News and Press Releases

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

    The Water Tower and Jaycee Pools will be open through Sunday, August 18 and then will close for the season.  Hours are 1:00-5:45 p.m.  Admission is $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for youth (3-17), one child 2 & under is admitted free with paying adult, additional children 2 & under are $1.00.

  • Community | Thu Aug 8th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Library is sponsoring a six-part writing series on Monday afternoons, September 9 – October 14, from 1–2:30 p.m.  The cost is $20 and pre-registration is required. Those interested can pre-register at the library's second floor Information Desk or by calling 453-0349.  Attendance will be capped at 10.

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Aug 8th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    “Dancing Under the Stars Teen Party” is Friday, August 9 at the Electric City Water Park.  Dance and swim the night away.  There’s no limit to the dancing that will be going on – dance in the Lazy River, dance on the deck of the Flow Rider, dance around the Mitchell Pool or dance in the park.  Take time out to swim in the pools, hit the water slides, and ride the Lazy River and boogie board on the Flow Rider. 

  • Fire | Mon Aug 5th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Kristal Kuhn graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Academy (Foundational Academy) at the Emergency Management Institute.  As a graduate she completed all of the Academy training courses that provided the basic knowledge and skills to help meet the unpredictable challenges in the field of emergency management. The City of Great Falls recognizes and commends Kristal on graduating from the Foundational Academy and completing this outstanding achievement. 

  • Community | Mon Aug 5th, 2013 | full story

    There's a lot happening at the library in September!

  • Animal Shelter | Mon Aug 5th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Animal Shelter is celebrating Pet Fashion Week in style by offering reduced adoption prices for dogs and cats this week (August 5-10).  New pet owners can adopt their very own diva for just $25. The adoption fee includes a rabies shot, vaccinations and the cost of spaying/neutering. The first 15 adoptees will also receive matching charms for both owner and pet. The adoption special includes animals over six months of age.

  • Animal Shelter | Fri Aug 2nd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Do you have a dog or cat that was born to be a star? Is your pet ready to join the glitterati of Great Falls? The Great Falls Animal Shelter is sponsoring a Pet Photo Contest and is scouting for the best looking pets (photos) in town.  The top 12 winning entries will be featured in a colorful, full-sized 2014 Shelter Calendar. All proceeds from the calendar fundraiser will go towards the Shelter Adoption Fund.

  • Community | Fri Jul 26th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Housing Authority is excited to be celebrating 75 years this month! The public and members of the media are invited to an Anniversary Celebration on Friday, August 16, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in Dronen Hall (1500 Chowen Springs Loop).

  • Community | Tue Jul 23rd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls Public Library is presenting a four-part series of free of computer classes on Mondays in August from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  This series, Computer Basics, is designed for computer novices.

  • Park and Recreation | Mon Jul 22nd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 79th Annual Pet and Doll Parade is Thursday, July 25.  The parade begins at 7:00 p.m.   The theme of this year’s parade is “Seize the Fun”.  Divisions include:  1) Pet, 2) Circus, 3) Occupational, 4) Doll, 5) Sports, 6) Cartoon, 7) Characterization, and 8) Frontier, with several categories in each division. Register at the Park & Recreation Office.

  • Public Works | Fri Jul 19th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE:  July 19, 2013

    CONTACT: Courtney Lyerly, 406-771-1258
      Civil Engineer

  • Animal Shelter | Tue Jul 16th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Temperatures are on the rise and so is the number of cats at the Great Falls Animal Shelter! However, it’s a great time to adopt, as the Shelter is offering sun-sensational savings on cats and kittens during the month of July. Cats and kittens can be adopted for $40, plus the cost to spay/neuter your new pet.

  • City Manager | Tue Jul 16th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Check out the Kids Place Schedule at the Great Falls Public Library for August 2013.

  • Park and Recreation | Tue Jul 16th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    All children are invited to take part in the 79th Annual Pet & Doll Parade on Thursday, July 25 at 7 pm; and pets  are welcome.   This event is FREE to children of all ages.   This year’s theme is “Seize the Fun."  Registration is ongoing at the Park & Recreation Office.  Participants will receive their identification/category tag when they register.

  • Public Works | Fri Jul 12th, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE:  July 12th, 2013

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

  • Park and Recreation | Thu Jul 11th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Surf’s Up at the Electric City Water Park for “Dive In Movie” Night, Friday, July 12 at the Electric City Water Park, and it promises to be a great evening at the pools, slides and Flow Rider!  Take part in a night of surfing fun including the showing of “Surf’s Up”.  Check out the popular movie at www.surfsup.com/.  Come dressed in your “surfer clothes” and join the fun. 

  • 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.