YOUR’RE INVITED — From the left, Pondera Golf Course President Dave Orcutt, PGC Manager Teri Jo Fitzgerald, and PGC Board Secretary Cindie Vandenberg invite everyone to come out for family fun at the Pondera Golf Course. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Incorporated in 1949 the Pondera Golf Course, for 64 years, has been a prime recreational facility for the county and families.
The life-long sport is also home for the Cowboy and Cowgirl high school golf teams, not to mention a summer youth program and three leagues; men’s, women’s and Seniors.
The Wednesday night men’s league players need to be signed up by May 15. It starts on May 22. The women’s Tuesday night league will begin on April 30. The Senior Tuesday afternoon league will get going as soon as the weather warms up.
Situated just west of the City of Conrad, lay nine holes, covering 6,277 yards with a par of 72 for 18 holes.
THE WIND DID WHAT — Monday the wind was so bad and blew so hard it turned this wooden trailer over a car at Blue Sky Villa. I-O Photo by Pat Lee
“We are fortunate in Conrad to have such great facilities,” says Conrad Superintendent of Schools Craig Barringer.
He notes that the maintenance crew(s) have done an outstanding job over the years of keeping our four buildings in good shape.
The last decade has brought many changes to education. This has a major impact on the facilities and the need to keep pace with the physical changes. When the buildings were originally built, safety and technological needs were never considered.
The county commissioners received four bids for the Conrad Airport paving project at the regular Wednesday meeting
The first bid was from United Materials out of Great Falls. Dave Anderson, representing the company was on hand.
He was the only company representative present at the bid opening. Their bid was for $103,590.40.
Anderson commented that UM had recently re-paved the airport in Great Falls.
The second bid was from Road Products, Inc. out of Spokane Valley, Wash., for $88,869.75.
The third bid was from Wharton Asphalt in Billings for $87,396.41 and the fourth bid was from G&Z Sealing and Coating, also out of Billings for $86,847.84.