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 By Anna Dragseth    News    October 20, 2021 

Corps Releases Final Impact Statement On Fort Peck Test Flow, Public Still Has Time To Be Heard

On Sept. 24, the Corps released a final environmental impact statement (EIS) laying out future plans as well as expected economic impacts. The EIS describes analyses of predicted benefits and environmental impacts and lays out alternative plans,...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    October 20, 2021 

Fort Peck Dam Test Release To Have Devastating Impacts On Surrounding Communities

In an effort to see if the endangered pallid sturgeon can successfully spawn in the wild, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Omaha District) will be executing an experiment that involves fluctuating...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    October 20, 2021 

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Reopening Of Sidney-Richland County Library Oct. 20

The Sidney-Richland County Library will be celebrating its newly renovated space with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 2:45 p.m., followed by an open house from 3-6 p.m. The open house gives...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    October 20, 2021 

Former Sidney Resident In ICU With COVID Complications

Hilary Lee, a Sidney resident, is fighting for her life in the ICU at Billings Clinic. For over 2 weeks, she has been battling COVID-19 complications and is in critical condition.  As of Oct. 16, doctors have been telling Hilary’s family that she...

 

Father & Son Share Passion For Hunting

Derek and Waylon Schieffer, Sidney, have shared a passion for hunting for several years. Derek began hunting at a young age with his father; he recalls his father, Robert, taking him hunting before...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    October 13, 2021

Recent Vandalism Of Fairview Tunnel Leads To Prosecutions

The Fairview Bridge and tunnel has been admired by locals for years. This treasured landmark has been defaced with graffiti and other acts of vandalism several times. McKenzie County Sheriff's...

 

Watford City's Rough Rider Center To Offer Fun-Filled Day Oct. 16

On Saturday, Oct. 16, the Rough Rider Center will be hosting its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will include a pumpkin patch, vendor show, fall-wreath-making, games for all ages, a pumpkin decorating contest, face painting, fun...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    October 6, 2021

National Guard Helps SHC Combat COVID-19

The Montana National Guard started helping the Sidney Health Center (SHC) combat COVID-19 on Saturday, Oct. 2. Montana Governor Greg Gianforte sent out four Montana National Guardsmen to assist the En...

 

McKenzie County Breaks Ground On Its New Ag Expo

On Wednesday, Sept. 29 McKenzie County community members gathered at the new fairgrounds construction site to celebrate the new Ag Expo.  The event featured remarks from building committee members...

 

Drought Hinders Harvest For Area Farmers

This year in McKenzie County harvest was “a little tough” for producers. One of the driest years to date in 127 years with soil moisture low and poor crop conditions.  “Several crops were turned into forage for livestock because there was not...

 
 By Anna Dragseth    News    October 6, 2021

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Reopening Of Sidney-Richland County Library Oct. 20

The Sidney-Richland County Library will be celebrating its newly renovated space with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 2:45 p.m., followed by an open house from 3-6 p.m. The open house gives the public a chance to see the space and visit...

 

Drought Conditions Leads To Shortage In Hay For Area Producers

Ranchers across the Midwest are facing a shortage of forage due to this year's drought. According to a survey conducted by NDSU Extension ranchers across the state reported a 51-75% reduction in hay...

 

Grasshoppers Wreaking Havoc On Crops & Pastures

Farmers across the area have taken a blow this year; a combination of the devastating drought and a sky-rocketing population of grasshoppers has caused significant losses for producers.  “I believe that a majority of our farmers and ranchers are...

 

McKenzie County Breaks Ground On Its New Ag Expo

On Wednesday, Sept. 29 McKenzie County community members gathered at the new fairgrounds construction site to celebrate the new Ag Expo.  The event featured remarks from building committee members Tim Jorgenson, Howdy Lawlar, and Chris Kubal - all...

 

Montana Horsepower Jackpots Scheduled Throughout Oct. Sidney

Montana Horsepower is hosting Ranch Hand and Ranch Sorting jackpots throughout the month of October. Practice started Sunday, Sept. 26 followed by jackpots on Oct. 3, 9,17, and 30 (all dates pending weather). The event will take place in Sidney at...

 

New Richland County Fair Manager Focuses On Connecting Community & County Fair

As of Sept. 13, Pamela Shelmidine-Wipf joined the Richland County Fair & Rodeo as the new fairgrounds manager. With this position, she oversees the day-to-day operation of the fairgrounds, including regular maintenance and rental of the buildings....

 

Denowh & Vitt Elected Delegates For American Angus Convention

Two area ranchers and American Angus Association members, Chad Denowh and Dale Vitt have been selected as delegates for the 138th American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 8 at Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX. Denowh,...

 

SHC Offers An Advanced Treatment For COVID-19

In September, Sidney Health Center established an Outpatient IV Therapy Treatment area to administer the Monoclonal Antibody Treatment (MAB) for COVID-19 patients. The FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) for several monoclonal antibody...

 

Montana Horsepower Jackpots Scheduled Throughout Oct. Sidney

Montana Horsepower is hosting Ranch Hand and Ranch Sorting jackpots throughout the month of October. Practice started Sunday, Sept. 26 followed by jackpots on Oct. 3, 9,17, and 30 (all dates pending weather). The event will take place in Sidney at...

 

NDRA Rodeo Slated For Sept. 24-25 In Watford City

This year, the McKenzie County Cowboys Association will be hosting the North Dakota Rodeo Association Championship Finals Rodeo at the McKenzie County Fairgrounds, Watford City, on Friday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 25. The rodeo will start at 7...

 

New Richland County Fair Manager Focuses On Connecting Community & County Fair

As of Sept. 13, Pamela Shelmidine-Wipf joined the Richland County Fair & Rodeo as the new fairgrounds manager. With this position, she oversees the day-to-day operation of the fairgrounds,...

 

Watford City Heritage Day This Saturday

The McKenzie County Watford City Heritage Park, located west of Watford City at 904 2nd Ave. SW, will be celebrating its 21st Annual Heritage Day with a brand new building and mural. On Saturday,...

 

Watford City & Sidney's Suicide Awareness Walk/Run Set For Sept. 18

The newly formed “Running Free” organization is hosting its 2nd Annual Suicide Awareness Walk/Run event in Watford City on Saturday, Sept. 18. The race will start at 9 a.m. CDT at 313 Fox Hills Pkwy N, Watford City, (Stonehome Brewing Co....

 

NDRA Rodeo Slated For Sept. 24-25 In Watford City

This year, the McKenzie County Cowboys Association will be hosting the North Dakota Rodeo Association Championship Finals Rodeo at the McKenzie County Fairgrounds, Watford City on Friday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 25. The rodeo will start at 7 p.m...

 

Denowh & Vitt Elected As Delegates For American Angus Convention

Two area ranchers and American Angus Association members, Chad Denowh and Dale Vitt have been selected as delegates for the 138th American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 8 at Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX. Denowh,...

 

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