News and Press Releases

  • Community | Fri Jun 12th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 4th of July holiday is fast approaching! There  are a number of events taking place that the whole family can enjoy including the Great Falls Municipal Band’s “Summer Celebration,” the annual 4th of July Parade and the community fireworks display.

  • Fire | Fri Jun 12th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Many families enjoy the 4th of July holiday with firework displays at their own home. While they may be exciting and fun, they can also be dangerous, causing serious burns and injuries. Great Falls Fire Rescue wants to remind those setting off fireworks over the holiday to take the necessary steps and precautions to keep themselves and others safe.  Always be aware of the risks of accidents, personal injury and fires associated with the use of fireworks. Great Falls Fire Rescue has provided residents with safety tips to follow this 4th of July season.

  • Public Works | Thu Jun 11th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Residents and businesses located west and north of the Missouri River are asked to continue to not irrigate their yards through the weekend - Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, in an attempt to improve water levels due to a water main replacement project. The contractor ran into unexpected complications on Thursday and crews will be working over the weekend to complete Phase 1 of the project.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jun 10th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Temperatures are rising which means summer fun and outside activities for you and your pet! The warm weather can also be dangerous for your four-legged friends causing dehydration, hot pavement and sunburns. The hot temperatures also create life threatening situations when pets are left in vehicles. The Great Falls Animal Shelter has provided summer safety tips so you and your pet can have a happy and fun-filled summer season.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Jun 10th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Spray Park in Dudley Anderson Park (adjacent to the Water Tower Pool) will open Friday, June 12.  Due to water restrictions on the west side, the Spray Park in Jaycee Park will not open until Monday, June 15.  The Spray Park hours at both parks will be 1:00-5:00 p.m. daily.  The Spray Parks are free through Friday, June 26. 

  • Community | Wed Jun 10th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Don't miss all the exciting events happening this July and August at the Great Falls Public Library.

  • Public Works | Wed Jun 10th, 2015 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE: June 10, 2015
    CONTACT:Jim Young, Senior Civil Engineer - 406-771-1258
     

  • Public Works | Tue Jun 9th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Residents located west and north of the Missouri River are asked to discontinue irrigating their yards through Friday, June 12, in an attempt to improve water levels due to a water main replacement project. Impacted neighborhoods include: Valleyview, Riverview, Historic West Side (which includes the lower Sun River area), West Hill, Grande Vista, Fox Farm, Country Club, Montana Addition, Belview Palisades & Black Eagle.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jun 9th, 2015 | full story

    Tickets for the Fifth Annual Waking the Dead tours at Highland Cemetery, 2010 33rd Ave. So. in Great Falls are on sale now.  The tours sponsored by the Paris Gibson Month Celebration Committee, will be held Sunday, June 28, 1:00-2:30 p.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m. Tickets to ride are $15 and to walk are $10.  They are available at the Great Falls Public Library and Great Falls Park and Recreation Department.

  • Public Works | Mon Jun 8th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Residents located west and north of the Missouri River (Neighborhood Council Districts 1, 2, 3, & Black Eagle) are being asked to discontinue irrigating their yards today through Friday, June 12, in an attempt to improve water levels. Water levels have dropped to a critical level due to a major water main replacement project located between Oddfellows Park and Broadwater Bay Boat Ramp, which have been impacted by rain and extreme temperatures.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Jun 5th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Shelter is celebrating the Cat Days of Summer, with hot deals and cool cats! In recognition of National Adopt a Cat Month, all Shelter cats (6 months and older) can be adopted for $25 during the month of June. Cats 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).

  • Fire | Fri Jun 5th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    In preparation for the upcoming fire season, Great Falls Fire Rescue and Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite residents of the Valley View area to an informational meeting at Fire Station Two (731 6th St. NW) on Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. to learn about the fire dangers associated with living in the wildland-urban interface. Homeowners will learn how to better protect their property from grass/brush fires that typically occur in the area.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 5th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Summer is officially here! The Electric City Water Park (ECWP) opens for the season Friday, June 12. ECWP will be open daily June 12 - August 25, from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Water Park will remain open until 8:00 p.m. ECWP includes the Mitchell Pool, the wading pool and interactive play structure (Little Squirts Soak Zone); the Power Tower Plunge (two great water slides); and the Flow Rider where participants can boogie board, ride the lazy river and head down the riptide slide.

  • Community | Fri Jun 5th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner. The City wants to remind residents about the local rules and regulations pertaining to the selling and discharging of fireworks. The selling and discharging of fireworks within the incorporated limits of Great Falls can only take place on July 2, July 3 and July 4 from 8 am to midnight. As a reminder, stick rockets, bottle rockets and roman candles are not allowed in Montana (per State Law).

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 5th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    A portion of River’s Edge Trail will be closed beginning Monday, June 15 for repairs.  The section closed will be between Falls Construction and the pedestrian underpass located under Giant Springs Road.  Repairs are estimated to take approximately two weeks.

  • Public Works | Thu Jun 4th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Residents located west and north of the Missouri River (homes located in Neighborhood Council Districts 1, 2, 3, & Black Eagle) are being asked to continue to limit water usage, specifically in regards to watering and irrigating their yards. Those with addresses ending with an odd number are being asked to water their lawns on odd calendar days and those ending with an even number are being asked to water on even calendar days.  The water restriction is in place through Friday, June 12 and is due to a water main replacement project.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 3rd Annual Pet-A-Palooza is next weekend Saturday, June 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Elks 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!

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    During the month of June, newspaper and cardboard recycled at Pacific Steel & Recycling (1624 12th Ave N) can be credited to the Great Falls Animal Shelter. To participate, just drop off recyclables in the large green bin located outside the warehouse. Pacific Steel & Recycling also accepts a number of other materials for recycling. If you’d like to have the value of your recyclables be credited to the Great Falls Animals Shelter, just notify the staff at Pacific Steel & Recycling.

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter is sponsoring a Pet Photo Contest for its 2016 Calendar and is searching for the best pet photos around. The top 12 winning entries (those with the most votes) will be prominently featured in a colorful, full-sized 2016 Shelter Calendar. Entering the Great Falls Pet Photo Contest is easy; just upload a photo of your pet at (Contest Closed)   The first photo entry costs $10, and includes a calendar (all additional photo entries are $5).

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City  received a grant to install an 8-foot concrete bike and pedestrian path through Charles Russell Park (33rd St S and Mountain View Area), near Grandview and the Great Falls Clinic. This project will provide better pedestrian and bicycle connections between City neighborhoods and key destinations throughout the community. The project is funded through the Montana Department of Transportation’s Community Transportation Enhancement Program (CTEP), and matched by Benefis Health System.

  • The Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts | Thu May 28th, 2015 | full story
    Box Office Will Call

    Starting on Monday, June 8, the Mansfield Box Office will begin their Summer Hours of Operation. Summer Hours will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  You can purchase tickets in person or over the phone at 406-455-8514 during these hours. Tickets may also be purchased online, 24-hours a day, seven days a week at http://ticketing.greatfallsmt.net.

  • Neighborhood Councils | Fri May 22nd, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Neighborhood Council #6 residents will not want to miss the 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in Sunnyside Park (1412 High Street). The event is hosted by Neighborhood Council #6 Representatives and is free and open to the public. The event will feature free ice cream and root beer floats as well as live entertainment from Max Sherritt.

  • Public Works | Thu May 21st, 2015 | full story
    City Street Sweepers

    Street Sweeping Schedule Week of May 26, 2015

  • Fire | Wed May 20th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City Manager Greg Doyon announced the appointment of Steve Hester as the next Great Falls Fire Chief. Hester has over 37 years in fire service and has been the Great Falls Fire Rescue Assistant Chief since 2004. Hester has had an extensive career in fire service and has worked in just about every discipline in the profession. Congratulations Steve!

  • City Manager | Tue May 19th, 2015 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. The Community Recreation Center, Natatorium and Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be closed. The Great Falls Public Library will be closed on Saturday, May 23, in observance of the holiday. Sanitation collection for the week of May 25 through May 29, 2015, will be one day behind the regularly scheduled pick-up.