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New mayor, new commissioner, old issues

Monday's regular meeting of the Velva City Commission opened by administering the oaths of office to the new commission president, Scott Blotter, and new commissioner, Dave Keller.

Posted 6/24/14 (Tue) read more »

Micro golf comes to Velva

It’s no secret that Velva’s 23-acre city park, along with the swimming pool and campgrounds, are rare finds in such a small community. And far from being neglected, the local park board is constantly upgrading and adding to the city’s already stellar facilities.

Posted 6/19/14 (Thu) read more »

Residents extend sales tax

Tuesday’s primary election may have been primary for some candidates, but others had their fate decided that day.

Posted 6/12/14 (Thu) read more »

Long hard miles wear on a rig...

It’s bumped and dug and pushed its way through snow and mud and dusty gravel roads. It’s sped along highways, sometimes a clear and dry path and other times an icy, snowy obstacle field.

Posted 1/07/14 (Tue) read more »

Livestock auction barn is feasible

Following the closure of Northern Livestock in Minot this past January, local producers found themselves in a quandry. With no local outlet for sales, they were being forced to haul their livestock greater distances.

Posted 11/12/13 (Tue) read more »

Velva school sweepstakes winner

Students at Velva Public School will have plenty of “cleaning” supplies on hand this winter, thanks to a local resident who entered the school in a sweepstakes.

Posted 11/05/13 (Tue) read more »

Commission votes to close Hotel Berry Apartments

After months of warnings and debate, the Velva City Commission voted unanimously to seek an injunction to close the Hotel Berry Apartments.

Posted 10/22/13 (Tue) read more »

Oh what a tangled web we weave...

...when hanging lights from our eaves!

Posted 10/15/13 (Tue) read more »

Corn harvest starting

With this year’s unpredictable weather, corn crops across North Dakota are at varying degrees of maturity and moisture content.

Posted 10/08/13 (Tue) read more »

When is a tax increase not???

Velva Public School patrons have read, with some alarm, the notice about a public hearing concerning raising the local mill levy by 22.54 percent. Similar ads have been published all across the state as school officials deal with the complications of explaining the new tax “increases.”

Posted 10/01/13 (Tue) read more »