News and Press Releases

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Jul 10th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 5th Annual Lions Family FunFest is Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lions Park located at 10th Avenue South and 27th Street.  The event is being hosted by the Great Falls Lions Club and Great Falls Park and Recreation. It is an event for families, neighbors and friends to gather for fun, food, entertainment, and celebration.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Jul 5th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Craig Raymond has been hired as the City’s next Planning and Community Development Director. Craig has been serving as the Acting Director since May. Craig has excelled in the position and demonstrated outstanding leadership and management skills.

  • City Manager | Mon Jul 1st, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the 4th of July Holiday.  The Great Falls Public Library, Community Recreation Center and the Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be closed. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week.

  • Animal Shelter | Mon Jul 1st, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 4th of July can be a fun and exciting holiday for many of us, but it can also be stressful and scary for our pets. Loud noises and flashing lights can cause pets a great deal of anxiety. After the 4th of July holiday many animal shelters and animal control agencies across the country see a spike in stray and lost dogs. Learn more about keeping your pets safe over the holiday here.

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Jun 26th, 2013 | full story
    Swimmers

    The Jaycee and Water Tower pools will open for the season on Saturday, June 29 and will be open until August 18. Hours are 1:00-5:45 p.m. daily. Jaycee Pool is located at 4th St. and 23rd Ave. N.E. and Water Tower Pool is located at 34th St. and 7th Ave. S.

  • General | Tue Jun 25th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE:  June 25th, 2013

    CONTACT: Tell Keaster, 406-771-1258  Project Engineer

  • Public Works | Fri Jun 21st, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE:  June 21st, 2013

  • Animal Shelter | Wed Jun 19th, 2013 | full story
    Dog, with sunglasses and a flag scarf, ready to be in the 4th of July Parade

    The Animal Shelter Sidekicks are looking for pets and their owners interested representing the Shelter while walking in the 4th of July Parade.  The parade is Thursday July 4, at 11 a.m. in Downtown Great Falls.

  • Fire | Wed Jun 19th, 2013 | full story
    Sparklers in front of a US flag

    Great Falls Fire Rescue wants our citizens' and vistors' celebration of the founding of the country to be festive and fun.  Keep it festive and fun by following City ordinances and basic fireworks safety tips.

  • Community | Tue Jun 18th, 2013 | full story
    People in a Computer Class

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Date: June 18, 2013
      
    Contact: Susie McIntyre, Great Falls Library

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 14th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Celebrate Father’s Day this weekend at the Electric City Water Park!  Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 and in honor of dads, the Water Park has free admission for all fathers accompanied by their family.  Steve Keller with 97.9 will be doing a live remote from 11:30-1:30 p.m. and there will also be lots of prizes to give away.

  • City Clerk | Fri Jun 14th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There is still time for to file to run for office. A municipal mail ballot election will be held this year for the selection of one (1) Mayor for a two-year term, two (2) City Commissioners for four-year terms, one (1) City Commissioner for a two-year term, and forty-five (45) Neighborhood Council representatives consisting of five representatives in each of the nine districts for two-year terms.

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 14th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    DATE:  June 13, 2013

    CONTACT: Cindy Stein, 771-1265

    Sr. Administrative Assistant

  • Park and Recreation | Fri Jun 14th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Don't miss the Zumbathon Charity Event on Wednesday, June 19, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center (801 2nd Avenue North).  To participate, there is a minimum $10 donation and all proceeds will go to the Relay for Life.

  • Boards and Commissions | Fri Jun 14th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City Commission is accepting applications to fill two vacancies on the Business Improvement District Board of Trustees.  The appointments will fill the remainder of four-year terms through June 30, 2016.

  • Community | Wed Jun 12th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Park and Recreation | Wed Jun 12th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Are you still looking for a summer job? Saving money for college or your first car? The City’s Park and Recreation Department is still in need of lifeguards for the summer season. Being a lifeguard is a rewarding experience and provides a summer job with flexible hours, competitive pay and an ideal work environment. Learn more here.

  • Community | Tue Jun 11th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Check out what is happening at the Great Falls Public Library during the month of July!

  • Community | Thu Jun 6th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Housing Authority is hosting an open house on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Parkdale Site (1613 Chowen Spring Loop). The open house will showcase phase one of the Parkdale Project, which includes the renovation of 14 units. The public and members of the media are invited to the open house and light refreshments will be served.

  • Community | Tue Jun 4th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Join us in celebrating our Nation’s Independence Day during the annual 4th of July parade and firework display events. Grab your lawn chair and find your favorite viewing spot along the parade route.  The parade begins at 11 a.m. sharp at 1st Avenue South to 8th Street, north to Central Avenue, west to Park Drive and disbands in Margaret Park (north of the Civic Center). 

  • Animal Shelter | Mon Jun 3rd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    This Saturday, June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the First Annual Pet-A-Palooza at Odd Fellows Park (located on River Drive N between Broadwater Bay & Warden Bridge). This free community event features fun for the entire family (pets included!). Great Falls Animal Shelter dogs and cats (over 6 months) can be adopted for $25 at the event and at the Shelter on Saturday as well!

  • Park and Recreation | Fri May 31st, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Electric City Water Park opens for the season Friday, June 7.  The Water Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Water Park 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 | Tue May 28th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Check out what is happening at the Library this June! The Library continues to host an art exhibit by the Thursday Morning Drawing group through June titled Subtract/Abstract, which asks the question “What happens when reality evolves from the recognized to the unfamiliar, a new unknown?” The Library also announces their annual Adult Summer Reading program, which runs June 1 - August 10.  This year’s theme for adults is Bask in the Big Sky.  Anyone 19 and older with a library card can participate. 

  • Community | Tue May 28th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library has a number of activities for kids and young adults planned for the summer, including the annual reading program.  This year’s program features special activities and programs, including a final party on Thursday, August 8, from 5 – 8 pm.  All activities are free and open to the public.  For more information call 453-0349.

  • Community | Tue May 28th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library is hosting an exciting new program this summer.  This MakerSpace Program, which runs from June 10 – August 16, is designed for young people 7 – 17.  It will operate 32 hours per week and participation is on a first come, first serve basis, allowing up to 20 participants at a time.  Participation is free.