April 23rd, 2013
With snow still on the ground and temperatures well below average, it may seem that summer is never coming, but the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association is gearing up for a summer full of outdoor activities.
The group will soon begin hikes and work days along the trail that ends in New York.
The first hike is May 5, and a work day is planned for May 18.
For more information on the events planned along the scenic trail that stretches from Lake Sakakawea, N.D., to Crown Point, N.Y., read Tuesday's Times-Record.
While Valley City officials do not foresee a major flood in the forecast, commissioners met in a special meeting on Friday to begin the process of applying for financial aid, just in case, after the National Weather Service changed its flood outlook for the city on Thursday.
For more on this story, read Monday's Times-Record.
The Valley City Optimist Club in partnership with Bank Forward recently celebrated Library month by holding "Library Skates" each Sunday night in March. Washington Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, St. Catherine's, and the Jr. High School were represented.
Students registered each week while at skating for their respective school. The school with the highest attendance would receive the largest donation to their school library.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Four Valley City State University students attended the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
VCSU biology Professor Andre DeLorme, who accompanied the students along with fisheries and wildlife Professor Casey Williams, said Friday VCSU has been having undergraduate students attend conferences for the past â€ś5 to 10 years. Every year we take them on regional conferences,â€ť but rarely to national conferences. â€śI think it's a great experience for them.â€ť
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Victor Rodriguez, professor from California State University, spoke to faculty and administration at Valley City State University Friday about increasing diversity and welcomeness on campus.
Rodriguez, who is a professor in the department of chicano and latino studies, told the Times-Record Friday that it's important for VCSU to increase diversity on campus, both faculty and staff, for a number of reasons. Read more in Monday's Times-Record
The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce and Valley City-Barnes County Development Corp. is asking the community to nominate deserving businesses for their joint awards banquet in May.
Chamber office manager Kay Vinje said they'll give out four awards at the annual banquet, which are the business of the year award, community image award, community spirit award and hi-line award.
To learn more about the criteria of the awards, read Friday's Times-Record.
Smoke-free signs must be posted in all enclosed public places and places of employment under North Dakotaâ€™s new smoke-free law, said Vicki Voldal Rosenau, City-County Health District tobacco prevention coordinator.
The Valley City-based City-County Health District has educational resources and free signs available for local business. Downloadable sign templates and educational resources are available at www.breathend.com.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record
Valley City has a 50 percent chance of moderate spring flooding, said Greg Gust of the National Weather Service Grand Forks office Thursday.
As a result of the latest prediction, the Valley City Commission planned to meet in special session 7:30 a.m. today â€śto declare a flood emergency and to open the door for federal funding,â€ť said Mayor Bob Werkhoven.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County has two new options to consider regarding where the 9-1-1 dispatch could be located. During its regular meeting on Tuesday, Barnes County. Commissioners discussed four options for the move, which is planned to take place on or before July 16, and hope to make a decision soon.
For more on possible locations for the 9-1-1 dispatch center, read Thursday Times-Record.
Local runners were shocked when they learned that two bomb blasts near the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon killed three and injured 140.
Fargo Marathon director Mark Knutson said that the chilling attacks made him very sad.
"I've already been asked if we are going to increase security," Knutson said of the May 18 Fargo Marathon, which is expected to attract more than 20,000 runners. "We'll take whatever steps necessary but something like this, it's pretty much impossible to prevent."
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record