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Released On: August 21, 2006

Prospectus for Kim's Marina Concession Operations at Canyon Ferry Now Available
The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that the Prospectus for the Kim's Marina concession operation at Canyon Ferry Reservoir near Helena, Montana is now available.

The Prospectus outlines the commercial services a concessionaire is required to provide for a twenty-year term concession contract and the pertinent business plan information needed along with supporting documents for submitting a bid to Reclamation by September 18, 2006.

Reclamation completed the Canyon Ferry Commercial Services Plan and Financial Feasibility Analysis in December 2004. Public input received through the commercial services planning process was considered in formulation of the Kims Marina Prospectus.

Dan Jewell, Reclamation's Montana Area Manager, stated "Reclamation recognizes the importance of Canyon Ferry to the recreating public and we realize the value of the services provided by viable concession operations in meeting the recreating public's needs and expectations."

For a copy of the Prospectus, contact Ms. Debbie Aldrich, at (406) 247-7299, or submit a written request to the Bureau of Reclamation, Montana Area Office, P.O. Box 30137, Billings, Montana 59107, Attention: Request for Kim's Marina Prospectus. The Prospectus is also available on the Montana Area Office website at: www.usbr.gov/gp/mtao/canyonferry/.

Copies of the Prospectus are available for public review at the following libraries: Lewis and Clark County Library in Helena; Broadwater Community Library in Townsend; Great Falls Public Library in Great Falls; Bozeman Public Library in Bozeman; Butte-Silver Bow Public Library in Butte; and, Parmly Billings Library in Billings.

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