US Army Corps of Engineers To Reduce Baldhill Dam Outflow

ST. PAUL, MN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reducing outflows into the Sheyenne River at Baldhill Dam northwest of Valley City to around 50 cubic feet per second beginning Friday, August 7.

Outflows are being reduced in order to perform gauge maintenance and pipeline infrastructure maintenance downstream of Baldhill Dam.

Corps staff lowered Lake Ashtabula water levels to elevation 1,265.4 feet in order to store the water. The pool is expected to climb to an elevation near 1,266.3 feet during this time.

Baldhill Dam Resource Manager Rich Schueneman said the staff plans to resume normal outflows of 800 cfs by August 12.

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Public Schools Set Public Forums On Expansions and Renovations

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Jamestown Public School Board has set two community forums to discuss proposed expansions and renovations of elementary and middle schools, and the $19 million in levy bonds set for a special election.

According to Superintendent Rob Lech, the first phase of the project would address growth and improve air quality at each elementary building and the middle school. Options would include decommissioning Washington Elementary and increase the capacity of Louis L’Amour from 125 to 360 students. The proposals come after projects showed an increase to roughly 1,070 students by the 2019-2020 school year. Projected completion is estimated to be August 2017.

$1 million of the funds would go on to Roosevelt, Gussner, and Lincoln for renovation and the projected total costs will be roughly $18.62 million. There will be a $13 million second phase to follow that would include expansion to Gussner Elementary and additional renovations to Roosevelt and Lincoln.

Two community meetings for interested parties will be August 12th and September 17th at the Thompson Meeting Room at 7:00 PM both nights.

Click here to view the full FAQ Sheet for the proposed projects.
FAQ – $19 million Bond Referendum

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One Person Dies In Rollover West of Valley City

VALLEY CITY, ND – (NewsDakota.com) Authorities say one person died in a rollover involving a pickup pulling a camper today on Interstate 94 west of Valley City.

The Highway Patrol says the rollover happened just before 11 o’clock when the driver lost control in the eastbound lane and rolled the pickup and camper into the median.

Once again one fatality occurred in that rollover which remains under investigation with the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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Jamestown Arts Center To Celebrate 51 Years Of Annual Art Show

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Jamestown Arts Center was established when local artists wanted a way to display their artwork and share it with the community back in 1964.

And 51 years later, the Arts Center prepares for their 51st annual arts show. Executive Director of the Jamestown Arts Center Cyndi Wish stated that those artists basically established the grounds for what the Arts Center has become today.

Wish pointed out that local and regional artists will bring a wide variety of artwork to the community to display for free. Nearly 40 different artists will be featured during the event. The opening reception has been planned for August 29th and will be free and open to the community.

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