Get out your calculators and sharpen your pencils, because ’tis the season for numbers crunching as the Hazen City Commission began work on their preliminary budget for 2010.
It was the last place you wanted to be at 4 p.m. Mountain time on any given day in 1979. “You didn’t want to be going the opposite direction than traffic was in the morning or the afternoon,” Antelope Valley Station Plant Manager John Jacobs said. “There were so many vehicles heading to work or away from work, local people tried to time trips around those times of day.”
After one swinging strike, the city might have gotten a hit. After being forced by the N.D. Century Code to re-bid a sewer bore project in southeast Hazen because the low bid was more than 45 percent over the engineer’s first estimate, the Hazen City Commission approved a contractor’s bid for the sewer bore project in southwest Hazen at their meeting Monday evening.
Four months ago, living along the Knife River wasn’t anything to celebrate. But since memories of the river’s rowdy spring behavior are beginning to fade into the blue summer sky, residents from Mercer County and beyond are ready to party at the annual Knife River Days Saturday and Sunday in Stanton.
There are festivals of music, festivals of food and festivals of love. This weekend, it’s the festival of culture. This weekend, Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, located one mile north of Stanton, presents the 28th annual Culture Fest. Formal presentations run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MDT both Saturday and Sunday, with ongoing presentations taking place throughout each day.