City of Jamestown Begins Street & Avenue marking/striping

The City of Jamestown has started the annual street and avenue traffic marking/striping maintenance program. The work is expected to continue until completion, work is contingent upon changing weather conditions.

City owned parking lots along the BNRR corridor will commence on Tuesday May 22, 2018.

Motorists and other traffic should use extreme caution in these areas due to fresh paint and limited lane use. Please be aware of directional cones and the traffic maintenance crew.


North Dakota Amber Alert TEST Scheduled for May 23

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) and the North Dakota  Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) will conduct the annual test of the AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert system from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. All AMBER Alert components will be tested. Advance notification is provided to avoid misinterpretation of this test as an actual AMBER Alert. AMBER Alerts are recorded on the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s 511 Road and Weather Information System and displayed on the NDDOT roadside message signs,


Longtime City Councilman and Former Mayor, Charlie Kourajian passes away at 87

Former Jamestown Mayor, Councilman, and a huge supporter of everything Jamestown, Charlie Kourajian, passed away Saturday May 19, 2018, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. He was 87 years old.

His son Steven announced the news of his passing via his personal Facebook page.

“My dad had to have emergency surgery on Tuesday and couldn’t breathe on his own after that. Things were complicated by pneumonia and fluid and air in the abdominal cavity,


Germ-Zapping Robot welcomed at Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Jamestown, ND, May 18, 2018 — More than 80 elementary students welcomed R.O.S.I.E. Thursday at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

R.O.S.I.E. is a Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping robot. She kills germs that are difficult to disinfect and difficult to treat.

Bacteria and other germs can be found everywhere – offices, schools, skilled nursing facilities and even hospitals. Despite efforts to clean, superbugs like MRSA and C.diff are resistant to chemicals and common cleaning practices.


Gov. Burgum appoints Maj. Brandon Solberg to lead North Dakota Highway Patrol

BISMARCK, N.D. (May 17, 2018) – Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed North Dakota Highway Patrol Maj. Brandon Solberg to oversee the agency, citing his proven leadership experience and history of both field and administrative roles during his more than 22 years in law enforcement.

Solberg will succeed Col. Michael Gerhart, who is retiring from the agency on June 30 after four years as Highway Patrol superintendent and more than 26 years with the agency.


Alfred Dickey Library to Close for Renovations

Alfred Dickey Public Library will close for renovations beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and will remain closed until further notice. It is anticipated that the library will close for at least two months, during which time the foundation will be excavated and waterproofed, and the interior will be painted and carpeted.

The work to renovate is part of the library board’s Centennial Initiative, which is a plan to preserve the historic building and modernize the aesthetics of the interior in honor of the first century of service for the library.


Construction Begins on Hanna Field in Valley CIty

Construction begins today on Hanna Field in Valley City, ND. Phase 1 of the project, which is expected to be completed in August of 2018, will include an eight lane track with upgraded field events such as long jump, triple jump, pole vault, discus, and shot put areas, upgraded drainage system, and increased parking capacity.

Valley City Public Schools Superintendent, Josh Johnson says, “We are grateful for the partnership with Valley City State University and allowing us to utilize their facilities for the past 20+ years. 


University of Jamestown Renames Nafus Center to Honor Dr. Robert Badal

JAMESTOWN, ND: The University of Jamestown appointed Dr. Robert Badal President Emeritus and dedicated a campus building in his honor this past week in Jamestown.

The building know as the Nafus Center on campus has been renamed the Badal Nafus Center. The Badal Nafus Center houses Knight Hall cafeteria, and the student and alumni centers.

Ed Nafus (UJ class of ’63), Board of Trustee and Capital Campaign Co-chair, with his sister Virginia Nafus (UJ class of ’64) by his side,


Dickey County Implements CodeRed System

Residents of Dickey County can now sign up to receive emergency alerts or critical community alerts via the new implemented CodeRED system. The system is designed to get emergency messages to the public quickly and effectively. Charlie Russell, Emergency Manager and 911 Corrdinator for Dickey County says via email the system is designed to alert the public via cell phones, residential/business phones, text messages, and email. To sign up, go to the NEW Dickey County web page and click on the Code Red Icon.


New Rockford student named SADD National Student of the Year;

BISMARCK, N.D. (May 9, 2018) – Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) announced today that Lauren Roscoe of New Rockford, N.D., has been named the 2018-19 SADD Student of the Year (SOY). Roscoe will receive the SOY Scholarship for $1,000 and is eligible for a leadership experience at the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2019. SADD promotes resiliency, leadership and advocacy skills to young people around the areas of youth leadership development,