News and Press Releases

  • Community | Wed Jul 1st, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library is presenting a series of Brown Bag Lunch programs in the Library Park on Wednesdays in July and the first week of August.  The free programs start at Noon. 

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Jun 29th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 7th Annual Lions Family FunFest is Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lions Park (10th Avenue South and 27th Street).  The event is FREE and is being hosted by the Great Falls Lions Club and Great Falls Park and Recreation. It’s a perfect day for families, neighbors and friends to gather for a day filled with fun, food, entertainment, and celebration. There will be activities for children of all ages and adults.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Jun 26th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter and the Shelter Sidekicks will have a float in this year’s 4th of July Parade as a way to encourage the adoption of Shelter pets. They are seeking pet owners to join in the fun by either walking alongside the float or on it! The parade is Saturday, July 4, at 11 a.m. in Downtown Great Falls.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 26th, 2015 | full story

    The portion of River’s Edge Trail between Falls Construction and the pedestrian underpass located under Giant Springs Road reopened late Friday afternoon. The section had been closed for repairs to the eroding gravel shoulders along the asphalt trail that had been a safety concern. 

  • City Manager | Fri Jun 26th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls offices including the Animal Shelter will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the 4th of July Holiday.  The Great Falls Public Library, Community Recreation Center and Animal Shelter will also be closed on the 4th of July. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Jun 26th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 4th of July holiday can be fun and exciting for many of us, it can also be stressful and scary for our pets. Loud noises and flashing lights can cause pets a great deal of anxiety. After the 4th of July holiday many animal shelters and animal control agencies across the country see a spike in stray and lost dogs. The Great Falls Animal Shelter encourages pet owners to keep their pets safe over the holiday. Pets should be left at home during holiday festivities and should always have proper identification on at all times.

  • Municipal Court | Fri Jun 26th, 2015 | full story
    Officer loading suspect into a police car

    The list of those with outstanding warrants in Municipal Court.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jun 18th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls now has three official pickleball courts.  Rocky Mountain Hardscapes spent the past few days painting lines on the tennis courts at Lions Park, creating three official size courts for pickleball.  Local pickleball players have been using the courts the past few summers, but have relied on temporary lines.  The courts are now useable for both tennis and pickleball.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jun 18th, 2015 | full story

    Anaconda Hills Golf Course is now offering Footgolf.  Footgolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. It is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball at a golf facility on shortened holes.  It’s a great activity for families, children and adults.  It is a pleasant change for golfers, and a great training and conditioning tool for soccer players.  But most important, it is fun. 

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jun 18th, 2015 | full story

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  • Park and Recreation | Wed Jun 17th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Celebrate Father’s Day this weekend at the Electric City Water Park!  Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21 and in honor of dads everywhere, the Water Park has free admission for all fathers accompanied by their family.  Life’s too short not to play – and what better way to spend the day with your family!  Adding to the fun will be games and prizes.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Jun 17th, 2015 | full story

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  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jun 16th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Bill and Joan-Nell Macfadden have been named winners of the sixth annual Paris Gibson Award.  The Award, established by the Paris Gibson Month Celebration Committee, is given to honor a citizen or citizens of Great Falls who embody the vision and excellence exemplified by the founder of Great Falls, Paris Gibson.  This is the second time a couple has won the Award.

  • Public Works | Mon Jun 15th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The water restriction for those residents and businesses located  west and north Missouri River has now ended. The contractor was able to complete Phase 1  on Sunday, which connected the new main to the existing water main at Oddfellows Park and Broadwater Bay. After connecting, the water reservoir was allowed to fill and as of this morning the water reservoir was at 8.75 feet. The City appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation during the water restriction.

  • Fire | Fri Jun 12th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Many families enjoy the 4th of July holiday with firework displays at their own home. While they may be exciting and fun, they can also be dangerous, causing serious burns and injuries. Great Falls Fire Rescue wants to remind those setting off fireworks over the holiday to take the necessary steps and precautions to keep themselves and others safe.  Always be aware of the risks of accidents, personal injury and fires associated with the use of fireworks. Great Falls Fire Rescue has provided residents with safety tips to follow this 4th of July season.

  • Community | Fri Jun 12th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 4th of July holiday is fast approaching! There  are a number of events taking place that the whole family can enjoy including the Great Falls Municipal Band’s “Summer Celebration,” the annual 4th of July Parade and the community fireworks display.

  • Public Works | Thu Jun 11th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Residents and businesses located west and north of the Missouri River are asked to continue to not irrigate their yards through the weekend - Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, in an attempt to improve water levels due to a water main replacement project. The contractor ran into unexpected complications on Thursday and crews will be working over the weekend to complete Phase 1 of the project.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jun 10th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Temperatures are rising which means summer fun and outside activities for you and your pet! The warm weather can also be dangerous for your four-legged friends causing dehydration, hot pavement and sunburns. The hot temperatures also create life threatening situations when pets are left in vehicles. The Great Falls Animal Shelter has provided summer safety tips so you and your pet can have a happy and fun-filled summer season.

  • Community | Wed Jun 10th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Don't miss all the exciting events happening this July and August at the Great Falls Public Library.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Jun 10th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Spray Park in Dudley Anderson Park (adjacent to the Water Tower Pool) will open Friday, June 12.  Due to water restrictions on the west side, the Spray Park in Jaycee Park will not open until Monday, June 15.  The Spray Park hours at both parks will be 1:00-5:00 p.m. daily.  The Spray Parks are free through Friday, June 26. 

  • Public Works | Wed Jun 10th, 2015 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE: June 10, 2015
    CONTACT:Jim Young, Senior Civil Engineer - 406-771-1258
     

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jun 9th, 2015 | full story

    Tickets for the Fifth Annual Waking the Dead tours at Highland Cemetery, 2010 33rd Ave. So. in Great Falls are on sale now.  The tours sponsored by the Paris Gibson Month Celebration Committee, will be held Sunday, June 28, 1:00-2:30 p.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m. Tickets to ride are $15 and to walk are $10.  They are available at the Great Falls Public Library and Great Falls Park and Recreation Department.

  • Public Works | Tue Jun 9th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Residents located west and north of the Missouri River are asked to discontinue irrigating their yards through Friday, June 12, in an attempt to improve water levels due to a water main replacement project. Impacted neighborhoods include: Valleyview, Riverview, Historic West Side (which includes the lower Sun River area), West Hill, Grande Vista, Fox Farm, Country Club, Montana Addition, Belview Palisades & Black Eagle.

  • Public Works | Mon Jun 8th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Residents located west and north of the Missouri River (Neighborhood Council Districts 1, 2, 3, & Black Eagle) are being asked to discontinue irrigating their yards today through Friday, June 12, in an attempt to improve water levels. Water levels have dropped to a critical level due to a major water main replacement project located between Oddfellows Park and Broadwater Bay Boat Ramp, which have been impacted by rain and extreme temperatures.

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

    The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner. The City wants to remind residents about the local rules and regulations pertaining to the selling and discharging of fireworks. The selling and discharging of fireworks within the incorporated limits of Great Falls can only take place on July 2, July 3 and July 4 from 8 am to midnight. As a reminder, stick rockets, bottle rockets and roman candles are not allowed in Montana (per State Law).