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Central to open by Fourth

“As of right now, I don’t see any reason we can’t have the paving done and Central open by the Fourth.” Those words from Justin Thurn of Keller Paving provided reassurance to business owners and Fourth of July organizers alike.

Posted 6/23/09 (Tue) read more »

Yes, Velva, there is a parade

Although Velva’s Main Street is in shambles, due to the construction work, the city’s annual Fourth of July parade will go on always. Just down a different path.

Posted 6/23/09 (Tue) read more »

City hosts annexation meeting

Velva City Commissioners met with property owners last Thursday, June 4, concerning the proposed annexation of their land into the city. According to city officials, the meeting was to allow the property owners to address concerns before the formal protest hearing on June 15. The commission is trying to annex all property that falls within the city’s levee system. On hand were several private land owners, along with Cory Schmaltz, manager of Farmers Union Oil, and Bruce Carlson and Randy Hauck of Verendrye Electric Cooperative. VEC’s main offices would part of the annexation, as would property now owned by F.U. Oil, which plans to build a new facility along Highway 52 West.

Posted 6/09/09 (Tue) read more »

Contractors vow to speed up work

“These businesses are really hurting,” said Velva City Commissioner Scott Blotter at Tuesday morning’s weekly meeting with construction contractors. “They need to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I can’t stress enough how important the Fourth of July is to their business.” The highway improvement project on Velva’s Main Street is till running several weeks behind schedule, delayed in part by the late delivery of custom-made manholes.

Posted 6/09/09 (Tue) read more »

Street project behind schedule

Due to delayed delivery of concrete pieces, Velva’s Main Street project is now two to three weeks behind schedule. Despite that, the contractors insist the sidewalks on the southeast block will be in by June 19, and Central Avenue will reopen to traffic before or by June 28, barring weather delays.

Posted 6/02/09 (Tue) read more »

Wet conditions delay spring work

Massive snow melt and spring flooding have left farmers scrambling to get this year’s crop in the ground. With the saturated cropland and standing water still evident in m1any areas of the county, producers are finding it difficult to get in the field.

Posted 6/02/09 (Tue) read more »

VEC sets annual meeting

Wind and other alternative energy sources will be VEC focus at annual meeting Ron Harper, CEO and General Manager at Basin Electric Power Cooperative, will be the keynote speaker at the Verendrye Electric Cooperative (VEC) annual meeting Thursday, June 11, at the North Dakota State Fair Center.

Posted 5/26/09 (Tue) read more »

VCDC to assist Main Street businesses

Just weeks into the Main Street project, the impact of construction to the businesses along the avenue has been dramatic. As reported in last week’s Voice, business owners have reported significant – sometimes devastating – drops in patronage.

Posted 5/26/09 (Tue) read more »

Voice claims awards

The Velva Area Voice came home a winner after the North Dakota Newspaper Association awards were given out Friday, May 8, in Bismarck.

Posted 5/19/09 (Tue) read more »

Construction impacts local businesses

As the Main Street project continues, local businesses are feeling the impact. A number of business owners were on hand at Tuesday’s project meeting to voice their concerns.

Posted 5/19/09 (Tue) read more »