News and Press Releases

  • 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.

  • Public Works | Thu Apr 7th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Street Sweeper

    Street Sweeping Schedule April 11 - 15, 2016

  • City Commission | Thu Apr 7th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Mayor Bob Kelly, Judge Greg Pinski, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, announced that Great Falls will join the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.  A stakeholder and informational forum will be held on Thursday, April 14, in the Great Falls Civic Center Missouri Room from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Governor Steve Bullock and Mayor Kelly will speak at the event.  Those at the forum will address ways to expand stable, affordable veteran housing to eliminate veteran homelessness.

  • Public Works | Wed Apr 6th, 2016 | full story

    Lane Closure:  14th Street North Lane Closure (Intersection of 14th Street and 8th Avenue North)

  • Public Works | Thu Mar 31st, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Street Sweeper

    Street Sweeping Schedule for the Week of April 4-8, 2016

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Mar 30th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Anaconda Hills Golf Course will open for the season at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 1.   The driving range will also open at 9:00 a.m.  Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the pro shop opens at 8:30 a.m. to schedule tee times.  Tee times can be made two days in advance by calling either pro shop; Anaconda Hills, 761-8459 or Eagle Falls, 761-1078 (9:30 a.m. through March 31, 8:30 a.m. beginning April 1).  The course will be open daily, weather permitting.  Use of carts will be determined based on current conditions and will be evaluated on a daily basis.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Mar 30th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The board of directors of the Upper Missouri River Heritage Area Planning Corporation will be showcasing the progress on creation of a National Heritage Area at a public gathering Friday, April 1 at 5:30 in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center. It’s time to take another Grand Tour of the
    proposed area!

  • Public Works | Wed Mar 30th, 2016 | full story

    SEWER MAIN REPAIRS AND ROAD CLOSURES 17th Ave. South and 9th Street

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Mar 29th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Park and Recreation has partnered with Pros Consulting, Inc.  to develop a Park and Recreation Master Plan and one of the most important components of the Master Plan is assessing what the needs of the community are and what is important to the community through public participation.  This is your opportunity to express your thoughts about the facilities and programs provided by the Park and Recreation Department.  Participate in the Master Plan Survey here.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Mar 29th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Participate in the Park & Rec Survey.

  • Public Works | Thu Mar 24th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Street Sweeper

    Street Sweeping Schedule March 28, 2016 - April 1, 2016

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Mar 21st, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is back again this year, thanks to Jimmy and Debbie Filipowicz of Steel Etc. The family friendly event will be held Saturday, March 26 at the south end of Gibson Park at 11 a.m. It's always fun no matter what the weather!  The Hunt will feature over 6,000 eggs filled with candy and special prizes. In addition, there will be special treats for all participants.  The Easter Bunny will be making a guest appearance so don’t forget your basket!

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Mar 18th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls-Cascade County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission wants to recognize the people and projects that are making preservation happen! Nominations for the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards are being accepted now through Tuesday, April 12. Nomination forms are available in the Planning and Community Development Office at the Civic Center and online at www.greatfallsmt.net.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Mar 18th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Parking Advisory Commission (PAC) is beginning an in-depth review of the City’s parking program and may consider making changes to improve the program as well as consider options for funding current and future maintenance needs to the facilities. The PAC is seeking public comment and input related to downtown parking operations.  An online downtown parking survey is underway; residents are encouraged to complete the six question survey.  In addition to gathering feedback through the online survey, the PAC will be holding a public meeting on Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 pm in the Gibson Room to hear ideas, comments and opinions from users.

  • Public Works | Thu Mar 17th, 2016 | full story

    Street Sweeping Schedule for 2016

    The City of Great Falls will begin the Street Sweeping Schedule for 2016 starting on March 21st.  Residents are asked to remove vehicles from the

  • Police | Thu Mar 17th, 2016 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Join GFPD's Volunteer Coordinator Adrienne Ehrke as she is lucky enough to ride alongside the officers guarding the Electric City this St. Patrick's Day. Adrienne will use the GFPD's Twitter page (@GFPD_MT) to keep followers updated with what's happening around town and the shenanigans community members may be getting in to.