June 28, 2019
The Board of Cascade County Commissioners invite you to a ribbon cutting for the NEW Montana ExpoPark Grandstands on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Climb the steps to view the race track and rodeo grounds from a new perspective. This project began with demolition of the age-old bleachers immediately after the 2018 Montana State Fair. The facilities are now ready for the 2019 Horseracing and 2019 Big Sky Pro Rodeo during the Montana State Fair. Join us on Tuesday, July 2nd and meet our partners who help bring events to your Grandstands - Great Falls Turf Club, Big Sky Pro Rodeo Events Committee, Montana ExpoPark, Public Works, Montana ExpoPark Advisory Board, Great Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Cascade County Commissioners.
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a refreshment as you explore the panoramic views from the heights of the new Montana ExpoPark Grandstands.
Dracut Hill Road (Press Release)
June 14, 2019
Due to the road conditions, Dracut Hill Road, located in Cascade County will receive a new overlay of asphalt. Work is expected to begin Monday, June 17, 2019 and is expected to last up to six (6) weeks, weather permitting. During this time, please be aware of work signs, detours, road closures, and construction posted speed limits. The section of road that will be impacted is from the intersection of US Highway 89, North on Dracut Hill Road, to the intersection of 1st Road South. Construction is being done by United Materials, of Great Falls, MT. For additional information contact the Cascade County Public Works Office at 454-6920.
Black Eagle Art Higgins Memorial Park Plan
May 28, 2019
The Board of Cascade County Commissioners and the Environmental Health Division have been fully engaged in discussions with the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Black Eagle Community on the future cleanup of the community under the EPA Superfund program. County staff and a county commissioner have routinely attended meetings of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that has been assembled to assist the community with review of the technical documents prepared by EPA.
Equally important to the County Commissioners is the community’s vision for trail connectivity and improvements to the Art Higgins Memorial Park. Design ideas can help with the cleanup strategies outlined in the EPA’s Management Plan and might even help fund park improvements through cleanup activities. For that reason, the county applied for and received a grant from the EPA to contract the services of a consulting firm who specializes in Superfund site cleanup and land use planning. The Cascade County commissioners have been working with Water and Environmental Technologies (WET) for the last several years to frame ideas for trail connections and park improvements associated with cleanup. The attached report is the outcome of multiple public meetings with Black Eagle residents, park users, and the county.
While a final decision on the preferred management scenario for the Art Higgins Memorial Park has yet to be made, this report documents the findings of the community involvement. Selection of a preferred alternative will happen within the next six months during a County Commission meeting. If you have questions about the results of this report or the process, please call Sandy Johnson, Environmental Division Manager at the City-County Health Department at 791-9275. To veiw the full press release please click here.
Mobile App Launch
March 7, 2019
NACo has partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) to develop a mobile app desgined to identify areas with low or no connectivity to help ensure adequate funding for broadband infrastructure is provided across the county. To read more and download the app click here.
July 10, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
July 18, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.
July 24, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
July 30, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.
Flooding in our county has historically been caused by rapid snowmelt combined with heavy rainfall in the Sun and Missouri River Basins as well as along with the Belt and Sand Coulee Creek Basins causing the Sand Coulee Creek, Belt Creek, Missouri River and the Sun River to leave their banks. Floodwaters can cover much of the county and are very dangerous. Even though they appear to move slowly (3 feet per second), a flood two feet deep can knock a man off his feet and float a car. Your property may be high enough that it has not flooded in the past. However, it can still be at risk for future flooding. Contact the County Floodplain Administrator at 454-6905 to determine if your property is in a floodplain.
For more information, see the Flood Information page.
Attention Residents of Cascade County, Mortgage, Real Estate & Insurance Firms.
We provide basic flood map (FIRM) information, information about other flood problems not shown on the FIRM, and information about floodways and historic flooding. Our office address is: 121 4th St N, Suite 2H/I, Great Falls, MT 59401.
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