2021-06-18 E-Edition

State rodeo championships bring another boost to local economy

Hundreds of families from throughout North Dakota and some from nearby Montana and South Dakota converged on Bowman for a weekend of high school rodeo. That not only allowed some of the participants to earn a berth in the upcoming national high school rodeo championships in Lincoln (Nebraska), but it also brought another economic boost to the region, according to […]

State Public Service Commission sets meeting on large wind power project near Rhame, Bowman

A proposal to build more than 70 wind turbines south of Bowman and Rhame will have a meeting June 24 at the Bowman Lodge and Convention Center at 8 a.m. The meeting is being held by the North Dakota Public Service Commission. The company, Apex Clean Energy, has announced that the proposed wind farm would generate approximately 200 megawatts of […]

Drought disaster fund gets financial boost

The Water Commission approved an additional $2 million in funding for the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Assistance Program June 8. In total, $4.1 million has been authorized through multiple approvals since the Program was reactivated in April 2021. The program was originally created in 1991 and was last activated in 2017. It is geared toward eligible livestock producers experiencing […]

Leona Mae Brewer, 92

Leona Mae Brewer, 92, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away June 1, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri, with family visitation beginning at 10:00am. Leona is survived by her daughters Susan Sims and […]

Bowman Lions Busy Weekend

After a somewhat lack luster Spring, the Bowman Lions really packed a lot into the first weekend in June. Our weekend began with a renewed Kids Fishing Derby at the Bowman Haley Dam and “finished up” early Sunday as we fed Firemen from across ND at the North Dakota State Firemen’s Convention held this year at the Four Seasons Pavilion […]

Jim Ballweber Scholarship Recipient Chosen

Harley Lardy is this year’s recipient of the Jim Ballweber Scholarship, awarded by the Bowman County Crop Improvement Association. This scholarship is available to freshmen or incoming freshmen in college, pursuing a degree in Agriculture. The recipient receives a $500 scholarship to the school of their choice. Harley is a recent graduate from Bowman County High School. She has been […]

Excellence in Communication

DICKINSON, ND (06/09/2021)– A number of students demonstrated exceptional skills in communications courses at Dickinson State University (DSU). These students were awarded the Recognition of Excellence in Communication by the Office of Academic Affairs following the spring 2021 semester. The Recognition of Excellence in Communication is awarded to students in all disciplines who have demonstrated a high level of achievement […]

Guest Columnists

Spring nesting

The lack of winter snowpack created a bit of mystery as to when the spring snow goose migration would begin, which route the birds would take and if the lack of snow would slide the geese through without delay. Coming up with the answer was a combination of biology, gut feeling and observation. Luckily for waterfowl biologists, advances in technology […]

Early Weaning a Drought Management Strategy

Early weaning can help reduce pressure on native pastures and extend forage supplies for adult beef cows. (NDSU photo) Rainfall is one of the most important factors that influence management decisions on the ranch, according to North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialists. This year is no different because most of North Dakota is experiencing severe dry weather. Drought conditions […]