Gas prices in Valley City have gone up nearly 66 cents over the past month, but area gas prices are still among the lowest in North Dakota.
With an average gas price of $3.69 in Valley City, the average gas price in North Dakota, as of Friday, was $3.76 per-gallon âthe highest on record â with the highest price in the state in Jamestown at an average of $3.82 per-gallon, according to Gene LaDoucer, AAA spokesperson in Fargo.
âJamestown usually isnât among the highest,â said La Doucer. The reason Jamestown prices are higher than Valley City âprobably has to do with its market.â
The Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals has donated a HomeAgain microchip scanner to the Valley City Police Department and the Barnes County Sheriffâs Department. This will assist the two departments when called on animals that are found to see if the animal has been microchipped, hopefully reuniting them with their ownears quickly.
Sheriff Randy said Friday âIt will definitely help the owners (of stray pets), and we wonât have to take them (stray animals) to the poundâ if owners are easily located and they can pick up their strays at the the sheriffâs department.
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A new program has been started at Washington Elementary this year. It is called Battle of the Books, which goes along with February being reading month. The goals of the program are to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence.