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Council asks city attorney to work on new water agreement

Watford City’s City Council took a very tentative first step forward on the concept of bringing treated municipal water from the Williston Water Treatment Plant to Watford City during its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 7.

Posted 9/16/09 (Wed)read more »

Road work causing traffic delays

If you traveled east out of Watford City this spring or summer, it was probably easy to see that the long winter coupled with added traffic was very hard on U.S. Highway 23 east of Watford City.

Posted 9/16/09 (Wed)read more »

NDRA Championship Rodeo rides into town this weekend

It’s coming. Polish your boots and grab your hats, the rodeo is coming to Watford City!

Posted 9/09/09 (Wed)read more »

Commissioners eye $16.7 million budget

McKenzie County Commissioners will be considering a 34.8 percent increase in the county’s 2010 budget during a preliminary budget hearing on Sept. 18.

Posted 9/09/09 (Wed)read more »

A harvest to remember

Things at the local elevator may not show it, but one of the greatest harvests in McKenzie County is in full swing.

Posted 9/09/09 (Wed)read more »

Watford City Police add K-9 officer to their department

he main goal of the Watford City Police Department is to keep the community safe. In an effort to do that, the department has added a new member to its team, a member that is capable of doing things most police officers can’t.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed)read more »

Old Settlers’ Day celebration offers four days of fun

As fall approaches, the time has come for the 64th Annual Old Settlers’ Day Celebration in Alexander, a weekend of food, fun, family, reunions and of course, new memories.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed)read more »

Good news for schools

Watford City and Alexander School officials are excited to see enrollment numbers on the rise.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed)read more »

Elementary school to see more students

Like most kids, Watford City Elementary students probably aren’t ready for summer to end and school to start. But ready or not, the first day of school is just around the corner and students can expect to see some new faces and a few changes around the school.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed)read more »

County’s oil production tops 821,705 barrels in May

With a resurgence in drilling for oil in North Dakota on the heels of the discovery of the Bakken and Three Forks formations in western North Dakota, since 2004, North Dakota’s crude oil production has grown an average of 16.9 percent per year.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed)read more »

Harvest on hold

After a rough harvest last year, area farmers are just happy they have something to harvest. Now they just need the weather to cooperate and let them get into their fields.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed)read more »

Construction begins on two Watford housing projects

It may not happen before the snow flies, but Watford City residents looking for housing should be able to get into the Lutheran Social Services Housing units before Christmas.

Posted 8/19/09 (Wed)read more »

County minerals bring $613 million at lease sale

McKenzie County state land mineral leases netted an average of $712 per acre during the Aug. 4 sale held by the North Dakota State Land Department.

Posted 8/19/09 (Wed)read more »

McKenzie County schools start classes next week

Although unseasonably cool weather has most kids feeling like summer hasn’t even started, the time has come for summer vacation to end with McKenzie County students heading back to school over the next week.

Posted 8/19/09 (Wed)read more »

City, rural water district look at purchasing water from Williston

Water is a basic necessity of life, something that every individual is entitled to. However, quality and availability of water varies from one area to the next, something that many residents of McKenzie County are all too familiar with.

Posted 8/12/09 (Wed)read more »

Patten named SBDC Lender of the Year

Starting a new business, especially a small business, is a process that not only takes a lot of time, it also takes a lot of resources. Fortunately for residents of McKenzie County, those resources exist and some of them are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help make small businesses a reality.

Posted 8/12/09 (Wed)read more »

Council toughens city’s pet ordinances

The Watford City City Council put some teeth into its newly revamped ordinances governing pets in Watford City during its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 3, as the council significantly increased the penalty for pets being off leash, as well as increasing impound fees for animals picked up by the city.

Posted 8/12/09 (Wed)read more »

Watford native uses hobby to create commemorative guitar

A hobby is a great way to relax and take a little time to enjoy life, but for Watford City native Dan Wagner, his hobby led to much more.

Posted 8/05/09 (Wed)read more »

Love those ribs

From one extreme to another, the Best Of The West Ribfest has proved to be successful in all types of weather, from last year’s 100-degree heat to this year’s odd July weather which consisted of a cool 65-degree day with rain and 30 mph winds.

Posted 8/05/09 (Wed)read more »

School uses stimulus funds to complete projects

August is here, and that means it’s almost time for students to head back to school. Recent improvements should have students at both schools excited for the first day of school.

Posted 8/05/09 (Wed)read more »