The Ellsworth Task Force, a local committee set up to help protect Ellsworth Air Force Base from closure, could possibly see its funding cut as Mayor Allender continues looking at the city budget for 2017. According to the Rapid City Journal article, Mayor Allender believes that the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, which has roughly the same mission as the Ellsworth Task Force, has done substantially more to help keep the base off of future closure proceedings by making sure Ellsworth's sustainability is kept up. The future of the Ellsworth Task Force is uncertain should the annual $75,000 from the city be cut from the budget.
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