Show support for the terminal project

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Dear Editor:

People and businesses of Dawson County. Most of you are aware that Dawson County is in the process constructing a new terminal building at the airport. The designs and bidding process have been completed with the bids coming in at around two million dollars. A large portion (approximately $1.8 million) of the project will be funded with FAA dollars in the form of supplemental funding awarded to the county. Another substantial portion will be funded by Montana Aeronautics in the form of matching funds. The remainder is considered the sponsor’s (Dawson County) share. In this case, that amounts to somewhere around $125,000. We have worked tirelessly to get this funding in place and are hoping to complete this project without stressing county coffers too much.

To that end, this award from the FAA is a one-time offering to us to complete this badly needed project and will not be available to us again. With the extremely tight budget situation that the county is experiencing, we welcome anyone with interest in seeing this completed to get involved. We are giving every business or person in Glendive the opportunity to show community involvement and we want everyone in Glendive to be aware of your generosity should you decide to be a part of this project. To enable this, we will prominently locate a plaque in the new terminal building showing all who had a part and the extent of your involvement. All donations in the $100-$999 would be in the Bronze category. The silver category would be from $1,000 to $4,999. The gold category would be from $5,000 to $9,999 and our platinum category would be $10,000 and above. If you are interested in getting involved in this important endeavor, please call Craig Hostetler at 406 989 2054. We are happy to answer all of your questions, determine at what level you would like to be involved and get your name on the plaque list so that your name can forever be linked with Dawson County community involvement in this project. Your contributions, of course, are tax deductible.

Please contact me with question. Thank you.

Craig L. Hostetler

Dawson Community Airport Mgr.