Category Archives: Montana

Tester takes questions from Great Falls residents

Sen. Jon Tester was in Great Falls taking questions from residents during a town hall on Tuesday at Great Falls College MSU. In his opening remarks, he said gun control legislation may come back to the floor this fall. Lawmakers, Tester said, “owe the American people at least to have the debate,” drawing applause from the audience of roughly 100 people.

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Slot knife workshop, Bat-tastic, mammoth hunt coming up at state parks in Great Falls

Several activities are coming up at Montana State Parks in Great Falls. The slot knife workshop with Billy Maxwell at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is Aug. 8-9 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. Join First Peoples Buffalo Jump and Maxwell to learn and build your own primitive slot knife. This knife is the most common knife

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Former Malmstrom commander nominated as deputy of Air Force Global Strike Command

Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton has been nominated for assignment as deputy commander of Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Cotton is currently serving as commander and president of Air University at Air Education and Training Command at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Former Malmstrom commander assumes command of Air Force center in Texas

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Malmstrom breaks ground on missile maintenance facility, project funding no longer possible source for border wall

Officials broke ground last week on the new missile maintenance dispatch facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The $18.68 million construction contract was awarded in June through the Army Corps of Engineers to a joint venture between WHH Nisqually and Garco. The new missile maintenance facility is being built because the functions that would occupy that building are being displaced from

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U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachuting over Great Falls this weekend for Mission Over Malmstrom

The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights will parachute through the skies over Great Falls this weekend as part of the base’s Mission over Malmstrom Open House. On Friday, the team did a practice run and took The Electric along for the ride. The team of Army members consists of highly experienced skydivers who typically jump from about 12,500 feet. OPEN HOUSE

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Malmstrom open house this weekend, F-22s arrive Thursday

The Mission Over Malmstrom Open House is this weekend in Great Falls. Some of the performing aerial acts include the Air Force’s F-22 Demonstration Flight Team, the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Jump Team and the MiG Fury Fighters. The F-22 Raptors s will be arriving tomorrow morning, July 11, at the 120th Airlift Wing base on Gore Hill. The team

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MDT seeking comment on proposed I-15 pavement improvement in project in Great Falls

The Montana Department of Transportation is notifying the public and seeking comments on a proposal to improve about 11.5 miles of Interstate 15 in and around Great Falls. The project begins north of the Ulm Interchange at reference post 270.8 and extends northeast for 11.5 miles ending south of the Northwest Bypass at reference post 282.2. Proposed work includes a

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Airmen, aircraft operating out of Kuwait

The C-130s deployed from the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard arrived at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait and joined aircraft from the Connecticut Air National Guard to replace units from Rhode Island and California. U.S. Air Force Capt. John Pulaski, 386th Expeditionary Operations Group C-130 pilot deployed from the 120th out of Great Falls said

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7th annual kite festival at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park this weekend

Montana State Parks is hosting the 7th annual Buffalo Kite Festival at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park July 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. SkyWindWorld, Inc. founder Terry Zee Lee will be participating in the festival. Lee has worked with Native American artists from around the United States to develop unique buffalo-themed kites. Learn about the buffalo art

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Montana State Parks seeking comment on snowmobile grants

Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on 25 grant applications for Snowmobile Trail Grooming funds for the 2019-2020 winter season. Public comment will be accepted through Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. The Montana Snowmobile Program, as administered by Montana State Parks, was established in the early 1970’s and is an essential component of both motorized and non-motorized winter recreational

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