News from the Walking X Ranch

Cowboy prank

A young guy we thought a lot of had come to help us do some sorting and other cow work in preparation for branding. His name was Scott and he was darned sure a cowboy and good hand. Him and his Dad before him, staunchly believed in not riding mares. Scott and I had argued about it for years, but […]

North Camp Crook News

After an amazing trip to and through Iowa State University at Ames, IA, we breathlessly arrived home late last night so the news this week might be slightly abbreviated. The neighbors all were in the various stages of branding, sorting and moving cattle to summer pasture this week, but had other ventures too. Next week we will catch up to […]

Landon McKitrick earns once-in-a lifetime trip to Washington, D.C.

Slope Electric Cooperative is proud to announce the winner of its 2024 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour essay competition. In June, McKitrick will join nearly 2,000 students from across the country on a weeklong trip to our nation’s capital, where he will visit historic locations, observe the inner workings of our nation’s government, meet members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation and […]

North Dakota Outdoors

Open water means checking for aquatic nuisance species

Unfortunately, my old hometown of LaMoure stakes the claim to being home to the first documented bighead carp identified in the James River about five years ago and also a couple of the only zebra mussel infested lakes – Twin Lake and Lake LaMoure. When I visit LaMoure I still drive past the old house, the school and enjoy stopping […]

Bowman Regional Library seeks county help

But federal stimulus plan may be answer

The American Rescue Plan Act may literally come to the rescue of the Bowman Regional Library. The ARPA is a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that was passed in 2021 and was designed to help restart an economy hobbled by the global pandemic. That may be one answer to the planned project for the property just south of the library. The […]

Boring challenge faces wind project, county officials

To paraphrase Shakespeare, the Bowman County officials and the APEX Energy company, have a problem. Literally, the question is to bore or not to bore. And where. The Bowman Wind project is still in the early phases with the parent company, APEX Energy, coordinating with the county on the proposed wind farm project and its infrastructure needs. The location of […]

Costs increase

Proposed Rhame water main project faces obstacles

The City of Rhame is facing tough choices when it comes to its aging water system. The mayor went to the Bowman County Commission after a recent bidding came in higher than expected. Mayor Rocky Wallman told the commission that he came to review the status of the project with the county at the May 7 meeting. “With the water […]

News from the Walking X Ranch

A cat and a late night bronc ride

Cody was a well broke, gentle mare. She had been a stellar saddle horse until she was about 16, then got promoted to broodmare, which she also excelled at. She wouldn’t kick, strike, bite or buck, so a pretty solid horse. When this event happened, it was late fall and I had taken her to the vet to have a […]

North Camp Crook News

Can you believe we are in May? This week was full of highs and lows for me personally and for all of us in the community. High winds, but also lovely sunshine. Our stock trailer is sporting new tires thanks to Wolffy’s garage, done in fine fashion Monday morning. Ann and Lane Dingfelder served me a lovely breakfast, the next […]

A fishing license from the tap of an app? Yes

When it comes to phone apps, I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the next generation. I’m at best the past generation and hopefully not the lost generation. While I admit I do enjoy having access to all the Game and Fish Department information on my mobile device, I’m much more comfortable on my desktop and laptop if needed. […]

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