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Bargain Bites: Western Feed Corral; Malmström contracts; El Comedor, La Cocina is expected to open in September; Healthy Habits Class at GF Clinic

Western Feed Corral

Western Feed Corral has moved to a new location at 2502 Vaughn Road with expanded inventory. They are hosting a grand opening for the new space August 25-27.

Malmstrom Air Force Base Contracts

Malmstrom Air Force Base Contractor Squadron awarded a contract to repair the Building 500 loader to Wadsworth Builders Company, Inc. for $116,890.

The execution period for this allocation is 60 calendar days after the issuance of the notice to proceed.

Little takes command at Malmstrom

The Contracting Squadron also awarded a contract for the renovation of Building 1145 to James Talcott Construction, Inc. for $637,900. The period of execution of the contract is 306 calendar days.

The base is also renovating and improving the military working dog kennel.

This contract was awarded in March to James Talcott Construction for $1,013,060.

Construction began in May with renovations focused on improving the original design of the complex’s indoor kennels and outdoor training area. Improvements include adding reinforced fencing around the facility, drainage systems inside kennels for easier cleaning and adding windows to isolation kennels, according to the base.

Business Bites: Spirit Halloween open; new downtown tire store; ginger day; free haircuts at the Man Cave

Malmstrom’s seven military working dogs were moved to temporary kennel facilities during construction, but recently returned to the upgraded facility.

Exterior construction is expected to be completed this fall and includes a new obedience yard equipped with an obstacle course; and a lighting system.

Bites of business: closure of 2Ks Kafe; Moving the Missouri River Diner; 10th Street Bridge Trail Connection Open; Digital Karma Tattoo open; Opening of the Coffee Republic; Nautilus building sold

El Comedor

El Comedor said this week that they plan to reopen in September after a change of ownership and renovations.

Development Rumors: What’s Real, What’s Not


Cocinea new restaurant from the former managers of Fiesta En Jalisco, is set to open in September at 1709 Alder Drive.

Business Bites: Building permit submitted for Chiptole; Opening of La Cocina Mexican in the former Fox Farm Diner; Upcoming Rib and Chop House; CVS reopens; Centraide fundraising campaign; other development rumors


The Great Falls Clinic offers the Healthy Habits class as part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Classes will be taught by Registered Dietitian Andrea Withey, RDN with Diabetes Educator and Care Managers.

Business Bites: Tire shop for the former Prime Cut site; new cafe planned; Great Falls clinic expands; the housing peak is March 15; Malmstrom awards contract

The objective of the course is to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Healthy Habits is a lifestyle change course with 16 weekly classes and six monthly group sessions. The courses will teach
healthy eating strategies and ideas for increasing physical activity while guiding participants with behavioral changes
towards a healthier lifestyle. The total cost of the Healthy Habits course is $180, which covers a material binder and lab work done 6 months into the program that will show levels of glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL, and HgbA1c .

Healthy Habits private insurance coverage is based on plan type. Medicaid and Medicare coverage is pending.

Eligible participants must be 18 years of age or older, overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) and have at least one of the
following conditions: high blood pressure, high lipids, history of gestational diabetes and/or diagnosis of
prediabetes. People who have already been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are not eligible for Healthy
Habit classes, but the Great Falls Clinic offers diabetes management classes.

Registration for the Healthy Habits course is now open to new participants until September 26.

For more information and to register, contact Andrea Withey at 406-268-3821 or [email protected]

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