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Released On: October 05, 2006

Bureau of Reclamation Awards Kim's Marina Concession Contract
The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a new, 20-year contract to operate the Kim's Marina Concession Area to Greg and Maryann Axtman of Helena, Mont.

Montana Area Manager Dan Jewell said, "I am pleased to announce the award of this contract to the Axtmans. They submitted a solid bid and have a proven track record in the concession operation business. With the award of this new, long-term contract I believe we are well-poised to both better meet the needs and expectations of the recreating public at Canyon Ferry and afford our concessionaires more security in their future. We're committed to providing a viable business climate for our concessionaires because it's in our best interest for them to be successful - ultimately it's the recreating public who benefits and that's what this business is all about in the first place. I'm looking forward to working with Greg and Maryann to that end."

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