Walter Hadley, who has extensive planning experience in Idaho, has been hired as the new planner for McKenzie County .
DOT to study four-lane for U.S. 85
While an actual four-lane of U.S. Highway 85 from Watford City to Williston could very well be years in the future, the North Dakota Dept. of Transportation (NDDOT) has begun taking the initial steps of making that a reality.
Perfect seeding conditions
Early seeding in McKenzie County continues to run way ahead of last year's late start.
WAWS brings water to western North Dakota
$110 million project to provide potable water to municipal and rural residents throughout western North Dakota.
Food trucks pose new issues for city
The overwhelming demand for restaurants is not yet being met by new restaurants, but by vendors in food trucks or trailers.
The Watford City High School went into “lock-down” for minutes last Wednesday afternoon as the Watford City Police Dept., along with members of the Northwest Area Task Force and canine units from the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Williston Police Dept., conducted a drug search of the school.
New museum exhibit showcases oil industry
Museum to house scale model of oil well site
$8 million remodel plan for elementary school unveiled
It wasn’t all that many years ago, when faced with a decade of declining enrollment, that the McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 School Board was giving very serious consideration to the closing of the Watford City Elementary School.
School District No. 1 to hire and hire . . . and hire
The McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 is looking to hire 12 teaching positions and two administration positions for the 2012-2013 school year.
Homefest gets a big makeover
Homefest is a Watford City tradition that celebrates class and family reunions, street dances and warm weather.
Officials dispute figures in latest Census estimate
City, county officials say county’s population far exceeds 7,019 estimate
County rallies behind “Pick Up the Patch”
Volunteers collect over 1,400 bags of roadside garbage
Traffic violations on the rise
Law enforcement see huge jump in number of traffic offenses
New power plant proposed in county
Basin Electric to begin construction of new $64.5 million Lonesome Creek electric generation plant west of Watford
County approves landfill expansion
With the McKenzie County Landfill quickly running out of space to put any more waste, the McKenzie County Commissioners have approved a $1,171,170 contract to expand the landfill.
Watford grows with three new annexations
City Council contemplates updating city master plan to accommodate 15,000 people
School charges forward on expansion plans
Public informational meeting to be held on April 12 to address school district’s building needs
With traffic on U.S. Highway 85 between Williston and Watford City increasing, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT)will be moving forward with plans to extend additional passing lanes.
Tired of the trash
Area residents take the challenge to “Pick Up the Patch”
To seed or not to seed
An easy winter and mild spring have McKenzie County farmers wondering when to get back into the fields
City ups cost of building permits
Call it a sign of the times. It is getting more and more costly for everyone to provide services in western North Dakota.
First Lutheran Church Choir to perform Easter Cantata
Easter Cantata to be performed on Sunday, April 1
School board looks at building options
With the number of students attending McKenzie County Public School District No. 1 still on the rise and showing no sign of slowing up in the near future, the district school board is moving as fast as it can to come up with more classroom space.
Truck damages Long X Bridge
The Long X Bridge, 16 miles south of Watford City, was temporarily closed Sunday afternoon after a semi hauling a trailer and carrying an excavator repeatedly struck overhead beams of the bridge before finally breaking one of the beams from the bridge structure.
Local elections drawing few candidates
April 13 is deadline to file for city, county, school openings
City Council approves new housing developments
New homes, apartments and a new truck stop will soon be going up in Watford City.
County to spend $17.3 million to fix road
The McKenzie County Commissioners have just approved an award of $17.3 million to make badly needed repairs to County Road 10.
Mail carrier logs over a million miles
Knutson wears out 10 vehicles in 36-year career of delivering mail
Planning for new Watford
The last time that Watford City looked to its future it was a little over 10 years ago. At that time Watford City was a very different community than it is today.
Alexander residents prefer 85 bypass to go west of city
“Go West,” was almost the unanimous consensus of the nearly 75 Alexander residents who attended the first public meeting on a proposed U.S. Highway 85 bypass or truck reliever route around the community.