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A start date for residential recycling has now been pushed back to April 2, according to Ralph Friebel, owner of Recycling Center of North Dakota. Friebel told the Jamestown Public Works Committee Tuesday he expected delivery of the recycling containers during the week of March 5. Distribution of the containers is planned for the week of March 12.
There will be some similarities and differences for Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. as he runs for the U.S. Senate rather than the House of Representatives this year. Cramer announced last week he would seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. He was in Jamestown Monday, Feb. 19, to speak at the District 29 Republican Convention.
Dr. Robert Badal credits implementing the Journey to Success program in 2007 with helping the University of Jamestown, its students and himself reach the level of achievement they have today. “It is a concept that started to change the way we thought about ourselves,” he said. “After developing that idea, and getting it implemented, I started having more fun.”
The first 12 days of February resulted in nine wind chill advisories for the Jamestown area, according to Zach Hargrove, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. “It has almost seemed like a daily occurance this month,” he said, referring to warnings about bitter cold conditions. Overnight lows in Jamestown ranged from 5 below zero to 17 below zero during that period. Half of the days recorded a high of 5 degrees or colder. Average temperatures for Jamestown in mid-February are a high of 24 and a low of 5.
Officials are in the last steps of finalizing plans for the Nor
Pettibone residents may have the option of getting better quality water yet this summer, according to Cory Mack, mayor of the Kidder County city. Pettibone is located in the northeastern corner of Kidder County and had a population of 70 people, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. "We've been working on getting better quality water here for about a year," Mack said. "Now, everyone has their own well with extremely hard water. Most people have a water softener, but there is still a lot of calcium."
Weather conditions this winter have been perfect for the ground to freeze deeper than normal, according to Josh Clocksene, underground utility manager at Scherbenske Inc., a Jamestown area excavating company. “No snow and cold weather,” he said. “It depends on the soil type and conditions, but the deepest we’ve seen (this year) is 5 feet.” Average frost depths are between 3 and 4 feet in the area, Clocksene said. Last year at this time, frost was about 1 foot deep.
Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen is seeking her third term in office and is circulating a petition to place her name on the ballot. A n d e r s - en said she made up her mind to run for re-election during Gov. Doug Burgum’s State of the State address on Jan. 23.
The city of Jamestown will reimburse Otter Tail Power Company for moving poles and electrical lines as part of the street and sidewalk projects near the Two Rivers Activity Center. Ritchie Wolf, electrical engineer for Otter Tail Power, told the City Council Monday, Feb. 5, the move was required when the sidewalks were widened as part of the project. This required Otter Tail Power to purchase additional right of way for its power line.