Agency awards $73M contract to Montana company for US border wal - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Agency awards $73M contract to Montana company for US border wall work

Posted: Updated:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Montana-based company has been awarded a $73 million contract to replace 20 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico.
  
Existing vehicle barriers near the Santa Teresa port of entry will be replaced with taller bollard-style barriers under the contract awarded in January to Barnard Construction Co. Inc.
  
Regional Customs and Border Protection officials said Wednesday they could not comment on the timeline related to the contract and the construction company did not immediately respond to requests for details.
  
News of the contract comes as a federal judge in California sided this week with President Donald Trump on a challenge to building his promised border wall.
  
As for the work planned near the New Mexico-Texas state line, federal officials said the area remains an active route for human smuggling and drug trafficking.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • TrendingMore>>

  • EPA flags new fears about nonstick coatings

    EPA flags new fears about nonstick coatings

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-11-14 23:00:56 GMT

    The Environmental Protection Agency says long-term exposure to a compound currently used in nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous even in minute amounts.

    The Environmental Protection Agency says long-term exposure to a compound currently used in nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous even in minute amounts.

  • Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

    Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

    Monday, November 12 2018 2:13 PM EST2018-11-12 19:13:20 GMT

    Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95.

    Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95.

  • 100th anniversary of end of WWI tomorrow

    100th anniversary of end of WWI tomorrow

    Saturday, November 10 2018 8:58 PM EST2018-11-11 01:58:22 GMT

    President Trump is with other world leaders in Paris this weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The war began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. 

    President Trump is with other world leaders in Paris this weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The war began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. 

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for Lakeside girl

    UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for Lakeside girl

    Thursday, November 8 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-11-08 20:21:16 GMT

    KALISPELL - The Montana Department of Justice issued an AMBER Alert for a 12-year-old Flathead area girl. 

    KALISPELL - The Montana Department of Justice issued an AMBER Alert for a 12-year-old Flathead area girl. 

  • Police: Grandfather fatally shoots grandson in self-defense

    Police: Grandfather fatally shoots grandson in self-defense

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:32 PM EST2018-11-13 18:32:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a 78-year-old Renton man fatally shot and killed his grandson in what police believe was an act of self-defense.    The Seattle Times reports police were called to a Renton home Saturday night, where a 26-year-old man had reportedly assaulted his mother, said Renton police Cmdr. Dave Leibman. 

    SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a 78-year-old Renton man fatally shot and killed his grandson in what police believe was an act of self-defense.    The Seattle Times reports police were called to a Renton home Saturday night, where a 26-year-old man had reportedly assaulted his mother, said Renton police Cmdr. Dave Leibman. 

  • EPA flags new fears about nonstick coatings

    EPA flags new fears about nonstick coatings

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-11-14 23:00:56 GMT

    The Environmental Protection Agency says long-term exposure to a compound currently used in nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous even in minute amounts.

    The Environmental Protection Agency says long-term exposure to a compound currently used in nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous even in minute amounts.

  • Missing Stillwater County Man Update

    Missing Stillwater County Man Update

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 9:14 PM EST2018-11-14 02:14:47 GMT

    A family that is just looking for some answers.

    A family that is just looking for some answers.

  • Chief of police holds public meeting to listen to concerns and answer any questions from the citizens of Billings

    Chief of police holds public meeting to listen to concerns and answer any questions from the citizens of Billings

    Thursday, November 15 2018 12:40 AM EST2018-11-15 05:40:31 GMT

    Billings Police Chief Rich St. John held a Q & A session Wednesday night to answer the questions and concerns of citizens in Billings.

    Billings Police Chief Rich St. John held a Q & A session Wednesday night to answer the questions and concerns of citizens in Billings.

  • Can you prank your mom? 'The 25 pound turkey challenge'

    Can you prank your mom? 'The 25 pound turkey challenge'

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 2:36 PM EST2016-12-21 19:36:25 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Most mothers can only hope by the time their children grow up and move out of the house, they've learned all the necessary things to be a successful adult, including the basic knowledge that a turkey must be cooked in an oven, or perhaps in a smoker... NOT in a microwave. For this reason a new prank-challenge going around on Facebook is resulting in some hilarious text conversations between mothers and their grown children.

    KHQ.COM - Most mothers can only hope by the time their children grow up and move out of the house, they've learned all the necessary things to be a successful adult, including the basic knowledge that a turkey must be cooked in an oven, or perhaps in a smoker... NOT in a microwave. For this reason a new prank-challenge going around on Facebook is resulting in some hilarious text conversations between mothers and their grown children.

  • Police: Woman beat McDonald's manager over ketchup

    Police: Woman beat McDonald's manager over ketchup

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 9:05 AM EST2018-11-14 14:05:31 GMT

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup. Police in Santa Ana, California, say the assault took place around 11 p.m. on Oct. 27 when the drive-thru customer entered the restaurant through an employee door and asked for the condiment.

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup. Police in Santa Ana, California, say the assault took place around 11 p.m. on Oct. 27 when the drive-thru customer entered the restaurant through an employee door and asked for the condiment. Video released by police shows the woman attack the manager after she was told she could not be in the building.  

  • Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

    Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-11-13 22:56:59 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 6:07 PM EST2018-11-13 23:07:17 GMT

    MALMSTROM AFB - Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Fortner, the commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron, has been relieved of duty.  According to a press release from MAFB Public Affairs, Colonel Aaron Guill relieved Fortner due to,  "loss of trust and confidence after a series of events."   Complaints had been filed with the 341st Missile Wing Inspector General, which is what initiated an investigation.  It concluded several of those complaints ...

    MALMSTROM AFB - Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Fortner, the commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron, has been relieved of duty.  According to a press release from MAFB Public Affairs, Colonel Aaron Guill relieved Fortner due to,  "loss of trust and confidence after a series of events."   Complaints had been filed with the 341st Missile Wing Inspector General, which is what initiated an investigation.  It concluded several of those complaints ...