 7:30 pm.  This series, Computer Basics, is designed for computer novices. To register call 453-0349.

  • Community | Tue Dec 10th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There's always a lot happening at the Great Falls Public Library. Check out what's happening this month at the library.

  • 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.