Archive - Aug 9, 2012
Lila Bemis doesnâ€™t remember exactly when she started working weekends at the Rosebud Visitors Center, but she does know her time there is enjoyable.
Bemis, who is a retired tax accountant, works at the Rosebud every Saturday, Sunday and summer holiday, single-handedly keeping operations running when other employees arenâ€™t there.
Wednesday, Dawn Riley, executive vice president for the Valley City Chamber of Commerce, presented Bemis with the Chamberâ€™s monthly customer service award.
An overhaul of the 911 system in Barnes County inched forward on Tuesday as the Barnes County Commission voted 3-2 on a multi-faceted measure to proceed.
â€śMost of this stuff we would have done regardless of which route we go,â€ť said Commissioner Eldred Knutson.
A year ago the county commission voted to remain the governing board for 911 services and established an advisory committee with city commission and emergency service representatives to over see finances and other operations.
Kurt Eversman, manager of the Valley City National Fish Hatchery since March, is working to make the federal facility located about 2.5 miles north and west of Valley City a recreational destination.
Wednesday Eversman, 28, said â€śI would like to see people on the property. This is federal property and people should be able to come and enjoy it.â€ť