News and Press Releases

  • City Manager | Mon May 23rd, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. The Community Recreation Center, Natatorium and Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be closed. There will be no changes to the sanitation collection schedule. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Saturday, May 28, in observance of the holiday. The Library will also begin summer hours on May 29, and will be closed on Sundays and Mondays throughout the summer.

  • Neighborhood Councils | Thu May 19th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Grande Vista Park Development Committee is hosting a “Daddy Daughter Dance” on Saturday, May 21. Two dance times will be available, one from 5-7 p.m. and a second from 7-9 p.m. at the Great Falls History Museum (422 2nd Street South). The cost to attend is $25 per couple per dance session (the cost per additional princess is $10). All proceeds will go towards play equipment in Grande Vista Park. 

  • Animal Shelter | Tue May 17th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 4th Annual Pet-A-Palooza is next month on Saturday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Elk's Riverside Park (River Drive North between 6th St & 9th St). This FREE community event offers a fun day for the entire family – including four-legged family members! The event also includes a NEW 5K Ruff Run/Walk starting at 8:30 a.m.!

  • Public Works | Tue May 17th, 2016 | full story

    Road Closure:  Extension 2nd Avenue South from 4th Street to 5th Street South

  • Public Works | Fri May 13th, 2016 | full story
    City Street Sweeper

    Street Sweeping Schedule May 16-17, 2016

  • Park and Recreation | Fri May 13th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City will have compost and wood chips available for sale on Friday, May 20, from 9 am to 4 pm.  Location – 18th Ave. North (close to Giant Spring turn off), follow the road for a 1/2 mile: the area is on your left.  Weather permitting (if raining/snow); call Park and Recreation Department first.

  • City Manager | Thu May 12th, 2016 | full story
    Deputy City Manager Jennifer Reichelt

    After six years of service to the community, Deputy City Manager Jenn Reichelt will be leaving the City at the end of May. Join us in saying goodbye to her  on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South). Light refreshments will be served. 

  • Park and Recreation | Mon May 9th, 2016 | full story
    Pacific Steel and Recycling Dog Park

    Extra use during the unusually warm and dry winter has caused considerable turf damage at the dog park.  Starting Wednesday, May 11, the dog park will be closed for approximately four weeks for turf repair.

  • Public Works | Fri May 6th, 2016 | full story
    City Street Sweeper

    Street Sweeping Schedule May 9-13, 2016

  • Public Works | Fri May 6th, 2016 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    DATE:            May 6th, 2016

  • Public Works | Thu May 5th, 2016 | full story

    Road Closure:  2nd Avenue South from 4th Street to 5th Street South

  • City Commission | Wed May 4th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Mayor Bob Kelly is hosting a town hall meeting on the topic of fireworks Wednesday, May 11, from 7-8 p.m. in the Gibson Room of the Great Falls Civic Center (2 Park Drive South). This is an opportunity for Great Falls residents to share their thoughts, opinions and concerns regarding the sale and discharge of fireworks.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed May 4th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Each year the Great Falls-Cascade County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission (HPAC) recognizes and honors the people and projects that are making preservation happen in our community. The Preservation Award reception is held annually as part of National Historic Preservation Month activities, this year’s theme is "This Place Matters.”  Four projects will be honored at the 2016 Preservation Award Reception, which will be held on Thursday May 26, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Ellen Sievert, Historic Preservation Officer at 761-6955.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed May 4th, 2016 | full story
    Happy Kid at Swimming Pool

    Enjoy a night of fun for the whole family at the Dive-In Movie, featuring Finding Nemo, at the Morony Natatorium Friday, May 6.

  • Public Works | Fri Apr 29th, 2016 | full story
    City Street Sweeper

    Street Sweeping Schedule May 2-6, 2016

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Apr 27th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    In recognition of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, on Friday, April 29, shelter pets (both dogs and cats) that are 6 months and older can be adopted for $10 plus a cash donation. Pets that are adopted will leave the shelter spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), microchipped and with a nametag. Existing pet owners, who are interested in adopting, are asked to bring proof of rabies vaccinations for their current pets. City residents will also be asked to license their new pet for a nominal fee ($15).

  • Community | Mon Apr 25th, 2016 | full story

  • Public Works | Thu Apr 21st, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Street Sweeper

    Street Sweeping Schedule April 25 - 29, 2016

  • Public Works | Wed Apr 20th, 2016 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE:  April 20, 2016
    CONTACT:    Jim Young, City Engineers Office, 406-771-1258

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Apr 18th, 2016 | full story
    Cover from the 2016 Summer Guide

    Registration for Park and Recreation Summer Programs starts Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 

  • Public Works | Thu Apr 14th, 2016 | full story
    City Street Sweeper

    Street Sweeping Schedule April 18-22, 2016

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Apr 14th, 2016 | full story

    The ducks and swans will be released into Gibson Pond on Monday, April 18, 2016.

  • Police | Thu Apr 14th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Beginning May 1, the Police Department will be implementing a new patrol model called the Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS). This model integrates location-based crime and traffic crash data to determine the most effective methods for deploying law enforcement and public safety resources. Areas of high incidents of crime and crashes have been identified and DDACTS zone has been established, (west to east) Park Drive to 15th Street and (north to south) 6th Avenue North to 6th Avenue South. Increased police patrol may be seen within this area, including: bike, foot and volunteer patrols. Since this area has been established as a high crime and traffic crash area citizens can expect laws and ordinances will be strictly enforced.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Apr 13th, 2016 | full story
    "Beat the Chill" 2016 Ice Breaker Road Race

    Early registration for the Ice Breaker ends Saturday.  Register Monday - Friday at the Park and Recreation Office, online, or at Universal Athletic and Scheels Stores.  The last chance for early, in-person registration is Saturday, April 16, at Scheels in Holiday Village Mall.

  • Community | Wed Apr 13th, 2016 | full story
    Illustration of a book with floral elements from its pages

    Art, films, classes, dissussion groups, special presentations, kids' activities -- check out all the great things the Great Falls Public Library has to offer in May.