News and Press Releases

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Nov 21st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    It’s never truly the holiday season until the City of Great Falls Ornament debuts.  This year’s ornament features the 1914 Masonic Temple and is the seventh in the series featuring significant Great Falls buildings. The ornaments can be purchased for $15 at the Visitor Center, Library, Events Office and Gallery 16.

  • Fire | Fri Nov 21st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    With the holiday season quickly approaching, most kitchens will be  ablaze with activity and stove tops and ovens will be working overtime! , Great Falls Fire Rescue reminds residents that cooking safety is paramount to having an accident free holiday season. In order to prevent accidents, injuries and fires this holiday season Fire Marshal Johnson has provided these cooking safety tips.

  • Municipal Court | Fri Nov 21st, 2014 | full story
    Officer loading suspect into a police car

    The list of those with outstanding warrants in Municipal Court.

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

    Did you know that there is now a day focused just on generosity and giving? On Giving Tuesday, charities, families, businesses and communities around the world can come together for one common purpose – to give. The Great Falls Animal Shelter is getting into the spirit this season by sponsoring a Giving Tuesday Adoption Event. On Tuesday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., new pet owners can adopt dogs and cats for $10 plus a donation towards the Guardian Angel Fund.

  • 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

    As Charter Communications moves to an all new digital platform in Great Falls, all Public, Education and Government (PEG) channels will be moved to a “Public Affairs Neighborhood” on their channel lineup. A part of this conversion includes the City’s channel 7 (City-7) becoming channel 190 (City-190). These changes will take 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.

  • Boards and Commissions | Mon Nov 3rd, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Serving on a City board or commission is a great way to become involved in local government. The following City boards and commissions have current openings.

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

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

  • 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

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

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

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

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

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

  • 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 pick up schedule starts Monday, October 27th thru November 18th

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

     

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE