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Smoke from wildfires in Montana and Canada is causing health concerns, according to Chuck Hyatt, manager of data collections for the Division of Air Quality for the North Dakota Department of Health. “The smoke is getting to an unhealthy level,” he said. “We are telling people to avoid it as much as possible in their daily activities.”
For the second time in three years a Louis L’Amour Elementary School kindergarten teacher is a finalist for the North Dakota Teacher of the Year Award. Heather Tomlin-Rohr is one of five finalists for the 2018 honor, according to a Monday announcement from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. She learned of the news from Kirsten Baesler, state superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction, who is visiting each of the finalists in his or her classroom.
A three-year long disagreement between AT&T and the Spiritwood Energy Park Association has been settled. SEPA agreed to pay $137,000 of the $209,000 request from AT&T for work moving a cable to make room for the construction of the rail loop at SEPA in 2014. Chris Rathjen, president of the SEPA Board of Directors, made the announcement to the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board during its meeting Monday. The decision had been made in a special SEPA Board of Directors meeting just prior to the JSDC meeting.
The Jamestown Planning Commission approved two plat changes related to development in Jamestown. Chastity Schafer, office manager for R.H. Rebel Storage, told the commission Monday the replat of R.H. Rebel Addition, located at 10th Avenue and 23rd Street Southwest, would create bigger lots that could better be developed commercially. R.H. Rebel already has storage units adjacent to the property.
A train carrying only wind turbine blades was eastbound through Jamestown Friday afternoon. Keith A. Norman / The Sun
Ty Davis, a fi fth-grader at Roosevelt Elementery School, gets the last of the caramel roll from his plate during Grandparents Day at the school Friday. Rose McClean, Ty's great-grandmother, is in the center with Mike and Gayle Rodin, Ty’s grandparents. Keith A. Norman / The Sun
The Hurricane Harvey bump at the gas pumps may be short lived, according to Gene Laducer, a spokesman for AAA of North Dakota. Gas prices reached $2.55 per gallon recently in Jamestown. “We probably have peaked,” Laducer said. “Prices have stabilized in the last couple of days and the future prices are falling. In the next couple of weeks we could see (retail) gas prices fall 10 to 15 cents.”
The process of implementing pay-as-youthrow garbage collections and residential recycling may be entering the homestretch, according to Ralph Friebel, owner of the Recycling Center
The Jamestown City Council and the Stutsman County Commission approved a $75,000 settlement with Christine S
After packaging its one millionth meal in 2016, the Jamestown Kiwanis Club is looking to package $25,000 worth of meals again in 2017.