Category Archives: Montana Air National Guard

City approves $18.34 million contract for indoor pool construction

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tester questions Air Force on C-130, MANG future

During a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on Navy and Air Force Weapons Systems Divestments, Air Force officials said that they won’t change the 120th Airlift Wing’s mission without involving the state. Sen. Jon Tester chairs the committee and called the hearing to question the Air Force about its plans to retire C-130H aircraft since the service’s proposed budget includes

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Daines honors Piano Pat, WW2 veteran; visits Malmstrom, 120th Airlift Wing

Sen. Steve Daines was in town June 3 visiting Malmstrom Air Force Base, the 120th Airlift Wing and delivering copies of the Congressional Record to the family of Piano Pat and Ed Maierle, a World War II veteran who turns 100 on June 6, the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. At the Sip n’ Dip, he presented the document to

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Tester visits Malmstrom, talks helicopters, C-130s, GBSD

Sen. Jon Tester visited Malmstrom Air Force Base on May 21 with Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Brown and Air Force Global Strike Command Commander Gen. Timothy Ray. Tester has visited the base numerous times and is currently chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. During the visit, he said officials updated him on the

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