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Local city and county board openings

There are a couple of local government boards with fast approaching application deadlines readers should be aware of (and might be interested in applying...

Principles or Politics

A couple of months ago during the Great Falls City Commission campaign I posted a Facebook request for then candidate Mary Moe calling for...

Columbus Day: Will the REAL Mary Moe please stand up.

Editors note: the following comments originally appeared on Facebook and in the Great Falls Tribune in early October, 2017 - prior to the Great...

How are we to select a Great Falls Ethics Committee?

Let’s say you needed to find a watchdog because your henhouse was recently raided by some foxes.  Would you go to the local fox...
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GREAT FALLS CITY STAFF, ZONING BOARD AT ODDS OVER FOX FARM DEVELOPMENT

An interesting new wrinkle in a Fox Farm area planned unit development (PUD) for a hotel complex has city staff at odds with the...

Madison Food Park Questions

I’m not taking a side; I just have some questions. I repeat, I’M NOT TAKING A SIDE–yet! I want more information to form an...
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Point Counterpoint

This morning, we published a post by George Nikolakakos, leader of the Great Falls Area Concerned Citizens group opposing the slaughterhouse. In the interests of...

Nikolakakos: Growth At What Cost?

The proposed slaughterhouse is the talk of the town, as well it should be. If constructed, the facility will clearly define Great Falls for...
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On Tax Abatements: Billings Says “Yes” Where Great Falls Says “No”

Back in the day, oh, forty or fifty years ago, there was an ongoing friendly competition between Great Falls and Billings as to which...
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Poll: Slaughter City?

At this point, most everyone knows: Canadian company Friesen Foods wants to bring the largest meat processing plant to Montana -- just outside of...