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Flood risk lessened, but flood prep goes on

An unprecedented extended thaw has lessened the chance of a damaging flood on the Knife River, although some risk remains, according to a National Weather Service hydrologist.

Posted 3/24/10 (Wed) read more »

City Commission approves water contract

The first drop of water delivered to Hazen in 2011 via the Southwest Pipeline Project will set in motion a 40-year partnership between the two entities.

Posted 3/17/10 (Wed) read more »

Taste of Hazen to tickle taste the buds

Has talks of spring flooding left a bad taste in your mouth? Take care of it with the culinary delight that is the fifth annual Taste of Hazen.

Posted 3/17/10 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County flood chances remain steady

A stretch of dry weather in February has stabilized the probability of flooding along the Knife River and its tributaries. However, barring an uncharacteristically slow melt, the National Weather Service predicts that some flooding is almost inevitable.

Posted 3/10/10 (Wed) read more »

U.S. DOT opens time zone public comment period

The U.S. Department of Transportation has opened the public comment period to allow for public input on a potential switch from Mountain time to Central time in Mercer County.

Posted 3/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County 2010 census forms being distributed

Well, it’s that time of the decade again. This month, 2010 census forms – touted as 10 questions in 10 minutes – will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. On the local level in Mercer County, form delivery began March 1, according to Mercer County Complete Count Committee member Cindy Johnson.

Posted 3/03/10 (Wed) read more »

Commissioners, Cascade get on the same page

All eyes are on the prize. The path leading to that prize, however, seemed a bit blurry until the Hazen City Commission meeting Monday evening.

Posted 3/03/10 (Wed) read more »

Weather will determine Knife River flood levels

According to the National Weather Service, the question isn’t whether or not the Knife River will flood this spring, it is will the river get high enough to cause significant damage.

Posted 2/24/10 (Wed) read more »

Time zone hearing scheduled

It’s about time. A public hearing to help decide the fate of all Mercer County clocks has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 14 at Hazen City Hall in Hazen.

Posted 2/24/10 (Wed) read more »

Benefit for Brittni Feb. 28

“Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.” In “The Outsiders,” a novel by S.E. Hinton, it’s Johnny’s dying wish for his friend, Ponyboy, to stay true to who he is. For Brittni Thieling of Stanton, 19, the saying, tattooed on the inside of her wrists, is an uplifting daily reminder.

Posted 2/17/10 (Wed) read more »