News and Press Releases

  • Police | Wed Nov 25th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    On Wednesday, December 9, from 2-4 p.m. at Electric City Coffee (319 Central Ave), officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will join community members in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.  All community members are invited and encouraged to attend.  

  • Municipal Court | Tue Nov 24th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

     The annual Canned Food Day in Municipal Court is Friday, December 4, 2015, 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.

  • City Manager | Thu Nov 19th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City offices including the Great Falls Public Library, Community Recreation Center and the Great Falls Animal Shelter will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Shelter will also be closed on Saturday (11/28). There will be no sanitation collection on Thursday (11/26) and sanitation collection will be one day later than the regular schedule for customers on Thursday and Friday. 

  • Planning and Community Development | Mon Nov 16th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The official City of Great Falls ornament has arrived! The Charles M. Russell Studio is the featured resource for 2015. The ornaments are available for purchase now for $15 at the Visitor Information Center, the C.M. Russell Museum, the Library, Civic Center Events Office and Gallery 16.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Nov 13th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter is sponsoring a fundraiser during the month of November - 10 Days for $10K Blitz. The fundraiser will run Friday, November 13 through Monday, November 23. Every $10 donated will be matched by a generous Great Falls Animal Shelter supporter, up to $10,000.

  • Community | Sat Nov 7th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There's always something happening at the Great Falls Public Library.

  • City Manager | Fri Nov 6th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls offices, including the Animal Shelter and Public Library, will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.  There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week. Both the Community Recreation Center and Natatorium will be open during their regular business hours on Wednesday. For a full listing of activities, classes and programs call the Natatorium at 452-3733 or the Community Recreation Center at 727-6099.

  • Police | Fri Nov 6th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    In appreciation of local law enforcement’s help with the recent robbery, First Interstate Bank will be treating the Great Falls Police Department, Cascade County Sherriff’s Office, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection team, and the Great Falls Cascade County 911 Emergency Center employees to lunch in their respective offices at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 12.

  • Police | Fri Nov 6th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Police Department is excited to announce November's Coffee With A Cop.  The event, hosted by The Faster Basset Coffee and Crepe Haus (213 3rd St NW), is happening Thursday, November 12th from 7-9am.  

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Oct 30th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter is celebrating fall the first week of November!Monday, November 2, through Friday, November 6 cats  (6 months and older) can be adopted for $10 plus a donation of your choice! Cats 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 be asked to license their new pet for a nominal fee ($15).

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Oct 30th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Eagle Falls and Anaconda Hills Golf Courses have closed for the season.  will close for the season this week. Anaconda Hills will open for Winter Golf, November 16 – December 31; followed by Eagle Falls January 4 – February 15; contingent on weather conditions.  Hours will be 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gates will open at 11 a.m. and be locked at 3:30 p.m.  All golfers must be off the course before 3:30 p.m.

  • Community | Wed Oct 28th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Halloween is just around the corner, and there will be more children out after dark than normal this weekend.  Great Falls Fire Rescue, the Great Falls Police Department and Great Falls Public Schools are reminding all of us to help keep our children safe this Halloween. Drivers are asked to be mindful and cautious as children will be trick-or-treating on Saturday. Check out these safety tips and reminders to ensure that everyone has a howling good time.

  • Fire | Wed Oct 28th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    On Monday, October 26, Ron Scott was appointed as the new Assistant Fire Chief for Great Falls Fire Rescue.  Ron has had a long career with GFFR. He started as a firefighter in 1987 and was promoted to Captain in 2000.  Over the past 28 years, Ron has been a valuable member of the team and contributed to the success of the department. His Promotion Ceremony will be Friday, October 30, at 4 p.m., at Fire Station 1 (105 9th Street South). 

  • Police | Wed Oct 28th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    This Halloween citizens are invited to participate in Great Falls Police Department’s “Trick or Tweet”, a virtual ride-a-long.  On Saturday (10-31-15) from 6pm to 2am GFPD’s Volunteer Coordinator, Adrienne Ehrke, will be riding with a Patrol Sergeant and posting activity updates on the department’s Twitter page (GFPD_MT).

  • Animal Shelter | Tue Oct 27th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Halloween can be exciting for children and adults, but this haunting holiday can be downright spooky for pets. The Great Falls Animal Shelter would like to remind pet owners of these safety tips to help reduce and eliminate some of the stresses and dangers associated with the holiday.

  • Public Works | Tue Oct 27th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Surplus Vehicle:  2006 Chevrolet Impala

  • Public Works | Tue Oct 27th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Surplus Vehicle:  2008 Chevrolet Impala

  • Fiscal Services | Thu Oct 22nd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City Commission of the City of Great Falls met and conducted a public hearing during the regular session on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at the Civic Center, Great Falls Montana at 7:00 p.m.  The Commission established the attached rates for sanitation by passing Resolution 10120.  The new Rates will be effective October 27, 2015.

  • Public Works | Thu Oct 22nd, 2015 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Community | Tue Oct 20th, 2015 | full story
    Lilies

    Staff of the City of Great Falls  wish to express their condolences to her family and friends and take this opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to her many contributions to the City as both a commissioner and two-term mayor, as well as her extensive volunteer work and community involvement.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Oct 19th, 2015 | full story
    It's the time of year to rake leaves.

    The City's Leaf Pickup Program begins Monday, October 26, and runs through through Monday, November 16. 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.

  • Community | Fri Oct 16th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Montana State Parks announced today that Black Eagle Memorial Island, the access road to the island and the pedestrian trail from N. River Road toward Black Eagle Memorial Island will be closed to ALL PUBLIC ACCESS from October 26th to November 13th due to construction. The area will be reopened on November 14th, 2015.

  • Fire | Fri Oct 16th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Fire and Rescue, the local American Red Cross and United Way of Cascade County are partnering to install free smoke alarms in as many as 250 Great Falls homes. Volunteers will install the smoke alarms on Friday, Oct. 23, as part of United Way’s annual Day of Caring. If you would like a new smoke alarm installed in your home, please call 1-800-272-6668 by Oct. 17.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Oct 16th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    In recognition of Make a Difference Day, on Thursday, October 22, and Friday, October 23, shelter pets (both dogs and cats) that are 6 months and older can be adopted for $10. 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).

  • Police | Thu Oct 15th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    It has been a busy 24 hours for the Great Falls Community when it comes to criminal events.  Fortunately, all have come to successful conclusions. A bank robber was successfully apprehended and plants involved in a marijuana grow operation along the Sun River have been seized.