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Arnold Among Sidney’s Top Ten

The year 2012 has had the quaint community of Sidney realizing some harsh realities of the growing oil boom. As the year comes to an end, The Roundup would like to honor Sherry Arnold, an esteemed...

 
 By Jodi McPherson    News    May 23, 2012

Bakken Housing Summit Focasts Record Numbers In Housing Construction

The oil boom in the Bakken has made available housing in the oil patch become almost nonexistent. With housing shortages being one of the biggest problems of the current oil boom more than 350 people...

 
 By Jodi McPherson    News    May 16, 2012

Fairview Student Shines In Special Olympics

Dean Risinger stood with his friends from Fairview School anxiously waiting for the sirens of local law enforcement. The sirens signaled the start of the Montana Special Olympics Summer Games Torch...

 
 By Jodi McPherson    Sports    May 9, 2012

Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run, which benefits Special Olympics, began Tuesday morning in Fairview with law enforcement and Fairview track team members running through the town’s downtown area....

 
 By Jodi McPherson    News    April 18, 2012

Crude Pipeline Announced Along NGL Pipeline Moving Forward

Oneok Partners representatives Steve Johnson, Government Regulations, and Megan Lewis, Corporate Communications, met last Wednesday in Sidney to discuss progress of the future Bakken Natural Gas...

 
 By Jodi McPherson    News    April 11, 2012

Baucus Gives Support To Eastern Montana On Oil Impact Issues

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-MT, held an energy jobs roundtable last Wednesday at the MSU Eastern Ag Research Station, Sidney. He was joined by USDA Rural Development Deputy Undersecretary Cheryl Cook,...

 
 By Jodi McPherson    News    March 28, 2012

Neighborhood Watch Meeting In Fairview On Thursday

With the increase of residents and a noticeable increase in crime, newcomers and long-time residents of eastern Montana and western North Dakota are concerned about what can be done to feel safer....

 
 By Jodi McPherson    News    March 28, 2012

Bakken Investor & MT Energy Conferences Next Week

The increase in oil industry productions and the economic challenges have spurred North Dakota and Montana to look at the opportunities in all areas of the energy potential. Events to generate ideas...

 
 By Jodi McPherson    News    March 21, 2012

Breaking News: Body Found Believed To Be Sherry Arnold

Federal and multi-state law enforcement officers have recovered a body believed to be that of missing Sherry Arnold, 43, of Sidney. Authorities said Wednesday they believe the physical remains recover...

 

Gas Prices On The Rise

It’s nothing new to those living in the Bakken to pay higher gas prices than the rest of Montana and North Dakota. Go east or west and the price of gas is normally on average up to $.10 lower than...

 

Oil Pipeline Planned To Cross Lake Sakakawea

Major pipeline company, Enbridge, recently announced plans to build a Bakken oil pipeline crossing from one side of Lake Sakakawea to the other, but will need an environmental go ahead from several...

 

Railroad Experiencing A Renaissance With Oil Boom

Railroads seem to be experiencing a renaissance of sorts as the volume of crude oil pumped out of the Bakken continues to set records. U.S. railroads lost about six years of rail-traffic progress as...

 

Man Camp Going In At Dore

Local news and rumors have been stating that an 800-person man camp is underway just west of Dore. The camp is located on Richland County Road 137 just north of Valley View Feedlot, Fairview. The...

 

Help Sought Finding Sherry Arnold

The FBI is asking land owners in North Dakota and Montana to help find the body of missing Sidney teacher Sherry Arnold. Williston Police Chief Jim Lokken, along with Sidney Police Chief Frank...

 

Area Schools Show Support For Beloved Teacher

The disappearance of Sherry Arnold, the Sidney math teacher who went missing on Jan. 7 has devastated the communities in the area surrounding Sidney, but hasn’t changed the community spirit of...

 

Trenton Railport Progressing

A large multi-user rail terminal in Trenton, ND, which began construction early 2011, is noticeably progressing. The Bakken Petroleum Hub can easily be seen at Marley Crossing near Trenton on Highway...

 

Oil Boom In 2011

The oil industry activity in the MonDak region increased in 2011 more than anyone ever imagined. The recent activity being called a boom had everyone skeptical, but the refinement of horizontal...

 

MonDak Area Sees Housing Shortage In 2011

The current oil boom has brought many changes for the MonDak area in the past year. With the plethora of jobs available in the oil industry, our small communities have seen people from all over the...

 

Bracing For Winter In An RV

Recreational Vehicles (RVs) are no longer for recreational living in Big Sky Country and the Bakken. The homes on wheels are no longer just for the lake or camping by the river. What originally was...

 

Highway Patrol Dept. Conducting Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections

The Montana and North Dakota Highway Patrol Departments are conducting a commercial motor vehicle safety inspection saturation effort this week. The saturation effort began Monday in northeastern...

 

Relief For Truckers

With the majority of oil industry jobs being in the trucking of products, there are many truck drivers working and living in their trucks. Many of them are having to find a place to park during their...

 

Neighborhood Watch Program Off To Good Start

Several Sidney residents turned out last Thursday for a Neighborhood Watch informational meeting held at the Community Services Building, Sidney. The purpose of the meeting was to outline a...

 

Public Hearing Held To Review Sunrise Village Subdivision

A public hearing was held by the City/Richland County Planning Board last Thursday night in Sidney to review the application of a major subdivision. The board unanimously approved the application for...

 

Neighborhood Watch Informational Meeting Set For Thursday In Sidney

A Neighborhood Watch informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in the upstairs conference room of the Community Services Building, 1201 W. Holly, Sidney. The purpose of the meeti...

 

Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Summit

The 2nd Annual Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Summit was held Oct. 24-26, in Denver, CO. The summit was an opportunity for those in any area of the oil industry to meet key decision...

 

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