Williams County, ND

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Blacktail Dam subject of two-year project to test area's water

The Williams County Soil Conservation District is nearing completion on a two-year project testing the water out at Blacktail Dam near Williston. Molly Jugovic, Soil Conservation District Manager, said the project began when concerns arose regarding a strong smell coming from Blacktail’s water. With a grant from the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, the Soil Conservation District began taking samples of the water bi-monthly, sending the samples to Bismarck for testing.
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Williams County to close parks survey soon

Williams County is developing a master plan for its parks to guide future investments. The public is invited to provide feedback, which will be incorporated into this master plan for the county’s parks system. The survey will be closing Friday, July 23. Background. The parks survey is online at https://bit.ly/WCParksMasterPlan....
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Williams County farmers divided over topic of cloud seeding efforts

WILLIAMS COUNTY, N.D. - For more than 20 years, Williams County has partnered with the State’s Atmospheric Resource Board for cloud modification. The goal of this program is to increase rainfall and suppress hail. While this sounds like a good thing, some farmers argue they are not seeing the benefits and question its actual effectiveness.
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Tour will show ways MonDak growers are making soil healthier and wealthier

Good soil health not only makes land more productive and profitable, it makes it resilient to weather extremes. Intercropping, cover crops, and regenerative agricultural practices are among practices producers in the MonDak are exploring at farms across the MonDak and the Williams County Soil Conservation District has arranged a free tour of area ranches to demonstrate how some of these cutting edge approaches to building soil health and resilience are boosting agriculture in the MonDak.
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Looking to get out? Here's some things to do around the area this weekend!

The Williston area is buzzing with activity this weekend! Here are some of the things to check out this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!. Friday, July 16:The Divide County Threshing Bee kicks off in Crosby, with three days of tractors, talent shows and demonstrations. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. each day, with the Tractorcade starting things off on Friday at 9 a.m. Visit www.dcthreshingbee.com to see the full slate of events!
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Soil health tour set for NW region next week

If you would like to learn more about what some producers in the area have been doing to improve their soil health, make plans to join the Soil Conservation Districts, NDSU Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Ag Improvement Associations in Williams and Divide counties for a soil health tour on Thursday, July 22.
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USAF plans aerial mosquito treatment on Thursday

The U.S. Air Force Reserve is tentatively scheduled to conduct an aerial adulticide treatment for Williston Spray Blocks 1 – 14 on Thursday, July 15. The Williston Vector Control District is tentatively scheduled to conduct aerial adulticide treatments for the cities of Ray and Grenora on Wednesday, July 14 with back-up dates of Thursday, July 15 or Friday, July 16.

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Residents of White Earth and nearby areas strategized Monday night in White Earth City Hall to determine how best to defeat new oil waste processing facility proposed by CCS Midstream Services. More than 30 ranchers, townspeople, oil workers, and community leaders gathered to voice their concerns and offer ideas on how to stop the facility from being built.
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2021 WREC and Nesson Valley Field Day speakers

An irrigation research specialist for Nesson Valley, Jacobs will be talking about intercropping in irrigated production. Jacobs also works with variety trials in small grain and broadleaf crops, and is managing 17 different crops, including their selection and management. He began a research project on intercropping chickpea and flax and field pea and canola in 2018, which compares the differences in mixed versus alternating rows, planting populations, and dryland versus irrigated practices. Jacobs has a bachelor’s degree in crop and weed science with a focus in agronomy from NDSU. Prior to graduation, Jacobs was a summer intern with WREC, helping with research at Nesson Valley. He is also a beginning farmer in Williams County, and has several years experience working with other farmers in Williams County.

Williams County seeking input on parks master plan

WILLISTON, N.D. - Williams County’s Parks Department is looking for public input to determine long-term plans for its sites. For the first time ever, the park board decided to create a master plan that would help create goals and objectives that would meet the needs of the community. They have partnered with WSB Engineering to help them in the planning process. Director Jeremy Ludlum says he wants everyone’s input, whether it be good, or bad.
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2021 saw far fewer fireworks related incidents, Williston FD reports

A fire east of the fairgrounds was one result of July 4 fireworks, but the Williston Fire Department said overall the holiday weekend was a positive one. Fire Chief Matt Clark said that from a numbers perspective, a typical July 4 weekend sees anywhere from 40 to 50 fireworks-related incidents, including fires and medical calls. For 2021, those numbers were quite a bit different.

Williams County holding first ever concert series

WILLIAMS COUNTY - For the first time ever, Williams County is bringing free live music and entertainment to its many parks. The first ever “Summer Concert Series” started on July 2 as Josey and the Whalers played out at Blacktail Dam. More concerts are planned this month and August at Epping/Springbrook Dam, Kota Ray Dam, Little Egypt, and McGregor Dam. Parks Director Jeremy Ludlum said he wants to promote both the county’s parks and the local music scene.
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Half of adults in ND have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, while fewer than a third have in Williams County

Just over half the adults in North Dakota have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while less than 49% have up-to-date coverage. In Williams County, however, less than a third of adults have gotten at least one dose, and about 29% have up-to-date coverage. For those 65 and older, the vaccine rates are far higher, with 65% getting at least one dose and nearly 63% with up-to-date coverage.
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Williston Vector Control District conducting treatments July 8, 11

The Williston Vector Control District will be conducting adulticide treatments this week between July 8th and July 11th as follows:. Ground: Williston Blocks 1 – 6, Grenora, and Ray. Aerial: Williston Blocks 8 and 9. All treatments will take place near sunset, weather permitting. Please maintain a distance of at...