Road Project Underway

Travel on the west edge of Stanley has become a challenge for drivers over the past week as the street improvement project for 6th Avenue from Main Street to 4th Street SW and on 4th Street SW to Highway 2 got underway. Crews began work at the intersection of 4th Street SW and US Highway 2, taking out the asphalt and widening the street to accommodate turning lanes. The same type of work is occurring on the south side of US Highway 2 as well to accommodate traffic heading to and from the Westview Plaza. A temporary fill has been put on the worst parts of 4th St. SW with work to mill and grind that road to come yet later in the project. 6th Avenue from Main Street to 4th St. SW is currently closed as crews have already been working to mill and grind that section of road and get it ready for repaving. It is anticipated that section of road could be closed for about a month with traffic being rerouted by detour until the paving is complete. With the work yet to be done on 4th St. SW, the paving for both those roads will most likely be done at about the same time. 4th Street SW will be kept open to some extent to provide access for businesses located on the street and to accommodate emergency vehicle access as well. The new traffic signals installed at the intersection of 4th Street SW and US Highway 2 are anticipated to go into service this week. New signals are also being installed at the intersection of US Highway 2 and ND 8. Scheduled completion date for   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Blue Jays Rank High On Fundraiser List

On October 3, 2013 the Stanley Blue Jay volleyball team hosted the Powers Lake Ranchers for their annual Dig Pink Rally as a fundraiser for The Side-Out Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for breast cancer research. Both teams are pictured above in a photo from last October. This year the Blue Jays were the second highest fundraising group in the nation, raising $12,291.27. A school in Illinois was the top fundraiser with $36,400 and the third highest total came from a school in Texas with $12,000.96. In addition to the funds raised through donations by businesses and individuals throughout the week, the team sold a host of pink items to raise funds for this annual event. There were T-shirts available for sale at the event as well as a ‘pink’ bake sale and other pink items and a number of ways to help the Blue Jays raise funds for the Side-Out Foundation. In 2012, the Blue Jays were the third highest fundraisers and have raised over $33,000 in the five years they have held the Dig Pink events. Although fundraising isn’t the only goal of Side-Out’s Dig Pink initiatives, it is always amazing to the organization to witness what participants are able to accomplish. For their 2014 Dig Pink Games, Sports Imports will be loaning Stanley High School pink safety pads and net tape to use in recognition of their accomplishment. The first place fundraiser will receive their own set of pads and tape to keep. The other schools in the top five fundraisers will be loaned pads and tape to use for their Dig Pink night. The Side-Out Foundation was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches to have them work toward the common goal of making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families. The organization’s goal is to advance clinic trials, increase patient support services and educate communities. Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball tournaments, clinics and other fundraising efforts. The term side-out refers to a situ  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Iron Will Warrior Challenge Set To Raise Funds For Annie’s House

On September 6, 2014 the Iron Will Warrior Challenge, a 5k obstacle mud run will be held at Bottineau Winter Park in the Turtle Mountains (north of Bottineau, ND). This event is to raise money and awareness for Annie’s House and their adaptive Recreation Program. Race registration (individual and team) is currently open online to those 14 and up and will also be available at 8:00 a.m. race day. Annie’s House is a one level, 11,500 square foot visitor center that replaced the original chalet at Bottineau Winter Park. It is a new facility designed to accommodate the needs of skiers with both physical and cognitive disabilities from across North Dakota and neighboring Manitoba. Approximately 50% the public space in the new facility will support the adaptive ski program and needs of disabled skiers and their families. This is the first facility in North Dakota focused on empowering disabled skiers and their families to enjoy outdoor sports during winter while also providing a year-round facility to accommodate other adaptive sports. Annie’s House will provide an integrated, adaptive ski facility and program to accommodate the special needs of disabled children and young adults with both cognitive disabilities such as autism, mental retardation, Down’s Syndrome, and   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Flickertail Village Church Update

A church, which was built in 1914 and had been Blaisdell’s St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, was moved to Flickertail Village and Museum in Stanley, ND in 1991. In a recent relocation of the church within the Museum, material that had been put in place to close off the main part of the church from its attic and bell tower, shifted. Unfortunately, this allowed birds (many pigeons) to access the main part of the church. This misfortune has created a hazmat situation and will require an exhaustive cleaning and renovation of the premises. In a recent meeting, the Board Members of Flickertail Village & Museum made a decision to move forward with the renovation of the Village’s Church. A company specializing in bio-hazard materials will be hired to do the initial hazmat cleaning. Volunteers are being sought to assist with renovation once the initial cleaning is completed, and may call either Chancey   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

New Town Road Construction Continues This Summer

Road construction work is progressing very well on the New Town Truck Reliever Route and the 1804 improvement project. Currently crews are paving, widening and doing intersection work from the junction of ND Highway 23 to the New Town Truck Reliever Route. Speeds are reduced to 35 mph on ND Highway 1804 one mile north of New Town for continued work on the truck reliever route. This project will create a two-lane roadway that re-route truck traffic on ND Highway 23 around the northeast of New Town. The 3.2 mile project will improve traffic flow through New Town and the surrounding area as well as help meet the forecasted traffic demand. This project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2014. Crews are also working on improvements to ND Highway 1804 near New Town this summer. Paving, widening and intersection work is underway at the junction of ND Highway 23 and ND Highway 1804. The work zone will extend from this intersection to one mile north on ND Highway 1804 and for 1,000 feet west of the intersection on ND Highway 23. This project includes   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.
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