Archive - Oct 18, 2012 - News Article
The North Dakota Department of Transportation has issued a Travel Alert for today due to high wind conditions. The strong winds may cause difficult driving conditions, especially for high-profile vehicles such as semis, trucks, busses and SUVs. Motorists are advised to use caution when meeting and passing vehicles as well as driving through strong wind gusts.
During the Valley City city commissionâ€™s regular meeting Monday, Marcia and Adam Faul of Valley Recycling asked the commission for ideas to help finance their struggling business.
The rates for cardboard, their main source of income, have dropped significantly and Marcia said the business is barely keeping afloat.
â€ś(Cardboard payments) usually cover a good portion or our expenses every month,â€ť Marcia said, but now that their revenue is decreased, theyâ€™re looking for ways to pay for a new engine for their garbage truck and stay in business.
The Valley City city commission met Wednesday during a special meeting to discuss its reaction to the Barnes County commissionâ€™s decision to move 911 operations to the Barnes County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
The county voted Tuesday to regain control of 911 effective Jan. 1, which would make dispatchers county employees instead of city employees. The change also means moving equipment to a room in the Sheriffâ€™s office and hiring a full-time 911 coordinator.
The Tolna coulee, cutting taxes versus improving services, saving education funding by replacing some local teachers with long-distance learning and public smoking bans were all issues discussed by Democrats and Republicans at Tuesdayâ€™s Candidate Forum.
Hundreds of high school students from throughout the region spent much of Wednesday at the city auditorium for the annual regional Students Against Destructive Decisions Conference sponsored by the Maple Valley SADD Chapter.
Cindy Kapaun, who leads the group with husband Brett Kapaun, said the conference, now in its eighth year, took place from about 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
â€śWe would have started earlier, but a bus broke down. Weâ€™re kind of the mom and pop of the whole group,â€ť Cindy said.
Pheasant Opener; itâ€™s Christmas, the Super Bowl and one of those Big Money whirlwind machines you sometimes see at casinos all rolled into one, except instead of dollar bills, confetti and wrapping paper, itâ€™s feathers, lead and ejected shell casings that fill the air.
Whether the weekend is spent â€śat homeâ€ť with friends, or â€śback homeâ€ť on the farm with family, opener is always good for some new stories, some new ways to cook up our quarry, and some new looks at old tales that we all just get better at telling as the years go by.