Latest Great Falls News

Man who sold drugs from Montana pre-release center sentenced

Aug. 3, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man who prosecutors said distributed drugs from a Montana pre-release center has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison. Judge Brian Morris sentenced Anthony Joseph Beltran on Monday and ordered him to forfeit four vehicles, an RV and almost $48,000 in currency. The...

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End of an era: Great Falls Tribune shuts down printing press

Jul. 14, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — It’s a paper that’s older than Great Falls. Older than Montana, even. Folks around here got their first news from the weekly Tribune in 1885, when about 200 residents lived in the middle of the prairie, including the Trib’s first employee, whose family lived...

Cascade County issues health order limiting large crowds

Jul. 11, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Cascade County in central Montana has issued a public health order limiting indoor events to 250 people and outdoor events to 500. The Cascade City-County Health Department issued the order Friday that also requires organizers of events with 100 to 500 people submit an event...

Buddies embark on 500-mile pack trip for cancer research

Jun. 27, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Three Montana buddies decided to turn a fun trip into the state’s backcountry into a cause, raising money for research on cancer, which has claimed the lives of friends and family members they loved. Harry Green, 21, and Keagan Stroop and Troy Hennes, both 20, were on the...

Montana oil refinery to pay $11M to jurisdictions, state

Jun. 24, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An oil refinery in Montana has agreed to pay $11 million in property taxes owed to the state, local governments and schools over the past three years, a newspaper reported. The settlement agreement signed last month resolves one of the largest property tax disputes in Montana. It...

Former tribal police officer sentenced in child abuse case

Jun. 18, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former tribal police officer in Montana who pleaded guilty to felony child abuse has been sentenced to two years of supervised release and time served after spending almost a year in custody. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced 28-year-old Mychal Thomas Damon of Wolf...