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recap of the 2011 deer season

March 19, 2012

As expected, North Dakota deer hunters took fewer deer last fall than in previous years, according to harvest statistics recently finalized by the State Game and Fish Department.
Slightly more than 95,000 hunters took more than 49,000 deer during the 2011 deer gun season. Hunter success was 51 percent, down from 64 percent in 2010 and well below the annual average of 70 percent during the past decade.

Barnes County Elementary Students are ON THE MOVE!

March 16, 2012

ON THE MOVE for Students started March 4 for all Barnes County elementary schools and ends March 31. It is a 4 week program that encourages students in kindergarten-grade 6 to do 60 minutes of physical activity on either 5 or 7 days of the week and have fun doing it!
Students who are physically active learn better, have a healthier weight and are overall healthier. Parents are encouraged to exercise with their children throughout the program.
ON THE MOVE for Students is sponsored by Barnes ON THE MOVE Partnership, local sponsors, and the North Dakota Cancer Coalition.

REACH Banquet March 29

March 16, 2012

The annual REACH banquet will be held at the Valley City Eagles on Thursday, March 29. The evening will begin with a social hosted by the REACH Directors at 6pm. The banquet is open to the public. The cost is $10 per person. This includes the social a meal, entertainment and a guest speaker.
This year's guest speaker will be Fr. Patrick Shea, president of the University of Mary.

2012 moose, elk & bighorn sheep applications are out!

March 12, 2012

North Dakota’s 2012 moose, elk and bighorn sheep proclamation has been finalized and applications are available at the State Game and Fish Department’s website. The deadline for applying is March 28.
A total of 301 elk licenses are available to hunters this fall, 200 fewer than last year.

Wes' World

March 11, 2012

A couple things come to mind this week

Excerpt from "Lucy Gayheart" by Willa Cather

"In little towns, lives roll along so close to one another; loves and hates beat about, their wings almost touching. On the sidewalks along which everybody comes and goes, you must, if you walk abroad at all, at some time pass within a few inches of the man who cheated and betrayed you, or the woman you desire more than anything else in the world. Her skirt brushes against you. You say good-morning, and go on. It is a close shave. Out in the world the escapes are not so narrow."

Wes' World: Adventures with Cream of Wheat!

March 8, 2012

Do you know how to make Cream of Wheat? I ask as I had to go and buy a box of the stuff to put on exhibit with the “Key Ingredients: America by Food” to represent ND (We’re known for Cream of Wheat by whomever it is who chooses such things and it was invented in Grand Forks in 1893) as well as the bag-o-Lutefisk and ground flax seed that is locally made. Well, I've gone and outwitted myself again since I emptied the contents of the boxes and bags at home and put the Cream of Wheat box in the display.

Wes' World: Oh Lutefisk Oh Lutefisk.

March 8, 2012

Front and center on my agenda is the Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit “Key Ingredients: America by Food” that is on display here at the Barnes County Museum now through March 11th. Sponsored by the North Dakota Humanities Council this exhibit is touring six communities in ND in 2011 and 2012 and I’ve learned that it will tour another six ND towns for 2012-2014.

remaining spring turkey tags

March 5, 2012

The 2012 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 700 licenses remain in nine units. The governor’s proclamation allows a maximum of two licenses, and hunters who did not apply in the first drawing are also eligible.

success reports from moose-elk-bighorn sheep 2011 season

February 29, 2012

2011 Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Elk Harvests
Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2011 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 88 percent for moose and 50 percent for elk.
Four bighorn sheep units were open in 2011. Game and Fish issued one license in unit B1/B2, two licenses in unit B3, and two licenses in unit B4. One additional auction license holder was able to hunt any open area. All six hunters tagged adult rams.

Jeans For Teens

February 24, 2012

St. Catherine School---Valley City

5 Star Bucking Bulls/Christensen Trucking won three of four games against YO 11 Tavern 94 won three...
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Hi-Liner volleyball became Valley City Optimist Tournament champions for the first time on Saturday...

 

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