News and Press Releases

  • Public Works | Thu Feb 11th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Surplus Vehicle:  2003 Dodge Intrepid

  • City Manager | Tue Feb 9th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls offices (including the Great Falls Animal Shelter) will be closed on Monday, February 15, in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday.  The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Sunday, February 14, 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.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Feb 8th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Celebrate Presidents’ Day with a special open swim scheduled for Monday, February 15th at the Natatorium.  The event will feature the Wibit, an aquatics obstacle course that transforms an ordinary pool into a water adventure, entertaining kids of all ages. Hours are 1-4 p.m. and admission is $5 per person.  

  • Animal Shelter | Thu Feb 4th, 2016 | full story
    Deadwood Saloon Poster

    UPDATE ---  We were able to raise $2500 towards our HUG Project with this event.  Thank you to everyone who attended and / or donated!!  View our Facebook Murder at the Deadwood Saloon Album for some photos of the great time had by all! 

    Get ready for an evening of mystery and mayhem in the Wild West at the Great Falls Animal Shelter’s Fourth Annual Murder Mystery Party! The Shelter Sidekicks are hosting, “Murder at the Deadwood Saloon,” on Saturday, March 5, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge (401 21st St N, Black Eagle). The cost is $40 per person and $75 per couple. The evening includes a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert. A no host bar will also be available. All proceeds from the evening will go towards the Shelter’s Help Us Grow (HUG) Project, which will help fund the Shelter’s future cattery.

  • Police | Mon Jan 25th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Police Department Citizens' Academy is designed to help citizens learn how the Police Department operates and the policing challenges facing our community.  The Academy runs twice a year usually in the Spring and Fall, and consists of classroom and “hands on” training with emphasis on student involvement.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Jan 22nd, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter believes that there is a hero in all of us! This new year, demonstrate your super abilities by rescuing a shelter pet.  In recognition of Change a Pet’s Life Day (1/24), the Shelter is sponsoring There’s a Hero in All of Us Adoption Event Monday, January 25, through Saturday, January 30. Shelter pets (6 months and older) can be adopted for half price. During the event dogs can be adopted for $70 and cats for $25.

  • Community | Fri Jan 22nd, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library is helping to promote dental health for children.  On Wednesday, February 17, the library is hosting Great Falls Montana State University Hygiene Program students presenting a dental health program for children from babies to age five.  This program will take the place of the regularly scheduled story time.

  • Community | Fri Jan 22nd, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library and Rural Dynamics are co-sponsoring a 12-part workshop series covering all aspects of financial literacy.  Classes are highly interactive, engaging, and lots of fun.  Classes will be held at the Great Falls Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month beginning on February 2. Classes are free and open to the public. To learn more call 454-5737.

  • Community | Thu Jan 21st, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Check out what is happening in February at the Great Falls Public Library.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Jan 20th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Do you have a question about political signs? Find out more here. 

  • City Manager | Tue Jan 12th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City of Great Falls offices, including the Great Falls Animal Shelter will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Sunday, January 17, in recognition of the holiday (as a reminder the library is closed on Mondays). The Community Recreation Center and Natatorium will be open on Monday, January 18.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jan 12th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to a Park & Recreation Master Plan Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, January 20. Two meetings will be offered, one at 3 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South). The purpose of the Park & Recreation Master Plan is to create a clear set of objectives and provide direction for development and enhancement of the City’s parks and recreation system for the short-term, mid-term and long term. Areas of focus include parks, trails, urban forest, recreation/aquatic programs, and amenities/facilities.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jan 5th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City of Great Falls & Park & Recreation is now registering for 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. asses are offered Monday-Saturday (excluding Friday), starting March 28th or April 4th,  fee to register is $75.00.  Registration held at the Park & Recreation Office, 1700 River Drive North.  For more information call 771-1265.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jan 5th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Sign up now for swimming lessons offered by the City of Great Falls Park and Recreation.  Classes are for ages 6 months to adult, from beginners to advanced, and are taught by YMCA/American Red Cross certified lifeguards.  Class sizes are limited so register now! All levels are available at each session. Classes are held at the Morony Natatorium, 111 12th Street North. 

  • City Clerk | Tue Dec 29th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    2015 is coming to a close and many residents celebrate New Year’s Eve with fireworks. City staff wants to remind residents about the local rules and regulations pertaining to the discharging of fireworks. Per City Code (City Code - §9.90.010) fireworks may be discharged on December 31, from 10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on January 1. Fireworks may not be sold within the incorporated city limits.

  • Community | Mon Dec 21st, 2015 | full story
    Sprouting seedling

    The Great Falls Public Library is looking for volunteers and garden enthusiasts to participate in seed packaging parties Tuesday, January 12, from 1 – 5 pm and Saturday, January 23, from 3 – 5 pm.

  • Public Works | Fri Dec 18th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Did you know that live Christmas trees are recyclable? Christmas is just around the corner, but once the presents are put away and family has gone home it doesn’t mean it’s time to throw your live Christmas tree in the trash. 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 from December 26 – January 8 at five locations.

  • Community | Fri Dec 18th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Join the January fun and read something new from the 317 new Young Adult books recently added to the library’s young adult collection. Young adult readers also have the chance to participate in a reading contest and win cool prizes during the month of January.

  • City Manager | Wed Dec 16th, 2015 | 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 Friday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday and on Friday, January 1, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. In addition City offices will be closing at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. There will be no residential or commercial sanitation collection on Christmas and New Year’s Day; collection will take place one day later.

  • City Commission | Fri Dec 11th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    This month marks the end of Michael Winters’ term as Mayor of the City of Great Falls. Mayor Winters first took office on January 1, 2010. The public is invited to an open house, to say thank you to Mayor Winters for his service, on Friday, December 18, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Electric City Coffee (319 Central Avenue).  

  • Public Works | Thu Dec 10th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Surplus Vehicle:  2000 Chevrolet Impala

  • Public Works | Thu Dec 10th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Surplus Vehicle:  1995 John Deere Tractor 855 25ph

  • Fire | Tue Dec 8th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Fire Fighters will be making their Care Enough to Wear Pink check presentation to Women Against Breast Cancer and the Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute at 11:30 a.m. on  Friday, December  11, at Fire Station #1 (105 9th Street South). This year local fire fighters raised $8,000 by selling Care Enough to Wear Pink t-shirts to support cancer awareness and education.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Dec 8th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Park and Recreation Department is holding a special open swim day on Friday, December 11th from 5-9 pm at the Morony Natatorium swimming pool featuring our newest swim feature the WIBIT. The WIBIT consists of 6 climb on water components that offers lots of fun and challenge for all ages. There are two swim times based on age; ages 6-10 open swim from 5-7 pm and ages 11-17 open swim from 7-9 pm. Cost is $5 per person. 

  • Planning and Community Development | Mon Dec 7th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    On Tuesday, December 15, at 7 p.m., the public is invited to the City Commission meeting (Commission Chambers, 2 Park Drive S) 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.