News and Press Releases

  • Municipal Court | Fri Dec 19th, 2014 | full story
    Officer loading suspect into a police car

    The list of those with outstanding warrants in Municipal Court.

  • 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, December 25 and on Thursday, January 1, in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day holidays. 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.

  • Fire | Tue Dec 2nd, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Fire Chief Randy McCamley announced that he will be retiring at the end of December, after serving Great Falls Fire Rescue (GFFR) and the community for over 31 years. Randy began his tenure with the City of Great Falls in 1983 as a probationary firefighter, making just $4.75 an hour! Since he began his career, Randy has held a number of positions within GFFR including Firefighter, Firefighter 1st Class, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief/EMT until being promoted to Fire Chief in 2002. The City wishes him the best in his retirement and knows that exciting things are waiting in his future

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Dec 1st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Eagle Falls Golf Club is now open to the public for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  Hours are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.   The road is not plowed so guests should plan accordingly.  The rules and the course map will be posted at the gate as well as an open/closed sign.  There is no charge to ski or snowshoe.

  • Municipal Court | Wed Nov 26th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The annual Canned Food Day in Municipal Court is Friday, December 5, 2014, 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. 

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Nov 24th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    It’s time to get your teams signed up for the 2015 City League Adult Basketball season.  Registration will begin on Monday, December 1, and continue through Monday, January 12, 2015.  Teams are registered on a first come/first served basis.  Team managers can register at the Park and Recreation office, 1700 River Drive North, 8 am- 5  pm. Men’s and Women’s leagues are offered.

  • 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.

  • 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.