Category Archives: Montana Air National Guard

Local groups feeding airmen for Christmas

Several local groups are feeling the troops again this holiday. Joann Gogo spearheaded the effort and teamed up with the Enbär/The Block partners again to provide about 130 meals for airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard who are working on Christmas Day. The Christmas dinners are funded by Enbar, Gogo, the Military Affairs Committee

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Air Force secretary visits Malmstrom

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall visited Malmstrom Air Force Base on Dec. 22. Sen. Jon Tester, chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, invited the secretary earlier this month and on Wednesday, the secretary toured the based with Sen. Steve Daines. In an interview with The Electric, Daines said he and the secretary met with the base

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Locals providing Thanksgiving meals to airmen working on the holiday

A group of locals are teaming up again this year to feed local airmen who are working on Thanksgiving. Joann Gogo is spearheading the effort and teamed up with the Enbär partners again to provide about 100 meals for airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard who are working on Thursday. The meals will be

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City approves $18.34 million contract for indoor pool construction

City Commissioners unanimously approved a contract to Swank Enterprises for $17.9 million for the base bid and $354,000 for a slide in the leisure pool for a total contract of $18.34 million for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. Coupled with the $1.8 million already spent on design and engineering puts the project about $470,000 over the $20 million budget.

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City staff recommending $18.43 million contract for new aquatic center

During their Nov. 2 meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a contract to Swank Enterprises for $17.9 million for the base bid and $354,000 for a slide in the leisure pool for a total contract of $18.34 million for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. Staff is recommending approval of the contract. The new facility, as proposed, is about

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County added 509 new cases over last week; case rate is 89.4

Over the last week, Cascade County added 509 new COVID-19 cases. The case rate is 89.4 per 100,000, according to the weekly update from the Cascade County City-County Health Department. The positivity rate is 15.8 percent. The case rate is calculated as the average of new daily cases over a seven day period and is calculated on Wednesdays. It’s also

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Staff asking commisision to postpone award of aquatic center contract for more review time

Commissioners will be asked during their Oct. 19 meeting to postpone awarding a contract for the new indoor aquatics center until their Nov. 2 meting. Bids were due on Oct. 13 and the city received four. Staff is currently reviewing the bids and costs to determine a recommendation. The bid includes a base bid and 22 alternates. Staff is asking

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City breaks ground on indoor aquatics, recreation center

The city, with Malmstrom Air Force Base and Montana Air National Guard, held a groundbreaking ceremony ceremony on Sept. 15 at Lions Park. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded the city a $10 million grant in 2020 for the new Aim High Big Sky Aquatic Center to be constructed in Lions Park. “We see a lot of great things in the future

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City planning aquatic center groundbreaking for Sept. 15

The city, with Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard have scheduled the ground breaking ceremony for the new indoor aquatics and recreation center. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Lions Park, 2701 10th Ave. S. City considering water main contract for aquatic center on Aug. 17 The U.S. Department of Defense awarded

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DoD finds no violation in city process for aquatic center

The U.S. Department of Defense has found that the city followed all regulations related to selecting the project design team for the new indoor aquatic and recreation center. The DoD awarded the city a $10 million grant in 2020 for the new Aim High Big Sky Aquatic Center to be constructed in Lions Park. The city is matching the grant

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