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Released On: May 14, 2003

Reclamation Awards Tiber Concession Contract
The Bureau of Reclamation's Montana Area Office is pleased to announce the award of a 10-year contract to operate the concession at Tiber Marina to Sarah Oehlke of Conrad, Montana, and Janice Oehlke, of Brady, Montana. The contract was effective May 9, 2003.

Montana Area Manager Susan Kelly said, "Sarah and Janice Oehlke bring with them a wide range of experience in the retail and hospitality industries."

She added, "Reclamation appreciates the public interest in the concession contracting process and looks forward to working with Sarah and Janice to provide a quality experience for those who visit Tiber Marina."

Additionally, Reclamation is pleased to announce it has entered into a contract with Tammie Henke of Chester, Montana, to keep the recreation facilities at Lake Elwell neat and clean. Work will include mowing the grass and cleaning the restrooms. Ms. Henke's contract does not include the Tiber Marina area. The contract was effective April 21, 2003.

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