A busload of ranchers and conservation agency representatives made the rounds around the countryside near Golden Valley to see the results of the first year of the Spring Creek Watershed Project sponsored by the Dunn and Mercer County Soil Conservation Districts.
The Beulah City Council got its first look at a citywide street project and its final say on the city’s 2011 budget at its regular meeting Monday.
Beulah Mayor Darrell Bjerke wants to spread the word. Bjerke feels the city needs to do a better job of getting the word out about what’s going on in City Hall, so he is drafting the issue of a newsletter that will go to all city residents.
Beulah High School was shut down by a bomb threat Wednesday afternoon. Captain Mark Schmitt, of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department said his office received a call from Beulah High School at 1:15 p.m. stating the school had been locked down and all the students had been moved to the elementary school.
The second heavy rainstorm within a week caused high water around Mercer County, closing U.S. Highway 200 last Thursday night and pushing Spring Creek close to flood stage. The flood also boosted Spring Creek by nearly 10 feet, forcing an evacuation of the RV Park in Zap.