News and Press Releases

  • Planning and Community Development | Mon Jan 26th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    PRESS RELEASE
    IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Boards and Commissions | Tue Jan 20th, 2015 | 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.

  • City Commission | Tue Jan 20th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to an Open House on Tuesday, February 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gibson Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South) where residents will have the opportunity to meet City Officials including the Mayor and City Commissioners, the Municipal Court Judge, Neighborhood Council representatives as well as the City Manager and department heads. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Municipal Court | Fri Jan 16th, 2015 | full story
    Officer loading suspect into a police car

    The list of those with outstanding warrants in Municipal Court.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jan 14th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter believes that there is a hero in all of us! Demonstrate your super abilities by rescuing a  shelter pet and helping a family in need.  The Shelter is sponsoring There’s a Hero in All of Us Adoption Event Tuesday, January 20, through Friday, January 31. Shelter pets (6 months and older) can be adopted for half price with the donation of non-perishable food item (human). All donated food will be given to the Community Food Bank.

  • City Manager | Tue Jan 13th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls offices will be closed on Monday, January 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  In addition the Natatorium and Great Falls Animal Shelter will be closed. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Saturday, January 17, in recognition of the holiday (as a reminder the Library is not open on Mondays). There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week.

  • Community | Tue Jan 13th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library is continuing to provide bookmobile service for city stops through June, 2015 thanks to a generous donation of $5000 from Barb Teberg and Bill Tacke of Great Falls.

  • Community | Tue Jan 13th, 2015 | full story

    Please see below for the the revised Bookmobile Schedule for 2015.

  • Community | Tue Jan 13th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Make sure to check out everything that is happening at the Great Falls Public Library this month!

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu Jan 8th, 2015 | full story
    "Grand Tour" showing historic images of Great Falls

    Don't miss the Grand Tour Heritage Tourism planning event! Those interested in promoting the Great Falls region as a tourist destination will want to attend this event on Friday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 31, at 8 a.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

  • City Clerk | Mon Dec 29th, 2014 | 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.

  • Fire | Mon Dec 29th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Fire Chief Randy McCamley will be retiring at the end of December.  The public is invited to a reception to celebrate his 31 years of service to the community and Great Falls Fire Rescue. The reception will be held on Tuesday, December 30, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the Gibson Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive S). Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the Fire Chief’s Retirement Reception contact the City Manager’s Office at 455-8417.

  • Municipal Court | Fri Dec 19th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    In keeping with State Statute, Municipal Court will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed from 12-1 p.m. for lunch, on Christmas Eve (12/24) and New Year’s Eve (12/31). Those patrons wishing to use court services are asked to enter the Civic Center through the south entrance as all other entrances will be locked at 3 p.m.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Dec 19th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Christmas is just days away and residents are reminded to shop local this holiday season.  According to the Advocates for Independent Business, for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $48 stays in the local economy compared to $14 when spent at a national chain. To make this holiday season even merrier, all downtown metered parking is free now through Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 (including weekends and weekdays).

  • Public Works | Thu Dec 18th, 2014 | full story
    Christmas Tree Recycling

    Did you know that live Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be reused or recycled for other purposes? Great Falls residents are encouraged to recycle their live Christmas trees between December 26 – January 9 at five locations throughout the community.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Dec 17th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Park & Recreation is now  offering adult golf lessons.  Classes focus on individual attention, video error correction and touches on long and short game fundamentals for beginners, with specialized shots made available to the more advanced students.  Classes are offered Monday-Saturday (excluding Friday) for 5 classes, starting March 16th or March 23rd. Fee to register is $75. Register at the Park & Recreation Office (1700 River Drive N). Call 771-1265 for more information.

  • City Manager | Wed Dec 17th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City offices, including the Civic Center, Great Falls Public Library, Community Recreation Center, Natatorium and the Animal Shelter will be closed on Thursday, January 1, in observance of the New Year's Day holiday. Residential and commercial collection will take place one day later, following both holidays.  Both the Natatorium and Community Recreation Center will have varied hours over the holiday week.

  • Community | Tue Dec 16th, 2014 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Date: December 16, 2014

    Contact: Jude Smith, (406)453-0349
    Great Falls Library

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Dec 15th, 2014 | full story
    Basketball players

    Sign up now for the 2015 City League Adult Basketball season. Register by January 12, 2015.

  • Community | Tue Dec 9th, 2014 | full story
    Girl reading in Library

    Check out what's happening at the Library in January 2015.

  • Planning and Community Development | Tue Dec 9th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to the City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, December 16, at 7 p.m. 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.

  • Public Works | Fri Dec 5th, 2014 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

  • Fire | Thu Dec 4th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Calls to the 911 Dispatch Center have significantly slowed down over the past few hours and the temperature is warming, which is improving hazardous conditions related to today’s ‘ice event.’ Residents are being asked to use caution when encountering icy conditions on roadways, sidewalks and parking lots. Business owners are encouraged to continue to de-ice their sidewalks and parking lots. The Parade of Lights is still scheduled to take place this evening at 6 p.m. in Downtown Great Falls. For more information contact Great Falls Fire Rescue at 7272-8070.

  • Fire | Thu Dec 4th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City  is currently experiencing an unusual ice event. Rain and freezing temperatures have resulted in dangerous icy conditions. Public safety officials urge residents to use extreme caution due to the icy conditions on roadways, sidewalks and parking lots. The public is discouraged from taking unnecessary trips as there have been dozens of residents taken to the emergency room today due to falls. Business owners are encouraged to de-ice their sidewalks and parking lots by using ice melt, sand or kitty litter to improve traction and reduce slips and falls.

  • Animal Shelter | Thu Dec 4th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Want to be a Secret Santa to an animal in need? The Shelter's Caring Paws for the Cause giving trees have been placed at Petcetra and at Vans IGA North with the Shelter’s “Wish List” for the holiday season.  The giving trees benefit the animals at the Shelter. Secret Santa’s (donors) are asked to take a “tag” from the tree and purchase the item listed. Items can be returned directly to the donation collection box at each location or taken to the Shelter. The Caring Paws for the Cause trees will be up through the week of Christmas.