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June 28th, 2012
At a meeting of the Joint Truck Regulatory Board on Wednesday, Tim Gillespie, the sole truck regulatory officer for Barnes, Dickey, LaMoure and Stutsman Counties said after a little more than a year, the Truck Regulatory Program has had tremendous results, but more work needs to be done.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is working to inform Americans gearing up for their Independence Day celebrations next week that the new analysis of crash data shows July 4 is the deadliest day for teenage drivers and the motorists alongside them.
‚ÄúI would really like to see the city conserve and capitalize its assets,‚ÄĚ said Valley City‚Äôs newest commissioner, Madeline Luke. Two of Valley City‚Äôs biggest assets, Luke says, are the Sheyenne River and a walkable downtown. Luke hopes to use her seat on the city‚Äôs commission to preserve both.
‚ÄúI think people are naturally drawn to water,‚ÄĚ Luke said. She has lived in various communities with rivers, which she says are beneficial to both quality of life and attracting travelers.
The North Dakota Winter Show will soon host a Flea Market and Craft Fair that will run in conjunction with a Horsemanship Seminar and Riding Clinic on Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12.
NDWS manager Dawn Riley said the process of soliciting vendors for the event began last week, and there is plenty of space for available for booths in the Main Arena of the Winter Show building.
Last week, Dr. Vitaliano Figueroa began employment at Valley City State University as the new Vice-President for Student Affairs. In this role, Vitaliano replaced Mr. Glen Schmalz who resigned his position earlier this year.
Valley City Public Works released its Annual Drinking Water Quality Report this month, which studied the city‚Äôs drinking water from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 in 2011.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm pleased to announce that our drinking water is safe and meets federal and state requirements,‚ÄĚ water treatment plant manager Wade Hesch said in the report.
The North Dakota Department of Health has found that Valley City‚Äôs drinking water is susceptible to potential contaminants, but claimed the sources of that contamination ‚Äúare no longer identifiable.‚ÄĚ
The normally small and quaint lakeside town of Sibley will be busier with locals participating in games and activities Saturday during Sibley Days. Ruth Eberle, who helps coordinate the event, said she hopes everyone can make it for a day of family fun.
The annual event, which will take place at the Sibley crossing, will begin at 10 a.m. with a craft and flea market outside The Fishtank, a bar and restaurant in Sibley. Eberle said anyone can participate in the market.
‚ÄúYou can show up that morning and that‚Äôs just fine,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúYou don‚Äôt have to register.‚ÄĚ
BISMARCK, N.D. ‚Äď In what Richard Betting, of People to Save the Sheyenne, calls a blow to government transparency in North Dakota, the State Water Commission will no longer allow citizens to call in and listen to SWC meetings.
David Laschkewitsch, director of administrative services for the SWC, said Friday that there are several reasons for the move, mainly that the commission‚Äôs phone technology is not conducive to the process.
‚ÄúWe have no interest in hiding anything,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThat is not our desire: to make it more difficult.‚ÄĚ
BISMARCK, N.D. ‚Äď The fate of the Sheyenne and Red River Valleys are in one man‚Äôs hands: State Engineer Todd Sando.
On Friday, Richard Betting of the People to Save the Sheyenne and Valley City City Commissioner Madeline Luke of the Ad Hoc Downstream Group presented testimony to Sando at a hearing on the permit that would allow the newly constructed outlet on the east end of Devils Lake to operate. The outlet would drain into the Sheyenne River, which feeds into the Red River of the North and runs into Canada.
For some it‚Äôs a chance to remember, others a reason to celebrate, but every step taken at the Barnes County Relay for Life was a step toward finding a cure for cancer.
‚ÄúThe world with less cancer and more birthdays gets closer with every Relay for Life event,‚ÄĚ said emcee Paul Leier during the opening ceremony.
Funds raised from the event go to the American Cancer Society, which sponsors Relay for Life, to find cures and fight back against cancer, team developer Carol Grenz said.